A new game based on the Kung Fu Panda films is set to be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Steam (PC). Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends, developed by Vicious Cycle, will bring fans a fresh and fist-pumping way to experience DreamWorks Animation’s beloved franchise with explosive, fast-as-lightning action. You can see early screenshots for the game below.
With a variety of challenging local and online multiplayer levels, familiar film locations and 20 playable fan-favorite Kung Fu Panda characters, the game will appeal to gamers who like their brawler games served up with a side of laughter. Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit, who are publishing the game, has said that he is excited for the upcoming release of the game.
“We are very proud to team up with DreamWorks Animation to extend the world of Kung Fu Panda in a new exciting way. This is a perfect match-up to bring this extraordinary series to gamers who love a great multiplayer martial arts game.”
At launch, Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends will star popular characters from the first two Kung Fu Panda films. Following the release of Kung Fu Panda 3, new film-specific content will be added. Spanning across the cast of all three films, the game will be centered on an epic tournament where all warriors compete for glory.
Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends will have a wide assortment of modes available for single and multiplayer. The single player selections will include Tournament of Legends, Practice and Tutorial modes, while the multiplayer options will consist of VS., Team Play, and Tag-Team modes. All multiplayer modes will include options for both local and online play.
Acquired by Little Orbit last year, Vicious Cycle has developed games for hugely-popular animated franchises including Madagascar and Turbo, in addition to several highly-acclaimed games. So far, Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends has not been given a release date, although it is scheduled to be released sometime this fall. Stay tuned to The Nerd Stash for information as it develops.
Luke Luby is a journalist currently based in Cork, Ireland. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Higher Diploma in English. For the last several years, he has been writing for a number of different publications.