Renegade Game Studios is set to expand its partnership with Hasbro.
With this expansion, Renegade hopes to produce new versions of Risk themed around fan-favorite Hasbro brands G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Power Rangers.
The company plans to show off these new products within the coming months.
This isn’t the first time Hasbro outsourced its properties to other companies. Most recently, brands such as Tonka and Micro Machines went to Basic Fun and Jazwares respectively. With Hasbro focusing on fewer brands, it is likely that we’ll hear more outsourced IPs in near future.
You can check out the full press release, after the jump.
News Post Image: Transformers 2007 Risk Game Board
Renegade Game Studios to Expand Licensing Partnership with Hasbro Gaming Classics
“Renegade to be new home to Axis & Allies, RoboRally, and Diplomacy”
Renegade Game Studios is excited to announce that they are in negotiations to expand their licensing relationship with Hasbro, a global branded entertainment company, to include best-selling games Axis & Allies, Diplomacy, Squad Leader, and Robo Rally.
Starting in 2023 Renegade is working with Hasbro on plans to produce all versions of these brands for the hobby, mass and specialty markets. The plans include a brand new site for Axis & Allies, along with a world championship, and fan involvement in selecting new themes to add to the line. Fans will also see new printings of staples for the line as well as the return of some long out of print editions.
Fans of RoboRally and Diplomacy can look forward to new reprints of these classics hitting store shelves soon.
“We are proud to work with Hasbro and thrilled to see the partnership thriving,” explains Scott Gaeta, President and Publisher of Renegade Game Studios. “All of these games are staples for gamers and some of the most well-known brands in the gaming world. Our team is excited to dive in and get to work.”
In addition to these titles, Renegade will also be creating new versions of Risk themed around fan-favorite Hasbro brands G.I. JOE, Transformers, and Power Rangers. Look for more information on these releases in the coming months.
“We are excited to work with Renegade Game Studios on these iconic Hasbro strategy games starting in 2023. We hope that fans will look forward to adding to their collection new battles and themes for the Axis & Allies brand, expanding on its 41-year history,” said Jess Richardson, VP, Global Toy & Game, Licensed Consumer Products at Hasbro.
For the latest updates from Renegade Game Studios, be sure to check out www.renegadegames.com/axis-and-allies and sign up for regular updates.
ABOUT RENEGADE GAME STUDIOS
Renegade Game Studios was established in 2014 by game industry veteran Scott Gaeta to publish games that create memorable experiences including a catalog full of award-winning titles. Renegade’s catalog of games includes numerous popular titles such as Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, G.I. JOE Roleplaying Game, Transformers Deck-Building Game, My Father’s Work, and award-winning titles such as Raiders of the North Sea, and The Fox in the Forest.
Find out more by signing up for our newsletter here: http://www.renegadegamestudios.com/axis-and-allies
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to making the world a better place for all children, fans and families. Hasbro delivers immersive brand experiences for global audiences through consumer products, including toys and games; entertainment through eOne, its independent studio; and gaming, led by the team at Wizards of the Coast, an award-winning developer of tabletop and digital games best known for fantasy franchises MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.
The company’s unparalleled portfolio of approximately 1,500 brands includes MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, POWER RANGERS, PEPPA PIG and PJ MASKS, as well as premier partner brands. For the past decade, Hasbro has been consistently recognized for its corporate citizenship, including being named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media and one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute. Important business and brand updates are routinely shared on our Investor Relations website, Newsroom and social channels (@Hasbro on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.)
© 2022 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
cool, might get my son the Joe version for Christmas.
Yes my youngest daughter plays it. She is 9. The game actually has turned her into massive Power rangers fan.
cool, thanks for explaining!!! do you have kiddos you play it with?
what a coincidence, I was playing Clank in Space with my children and saw Renegade Studios on the box, and I was wondering where I saw that name…it was in this thread!
Basically it's a co-op game.
Heroes of the grid everyone chooses a character to play, a power ranger from any of the available teams. You get a deck of ten cards unique to that ranger. The cards have all your different abilities but the deck also acts like a life bar. If you run out of cards when taking damage you get knocked out, you are sent back to the command center to power back up. To many knock outs for you and your team mates and you lose the game.
You have to work together to coordinate your available actions to move to different locations start fights with the enemies and defend locations before the get panicked. There are 4 locations and if at any point all 4 are panicked. You lose the game.
The bad guys deploy each round usually foot soldiers which are simple to beat but can swarm and over run locations. You also get stronger as you defeat them because the defeated foot soldiers fill up a track and will unlock your zords which give you all sorts of game breaking abilities.
But from the deployment deck monsters
will also come out they are much more difficult and instantly panic a location when they arrive. But beating them instantly unlocks a zord.
Finally the boss will come out. The hardest to beat. To win the game you must defeat them.
Mission critical is essentially the same game though the GIJoe Vehicles are unlocked differently and the deployment of the enemies is changed. Both games are compatible so you can absolutely have someone kicking butt as a Duke while another player is taking names as The Gold Zeo ranger etc.
My family loves the game and I really recommend it. It seems more daunting then it actually is and there are a ton of advanced scenarios you can play to keep it fresh.
can you give a simple explanation of the play style? I don't really understand it and couldn't find anything that really explained it much online.
Is the G.I. Joe Mission Critical game that IPs version of Heroes of the Grid?
Reading the press release it sounds like it's not being thought of, however a Transformers themed Roborally would be amazing.
Agreed, hard but fun. I wish they had done Transformers first instead of GI Joe.
I've had a project I was working on to add Decepticons to the game (using the same rules characters like the Psycho Rangers have) and a Mastermind card for Megatron. Might pull that back out. Not to shamelessly plug or anything.
As long as they expand the Guardian system to add Transformers I will be happy.
Heroes of the Grid is an amazingly fun game and I\'m excited for the GIJoe expansion. Now give me Transformers
I was hoping for this Renegade.
i'm a really big fan of heroes of the grid and they just started expanding that game with other hasbro themes like gi joe.i hope they make a transformers board game just like that.
Always wished Hasbo would work with Google to map out Cybertron. Leave blank areas to build on annd then eventually we could travel around it in VR or something. Atleast make the skeleton for now.
Also wish every GTA game had 1 secret random Autobot that will tform and kill you if you tried to steal it. lol
Wait, we haven’t had a G.I. Joe RISK game yet? Seriously?
the company that's put out the TF/Joe deck-building games and TF/Joe/PR roleplaying games
Renegade Games Studios
a G.I. Joe RISK set could be amazing if someone really knows their lore.
The search for a new Transformers Console game similar to WFC/FoC or Devastation continues.
Oh you don't understand. A video game company would be worse because it'd mean more glorified mobile games.
I was hoping this was a video game company.