Coraline Coming to Wii, DS and PS2 in January 2009!
October 21, 2008
D3PUBLISHER TO BRING FOCUS FEATURES AND LAIKA’S CORALINE
TO Wii, NINTENDO DS, AND THE PLAYSTATION 2 SYSTEM IN JANUARY 2009
Based on the exciting new movie Coraline – the first-ever stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3-D – from Focus Features and LAIKA, the Coraline videogame is coming from D3Publisher (D3P). The game will let players take on the role of the adventurous heroine Coraline and interact with the wondrous characters from the movie while navigating the scheming Other Mother’s web of deceit in a fantastical adventure through two distinct and interactive worlds. Coraline is slated to ship to North American retail stores for the Wii™ system, Nintendo DS™ and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system in January 2009 to coincide with Focus’ nationwide release of the movie on February 6, 2009.
“The Coraline movie is absolutely mesmerizing and we feel that the visual style and tone of the game will bring the amazing stop-motion animated film and thrilling storyline to life for players,” said Bill Anker, vice president of business development, D3P. “We’re confident that Coraline will offer a truly immersive and interactive gameplay experience that gamers as well as fans of the movie and best-selling book will enjoy.”
The only videogame based on the upcoming movie, Coraline will allow players to explore and interact with such immersive 3-D environments from the movie as the Pink Palace, its nooks and crannies and apartments, and the unpredictable Other World. Players will engage in unique mini-games and adventures with Coraline’s friends Wybie and Cat as they collect items that will unlock the mysteries of the Other World.
Coraline is under development for Wii and the PlayStation 2 system by Papaya Studios and by Art Co. Ltd., for Nintendo DS. Coraline is currently rated “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB.
For more information on Coraline (The Game), please visit: www.d3publisher.com
About Coraline (the movie)
From Henry Selick, visionary director of The Nightmare Before Christmas, and based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling and Hugo Award-winning book, comes a spectacular stop-motion animated feature – the first to be originally filmed in stereoscopic 3-D. A young girl (Dakota Fanning) walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life – only much better. But when this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit parents (voiced by Teri Hatcher and John Hodgman) try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home – and save her family.