Namco Pits Snoopy Against Red Baron

Video games publisher/developer Namco Hometek has announced plans to release Snoopy vs. the Red Baron, an aerial-based action-adventure game featuring characters from Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip and animated specials. The game is slated for release on PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox and PC in the fall of 2006.

Peanuts fans have long enjoyed Snoopy’s daydreams of becoming a World War I flying ace who must pilot his dog house in mortal combat with his famous arch-nemesis. The video game will take those flights of fancy to the next level with more than 50 single-player and co-op missions involving action-packed dogfights that span six unique environments.

Players can even customize planes, including Snoopy’s trusty Sopwith Camel. Upgrades include a collection of 25 comical weapons and other unlockable gadgets, including the player-guided Woodstock missile. Other classic Peanuts characters to appear in the game include Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Marcie and Sally. The beagle’s human pal will aid him on his mission with hints and tips leading to the secret location of the nefarious Red Baron.

Peanuts is licensed and syndicated by United Media. More information about Snoopy vs. the Red Baron is available at www.namco.com/games/snoopy.