Fans of Aardman’s Wallace and Gromit clay animated comedy shorts will be treated to a first look at BAM! Ent.’s new video game based on the property at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this week. Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo will be on display in the Nintendo booth May 14-16. This is the first video game product to feature the popular plasticine pals who have starred in several half-hour films that garnered Aardman and director Nick Park two Oscars. The title is due to release on Nintendo GameCube this fall.
Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo is an action-adventure game that sends the player is on a mission to liberate the zoo from the evil clutches of the maniacal penguin Feathers McGraw. Gamers will play as the non-speaking yet charismatic dog, Gromit. With Wallace in tow, building ingenious contraptions, Gromit must navigate six diverse levels and complete 24 missions and 12 mini-arcade games in order to rescue baby zoo animals, solves puzzles and attempts to defeat Feathers at his evil game.
More information on the game can be found at www.bam4fun.com.
Aardman recently released Cracking Contraptions, a series of ten one-minute Wallace & Gromit misadventures and is set to begin production with DreamWorks on the first feature-length Wallace & Gromit movie, slated for release in 2005.