bakuganActivision has just announced that it plans to deliver video games based on the popular Corus toy and animated series Bakugan. In what will probably be a game aimed at youngsters, the first Bakugan title will be released by Activision this fall for Wii, DS, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS2. No title has been announced, though.

“Bakugan’s success in 2008 speaks for itself and we’re confident it will be even bigger in 2009,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “It is our goal to expand this proven property in a way that both fans and gamers will love.”

The animated series Bakugan tells the story of Dan and his friends as they battle their Bakugan Brawlers to save the planet of Vestroia and, ultimately, Earth from destruction. There’s also a toy line, which brings action to the popular genre of collectible trading card games with marble-like Bakugan spheres that transform into “battle brawling” action figures when rolled onto special game cards.

The video games, under development by veteran Japanese studio NOW Production, will try to render the elements that made Bakugan a phenomenon into a complete digital experiences. Everything a Bakugan enthusiast and gamer would love is here – intense battles, the ability to create your own Brawler, cartoon quality graphics and multiplayer combat. I guess we’ll see for ourselves this fall how cool it ends up to be.


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