Atari Releases Tale of Desperaux: The Game for PS2, Wii, PC, and DS

December 11, 2008

Brave and Adventurous Mouse
Despereaux Embarks on Videogame Quest

-Atari ships The Tale of
Despereaux: The Game, featuring the voice of Emma Watson and other cast members,
to retailers to tie in with big screen release from Universal Pictures –

Atari, Inc. announced today the
release of The Tale of Despereaux: The Game, adapted from the beloved Newbery
Medal-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo and the Universal Pictures animated
adventure, which debuts in theaters December 19. Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane,
Tony Hale and other voice talent from the film reprise their roles for this
engaging adventure game. The game will be available on PlayStation®2 computer
entertainment system, Wii™, and PC, with an originally designed game also
available for Nintendo DS™.

The Tale of Despereaux: The Game
lets children of all ages play as the world’s most courageous mouse as he sets
out on his heroic quest to save Princess Pea and the kingdom of Dor. Following
the storyline from the film and introducing new adventures, the game allows kids
to interact with a cast of familiar characters on their way to a magical world
filled with exciting battles, fun-filled adventures, and unique puzzles. The
console game features fifteen unique levels, upgradeable skills and tools, as
well as multiple difficulty settings, so children of all ages and abilities can
have a rewarding experience. The Nintendo DS™ game features action-packed
grappling, swinging, and scurrying, as well as clever puzzles and whimsical
unlockable costumes.

The Tale of Despereaux: The Game for
the Console and PC is rated E10. The Nintendo DS version is rated E for
Everyone. All platforms are available in retailers across North America for Wii™
($39.99), Nintendo DS™ ($29.99), PlayStation®2 system ($29.99), and PC ($19.99).

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The
Tale of Despereaux Trailer