Buena Vista Interactive, a publishing label of Buena Vista Games Inc., will publish TIM BURTONS THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: OOGIES REVENGE for the PlaySation2 and Xbox, to be released in October 2005 along with BVGs previously announced TIM BURTONS THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: THE PUMPKIN KING title for Game Boy Advance. Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of videogames and developer of the console titles will publish the PlayStation 2 title in Europe in 2005.
TIM BURTONS THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is an incredibly rich property that remains popular and highly visible throughout Disney theme parks and merchandise from Disney Consumer Products, said Graham Hopper, svp/gm, Buena Vista Games. The console game platform provides a compelling medium to extend the movies characters, storyline and environments and will help expand the franchise to new audiences. Were excited to continue working with Capcom Japan, the developer of the game, to enhance the title as well as adding the Xbox platform to our launch plans.
TIM BURTONS THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS movie was Disneys first feature-length stop motion animated film created, and has become a cult classic. Tim Burtons visionary genius was a breathtaking world with amazing, unforgettable characters. Since the movies first release in 1993, the property has been extended to DVDs, consumer products and theme park experiences, generating hundreds of millions of dollars.
Capcom and Buena Vista Interactive, in association with Tim Burton and other creative talent from the film, including art director Deane Taylor, have collaborated to create a thrilling action game to transport gamers into the NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS world. The game remains true to the spirit of the property with engaging gameplay elements, original characters and voice actors from the film, beautifully rendered visuals and the ability to explore the bizarre and fascinating Nightmare world.
TIM BURTONS THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: OOGIES REVENGE continues the story of Jack Skellington and his arch-nemesis, Oogie Boogie. Players assume the role of Jack, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who must help reclaim the town and save other holidays from the mischievous Oogie Boogie and his henchmen. Jack has a variety of attack options including the use of the all-new Soul Robber, costume changes with unique attacks and more.
Buena Vista Interactive (www.buenavistainteractive.go.com) is an award-winning publishing label of Buena Vista Games Inc., the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Co.'s Consumer Products business unit. The label publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform videogames based on the diverse businesses within The Walt Disney Co. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market.
Capcom (www.capcom.com) is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Founded in 1983, the company has created world-renowned franchises including RESIDENT EVIL, STREET FIGHTER, MEGA MAN, BREATH OF FIRE, DEVIL MAY CRY and the ONIMUSHA series. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong.