SMASH HIT TV SERIES 'CODE LYOKO' SET FOR DEBUT ON NINTENDO Wii THIS WINTER
UK PRESS INFORMATION ONLY
Chertsey, United Kingdom– 18th September 2007: Today, The Game Factory announce that Code Lyoko, a brand new action-adventure game franchise based on the high-tech, action-packed animated series, will be infiltrating Wii near you from November 16th 2007!
Developed by Neko Entertainment in France, Neko has transformed Code Lyoko’s unique mix of high-tech gadgetry, adrenalin-packed missions and compelling storyline into an intuitive and innovative blend of adventure, combat, platform and racing gameplay, maximising the features of the Wii controller.
Utilising the latest advances in 2D and 3D Computer Generated Imagery (CGI), Code Lyoko follows the adventures of four“ordinary” students who accidentally discover the existence of a mysterious parallel and virtual world called“Lyoko” in an abandoned factory
The students, Yumi, Ulrich, Odd and Jeremy discover that both Earth and Lyoko worlds are jointly threatened with the release of a sentient virus, X.A.N.A, which has infected the Supercomputer and unleashed ghastly monsters. Joined by Aelita, a virtual friend from the Lyoko world, the students must lead double lives as boarding school students on Earth and action heroes inside the digital world of Lyoko, where they come to learn of their individual special powers and destiny.
• Play as Ulrich (Super Reflexes, Superior Samurai Sword and Triplicate)
Yumi (Extraordinary Acrobatic Agility, Telekinesis and Metal Fan)
Odd (Cat-Like Agility, Future Flash and Arrow Glove)
Aelita (Flying, Materialization Power and Energy Shield)
and be guided by Jeremy (Techno Genius and Strategist).
• Explore 40+ different locations with a storyline based on the series, including an exclusive territory,“The Volcano.”
• Beautiful graphics presented throughout the 2D real world and 3D virtual world.
• Battle using a range of skills, including shooting, fighting and exploration.
• Delve into the digital sea with the team’s new vehicle and live amazing battles. Or try out the gang’s awesome space shooter.
• Level up to save the world and outwit 5 bosses created especially for Wii..
“We are thrilled to be bringing Code Lyoko to life on Wii” said Henrik Mathiasen, Game Factory’s President.“Fans of Code Lyoko, and those new to the series, will be able to immerse themselves in the game in new and exciting ways using Wii’s unique controls and gorgeous graphics. This game further demonstrates our commitment to both next generation consoles, and working with leading international children’s brands”
“Code Lyoko combines a cutting-edge look and fantastic storytelling, making it the ideal show to be featured on Wii,” said Cynthia Money, President, Worldwide Consumer Products for Taffy Entertainment.“The Game Factory’s incredible creativity and sense of fun will translate into a Wii game that engages both fans of the show and gamers of all ages with exciting new worlds and interactions with the show’s young heroes.”
In addition to the Wii title, November 16th will also see fans treated to an exciting and different adventure on the Nintendo DS release of Code Lyoko. Now gamers can join the team in saving the world, whenever and wherever they are.
Code Lyoko, the animated TV series, is produced by MoonScoop Productions, in association with France 3 and Canal J, and distributed worldwide by Taffy Entertainment. The show airs in the US on Cartoon Network, in France on France 3 and Canal J, and in the UK on GMTV2 and CiTV (beginning October 3rd), in addition to nearly 100 countries worldwide. Executive producers are Benoît and Christophe Di Sabatino and Nicolas Atlan.
Code Lyoko is published by The Game Factory and is available on Wii and Nintendo DS in the UK from 16th November 2007.
For more information, please contact:
+44 (0) 7976 738092
+44 (0) 8707 347 600
Notes to editors
About The Game Factory:
The Game Factory is an international publisher of video and computer games based on leading international children’s characters. The Game Factory is a subsidiary of K.E. Mathiasen Group A/S, one of the largest children’s products companies in Northern Europe.
About Taffy Entertainment
Taffy Entertainment ( www.TaffyEntertainment.com) is a leading worldwide distribution, brand management and entertainment company representing brands from some of the largest animation producers across the globe. This includes the prolific Mike Young Productions, MoonScoop Productions, the top producer of animation in Europe; and select properties from third parties. Taffy’s library for distribution and/or consumer products includes the Emmy Award-winning“Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks”,“ToddWorld”,“Pet Alien”,“Titeuf” (Too Teuf),“Growing Up Creepie”,“Mix Master”,“Fantastic Four”,“Code Lyoko”, and“Casper”, among many others. With offices in Paris, Los Angeles, London and Shanghai, the company has fully-integrated production, distribution, licensing, merchandising and marketing facilities. It also has a library that includes over 3,000 half hours of animation, encompassing some of the most recognizable worldwide brands and best-loved animated creations in the global television market. The company also distributes to leading broadcasters in 160 countries around the world.
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