THQ announced WALL-E, the video game based on the highly-anticipated Disney-Pixar film, has shipped into retail outlets throughout North America for Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS, Games for Windows, Mac and mobile phones.
Developed by Heavy Iron Studios, the game will also be made available worldwide in more than 69 countries including U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Australia over the coming months. WALL-E is rated E for everyone and is now available for the suggested retail prices of $49.99 (Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3), $39.99 (PlayStation 2), $29.99 (PSP, Nintendo DS) and $19.99 (Games for Windows, Mac).
THQ's long-running and successful relationship with Disney-Pixar has achieved shipments of more than 35 million units worldwide. The launch of WALL-E marks the second installment in the company's well-established and successful association with Disney-Pixar, which includes rights to create games based on four newly created Disney-Pixar film properties. Last year's RATATOUILLE video game was the first property released by THQ under this agreement and was a top performing kids title in 2007.
Players take control of WALL-E and EVE through a fast-paced adventure based on the upcoming Disney-Pixar film. The game allows fans to relive some of the movie's most thrilling moments as they explore more than nine massive environments filled with non-stop action and adventure, along with head-to-head multiplayer challenges.
Players will recognize the storyline, characters and key locations from the WALL-E film as they carry out intense missions, dodge dangerous enemies and navigate their way through a futuristic world. In addition, the game contains new storylines and environments that movie-goers will not see in theaters. WALL-E also features major movie "voice" talent, including Jeff Garlin (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM) and Academy Award -winning sound designer Ben Burtt.
To download a free demo of the WALL-E video game, visit www.wallevideogame.com. For more information about this game and the rest of THQ's line-up of family-friendly titles, please visit www.playthq.com.
WALL-E (the movie) hits theaters this Friday.