Sunrights Inc. Strikes Licensing Deal With Epic Story Interactive for Beyblade Burst Mobile Game
LICENSING EXPO, LAS VEGAS – May 23, 2018 – SUNRIGHTS INC., the New York City-based entertainment rights management company, has signed a licensing agreement with Vancouver-based Epic Story Interactive Inc. to develop a BEYBLADE BURST mobile game, giving Bladers yet another way to enjoy and interact with their favorite brand.
Slated to debut in fall 2018 with an initial rollout in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, BEYBLADE BURST RIVALS (working title) is a fast-paced match-3 puzzle battle game for iOS and Android based on the hit boy's action property, BEYBLADE BURST, which follows the adventures of Valt Aoi, Shu Kurenai and the rest of the gang as they strive to become the world's greatest Bladers.
The new BEYBLADE BURST RIVALS app will allow each gamer to choose their favorite character and follow them on their quest to become a Master Blader as they enter BEYBLADE BURST tournaments, use rare and powerful Beys and participate in epic battles. Players can collect an arsenal of Beys and upgrade them, unlocking special Bey techniques that provide a decisive edge for the ultimate battle. The key is to use strategy to defeat opponents and strive for Ring Out Finishes, Survivor Finishes, and epic Burst Finishes. Do you have what it takes to become the best Blader in the world? Grab your Bey and LET IT RIP!
“With an active, growing and global fan base that has grown up consuming entertainment across devices, the BEYBLADE BURST brand is ripe for partnership with one of the most innovative mobile game studios in the industry.” said Kaz Soeda, Managing Director of SUNRIGHTS INC. “We look forward to working with Epic Story Interactive to add another fun, new dimension to the BEYBLADE BURST experience.”
“BEYBLADE BURST was our top choice to license for the first game developed under the banner of our new company, Epic Story Interactive,” said Ken Faier, El Presidente and CEO. “The property has proven itself over and over again with each new generation of fans, which is what we look for in creating epic, action-packed mobile games. We're excited for this opportunity to deliver an incredibly fun game experience that will be enjoyed by millions of BEYBLADE fans of all ages!”
About Epic Story Interactive Inc.
Epic Story Interactive Inc. is an independent mobile game studio focused on creating incredibly fun games based on popular children's brands and properties. Its team has produced popular games for brands such as Slugterra, Massive Monster Mayhem, and Airmageddon. Its co-founders have combined for over 50 years of experience on the cutting edge of children's properties, collaborating with Disney, Nickelodeon, BBC, DHX Media, and Corus to produce top-quality game experiences for kids that engage millions of users a month. Epic Story Interactive is based in Vancouver, Canada. For more information, visit https://www.epicstoryinteractive.com/.
About SUNRIGHTS INC.
SUNRIGHTS INC. is an entertainment rights management company backed by one of the top advertising agencies in Japan, Asatsu DK, and the trading conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. Located in New York City, SUNRIGHTS directly manages the development of intellectual property, including BEYBLADE BURST, B-DAMAN CROSSFIRE and B-DAMAN FIREBLAST, globally outside of Asia. SUNRIGHTS is unique in that it takes full advantage of Asatsu DK and Mitsubishi contacts in developing new sectors of IP business while simultaneously working to procure new strategic media assets on behalf of its parent companies. Learn more about us at http://sunrights-inc.com/.
About d-rights Inc.
d-rights, Inc. is a key player in the production of international animated content for families and children around the globe. Recognized for brands such as Beyblade, B-Daman, and Scan2Go, d-rights manages every aspect of content creation from production to distribution, financing, marketing and product licensing. Co-owned by Asatsu-DK Inc. (ADK), distributors of popular titles including “Yu-Gi-Oh!”, “Doraemon”, “Crayon Shin-chan” and “One piece,” and Mitsubishi Corporation, d-rights assumes a key role in the global business. Check our properties at http://www.d-rights.com.