Wallace and Gromit studio Aardman and the game publisher Bandai Namco are working together again. Following their partnership on the game 11-11: Memories Retold, the companies have now announced they will create a new IP together.
This new project will cover “multiple media,” according to a press release from Aardman. The company said they will reach out to “partners” in 2021 to discuss the project, though the news release did not mention any companies by name for who may work on the project.
What they did say is that Aardman’s “talent in creating characters and worlds” will be employed in the development of the project, while Bandai Namco will contribute with its “expertise in publishing and development.” The partnership covers “stories tailored for current and future platforms.”
“Interactive entertainment is a huge growth area within the entertainment world, and with new emerging technology blurring the lines of watching and playing, we are keen to develop strategic partnerships with partners such as Bandai Namco that share our vision of creating new IP that embraces this new world and cement our studio’s reputation as a multi-disciplinary creative hub,” Aardman managing director Sean Clarke said.
Bandai Namco’s Herve Hoerdt said in his own statement that the new partnership with Aardman is a “dream come true” and that it “opens up a world of possibilities.”
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. More information about the partnership will be announced “at a later date,” the release days.