Brash Announces The Tale of Despereaux Videogame

July 10, 2008

Brash Announces ‘The Tale of Despereaux’
Videogame

Hollywood Based Publisher Developing Videogame
Extension of this Holiday’s Highly-Anticipated Animated Adventure from Universal
Pictures, Based on Newbery Award-Winning Book

Brash Entertainment today announced development
for The Tale of Despereaux, an interactive game based on Universal Pictures’
animated adventure of the same name. The game shares the fairy-tale look and
feel of the upcoming film about a chivalrous mouse, full of courage and honor.
The Tale of Despereaux game—created through a licensing agreement with Universal
Pictures Digital Platforms Group—will release in conjunction with the film,
which arrives in theatres on December 19, 2008.

Directed by Sam Fell & Rob Stevenhagen and
produced by Gary Ross and Allison Thomas, The Tale of Despereaux features the
voice talent of Matthew Broderick, Robbie Coltrane, Frances Conroy, Tony Hale,
Ciaran Hinds, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Kevin Kline, Frank Langella,
Christopher Lloyd, William H. Macy, James Nesbitt, Stanley Tucci, Tracey Ullman,
Emma Watson and Sigourney Weaver.

The game will follow and extend the film’s
storyline in adventures spanning from the magical kitchen and colorful rooms of
the castle to the dark dungeons of the rat lairs. An introductory training mode,
mouse-centric unique abilities, upgradeable skills and objects, and a lot of
courage, will help Despereaux face off against a multitude of animal enemies and
human foes on his quest to save Princess Pea. Multiple difficulty settings will
ensure that a wide range of adventurers can enjoy Despereaux’s heroics again and
again.

“Whether charmed by the book or newly introduced
to the characters via the film, children of all ages can expand on their love
for Despereaux with this title,” said Mitch Davis, co-founder, chairman and CEO
of Brash Entertainment. “We’re excited and proud to be translating this classic
into an exciting, engaging and enriching game. “

“With its focus on publishing film-based games,
Brash was the clear partner to develop the interactive adventure that would
accompany the film and bring Despereaux to life on gaming screens,” said Bill
Kispert, VP and General Manager, Interactive, Universal Pictures Digital
Platforms Group. “The game’s attention to detail will allow players to explore
all the nooks and crannies of the whimsical Kingdom of Dor.”

The Tale of Despereaux will be available for the
XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION 2, the Wii, and PC, and is set to scurry onto shelves this
winter.