Disney Interactive Studios Announces Details of Disney/Walden Media's The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Video Game
LONDON, England.— (February 15, 2008)— Those who long to spend their days in Narnia will be able to revisit as old heroes return 1,300 years later and a new hero must rise. Disney/Walden Media’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian video game will be released to retail stores on the 20th June in time for the film’s 27th June 2008 release date, Disney Interactive Studios announced today.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian video game will be available for the Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION?3 computer entertainment system, the Wii system, PlayStation?2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS™ and Windows-based PC.
Developed by Traveller’s Tales, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian for home consoles and Windows-based PC takes players throughout Narnia and includes a level, which is unique from both the novel and the film. The level, which is set between the events of“The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” and“Prince Caspian,” takes place at the castle of Cair Paravel and tells the story of how Narnia fell to the Telmarine hordes. In“Prince Caspian,” Cair Paravel is seen only as abandoned ruins the Pevensies discover hundreds of years later.
The action/adventure game offers gameplay for one or two players on the same system and drop-in/drop-out features, allowing either player to join the game and leave. With combat, exploration and puzzle solving that extends beyond the film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is the ideal complement to the movie-going experience. The game features more than 20 playable characters including the ability to play as Prince Caspian. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian game is the sequel to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe for consoles, which received the prestigious IGN.com Editor’s Choice Award.
“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian game is an epic adventure that provides memorable experiences as it takes players throughout the familiar areas of Narnia from the second film,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios.“Fans of the films and books will re-live the excitement, the battles and the memorable characters while going beyond the events of the film.”
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian for Nintendo DS will be a completely new gaming experience from the console and PC versions and is being developed to take advantage of unique DS functionality. This action-oriented, turn-based RPG game will let players explore the land of Narnia controlling more than 10 different characters. The game’s RPG and puzzle gameplay includes other exciting features such as, touch screen gesture controlled attacks, activating the DS microphone to sound the game’s horn during battles, as well as an option to turn the DS on its side for storybook narratives. Prince Caspian for the Nintendo DS is being developed by Fall Line Studio, the Nintendo platform-dedicated development studio of Disney Interactive Studios.
About“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” film
The enchanted characters of C.S. Lewis’s timeless fantasy come to life again in this second installment of the seven book series, in which the Pevensie siblings are magically and mysteriously transported back from England to Narnia, where a thrilling, perilous new adventure and an even greater test of their faith and courage awaits them.
About Walden Media
Walden Media specializes in entertainment that sparks imagination and engages young people in the learning process. Walden Media creates films, books and interactive media for the whole family to enjoy together. By working closely with the best talent in film and publishing and by collaborating with educators and parents, Walden Media develops stories that delight and enlighten audiences young and old. Founded by Cary Granat, former president of Miramax Films’ Dimension label, and education reformer Micheal Flaherty, Walden Media is a subsidiary of Anschutz Film Group.
About Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Interactive Studios is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California and has five internal game development studios around the world including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games, Black Rock Studio and Junction Point Studios.