Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation launches in theatres this July, but the scares won’t be limited to the big screen. Outright Games has announced a partnership with the studio to produce a video-games inspired by the franchise for home consoles and PCs.
In the game, which picks up where Hotel Transylvania 3 leaves off, Drac’s Pack land themselves into hot water yet again—washed overboard and lost on mysterious islands. Players will rescue their favorite monster friends from fearsome enemies, discover lovable new allies with amazing abilities, and push their puzzle-solving skills to the limit to find their friends and the magic compass needed to get back to Hotel Transylvania.
Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games, states, “As a family business, we set out to create high quality games that families can enjoy. We know that this collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation, combined with our expertise at fantastic family entertainment, will mean we can bring this franchise to life in the form of a fun game for players everywhere.”
“It is an exciting collaboration between our two companies,” says Jamie Stevens, EVP Worldwide Consumer Products at Sony, “We are dedicated to providing enjoyable and memorable experiences to families around the world, and by working together, I truly believe that we can do that in the form of this game.”
Directed by animation legend Genndy Tartakovsky, the first Hotel Transylvannia debuted in 2012 and grossed over $350 million worldwide. The film inspired a number of mobile games and a 3DS title from Wayforward and GameMill. The sequel launched in 2015 and hit the box office to a tune of $470 million. A 2D animated television series by Nelvana premiered on the Disney Channel last year. It was recently renewed for a second season.
The Hotel Transylvania game will release in Summer 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Once again directed by Tartakovsky, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation will be released in theaters on July 13, 2018.