Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has just released a trailer for the “Where the Wild Things Are” video game. While I don’t know how I feel about a game based on the classic Maurice Sendak story, if it helps get kids into the theater to see Spike Jonze’s movie this fall, I guess I’m okay with it. So if you’re curious what the game looks like, it’s after the jump:
According to the press release:
Where the Wild Things Are is a fantastic adventure that explores an exciting new world filled with mythical creatures known as Wild Things. Players assume the role of Max, “King of All Wild Things,” as they team up with the fearsome but loveable creatures. During their exploration of the island, players will have fun solving action puzzles, overcoming challenging obstacles and play through a unique story narrative to uncover the mystery behind the hostile island and save their friends before it’s too late!
The game will be released on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii and Nintendo DS in October 2009, timed to the feature film’s launch.
- Rule the Island – Play as the mischievous Max, become King of All Wild Things, and join The Wild Things in their quest to find a way to safety before it’s too late!
- Frolic in the Wild Things Village – Explore the Wild Things’ Village to meet all of the different creatures, play through mini-games, and acquire power-ups from each character.
- Make ‘Wild’ Friends – Befriend and team-up with these fearsome but loveable mythical creatures – discover their unique personalities and learn new skills and abilities from them.
- Discover the Undiscovered – Run, jump, climb, glide, fly and swing your way across the island’s dangerous terrain while battling fierce creatures with your trusty scepter.
- Wander through Wild Worlds – Adventure across the mysterious island while tackling exciting unique worlds filled with fierce insects, shadow creatures and hazardous obstacles around every turn!
- Experience Extended Adventures – Go beyond the movie to play through a unique story narrative- exploring never-before-seen environments.
- Collectible Crusade – Search for more than 400 collectibles each associated with a Wild Thing. Collect enough and unlock special rewards inside the Wild Things Village!