Monday, October 2, 2023

Renegade Game Studios Unveils Transformers Robo Rally, G.I. JOE Game Powered by the Axis & Allies Game Engine

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Renegade Game Studios is thrilled to announce G.I. JOE: Battle for the Arctic Circle, which will be powered by the Axis & Allies gameplay engine, under license by toy and game company Hasbro. This match made in heaven will allow fans to play as the G.I. JOE or Cobra in a fight for control of the Arctic Circle.

The game will feature over 110 figures, including: the Snow Cat, W.O.L.F., Skystriker, and Rattler. The game will also introduce new strategic options that commanders may employ, such as using the Weather Dominator to freeze the sea to block pathways or create strategic land bridges. Players can expect to deploy troops in 2024.

“G.I. JOE was the perfect fit for our new line of games powered by Axis & Allies. Now fans of wargames and the world’s ultimate fighting force can come together for an epic experience.” Said Scott Gaeta president and publisher at Renegade Game Studios.

Renegade Game Studios has also announced a new addition to their Robo Rally line-up, and there’s a bit … More Than Meets The Eye to this one. Coming in 2024, Renegade will release the Transformers Robo Rally game, featuring classic Robo Rally gameplay mixed with iconic Transformers characters like Optimus Prime and Megatron.

Players will be able to choose between six different Transformers robots, each with their own personal upgrades that give them unique advantages and identities. Players will convert between bot and alt (or vehicle) modes, to better navigate the many roads, buildings, and obstacles that make up each race. The game will also feature four completely new double-sided game boards, representing the city and desert landscapes of Velocitron.

“What a perfect fit! We knew we wanted to do a Transformers racing game and the stars aligned with Robo Rally! Now Transformers fans can compete on Velocitron in a game fueled by Richard Garfield’s original Robo Rally design with additional design by the Renegade R&D team.” Said Scott Gaeta, president and publisher at Renegade Game Studios.

“We are eager to bring fans new expressions of Axis & Allies and Robo Rally through the storytelling lens of two of our iconic brands – G.I. JOE and Transformers,” said Bradley Bowman, Senior Licensing Director of Global Toy and Game at Hasbro. “Through Renegade’s imaginative mashups with our classic tabletop strategy games, we are truly celebrating the spirit of action and adventure that our brands represent.”

Image courtesy of Renegade Game Studios

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