THQ Announces WALL●E Video Game

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Everyone knows the reputation. Licensed movie games generally suck a fat one. That said, THQ has been pretty much the only publisher to consistently produce solid movie-based titles — Cars, Monster House, Ratatouille, Barnyard and The Incredibles have all been turned into some enjoyable games, at least I thought they were fun little romps.

Next up in THQ’s ever-expanding lineup of movie game productions will be WALL●E, an action/adventure title based on the upcoming Disney•Pixar animated film from the director of Finding Nemo. WALL●E, in development at Heavy Iron Studios, will launch this summer alongside the film’s theatrical debut on damn near every platform under the sun, including PS3, PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, Mac, PC and mobile devices. I’ll keep you posted as new info and media comes along. For now, hit the jump for brief overviews of the game and movie.

About the WALL●E Videogame:
Players will take control of WALL●E and EVE through a fast-paced adventure based on the upcoming Disney•Pixar film. The game will allow fans to relive some of the movie’s most thrilling moments as they explore 10 worlds filled with non-stop action and adventure, along with head-to-head multiplayer challenges. Players will recognize the storyline, characters and key locations from the WALL●E film as they carry out intense missions, dodge dangerous enemies and navigate their way through a futuristic world. In addition, the game will contain new storylines and environments that movie-goers will not see in theaters.

About the WALL●E Movie:
What if mankind had to leave Earth, and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off?

Academy Award®-winning writer-director Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo”) and the inventive storytellers and technical geniuses at Pixar Animation Studios (“The Incredibles,” “Cars,” “Ratatouille”) transport moviegoers to a galaxy not so very far away for a new computer-animated cosmic comedy about a determined robot named WALL•E.

After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL•E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL•E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet’s future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL•E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen.

Joining WALL•E on his fantastic journey across a universe of never-before-imagined visions of the future, is a hilarious cast of characters including a pet cockroach, and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots.

Filled with surprises, action, humor and heart, WALL•E was written and directed by Andrew Stanton, produced by Jim Morris, co-produced by Lindsey Collins and features original and innovative sound design by Academy Award®-winner Ben Burtt (“Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”). The film is due for release on June 27, 2008.

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