Press Release from Ubisoft
Ubisoft announces it will bring publishing phenomenon Where's Waldo? to life in a new interactive adventure video game titled "Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey." Created by Ludia Inc., "Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey" is an original interactive adventure for the whole family, as players scour the virtual globe in search of Waldo, his friends and other hidden objects. The game will be available for the Wii(TM) system from Nintendo, the Nintendo DS(TM) system, Windows-based PC and Mac and sold at North American retailers in September 2009.
"Where's Waldo? has been a cultural phenomenon for more than 20 years, with fans of all ages on the hunt for the elusive world traveler in the red-and-white striped shirt. We are looking forward to bringing an interactive Where's Waldo? adventure to fans of the highly-acclaimed book series and introducing an entirely new generation to the pop culture icon," said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft.
"Waldo is one of the most recognizable characters in the world, and his adventurous spirit is exactly what inspired Ludia to create this dynamic hidden object game series for the whole family to enjoy," said Alex Thabet, Founder and CEO of Ludia Inc.
In the game, players look for Waldo and friends, in addition to hundreds of hidden items in twelve different magical worlds. "Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey" can be played in single- or multiplayer mode. In the multiplayer mode, gameplay is enhanced through a variety of power-up features where players unleash different special effects to gain an advantage over opponents or enhance their own search capabilities.
-- Wacky Paint: Splatter colorful paint onto your opponent's screen to obscure the view.-- Thunder Clap: Cast thunder onto your opponent and make the screen shake.-- Frosty: Freeze the search window by encasing it in ice.-- Sparkly: Keep your eyes on the twinkle and glitter effects to detect items.-- And many more!