Okay mark this in that “things I never thought I’d see column”. Kotaku revealed today an upcoming game from Ubisoft entitled Toy Soldiers: War Chest, in which a bedroom full of actual toys come to life and fight against each other, shooting rainbows.
Yes, you read that right.
But that’s not the best part. Mixed in these makeshift pretend toys, Ubisoft apparently acquired some actual toy licenses, featuring Masters of the Universe and… G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
You’ll have to sit through almost the entire video to get a good look at what a vintage o-ring figure looks like in its 3D rendered glory, but all I can say is “holy what” and “awesome”. This looks kinda insane, and I’m still struggling with how Hasbro and Mattel came to an agreement for two of their largest inhouse brands to face off against each other in video game form.
As a Masters of the Universe Classics and G.I. Joe fan, I’m all for it, though my current lack of next Gen video game systems leaves me grumbling.
Check out the trailer below, and join me in my mouth hanging wide open at exactly how this all came together.
According to Kotaku, there are still some armies left to reveal… I don’t even know what’s going on here.