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Konami to Publish Wallace & Gromit Film-based Videogame

Konami Digital Entertainment America will publish the official videogame based on Aardman Animations and DreamWorks upcoming movie, WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT. The game offers huge free-roaming gaming environments, inventive action, plentiful gadgets, numerous mini games and humorous visuals that are true to the distinctive look of the film, plus other actions and characters the filmmakers had hoped to include in the feature.

The film centers on the annual Giant Vegetable Competition, which cheese-loving Wallace (voiced by Peter Sallis) and his loyal dog, Gromit, have been protecting with their latest Anti-Pesto company, which keeps rabbits away from the competing vegetables. They come up against a new force as a huge, veg-eating beast starts to terrorize the neighborhood and is destroying the prize exhibits.

KONAMIS WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT videogame 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. 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, coo at Konami Digital Entertainment - America. Bringing Wallace and Gromits first motion picture to life in an interactive world makes for an ideal videogame 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/director of WALLACE & GROMIT. Deeper storylines, that couldnt 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. Im delighted to say that they are here in the game.

Frontier Development, the makers of previous of WALLACE & GROMIT videogames, is developing this film-based game in the U.K. as well.

Konami Corp. (www.konami.com) is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home videogame market. Konami's action and adventure titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Castlevania, among other top sellers. Konami Corp. is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S. and Konami of Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Digital Entertainment - America (www.konami.com/gs.), a division of Konami Digital Ent.

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