Press Release from Disney Interactive Studios
BURBANK, Calif. -- A new generation of fans will soon connect like never before with the illustrious story and characters of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Disney Interactive Studios today announced it will publish the video game inspired by DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the Charles Dickens tale re-imagined by Robert Zemeckis as a major feature film starring Jim Carrey. DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL video game is scheduled for release exclusively for Nintendo DS in North America on November 3, 2009.
DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL video game is an innovative adventure puzzler for Nintendo DS that celebrates the spirit of the holidays with a Scrooge twist. It is the only video game inspired by the re-envisioned classic Dickens tale and gives Nintendo DS players a fantastical, super-sensory adventure with engaging activities for the yuletide season.
"DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL video game will bring the story to life in a new and interactive way," said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. "This game will provide hours of festive entertainment and is destined to be an instant classic for a whole new generation of 'Christmas Carol' fans."
The game utilizes many of the unique Nintendo DS features. Players will guide Scrooge on his supernatural adventure, by blowing and shouting into the microphone and using the Nintendo DS stylus to pull, shake, drag, rattle and tap the different environments. In the game, players experience immersive animated cutscenes that unfold like an interactive story book with amazing beauty and detail. Players will also have access to actual chapters of the classic Dickens book and will interact with characters from the film, including Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Mr. Fezziwig, Marley and the three spirits of Christmas.
In addition, players can engage in several fun festive activities like singing carols, decorating with holiday ornaments, and cooking Christmas dinner in Tiny Tim's kitchen. The game features 14 mini-games that include coin tossing, performing on the piano, a snaps card game, snow ball fights as well as a "Pass the DS" feature which allows for up to four players to compete in mini-games on one DS unit. A real-time advent calendar also lets players unlock surprises every day from December 1st through Christmas 2009.
DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL video game also includes access to DGamer, the online community exclusively for Disney gamers on Nintendo DS, allowing them to chat with other players and unlock additional items in their game.
About the FilmDISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, a multi-sensory thrill ride re-envisioned by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, captures the fantastical essence of the classic Dickens tale in a groundbreaking 3D motion picture event.
Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk (Gary Oldman) and his cheery nephew (Colin Firth). But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it's too late.