It seems like Ubisoft is expanding into other media. After the success of Rabbids Invasion on Netflix, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the company is currently working on a few different animation projects inspired by Ubisoft’s biggest titles. The list of source material includes Rayman, Far Cry 3’s spin-off Blood Dragon, and Watch Dogs.
However, seems like all of the projects in question won’t target the same audience as the source material as the new shows will be ‘aimed at tweens’. We can imagine Rayman being adapted into a show for a younger audience but the remaining games seem a bit odd. According to the news, Watch Dogs will be developed into a lighthearted ‘cyber mystery’, while Blood Dragon will become Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Vibe, a show for young adults.
Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Vibe is being produced by Adi Shankar who previously did a Castlevania animated show for Netflix. According to Adi, the new show will serve as a basis of the multiverse featuring other Ubisoft titles. You can see the concept art of the show below.
Speaking about the upcoming projects, Helene Juguet, a managing director of Ubisoft Film & Television had this to say about the new animation projects in development:
“Every show has a different target that it’s aiming at and a different format. Adi is such a great fan of video games. We share the same culture and references. It’s been great to give him the freedom to do something very fresh and bold with our characters.”
It will be interesting to see how all of this will turn out. In recent times, a lot of game titles are being adapted to TV – The Witcher, Doom, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, and now, Ubisoft’s games as well…