Lego DC Super-Villains Video Game To Released Worldwide On 19th October

Lego DC Super-Villains Video Game To Released Worldwide On 19th October

Lego DC Super-Villains Video Game To Released Worldwide On 19th October

Yesterday (16th October) in North America, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, Lego and DC Comics has released their latest video game – Lego DC Super-Villains, the first game with a villain-focused story taking place in the DC universe. The new game has been nominated as one of the Best Family Games of 2018 by E3’s Game Critics Awards. Lego DC Super-Villains allows players to create their own super-villain, with a wide choice of costumes and abilities, play alongside DC’s famous super-villains in an original story and also determine their character’s purpose throughout the game’s story. The game will be released globally this Friday (19th October) and will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

In the new game, the Justice League has disappeared and Earth is now protected by a superhero team from a parallel universe known as the “Justice Syndicate”. However DC Super-Villains from the Legion of Doom find out that Earth’s newest heroes aren’t the heroes they claim to be. Each customisable Super-Villain character will discover and foil the evil plans of the new so-called superheroes. During the game, players will unlock new powers and customisations for their character, travel to different places for story quests, puzzles and mini-games to unlock rewards and to recruit other DC Super-Villains or cause mischief in various locations from the DC universe including Gotham, Metropolis, Smallville and many more.

The Deluxe Edition of the game is now available to buy in the United States and costs $74.99 USD and features the main game content, season pass content, early access to the DC Super-Villains: TV Series DLC Character Pack, and an exclusive LEGO minifigure, Lex Luthor Superman. Digital download customers will will receive the Justice League Dark Character Pack, inspired by the comic book series Justice League Dark. The season pass can also be purchased separately for $14.99 USD, the season pass will offer add-on game content inspired by several DC movies, live action and animated TV series and comics. The season pass will feature six level packs and four character packs, including two Aquaman movie level packs based on the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film – Aquaman, which will be released in cinemas across the United States on 2nd December. There are also two Shazam! movie level packs inspired by the soon-to-be released movie – Shazam which will be released in U.S. cinemas in April 2019.

From the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Press Release: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group, and DC Announce the Launch of LEGO® DC Super-Villains

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and DC today announced the launch of LEGO® DC Super-Villains, the first LEGO game to put players at the center of a villain-centric adventure taking place in the heart of the DC universe. Nominated as one of the Best Family Games of 2018 by E3’s Game Critics Awards, LEGO® DC Super-Villains fuels imagination, giving players the opportunity to create their own super-villain, complete with costume, appearance, abilities, and a name while playing alongside an iconic roster of DC Super-Villains. Both LEGO and DC fans alike will leave their fingerprints on a hilarious and original story written in collaboration with DC. LEGO® DC Super-Villains is now available for Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, and PC.

“With the amount of content packed into LEGO DC Super-Villains, along with the Season Pass content in store, there is loads of mischievous fun for players to jump into,” said Arthur Parsons, Head of Design, TT Games Publishing.

“Players will be captivated by the story and adventure, embarking on hours of content including story levels, quests, recruiting and unlocking other villain characters to join you, and exploring the hidden secrets scattered throughout Gotham and Metropolis,” said Phillip Ring, Executive Producer, TT Games Publishing.

“DC has some of the most popular Super-Villains in the world and it’s exciting to see these characters call the shots in this new game,” said Ames Kirshen, Vice President, Interactive & Animation, DC Entertainment. “Fans will love teaming up with The Joker, Harley Quinn, Lex Luthor and host of other DC characters as they play through this light-hearted story set in iconic DC locations.”

“Whether you’re playing solo or with a partner in crime for two-player, local co-op, LEGO® DC Super-Villains brings the family-friendly fun, with a playful, villainous twist that both new and existing players will enjoy,” said Sean McEvoy, VP Digital Games, The LEGO Group.

In LEGO® DC Super-Villains, the Justice League has disappeared, leaving Earth’s protection to a newcomer group of heroes from a parallel universe, proclaiming themselves as the ‘Justice Syndicate’. Renowned DC Super-Villains from the ‘Legion Of Doom’ discover Earth’s newest heroes may not be the heroes they claim to be. With each player’s completely customizable Super-Villain character in command, this team of misfits must join forces to discover and foil the evil plans the incognito newcomers have in store. Players will create their own super-villain character and set out on a journey to determine their character’s purpose within the story. Along the way, players will unlock new powers and customizations for their character, travel off the beaten path for additional story quests, puzzles, and mini-games to unlock rewards and recruit other DC Super-Villains, and cause mischief throughout well-known DC locations including Gotham, Metropolis, Smallville, and more.

The Deluxe Edition is now available at $74.99 and features the main game content, Season Pass content, early access to the DC Super-Villains: TV Series DLC Character Pack, and an exclusive LEGO minifigure, Lex Luthor Superman. Digital consumers will receive the Justice League Dark Character Pack, inspired by the comic book series Justice League Dark. For players who want to further their adventures beyond the main game, the LEGO® DC Super-Villains Season Pass is available separately at $14.99 and provides players with exciting add-on game content inspired by a wide range of DC movies, live action and animated TV series, and comics. The Season Pass will feature six Level Packs and four Character Packs, including two Aquaman Movie Level Packs inspired by the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film, Aquaman, in theaters nationwide on December 2 and two Shazam! Movie Level Packs inspired by the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film Shazam! in theaters nationwide April 2019.

For more game information, visit chaos-is-coming.wbgames.com and follow the official LEGO® DC Super-Villains social channels on Facebook and YouTube, and @LEGODCGAME on Instagram and Twitter.

About TT Games

TT Games, an affiliate of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., is the developer behind numerous hit LEGO videogame franchises such as LEGO® Batman™, LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Harry Potter™, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes and LEGO® Indiana Jones™, as well as popular titles LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers, LEGO® Jurassic World™, LEGO® Worlds and many others, which combined have sold over 180 million units worldwide to date. Incorporating UK developers Traveller’s Tales, TT Fusion, TT Games Brighton and Playdemic, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families. Additional information about TT Games can be found at www.ttgames.com.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third-party game titles.

About The LEGO Group

The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.

http://chaos-is-coming.wbgames.com

https://www.warnermediagroup.com/newsroom/press-releases/2018/10/16/warner-bros-interactive-entertainment-tt-games-the-lego-group-and

Turner Italy And Turner Middle East Acquire Broadcasting Rights To Mattel’s And DHX Media’s Polly Pocket Animated Series

Turner Italy And Turner Middle East Acquire Broadcasting Rights To Mattel's And DHX Media's Polly Pocket Animated Series

Turner Italy And Turner Middle East Acquire Broadcasting Rights To Mattel’s And DHX Media’s Polly Pocket Animated Series

Today (16th October), global children’s programming company – DHX Media and Mattel has announced that 16 broadcasters have picked up their new Polly Pocket animated series, including Turner Italy (Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing and Cartoonito) and Turner Middle East and Greece (Cartoon Network Arabic, Cartoon Network MENA and Boomerang MENA), it’s yet to be announced which of Turner’s children’s channels in Italy or the Middle East will air the new series.

The new animated series is based on the popular and classic Mattel toy range – Polly Pocket which follows the titular character and her friends as they go on big adventures in a shrunken size with the use of Polly’s magic locket. The new Polly Pocket animated series has already premiered in Canada on DHX Media’s own Family Channel and Family Jr in July this year, and will roll-out globally throughout late 2018 and into 2019.

The new animated series is aimed at kids aged 6-9 and promises humour and adventure in every episode. Polly is told she’s “too little” to do the things she wants to do, but that doesn’t stop Polly, in fact it’s her greatest strength. Polly inherited a magic heirloom locket that allows her to shrink down to four inches tall, she uses her pocket-sized powers with her friends so they can go on small but fun adventures together.

Mattel relaunched Polly Pocket toys earlier this year, based on the same original toys that made Polly Pocket popular among young girls in the 1990’s. Since the introduction of the toy brand, a total of 10 million Polly Pocket compact toys have been sold. The new animated series will reflect on the franchise’s updated appearance which also includes new character designs.

The new animated series form part of an on-going and continuing partnership between DHX Media and Mattel for new animated shows based on Mattel’s properties including Bob The Builder, Fireman Sam and Little People.

The new Polly Pocket animated series will have an initial run of 26 episodes each with a 11-minute runtime, the new show is being produced at DHX Media’s animation studio in Vancouver, Canada.

Other broadcasters that have picked up the new show include: POP (UK); RTL Telekids (Netherlands); Kidzone TV (Baltics); Gulli and Tiji (France), Gulli Africa (22 African-French speaking countries) and Gulli Girl (Russia); teleTOON+ (Poland); AMC Minimax (Eastern Europe); vtmkzoom (Belgium); Canal Panda (Portugal); Star Channel (Greece); kidZ (Israel); SABC (South Africa) and Discovery Kids (Latin America).

From The DHX Media Press Release: New Polly Pocket Series From DHX Media and Mattel Goes Big With 16 Broadcasters Internationally: DHX Media signs deals to introduce kids around the world to new animated series based on Mattel’s original micro-scale doll brand

DHX Media, a global children’s content and brands company, and Mattel, are pleased to announce that the new animated children’s series, Polly Pocket, has been picked up by 16 broadcasters internationally. Based on the celebrated Mattel toy brand, the new Polly Pocket series follows Polly and her friends as they embrace big adventures in a shrunken size, thanks to Polly’s magic locket. Polly Pocket premiered in Canada in July, on DHX Media’s own Family Channel and Family Jr, and will roll-out globally throughout late 2018 and into 2019.

Additional broadcasters bringing Polly Pocket to fans around the world include: Sony Pictures Television’s POP channel (U.K.); RTL Telekids (Netherlands); Kidzone TV (Baltics); Lagardère’s Gulli and TiJi (France), Gulli AFRICA (22 African-French speaking countries) and Gulli Girl (Russia); teleTOON+ (Poland); AMC Minimax (Eastern Europe); vtmkzoom (Belgium); Canal Panda (Portugal); Turner (Italy, Middle East, Turkey and Greece); Star Channel (Greece); kidZ (Israel); SABC (South Africa); and Discovery Kids (Latin America).

“Broadcasters around the world are snapping up the new Polly Pocket series because they know it’s based on a proven toy brand from Mattel that girls have loved for decades,” said Jerry Diaz, VP Distribution, DHX Media. “We’re confident Polly fans worldwide will be thrilled to see their favourite miniature toys come to life on screen with this new series, and enjoy some really big adventures with Polly and her best friends.”

Earlier this year, Mattel relaunched Polly Pocket toys, featuring the original micro-scale size and compacts that made Polly a phenomenon in the 1990s. The beloved brand has sold more than 10 million compacts throughout the years, and the new product line nods to the brand’s heritage and surprise factor, while reflecting the updated look of the characters and animated series.

The creation of the Polly Pocket animated series is part of a co-development, production, distribution and licensing deal between DHX Media and Mattel Inc. for new original content inspired by celebrated Mattel properties. In addition to Polly Pocket, new animated series from the collaboration include Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam and Little People.

About Polly Pocket

Aimed at kids aged 6-9, and based on the celebrated toy brand of the same name, the new animated Polly Pocket (26 x 22’) series brings humor, adventure and heart to every episode. Polly is often told she’s “too little” to do the things she wants to do, but Polly proves what every kid already knows—being little isn’t a limitation, it’s her greatest strength! When Polly inherits a magic heirloom locket that allows her to shrink to four inches tall, she embraces her pocket-sized powers and finds the upside of shrinking is big fun for her and her best friends. So grab your BFFs and get ready to see how powerful pocket-sized can be. There’s no dream too big and no adventure too small for Polly Pocket! TINY POWER!

Polly Pocket is produced at DHX Media’s Vancouver studio.

https://www.dhxmedia.com/newsreleases/new-polly-pocket-series-from-dhx-media-and-mattel-goes-big-with-16-broadcasters-internationally/

Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe (Romania) Widescreen Update

Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe (Romania) Widescreen Update

Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe (Romania) Widescreen Update

A quick update post regarding the implementation of 16:9 widescreen on Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe in Romania, as of yesterday (15th October), all pay-tv providers (apart from Digi, who already made the switch) now carry a 16:9 widescreen version of Cartoon Network. The widescreen rollout in the region has been completed and all viewers should now be able to enjoy Cartoon Network’s cartoons such as OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes and The Amazing World of Gumball in its intended 16:9 format.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/10/cartoon-network-central-eastern-europe-goes-widescreen-in-hungary/

https://forum.softpedia.com/topic/864398-cartoon-network-romania/page__st__2322

UPDATE: T-Mobile and freeSAT in the Czech Republic now carry the 16:9 version of CN CEE.

https://digital.rozhlas.cz/dva-velci-operatori-preklopili-detsky-kanal-cartoon-network-do-sirokouhleho-7643340