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SEGA Partners with Pyro Studios for Planet 51 Game

SEGA Europe, SEGA of America, and Madrid-based Pyro Studios will create a game based on its upcoming animated film, PLANET 51. The PLANET 51 game will be available in winter 2009 for Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS.

PLANET 51 is a galactic sized alien adventure comedy from the writer of SHREK and SHREK 2, which revolves around American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker who lands on Planet 51, thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world reminiscent of a cheerfully innocent American town circa 1950, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders... like Chuck! With the help of his robot companion "Rover" and his new friend Lem, Chuck must navigate his way through the dazzling, but bewildering, landscape of Planet 51 in order to escape becoming a permanent part of the Planet 51 Alien Invaders Space Museum.

PLANET 51, is scheduled for theatrical release in the United States on November 20, 2009 by Sony Pictures Releasing, and around the world by independent distributors.

The PLANET 51 game will take the form of an entertaining mission-based driving game, with various characters from the film available to play.

SEGA have previously partnered with Marvel Studios to create games for a number of their popular long-running comic series, this includes the recently released, and hugely successful IRON MAN film. Pyro Studios have previously worked on the acclaimed COMMANDOS line of WWII games. PLANET 51 will be Pyro Studios' first exploration into the movie genre.