A new trailer has dropped for the upcoming anime-style RPG Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia. A joint project between Warner Bros. Games, Spin Master and developers WayForward, it’s certainly looking like an energetic, beautifully animated adventure with a whole bunch of colourful monsters to battle and plenty of links to the anime series, too. Check it out above.
If you’re unfamiliar with the franchise, you may want to give our preview feature on the game a read, too. Suffice it to say Bakugan involves big creatures battling in style, and while we don’t claim to be an authority on the franchise, ‘big creatures battling in style’ is the sort of thoroughly enjoyable nonsense we can get behind.
The game also featured in the recent Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, which revealed the character Leonidas, returning following his appearance in Bakugan Battle Brawlers on DS. Not au fait with ol’ Leo? No, us neither — here are a few details about the menacing little chap along with a mugshot from the Direct:
Leonidas is a Bakugan born directly within the Doom Dimension. He has an amazing yet unknown power and an intense anger toward other Bakugan. Only trust and friendship can help Leonidas escape his cursed birth and awaken his true power.
We sat down for a look at the game with the developers last month and were impressed with what we saw of this Switch-exclusive. Keep an eye out for our verdict soon and let us know your thoughts below.