Last Updated: 13 Jul 2016

Online survival game Grimm: Dark Legacy for PC set to launch in mid-2016 will explore the Grimm universe backstory, taking place several hundred years before the popular TV show

Douglas, Isle of Man – 11 February 2016– Newly formed PC and console publisher GAMESCO today announced its first title based on the hugely popular NBC drama series Grimm. Set to launch as an online-only, free-to-play title in mid-2016, Grimm: Dark Legacy will take place several hundred years before the TV show’s contemporary setting and challenges players to survive as a Grimm ancestor in the Old World. The title is licensed by Universal Partnerships & Licensing and is currently under development by Norwegian developer Artplant, creator of the hit title Battlestar Galactica Online.

Currently airing for a fifth season on NBC, Grimm is a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales. Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (played by David Giuntoli) discovers he’s descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as Grimms, charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. After his discovery he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a Grimm.

Played exclusively online, Grimm: Dark Legacy will draw heavily upon the rich heritage of the TV series, fusing together tactical survival combat, exploration, mission-based gameplay and co-operative multiplayer experiences. The game will encourage players to explore the expansive Old World while completing different types of missions to win rewards, transform themselves and their equipment and become formidable Grimm hunters. Combat will also be integral to the gameplay with gamers having to fend off ferocious Wesen attacks by equipping a wide variety of weapons similar to the ones that Nick wields in the series.

“The richness of the Grimm universe lends itself perfectly to becoming an incredible gaming experience and it’s an honour to be able to make this a reality” said Rob Ollett, CEO of GAMESCO. “Creating a game based on the Grimm TV series is a perfect demonstration of our ambitions as a new type of networked video game publisher, matchmaking the great development talent at Artplant with this rich and creative license from Universal Partnerships & Licensing.”

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Grimm airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on NBC in the U.S.

Grimm is a trademark and copyright of Universal Television. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC 2016. All Rights Reserved.


Gamesco is a brand new kind of networked game publisher, focused on bringing unique online titles based on highly successful Hollywood TV, film, game and iconic brand IP’s to PC and console. As a networked publisher, GAMESCO is able to scale the best possible team of developers and partners around each title to deliver AAA products to market in the most efficient way possible. Gamesco’s experienced management team comprises of individuals with extensive award-winning experience in multiple creative sectors including games, radio, TV and event production.

About Universal Partnerships & Licensing

Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) oversees NBCUniversal’s consumer product and digital licensing for Universal Pictures, NBC Television, Focus Features and Sprout Channel.  This dedicated division is also responsible for film, home entertainment and television promotions.  UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.


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