A week before the release of DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Animations’ new CG-animated feature, D3Publisher of America Inc. has announced the retail debut of the Flushed Away video game. Like the movie, the interactive title explores an imaginative version of London’s sewer system as a spoiled, high-rise dwelling rat learns how the other half lives. Players encounter various enemies, waterfalls and traps as they work to thwart the evil plans of the villainous Toad.
The game casts players as of one of three characters in the film ‘ Roddy (voiced by Hugh Jackman in the film), the beautiful, street-smart Rita (Kate Winslet) and the Jammy Dodger, Rita’s boat which has a unique personality of its own. Navigating more than 10 levels and a number of mini-games, gamers can utilize such weapons as a rat trap catapult, a cocktail sword, pudding mix and other items found in the sewer to defeat enemies and dodge floating debris.
‘We have worked closely with DreamWorks and Aardman to authentically bring the humor of the Flushed Away film and the personalities of its characters to life in our game,” says Careen Yapp, VP of licensing and business development for D3PA. “Flushed Away offers a gameplay experience that children as well as adults will enjoy.”
Flushed Away was developed by Monkey Bar Games for PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube, while Art Co. Ltd handled the title for Nintendo DS and Altron Corp. created the Game Boy Advance version. Featuring cartoon violence, the title is rated “E” for Everyone and is available for a suggested retail price of $29.95.