We’re starting to believe that the DS will live forever. Nevertheless, Bakugan is getting a sequel that will be released this holiday season. The sequel named Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance will put players in the drivers seat with the ever popular tower defense gameplay.

From the press release:

    Based on the action toys and games phenomenon Bakugan and continuing to ignite the competitive spirit in young gamers worldwide, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises announced today Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance™ for the Nintendo DS™ system. Available this holiday season, Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance delivers thrilling action and tower-defense gameplay in an adventurous, fun, and exciting format that is a first for the Bakugan videogame series.

    “Our ongoing collaboration with Nelvana Enterprises has proven to be a worldwide success,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “It’s an absolute blast to work on a property with such a hungry and dedicated fan base. We look forward to producing this new Bakugan title and it being embraced by kids for its innovative style and incredibly unique gameplay.”

    In Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance a mysterious new group of brawlers has invaded New Vestroia. Playing as either Dan or one of five other familiar Battle Brawlers, gamers must defend against these dark and devastating new foes from amassing the most powerful Bakugan army ever. A series first; Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance features an incredible hybridization of the adventure RPG, and tower defense genres. There are over 30 levels, spread across 6 diverse areas of New Vestroia, to explore as your human Brawler, and defend and conquer as a Bakugan. With 35 unique Bakugan at their disposal, kids will find themselves instantly drawn in to the real-time action packed brawling and brain-bending strategic play as they ultimately come face to face with their adversaries in heart-pounding boss battles.

    “We are extremely pleased with the global success of Bakugan and excited about yet another exceptional Bakugan title from Activision in the global game space with Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance,” said Colin Bohm, Managing Director, Nelvana Enterprises. “Activision has the unique ability to distill a property into its most engaging form while staying true to its core principles.”

    Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance will be available this holiday season for Nintendo DS™.