Konami To Publish Wallace & Gromit Game

Konami Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that it will publish the official video game based on Aardman Animation's and DreamWorks' upcoming movie, "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit." With huge free-roaming gaming environments, inventive action, plentiful gadgets, numerous mini games and humorous visuals that reproduce the distinctive look of the film, the game perfectly captures the fun, zany and imaginative world of Wallace and Gromit.

The cheese-loving Wallace (voiced by Peter Sallis) and his loyal dog, Gromit, make their silver screen debut in "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit," a tale of giant vegetables, terrifying lupine beasts, and inventions gone awry. The film centers on the annual Giant Vegetable Competition, which Wallace and Gromit have been protecting with their latest ‘Anti-Pesto' company, which keeps rabbits away from the would-be winning vegetable. However, a huge, veg-eating beast starts to terrorize the neighborhood and is destroying the prize exhibits. Wallace and Gromit are hired to save the day.

Konami's Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit video game closely follows the events of the Aardman and DreamWorks film, with players using cooperative modes to guide any pairing of Wallace, Gromit or their rabbit friend, Hutch, through four huge areas. Players are given free reign of the area as they attempt to solve the problems of the Giant Vegetable Competition. Their mission takes them from the seaside to suburbia as they venture out at night to confront the beast responsible for the vegetable-based carnage.

"Wallace and Gromit is an international property that has the rare ability to appeal to both children and adults, making it an excellent entertainment choice for the entire family," said Geoff Mulligan, Chief Operating Officer at Konami Digital Entertainment – America. "Bringing Wallace and Gromit's first motion picture to life in an interactive world makes for an ideal video game experience that will appeal not only to fans of the property but gamers of all ages and abilities."

"The game has given us the opportunity to create a more adventurous environment for the characters," commented Nick Park, Creator and Director of Wallace & Gromit. "Deeper storylines, that couldn't be accommodated in the film, have been developed are there ready to be explored. The Were-Creatures, for example, was a theme we would have loved to include in the film. I'm delighted to say that they are here in the game".

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