Slay Unicorns With Righteous Fury In The Free ‘Unicorn Wars’ Video Game, Surprise Released Today
Uniko, producers of Alberto Vázquez’s Unicorn Wars, just shadow-dropped a free video game accompaniment to the film on Android and PC.
Unicorn Wars the film might not hit theaters in North America until sometime early next year, but those looking to dive into the world created by Vázquez (Birdboy: The Forgotten Children) can now do so on their phones and PCs.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Uniko announced the game, saying:
SURPRISE. Tomorrow we premiere THE UNICORN WARS VIDEO GAMES.
Get your favorite weapon and eliminate those damn unicorns from the earth. It all depends on you, little bear!
It will be available on Android and PC COMPLETELY FREE. Do you feel like killing unicorns? 🦄
Unicorn Wars is a 2d side-scroller which lets you play as a cuddly little bear soldier who wanders through an enchanted forest slaying unicorns in a religious war. The game features semi-procedural phases that will make each playthrough a unique experience. Users must collect five medals on each map to unlock the next part of the story.
The game’s art style matches closely that of the film, with loads of neon pinks, greens, and yellows coloring a forest backdrop which runs red with the blood of the unicorns. It was produced by DEP Games and directed by Camilo López Rey with Diego Vázquez and Antón Blanco adapting Vázquez’s work to the video game format.
“We were always clear that both the art style and the animation fit perfectly in a specific type of game,” Unicorn Wars producer Iván Miñambres told Cartoon Brew.
For now, the game is only available on the Google store, but over the next couple of weeks it will also be released on the Apple Store and in several other languages: English, French, Basque, and Galician.
North American rights to Unicorn Wars the film were picked up by GKIDS last month. The feature will release in the U.S. and Canada in early 2023, following a Spanish domestic release on October 21. The has competed at Annecy and Ottawa and is currently featuring at the Sitges Film Festival. It will screen on October 23 at L.A.’s Animation is Film – organized by Annecy, GKIDS, and Variety – where Vázquez will host an audience Q&A.