Shark Tale Out to Hook Gamers

In advance of Friday’s opening of DreamWorks’ latest CG feature, Activision has released the Shark Tale video game to retailers nationwide. The title immerses gamers in the underwater world of Reef City as they assume the role of Oscar, a fast-talking hustler who finds himself in deep trouble when he takes credit for something he didn’t do. Players will dance, race, fight, explore and brave their way through more than 25 movie-inspired and game exclusive levels.

In the PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions, players can plug in a dance pad and earn points while busting moves to remixed and licensed R&B, funk, reggae and hip-hop music from top artists in uniquely choreographed dance missions.

The game was developed for the console platforms by Edge of Reality, for the Game Boy Advance by Vicarious Visions and for the PC by Amaze Ent., all working in conjunction with the DreamWorks animation team.

Rated “E” for Everyone, DreamWorks’ Shark Tale is available for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube for the suggested retail price of $49.99. Both the Game Boy Advance and PC versions feature unique gameplay and list for $29.99 each. BradyGames’ official strategy guide is available at electronics, book and software retailers nationwide, and online at bradygames.com.

Read about the making of the game in the October issue of Animation Magazine, and see our November cover story for a behind-the-scenes look at the big-budget animated feature, set to take a bite out of the box office this Friday.