If the successful debut of the Castlevania Netflix series is any indication, there is indeed a healthy demand for animated shows based on iconic videogame franchises. And not one to get left behind, Bandai Namco has recently inked an exclusive option agreement with Swedish and Los Angeles-based producer the Nuttery Entertainment in order to produce a new animated series based on the classic space shooter, Galaga.
Tentatively titled “Galaga Chronicles,” the animated series will be part of an extensive licensing and merchandising program that will include a partnership with top Hollywood writers and producers, according to the announcement made during the San Diego Comic-Con.
“We are incredibly honored to be able to work on such an amazing legacy property and help launch it into the animated space. There is such a deep love for this game from fans around the world and our team is excited make sure the next chapter in the Galaga saga is equally impressive and inspiring as its humble 8-bit beginnings,” said Magnus Jansson, CEO of The Nuttery.
“We are extremely happy with the new direction The Nuttery is taking our beloved Galaga brand. While the re-imagining of the game into animation will be unique, and for the first time in Galaga‘s history, story and character-based, there is also a great respect for its history,” said says Hirotaka Watanabe, Executive Officer, BANDAI NAMCO Ent. “The story incorporates almost everything the preceding 35 years of incredible gaming the brand has offered fans as well as remaining true to the United Galaxy Space Force timeline. We couldn’t be more excited about what is to come and to present our dedicated fanbase with the next generation of Galaga entertainment!“
More details can be found through the official project site at Galagachronicles.com