Nintendo Snags Airbender Game Exclusive

A new interactive game based on the forthcoming live-action version of the animated Nickelodeon series The Last Airbender is coming exclusively to Nintendo platforms.

The game, developed by THQ, is set to be released for the Wii, DS and DSi devices in June, prior to the film’s release on July 2.

The game revisits several scenes from the film, which is directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and allows users to play as Aang, Zuko or the Blue Spirit using the Wii remote and nunchuck controllers and special hand movements specific to each character’s powers.

The Last Airbender video game boasts original gameplay elements that create an experience never previously seen before on the Wii system,” said Doug Clemmer, THQ’s executive VP of kids, family and casual games. “The artistic in-game graphics and dynamic combat were designed to fully engage players, while providing an exhilarating and interactive gaming moment.”

More details on the game can be found online at www.thq.com.