Wallace and Gromit, the emphatically British inventor-and-dog duo, are returning to our screens for the first time in a decade, with a technological twist that would make Wallace himself proud.
For the first time, the characters will star in their own augmented reality (ar) experience. Wallace & Gromit: The Big Fix Up sees them embark on a new business venture, Spick & Spanners, through which they receive a commission to “fix up” the English city of Bristol. Users will get to join the venture as a colleague. Watch the project’s first official trailer below:
The Big Fix Up will be available as a free app on recent-model Apple and Android smartphones. It is due to be released in the U.K. in the fall, with a global rollout following. It will harness various media, including “multi-user ar gameplay, in-character phone calls, comic strips, extended reality portals, and more.” The producers are using the 3d mapping platform Fantasmo to recreate Bristol in the app.