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Bakugan: Battle Brawlers

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Now Production
Release Date: Oct. 20, 2009

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'Bakugan: Battle Brawlers' (ALL) Playable at Comic-Con

by Rainier on July 16, 2009 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT

Bakugan tells the story of Dan and his friends as they battle their Bakugan Brawlers to save the planet of Vestroia and, ultimately, Earth from destruction.


A young man named Rikku dreams of joining in the Bakugan Battles despite not owning a single Bakugan of his own. One day, his dream comes true.

Rikku gets his first taste of what a battle is like when his friend Dan lends him Drago, a Bakugan with immense arena experience. Completely swept up in the intensity of the Bakugan Battles after his first taste, it is with a heavy heart that Rikku returns Drago to Dan. However, on his way home after the most exciting day of his life, Rikku comes across a never-before-seen Bakugan named Leonidas.

Leonidas confides to Rikku that he has mysteriously found himself in this unfamiliar world, and agrees to stay with Rikku for a while until he can sort things out. Now armed with his own unique Bakugan, Rikku is ready to enter his first tournament and change both Leonidas’ and his own life forever.

Bakugan: Battle Brawlers is the first video game based on the smash hit Bakugan toys, card game and anime show. In it, players start off as an untrained Bakugan Brawler and must fight their way to the top of the heap. Combining the drama and story of the cartoon series with the skill and strategy of the card game, players will become completely immersed in this unique title. Throw Bakugan cards onto the battlefield, and then try to carefully shoot your Bakugan balls onto the cards to unleash their monstrous powers. When two Bakugans stand on the same card, they transform into gigantic creatures and fight to the finish!

Attendees of the San Diego Comic-Con convention can get their hands on Bakugan Battle Brawlers on Wii and NDS for the first time ever when Comic-Con opens its doors to the public on July 23. Bakugan Battle Brawlers will be located in the Spin Master/Bakugan Booth SDCC #3712.

“Bakugan is one of the most popular and successful new properties to come along in years,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “There are legions of fans, desperate to see how the video game versions of their favorite characters and creatures are being handled. For a phenomenon this huge, only an event the size of Comic-Con is the right place for Bakugan to make its debut.”

“Comic-Con is the perfect venue at which to debut our Bakugan Battle Brawlers video game” said Doug Murphy, President, Nelvana and GM, Corus Kids. “Activision has exceeded our expectations as they bring this hit property to life in a new and engaging way for our ever growing audiences.”


  • Major Brand Popularity: Bakugan was the best selling toy for boys this past holiday season, and won three Toy of the Year awards at February’s Toy Fair convention, including Toy of the Year. Bakugan toys are currently selling at a rate of 4 Bakugan Balls per second in North America, and there are over 55 million Bakugan Balls in homes across the world.
  • Deep Storyline: Take part in an epic and unique story penned by the writers of the anime series specifically for the video game.
  • Unique Battle Arenas: Choose from a variety of arenas to battle in, each with its own shape, size, traps and features.
  • Create Your Own Bakugan Brawler: Make your avatar that you play as throughout the game, or play as your favorite character from the anime series.
  • New Bakugan: Collect up to 40 Bakugan and hundreds of cards, some of which have never been seen before!
  • Multiplayer: Face off in custom matches where players can adjust the arena, characters, and even the rules themselves.

The video games, under development by veteran Japanese studio NOW Production, will render the elements that made Bakugan a worldwide phenomenon into mind-blowing digital experiences. Everything a Bakugan enthusiast and gamer would love is here - intense battles, the ability to create your own Brawler, cartoon quality graphics and multiplayer combat.

The first Bakugan game will be released for NDS, PS2, Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3 in the fall of 2009.

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