Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia Nintendo Switch exclusive WayForward and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Today during Nintendo Treehouse Live July 2020, WayForward and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia. It is an RPG of sorts with creatures whose stats can be increased over time. You can battle solo or online, and the game is exclusive to Nintendo Switch this year. Whether that means it will come to other platforms next year is uncertain, but it doesn’t seem to be the case. It will release Nov. 3.

To players of a certain age, Bakugan needs no introduction. Everyone else on Earth, however, will be left wondering what the heck a Bakugan is and why they should care. Regardless, it was and is an anime franchise that spawned a successful toy line of competitive ball-creature-things that battle each other. (I’m sure that clears up everything.)

WayForward and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are reviving the franchise as far as games are concerned with Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia, with combat that feels vaguely like a mix of Pokémon and Ni no Kuni. Nintendo Treehouse Live gave a first glimpse of the game (below), but it’s still hard for non-fans to figure out what’s going on.

Are you one of the people in the extremely specific age group (either the old one or the new one) that is hyped for Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia? Please tell us if you are, because WayForward is just getting hammered in comments sections right now with disappointment and accusations of bland gameplay.

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!


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