Game studio Mediatonic and Disney are collaborating in order to make very interesting new costumes for popular online multiplayer video game Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.
Starting May 24, players will be able to customize their characters with costumes based from the TRON film. It will even have those glowing circuitry and sci-fi looks, which is the perfect fit for the Season 4’s retro-futuristic theme.
With over 40 million players across PC and PlayStation, Fall Guys flings hordes of hyper-colourful contestants together online to compete through round after round of game show mayhem. With Mediatonic now part of the Epic Games family, the collaboration will also coincide with Fortnite re-featuring their retro-futuristic TRON outfit collection from Chapter 2, Season 5.
“TRON is the timeless family tale of sentient computer entities, compelled to compete against each other in rounds of ruthless competition under the guidance of mysterious Users,” said Jeff Tanton, Creative Director, Mediatonic. “So of course, it was almost impossible for us to draw any clear parallels between this Disney classic and the neon-drenched wonderland of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout – Season 4! Fortunately, the good people at Disney agreed that the TRON costumes just looked super-adorable, and that we should go ahead anyway!”
TRON, the quintessential sci-fi action-adventure franchise, was originally released in 1982 and chronicles a hacker’s journey into the mainframe, battling for truth within the Game Grid. The Oscar-nominated film’s cultural impact has resonated globally, and alongside 2010’s Tron: Legacy, has helped define a vision of the digital future in the popular imagination—as evidenced with Fall Guys Season 4’s fluorescent, playfully technical aesthetic.