Game developer D3Publisher of America Inc. will plunge gamers into the world of Ben 10: Alien Force, the latest incarnation of Cartoon Network’s hit animated series about a boy who can become ten different alien beings. Ben 10: Alien Force The Game will be available in North America this fall for Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS and PSP. The first game based on the show, Ben 10: Protector of Earth, launched in October of 2007 and has sold more than one million units worldwide.
Ben 10: Alien Force The Game begins five years after Ben put away the DNA-scrambling Omnitrix. With Grandpa Max missing and a diabolical Highbreed alien plot threatening planet Earth, gamers must help Ben take the Omnitrix out of retirement and lead eight different playable characters’including cousin Gwen, enemy-turned-ally Kevin Levin and five of Ben’s brand new alien forms’in super-powered battle with the intergalactic invaders. New aliens Swampfire, Jet Ray, Humungousaur, Spidermonkey and Big Chill allow Ben to manipulate fire, swim underwater, grow more than 60 feet tall, stick to walls and fly at mach speed. Players will also be able to harness Gwen’s new talent to create an energy shield and use it to protect and attack, and Kevin Levin’s ability to absorb materials like concrete, wood and metal to create an impenetrable shell on his body.
The fast-paced, 3D, side-scrolling action-adventure offers an unlimited combo system, along with puzzles and challenges that will engage players of all skill levels. The Nintendo DS version will offer alternate playable alien forms including Goop and Echo Echo, giving players additional unique powers to command and explore.
‘Ben 10: Alien Force set records as the most-watched original series premiere in Cartoon Network’s history, winning its timeslot when it debuted, and each week the series continues to grow as destination viewing for kids,’ says Christina Miller, VP of consumer products for Cartoon Network Enterprises. ‘The release of Ben 10: Alien Force The Game this fall will build upon the success of the first video game by expanding fans’ experience with the brand and giving them a new battle to win with Ben.’
The Nintendo DS version is under development by 1st Playable Prods. LLC. All other versions are being developed by Monkey Bar Games. The title is currently rated RP (Rating Pending) by the ESRB.