New Action Role-Playing Game Positioned with Media-Franchise Potential
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Liquid Media Group Ltd. (YVR) (“Liquid” or the “Company”) today announced that Coba: Tale of the Moon (“Coba”), an exciting new action role-playing (RPG) game, is in development for Nintendo Switch and popular PC platforms including Steam, the world’s biggest digital game distributor for PC.
Intellectual property rights to Coba are 100% owned by Liquid subsidiary Majesco Entertainment.
The Company plans to expand Coba into a full media franchise, with potential for an animated series for traditional television and/or streaming platforms, home video, theatrical release(s), merchandise sales and/or augmented reality programming.
“We are excited by the quick and impressive progress of Liquid’s gaming division,” said Joshua Jackson, Chairman of Liquid Media Group. “With its rich mythology, engaging gameplay and strong characters, our industry veterans believe Coba is exactly what global video game enthusiasts are craving. The characters and story also offer incredible potential to effortlessly shift formats across media channels, making it an ideal franchise-building opportunity.”
Since its global release last year, Nintendo has already amassed sales of 22.86-million Nintendo Switch consoles and 111.10-million Nintendo Switch software units. Action and role-playing games were among the top-selling genres according to Statista, accounting for a combined 33.2% of units sold. For the PC, Steam alone generated approximately $4.3 billion in sales in 2017. The value of the entire 2017 global video game market was $104.57-billion.
Coba: Tale of the Moon
In Coba, players take control of Itzel, a Mayan villager who stumbles into a larger-than-life adventure as she tries to save the world from an eclipsed sun. Steeped in Mayan mythology, Coba is a deeply engaging interactive environment brought to life in lush detail in a classic style. The game will utilize specific Nintendo Switch controls that will have players navigate through puzzles and obstacles throughout gameplay.
Coba is being developed in partnership with Dinosaur Games and will be published by Majesco Entertainment.
Sneak peeks via character reveals, artwork, gameplay footage and live streams will be released as the title nears completion.
About Liquid Media Group Ltd.
Liquid is a media and entertainment company connecting mature production companies via Powered by StratusCore™ cloud workplace technology into a vertically integrated global studio, producing content for all platforms through its network of shared services. Additional information is available at www.LiquidMediaGroup.co.
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