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Bluey’s First Video Game Is Coming In Time For The Holidays

It was bound to happen, and the time has finally come – Bluey is getting her very first video game, for real life!

Announced earlier today, “Bluey: The Video Game” will be arriving in stores this fall ahead of the holiday season on November 17th. This game, intended for pre-schoolers but likely played more by adults, features the entire Heeler family having four-player adventures in their home and around the town. Gamers- no matter if they’re actual children or kids at heart – can take control of Bluey, Bingo, Bandit, or Chilli to have couch co-op fun in a new storyline made exclusively for this title.

All of the voice actors are taking part in the game as well, so this could feel like an actual episode of Bluey, only you are in charge of how it turns out! Along the way, mini-games based on episodes from the popular Australian animated series will be playable, along with collectibles, original music, and so much more!

A reminder – this is separate from the recently released mobile app game, “Bluey: Let’s Play,” and is a very different type of game compared to that title.

This sounds like a lot of fun and the footage we’ve seen so far gives it a very authentic vibe of how the show looks and feels. November isnt that far away, but it feels much further now that we have to wait for this to arrive.

Below is the official press release with all of the details, as well as a first look at the game with this trailer:

Outright Games, the leading publisher of family-friendly interactive entertainment, in partnership with BBC Studios, has today announced that the first ever Bluey video game will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC on November 17th, 2023.

Bluey: The Videogame” is based on the Emmy® and BAFTA Award-winning global TV show that follows Bluey, a loveable, inexhaustible, Blue Heeler dog, who lives with her Mum, Dad, and her little sister, Bingo. Like every kid her age, the thing Bluey likes to do best is play games. Bluey uses her limitless energy to play games that unfold in unpredictable and hilarious ways bringing her family and the whole neighbourhood into her world of fun. Bluey showcases the joyful simplicity that can be found in families, by turning everyday moments into adventures.     

Become immersed in the world of Bluey in this interactive sandbox adventure as players navigate faithfully recreated and iconic locations including Bluey’s home – fully explorable for the first time. Engage in story-driven episodic gameplay with activities inspired by fan favourite moments from the show as well as a brand-new four-part storyline created in partnership with Artax Games, BBC Studios and the show’s producers at Ludo Studio.

Up to four players can play as Bluey, her sister Bingo, Mum, and Dad .  Embrace your inner Bluey with minigames seen in the show such as ‘Keepy Uppy’ and ‘Magic Xylophone’ and complete activities to earn in-game rewards including new costumes, stickers, playable episodes, and locations.

The game features voices from the English speaking cast of the show, including Dad, Bandit (David McCormack) and Mum, Chilli (Melanie Zanetti). Several of the iconic, chart-topping Bluey music tracks from composer Joff Bush will be featured on the game’s soundtrack alongside all new music created by the development team.    

“Bluey: The Videogame” has been designed with flexibility in mind, allowing fans to engage with the game and explore it at their own pace with the ability to jump between story quests, activities, and exploration at any time. Variable difficulty features have been included that allow the game to be accessible and fun for both preschool and older fans including UI on/off toggle, simple written on-screen instructions and full voice-over. Players will be able to utilise physics-based mechanics to manipulate objects, interact with the world around them, add additional challenges to mini-games, and support free-play in the sandbox.

Since launching in Australia in 2018, Bluey has enjoyed a plethora of critical success at home and aboard, recently winning a 2022 BAFTA Children & Young People Award in the International category and picking up its fourth consecutive AACTA Best Children’s Programme award to add to an International Emmy® and numerous awards for craft and production around the world.

Stephanie Malham, COO of Outright Games said: “We’re incredibly excited to be working with BBC Studios as a brand-new licensing partner for Outright Games and to help expand the phenomenal world of Bluey into video games. It is always our goal to create games that can act as an entry point to the world of video games and to some of the most important entertainment franchises on the planet like Bluey. It’s a thrill for us to bring Bluey’s world to life with a level of interactivity that has never been seen before and by ensuring that the game is accessible and enjoyable for all ages we know fans across the globe will be delighted.”

Kevin Jorge, Head of Games at BBC Studios said: “We’re delighted to be working with Outright Games on Bluey’s first video game. It’s very important for us to capture the essence of  fun and games  that is central to the series. We know fans will be excited to explore Bluey’s world and join in with the Heeler family’s antics.”

Bluey: The Videogame” will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC on November 17th 2023.

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