Cartoon Network’s multiple award-winning original 2D series Adventure Time will offer fans an epic summer with the launch of an immersive 360-degree experience building on Card Wars. The multi-platform rollout encompasses linear and digital content, mobile gaming and consumer products ahead of the series’ eighth season later this year.
Card Wars began as a fan-favorite Adventure Time episode before evolving into a #1 Top App for iPhone and iPad in 2014 — the game has since racked up more than 5 million downloads and is Cartoon Network’s highest-grossing mobile game. Now a multi-platform stand-alone property, Card Wars’ world will expand over the summer.
On July 7, a new episode titled “Daddy-Daughter Card Wars” will follow up the epic card game of 2012 as Jake calls upon his daughter Charlie to help win a top-tier doubles tournament against a longtime rival. The episode will have a next-day launch on the Cartoon Network video app, iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. July 12, the Adventure Time: Card Wars DVD arrives with both “Card Wars” toons plus 14 other curated episodes and an exclusive card for the physical game coming in August.
At San Diego Comic-Con, Cryptozoic Entertainment will introduce fans to the tabletop game with a Card Wars Doubles Tournament before its official release. Arriving August 3, Card Wars Doubles Tournament mirrors the experience of the Team Tournament in “Daddy-Daughter Card Wars” with the addition of two vs. two battle play.
On the app side, Card Wars Kingdom, developed by Kung Fu Factory, reimagines the Card Wars gameplay (including fan-requested PVP and Tournament modes). This 13th game in the mobile franchise comes out August 3 and will be joined by an official guidebook from Penguin Books later this year.