Gamers will now have a chance to go Where the Wild Things Are on their videogame consoles.
The new game, which ties into the release of the upcoming Spike Jonze movie, is being developed for the Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles by Amaze Entertainment and by WayForward for the Nintendo DS platform. It will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in October, around the release of the film.
The game lets people play as Max, the rambunctious young star of the Maurice Sendak book and film, as he explores the island the Wild Things live on and finds a way to work with the Wild Things to save the island from destruction.
‘Where the Wild Things Are is one the most beloved children’s stories and we are excited to deliver an immersive interactive experience based on and inspired by the feature film from Spike Jonze,’ said Samantha Ryan, senior VP production and development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
The movie version of Where the Wild Things Are is due out in theaters Oct. 16.