Tinderbox sparks new partnership with Ubisoft for Far Cry and Just Dance gaming franchises

The French video game company, Ubisoft, is partnering with Tinderbox – the digital division of Beanstalk – to represent its top selling gaming franchises, Just Dance and Far Cry for licensing across Europe.

Under the new partnership, Tinderbox will support both franchises, Just Dance and Far Cry, by expanding the European
consumer products footprint into new categories and channels, pursuing opportunities across fashion, collectibles, home, gifting and novelty, consumer electronics and more.

Since its formulation in 1986, Ubisoft dedicated itself developing high quality games that resonate with all kinds of personalities. Its Far Cry franchise – now in its 17th year – features open-world, first-person shooter games known for their wilderness environments and survival thematics. Today there are over 60 million unique players in the franchise, and the next title, Far Cry 6, is to be released on October 7th, 2021.

Meanwhile, Just Dance is the number one Music Video Game franchise of all time,boasting 11 titles, 80 million games sold, and
more than 138 million registered players worldwide. The evergreen franchise invites players to have fun playing with their family and friends, or to keep fit, exercising at home to classic songs and the latest hits.

The next title, Just Dance 2022, will release on November 4th, 2021.

Dave Tovey, head of Tinderbox at Beanstalk, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Ubisoft in developing consumer product programmes for its top selling titles. Far Cry is one of the biggest gaming franchises, with a passionate fan base that is eager for more consumer touch points.

“Just Dance is the ultimate definition of a cross-generational gaming experience, delighting fans from Gen Z, Millennials and beyond. The team at Tinderbox is excited to get started and establish exciting and engaging brand extensions at retail on behalf of Ubisoft.”

Francois Tallec, senior director, consumer products and partnerships at Ubisoft, said: “At Ubisoft we strive to bring players the best gaming experiences, and ultimately, grow and engage strong communities with transmedia brands. We are enthusiastic to partner with Beanstalk/Tinderbox, experts in forging licensed product partnerships with leading video game franchises, to expand our Far Cry and Just Dance licensing programmes throughout Europe.”