DreamWorks Animation's Spirit franchise has been on a journey these last two decades. Going back to 2002 with Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, it saw an unexpected revival in 2017 through a 3D animated Netflix series, Spirit Riding Free. In preparation for upcoming film Spirit Untamed, publisher Outright Games has now revealed it will be releasing a video game tie-in this summer.
Called DreamWorks Spirit Lucky’s Big Adventure, it comes as a collaboration between the publishers, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. Marking Spirit's first-ever video game adaptation, Outright Games provided this statement:
Outright Games and Universal Games and Digital Platforms are excited to reveal the upcoming release of DreamWorks Spirit Lucky’s Big Adventure, the first-ever video game set in the adventurous world of DreamWorks Animation’s award-winning Spirit franchise. The new video game will release on Nintendo Switch™, Playstation®4, Xbox One and PC digital in summer 2021 for £34.99.
Inspired by the upcoming DreamWorks Animation feature film, Spirit Untamed, this new open-world action-adventure game offers players a chance to go on a wild adventure and explore the wonders of the frontier with Lucky and her beloved wild mustang, Spirit. This original story celebrates themes of adventure, friendship and the special bond between a girl and her horse as Lucky teams up with best friends, Abigail and Pru, to embark on a fun-filled quest for hidden treasure in Miradero.
Within this adventure, Lucky and Spirit are rescuing animals in danger, searching for treasure across an open frontier whilst clashing with a villainous horse wrangler, Hendricks. Helping the townsfolk along the way, you can also take part in horse races, gather numerous collectables and customise Lucky with new outfits and accessories.
Due to launch summer 2021 on Nintendo Switch, it's a single-player only experience and it'll be interesting to see how this adaptation fares.
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