In advance of this weekend’s opening of the new Disney/Pixar feature, THQ has shipped its WALL●E game in North America for Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac and mobile devices. Developed by THQ’s Heavy Iron Studios, the game will also be made available worldwide in more than 69 countries including the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Australia over the coming months.
The WALL●E game has layers take control of the title robot and his mechanical love interest, EVE, as they undertake a fast-paced adventure that revisits some of the movie’s most thrilling moments while introducing new storylines and other fresh elements. There are ten worlds to explore and head-to-head, multiplayer challenges in addition to intense missions set in a futuristic world. The title also features voice talent from the movie, including Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Academy Award-winning sound designer Ben Burtt.
THQ’s current agreement with Disney/Pixar, announced in 2004, includes rights to create games based on four newly created film properties from the top CG animation machine. Last year’s Ratatouille video game was the first property released by THQ under the deal.
WALL’E is rated E for everyone and is now available for the suggested retail prices of $49.99 (Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3), $39.99 (PlayStation 2), $29.99 (PSP, Nintendo DS) and $19.99 (Windows, Mac). To download a free demo of the game, go to www.wallevideogame.com. For more information about this and other THQ offerings, hit up www.playthq.com.