Aardman Animations, the British studio behind popular stop motion works such as Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run, has announced a partnership with Bandai Namco Europe to work on a new transmedia project.
The new project will be based on a “shared vision of the future of entertainment” and will be delivered on several platforms. A statement by Aardman also states that the plan for the project is to “create stories tailored for current and future platforms.”
“With new emerging technology blurring the lines of watching and playing, we are keen to develop strategic partnerships with partners such as Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe that share our vision of creating new IP that embraces this new world and cements our studio’s reputation as a multi-disciplinary creative hub,” says Sean Clarke, managing director of Aardman Animations.
This won’t be Aardman’s first time working on a video game as the studio has previously worked with Digixart on the third-person narrative puzzle game, 11-11: Memories Retold.
According to Aardman, the collaboration will begin development in early 2021 and will not be based on any of Aardman or Bandai Namco’s previous creations.
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