Worldwide Biggies Inc. has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Act III Licensing to develop a series of games based on the 1987 cult film classic THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Marking the first time the film will be brought into the interactive entertainment arena, Worldwide Biggies will create a downloadable game entitled TRUE LOVE AND HIGH ADVENTURE - THE OFFICIAL PRINCESS BRIDE GAME, as well as THE OFFICIAL PRINCESS BRIDE DVD GAM" featured exclusively on the film's 20th Anniversary DVD Nov. 13, 2007 from MGM Home Ent.
"We are honored to bring one of the most popular romantic adventure movies of all-time to life for the first time as an interactive gaming experience," said Albie Hecht, Founder/CEO of Worldwide Biggies Inc. "We are confident that the innovative, first-rate digital content will excite hardcore followers as well as a whole new generation of fans with a unique opportunity to actually play the movie. As a huge fan of THE PRINCESS BRIDE myself, I know fans will love this opportunity to finally fight the R.O.U.S.'s on their own!"
TRUE LOVE AND HIGH ADVENTURE - THE OFFICIAL PRINCESS BRIDE GAME follows the story set forth in the movie authored by William Goldman and brought to life by movie director Rob Reiner featuring the characters made famous by Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn, Wallace Shawn, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, Christopher Guest and Billy Crystal. It is the story of the young farm boy Westley whose love for the beautiful Buttercup leads him on a swashbuckling adventure to become the Pirate Roberts and save her from The Sicilian Crowd - Vizzini, Fezzik and Inigo - the henchmen of the evil Prince Humperdinck and Count Rugen. Episode One of the game will be released during fourth quarter 2007 at www.princessbridegame.com. The full downloadable game will be available in April 2008.
THE OFFICIAL PRINCESS BRIDE DVD GAME begins during Episode Two after Vizzini, Montoya and Fezzik kidnap Princess Buttercup. While attempting to sail to Guilder and reach the Cliffs of Insanity, the player must help Fezzik complete a series of rhymes in the first of three interactive challenges. Once under way, Princess Buttercup tries to escape by jumping into water infested with Shrieking Eels forcing Fezzik to save the princess in the game's second activity. The final activity is REVENGE OF THE PIRATE SHIP REVENGE'S REVENGE in which Westley is attempting to navigate his boat around obstacles and catch-up with the kidnappers to save the princess. Within each mini-game, players are rewarded with gems for completing an activity or for receiving an exceptional score. New content, extras and gems can be redeemed at www.princessbridegame.com.
Worldwide Biggies, with offices in New York and Los Angeles, is a new digital entertainment studio creating intellectual, web-based properties for kids, families and young adults that are designed for additional distribution in the film, TV and licensing arenas. Worldwide Biggies launched its first multi-platform hit on Nickelodeon and Nick.com earlier this year with THE NAKED BROTHERS BAND and has produced the Video Game Awards on Spike TV, which Hecht created during his tenure as the network's president.
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