BEN 10 Gets Game

D3Publisher of America Inc. (D3PA) has unveiled details of the upcoming video game based on the Emy-winning Cartoon Network original animated series Ben 10. Set to arrive this fall for Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS and PSP, Ben 10: Protector of Earth will allow players to harness the power of the Omnitrix and change into various alien beings in order to save the world vile villains.

In the game, players will take on the role of Ben Tennyson, a normal kid who becomes a superhero when he finds a powerful wrist watch-like in a crashed meteorite. With the Omnitrix strapped to his wrist, Ben can transform into any one of ten alien heroes, though only five will be playable in this first game. D3PA has not yet revealed which aliens will be featured in the title.

‘The Omnitrix’s most popular alien heroes will be accessible as playable characters, and a familiar summer vacation storyline including all-new locations and content for players will immerse gamers in Ben’s world like never before,’ says Careen Yapp, VP of licensing and business development for D3PA.

Ben 10: Protector of Earth will feature other characters from the hit show, including Gwen, Grandpa Max, evil Kevin 11, the Forever Knights and Ben’s arch-enemy, Vilgax. Gameplay will involve a number of diverse challenges, puzzles and skirmishes. The Nintendo DS version is under development by 1st Playable Prods. LLC, while all other versions are being created by High Voltage Software Inc. The game is currently rated ‘RP’ (Rating Pending) by the ESRB.

The Ben 10 animated series drew the more than five million boys to Cartoon Network each month during the summer and led millions more to log on to play Ben 10 games online. Cartoon Network will debut two long-form movies for the show later this year.