Where the Wild Things Are Movie Tie-in Game in the Works

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Where the Wild Things Are was one of my favorite books growing up, as I’m sure it was for many of you, so I’m pretty excited to see how Spike Jonze’s upcoming film adaptation turns out. It sure looks great from the trailer.

As should have been expected, a video game is now in the works to tie in to the movie based on the book, Warner Bros. confirmed today. Described as an action-adventure game, Where the Wild Things Are: The Videogame is in development for PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 by Amaze Entertainment and for the DS by WayForward.

In the videogame, players assume the role of the rambunctious young Max and can explore the island of the Wild Things, journey across its dangerous terrain, overcome hazardous obstacles and battle fierce creatures. After landing his boat on the mysterious island of the Wild Things – Max quickly befriends the fearsome but loveable creatures and becomes “King of All Wild Things.” He soon learns that the island is on the brink of destruction and that it’s up to him and the Wild Things to work together to find a way to escape to safety before its too late.

Where the Wild Things Are: The Videogame is scheduled for release this fall in time with the movie’s theatrical debut on October 16th.

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