As DreamWorks gears up to return to its slightly twisted version of Fairy Tale Land with this summer’s release of the animated feature Shrek 2, Activision is getting a head start on the sequel action. Shrek 2 is now available for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube and retails for $49.99. The Game Boy Advance and PC versions are available for the suggested retail price of $29.99.
Shrek 2 lets players control a team of four characters, mastering each one’s unique skills and switching between them to complete adventures while dodging and defeating enemies. Numerous puzzles challenge gamers to work their way out of difficult situations, and mini-games provide additional tasks to master. In addition to film characters Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona and Puss-in-Boots, the game features characters created exclusively for the game.
Working in conjunction with the DreamWorks animation team, Shrek 2 was developed for the console platforms by Luxoflux, for the Game Boy Advance by Vicarious Visions and for the PC by KnowWonder, an Amaze Entertainment studio. The Game Boy Advance and PC games offer a single player only experience.
The ESRB has rated Shrek 2 “E” for “Everyone.” It contains comic mischief and violence deemed suitable for persons ages six and older.