As his latest stop-motion tour de force, Corpse Bride, entertains moviegoers in theaters, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas finally makes its video game debut through Buena Vista Games. Developed by Capcom, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Oogie’s Revenge is now available in North America for the PlayStation2 and Xbox. Handheld enthusiasts can also pick up Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King for Game Boy Advance.
Oogie’s Revenge continues the story of the beloved 1993 feature film, casting players in the role of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who must help reclaim the town from the mischievous Oogie Boogie and his henchmen. Jack’s wide variety of attack options included the use of the new Soul Robber, a whip-like ectoplasmic weapon that takes the spirit and fight out of enemies. He also goes through costume changes, acquiring special powers as Pumpkin King Jack and Santa Jack. The title is approved for everyone 10 and older by the Entertainment Software Rating Board and carries a suggested retail price of $39.99.
A prequel to the film The Pumpkin King explores events that occurred when Jack Skellington first met evil Oogie Boogie and save Halloween. Players join Jack and his canine pal, Zero, on a journey to locate the source of unusual bugs that start to invade Halloween Town. With help from such as Sally, the Mayor and the inventions of Dr. Finklestein, Jack must rid the town of this new infestation and stop Oogie Boogie from carrying out his evil plot. Developed by TOSE, the Game Boy Advance title is also recommended for everyone 10 and older and lists for $29.99. More information on these and other Buena vista Games products can be found www.buenavistagames.com.