Bandai Namco Amusement Europe Ltd. is confident that it has “the biggest licences in the amusement industry right now”.
Tomb Raider and Rabbids are packing a punch in arcades across the world and both titles will also be available in a 65” LCD version soon.
“This year, in particular, we feel we have secured some of the most influential brands to be found anywhere in the sector,” says Commercial & Sales Director James Anderson. “Having spent the last few days talking to our customers and distribution partners at EAS, it’s clear that the rest of the industry agrees.”
Tomb Raider first hit the public consciousness in 1996 when the consumer video game was first released – with five more to follow. The brand’s place in history was confirmed with the release of the first movie, featuring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in 2001. A new film was released this year featuring Alicia Vikander in the eponymous role.
The latest release of Tomb Raider, developed by Adrenaline Amusements sees Lara Croft make a return but this time on a giant 120” arcade amusement machine. Tomb Raider is an intense 4-Player shooting game where players can test their skills through 3 breath-taking chapters with 5 sections. Players team up with other players and battle against increasingly difficult waves of enemies and push their limits to the very edge.
Rabbids – or Raving Rabbids known in France as Lapins crétins (Idiot Rabbits) originally appeared in the Rayman series of video games however, the chaotic characters soon spun off in all directions – appearing in many more game titles outside of the Rayman franchise – on TV on Nickelodeon and in their own action animated movie which is currently in production. The larger than life characters even have their own comic book in France, Switzerland and Belgium. In total, the Rabbids have clocked up 14M video games sold, 230 TV episodes and more than a billion online views.
Rabbids Hollywood was created in partnership with Ubisoft and sees up to four players attempt to stop the Rabbids invasion of Hollywood by shooting the crazy creatures in three different movie sets.