Ubisoft® has partnered with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the award-winning studio behind “Robot Chicken,” and Sony Crackle’s upcoming “SuperMansion” with Bryan Cranston, to pull off a first-of-its kind concept for the launch trailer for Toy Soldiers: War Chest. Toy Soldiers: War Chest is a fast-paced mix of tower defense and action gameplay that allows players to recreate imaginative battles in two versions, Hall of Fame and standard, which are available now on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Windows PC in North America.
The trailer concept is a hybrid stop-motion, live-action gameplay combo where viewers witness an imagined battle played out in a world where the highly trained special mission force, code name: G.I. JOE led by Duke and the Masters of the Universe™ army led by He-Man™ join newcomers to the toy box Cobra Commander and Assassin’s Creed’s Ezio in an epic battle between nostalgic action figures.
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is the award-winning animation company founded and run by Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich and Eric Towner, and home to some of the finest talent in all of animation. The company is widely known for creating highly unique visuals and telling character driven stories with an uncanny sensibility. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is behind a diverse slate of commercial, digital, TV and feature projects including season eight of Adult Swim’s four-time Emmy®-winning series “Robot Chicken” and “Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship is Magic,” both of which are currently in production; Sony Crackle’s digital series “SuperMansion” starring Bryan Cranston,, which is currently in production as well; Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid stop-motion, live-action animated feature “Superbago”; a BRATZ digital series for MGA Entertainment; Denny’s web series “The Grand Slams”; and Mattel’s “WWE Slam City,” just to name a few.
“We’re big fans of Ubisoft and honored to have the opportunity to work on the official game trailer for their upcoming Toy Soldiers: War Chest action game,” said Stoopid Buddy Stoodios co-founder Eric Towner. “We love classic action figure brands and strategy defense games so we couldn’t be more excited for fans to see this trailer.”
Added Stoopid Buddy Stoodios co-founder John Harvatine IV, “Our unique style of creativity combined with Toy Soldiers’ gripping game content makes for an epic live action, stop-motion animation battle. Fans are going to experience nothing they’ve seen before. We had a lot of fun reimagining the characters and giving them a taste of our own personality and humor. Gamers are going to enjoy this one!”
“We wanted a trailer that would showcase the bold personalities of iconic characters like G.I. JOE and He-Man,” said Adam Novickas, vice president of marketing. “Stoopid Buddy Stoodios was the perfect group to bring Toy Soldiers: War Chest to life with their keen sense of humor and expertise in stop-motion animation battle.”
Toy Soldiers: War Chest is a fast-paced genre-bending mix of strategy defense and action gameplay that brings to life iconic childhood toys and action figures. The Hall of Fame Edition introduces new licensed armies based on classic action figures from the ‘80s and ‘90s – He-Man™ and the Masters of the Universe™, G.I. JOE led by Duke, Cobra Commander, and together with Ezio and the Brotherhood of Assassins. Players can also choose between four themed armies found in the standard edition – Kaiser, Starbright, Phantom and Dark Lord, each with their own gameplay style and abilities.
Toy Soldiers: War Chest Hall of Fame edition is available as a digital-download and at retailers for $29.99. The Hall of Fame edition includes four licensed armies and the four armies included in the standard edition. Toy Soldiers: War Chest (standard edition) is available as a digital-download only for $14.99. The standard edition includes Phantom, Dark Lord, Kaiser and Starbright. Players can also download individual Hall of Fame licensed armies for $4.99 each or all four together in the Legendary Heroes pack for $14.99.
For more information on Toy Soldiers: War Chest, please visit toysoldiers.ubi.com