Spiderwick Chronicles Ships
February 5, 2008
SIERRA ENTERTAINMENT SHIPS THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES VIDEO GAME
Based on the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films’ Movie, Spiderwick Universe Comes to Life in this Highly-Anticipated Video Game
Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, has shipped The Spiderwick Chronicles™, a video game based on the upcoming 2008 theatrical release of the same name by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films, to major retailers today. The Spiderwick Chronicles, which recreates the fantastical world of the Spiderwick film and popular book series, gives gamers the opportunity to explore the world of the unseen on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ home video game system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS™, Windows PC and mobile phones.
From the beloved best-selling series of books and upcoming film adaptation, comes The Spiderwick Chronicles, a fantasy adventure for children and adults alike. Like the movie, the game recreates the adventures of Jared, Simon, Mallory and the mysterious book that offers them entrance into the unseen universe of faeries, goblins, pixies, elves, ogres and other extraordinary and enchanted creatures who have lived among people for centuries but are invisible to the human eye.
Players can take the role of all three Grace siblings, each with unique abilities, along with Thimbletack the Brownie, whose small size allows players to discover the inner passages of the enchanted Spiderwick home. Featuring several areas from the film to explore, gamers must solve quests by engaging in kid-friendly combat, while capturing and cataloging all the creatures they find along the way.
“Sierra Entertainment is thrilled to bring The Spiderwick Chronicles to eager gamers in the days leading up to the highly-anticipated movie release,” said Pascal Brochier, president, global retail for Vivendi Games. “The video game allows fans to delve deeper into their favorite fantasy world and discover the mystery behind The Spiderwick Chronicles.”
“Fans of the Spiderwick franchise will get an opportunity to go beyond the film and popular book series as they uncover the secrets hidden within the Spiderwick video game,” said Sandi Isaacs, Senior Vice President, Interactive & Mobile, Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment. “We’re excited to give gamers a family-friendly experience that mirrors all the fantasy and adventure they’ll see in the highly-anticipated film.”
The Spiderwick Chronicles video game was developed at Stormfront Studios and is available for Xbox 360®, Wii™, PlayStation 2 system, Nintendo DS™ and Windows PC. Vivendi Games Mobile is also making The Spiderwick Chronicles available for mobile phones throughout Europe and North America. For more information on The Spiderwick Chronicles, please visit the game’s official Web site at www.spiderwickgame.com.