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‘Bluey the Videogame’ Coming Soon: But Is It Needed?

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Kids worldwide have fallen in love with Bluey (2018 TV series). Now, these beloved characters could be coming to a video game. This will be the first video game featuring the beloved Bluey characters, but is it needed?

Bluey premiered on ABC Kids in 2018 before making its way over to Disney Junior in the United States and Disney+ internationally. This Australian animated show focuses on Bluey, a six-year-old blue Heeler puppy.

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Bluey is full of energy and imagination as she takes on the world around her. The show also features Bluey’s parents, Bandit, Chilli, and younger sister, Bingo.

Throughout the show, audience members join Bluey and Bingo in adventures full of imagination and play. Significant themes in the show include family, growing up, and culture. The show has won awards and received high praise for focusing on a positive family image and portraying a robust male role model.

The popularity of Bluey is worldwide. Books, clothing, toys, and even a stage show featuring the characters bring the show to the audience in a fun way. Starting November 17, guests will also be able to connect with Bluey and her family in an all-new video game.

Bluey: The Videogame

The video game will feature all the main characters from the series. Up to four players will be able to choose Bluey, Bingo (sister), Bandit (dad), or Chilli (mom). Once chosen, they experience the fantastic world of Bluey together.

Bluey: The Videogame will allow players to experience an all-new storyline. Players will experience this four-part storyline at their own pace as they jump between quests and activities to earn in-game rewards.

Some of the in-game rewards will be new costumes, stickers, playable episodes, and even new locations. The game appeals to younger children, just like the show, but it will also keep adults entertained. The difficulty level can be adjusted since the game is geared toward a younger crowd.

Cover of new Bluey: The Videogame

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For the first time, the game will allow players to fully explore iconic locations from the show, such as Bluey’s home. Going on a family-friendly adventure will be fun for everyone. Because the game allows for a lot of flexibility, fans can engage at their own pace, making it fun for everyone.

“We’re delighted to be working with Outright Games on Bluey’s first video game,” added Kevin Jorge, Head of Games at BBC Studios. “It’s very important for us to capture the essence of fun and games central to the series. We know fans will be excited to explore Bluey’s world and join in with the Heeler family’s antics.”

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The popularity of Bluey as a TV show and live-stage show makes it easy to assume that the video game will be just as popular. The questions for many parents will be: Is it needed? Although it will be fun for kids to interact with the show’s characters in a new way, do they need a video game to do so?

We will discover when Bluey: The videogame comes to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC on November 17, 2023.

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.