Lionsgate Partners With Next Games, nWay and Saban Brands for Joint Fan Events at New York Comic Con, Oct. 5-8
Get a sneak peek of Next Games’ upcoming The Walking Dead: Our World AR mobile game, only at New York Comic Con
Earn a chance to face off against members of the original Power Rangers cast in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars and engage with the cast of “Power Rangers: Ninja Steel” at booth #210
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct 3, 2017 – Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) has announced the full list of fan-focused interactive game activities it will host at New York Comic Con from Oct. 5-8 within booth #210 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Lionsgate is teaming up with The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land developer Next Games, a mobile game trendsetter specializing in entertainment franchises, to showcase Next Games’ upcoming augmented reality mobile title – The Walking Dead: Our World. Demo of the new AR game will be playable to the public for the very first time at Lionsgate’s booth. At the booth, fans will also get to hear how Next Games is integrating season eight of AMC’s hit TV series into the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land game.
Saban’s Power Rangers fans should stop by Lionsgate’s booth for appearances from cast members in the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” TV show and the current, 24th season of the series, “Power Rangers Ninja Steel.” Visitors can play one-on-one matches of Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the real-time multiplayer fighting game from Lionsgate, developer nWay and Saban Brands, against the six Ninja Steel Rangers to earn a chance to battle an original Ranger. Other legendary Rangers will be on hand to meet and greet fans, and throughout the weekend there will be contests, giveaways, and more.
Attendees can check out the full schedule for each day at http://playlegacywars.com/nway-at-new-york-comic-con.
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a 16,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.
About Next Games
Next Games (Helsinki Nasdaq First North: NXTGMS) is the first publicly listed mobile game developer and publisher in Finland, specializing in games based on entertainment franchises, such as movies, TV series or books. The developers of the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land redefine the way franchise entertainment transforms into highly engaging service-based mobile games. The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, based on the popular AMC TV series, has been downloaded over 16 million times, with the game mirroring events as they occur in the show. Currently Next Games is working on three new games based on popular entertainment franchises including a mobile game for the extremely popular Blade Runner franchise and an innovative location-based augmented reality game for The Walking Dead. www.nextgames.com
About Power Rangers: Legacy Wars
Developed in partnership with Saban Brands, Lionsgate and nWay, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is the first video game to feature Rangers and villains from Power Rangers history fighting alongside one another. Since its launch in March 2017, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars has been downloaded more than 22 million times, and over 220 million matches have been played to date. Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is free to play on both iOS and Android. For more information about Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, please visit www.playlegacywars.com.
nWay is the game studio behind Power Rangers: Legacy Wars and ChronoBlade, a competitive and cooperative multiplayer action RPG for mobile, TV and browser platforms. Featuring console-quality graphics and fast-paced synchronous cross-platform multiplayer gameplay, nWay’s games leverage the company’s proprietary technology for a latency-free experience. The company is based in San Francisco with offices in Seoul, Korea. The nWay team is comprised of leading developers and executives from companies like Sony, Electronic Arts, LucasArts, Kabam, Nexon and NCSoft. They have collectively contributed to over a dozen hit mobile, console and online games including: FIFA, Battlefield Online, Lineage II, Warhammer, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Heroes of Newerth, Dominations, Star Wars Uprising and Marvel Contest of Champions. nWay has received venture funding from Baseline Ventures, TransLink Capital, WI Harper Group, Cowboy Ventures, Harrison Metal and Keytone Ventures. For more information, visit nWay at www.nway.com.
About Saban’s Power Rangers
Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.
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