MICROSOFT: MICROSOFT: Xbox 360 Brings The Silverscreen HomeXbox takes the leading role in living-room entertainment, bringing summerâ€™s biggest movie-inspired games to life.
Seattle, WA (rushprnews) 18th May 2007 â€” The summer blockbuster movie season is quickly approaching and soon fans everywhere will be lining up around the block for five exciting new Xbox 360â„¢ games inspired by this summerâ€™s big-screen favorites.
Whether gamers want to save the universe, explore a new one or just
escape from the summer heat, Xbox 360 lets them jump into the cast as
they become the lovable ShrekÂ®, web- slinging Spider-Man, infamous
Captain Jack Sparrow, master magician Harry Potter or aspiring French
chef Remy the Rat. Gamers will control their destiny as they experience
firsthand the action, adventure, fun and romance that has made these
films a hit with all ages. Gamers can dim the lights, grab some popcorn
and create their own summer blockbuster magic with Xbox 360.
Lights, Console, Action!
Gamers will have the best seat in the house when â€œSpider-Man 3,â€ â€œShrek
the Thirdâ„¢,â€ â€œPirates of the Caribbean: At Worldâ€™s End,â€ â€œRatatouilleâ€
and â€œHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenixâ€ arrive on Xbox 360 for
star-studded game play. With this cast of characters, players and movie
fans of all ages can count on fun on Xbox 360. The entire family will be
clamoring for encore performances â€” perfect for an evening of family fun.
* â€œSpider-Man 3â€ (Activision). Even the noblest of super heroes have a
dark sideâ€¦unleash yours in â€œSpider-Manâ„¢ 3â€ the game. For the first time
ever, players get to experience the actions of both the heroic red-suited
Spider-Man and his darker, more mysterious black-suited persona. Go
beyond the movie and explore a massive New York City playground, master
signature combat and web attacks and protect the city from Sandman, Venom
and other notorious villains.
Rated 12+ ; Game release date: 4th May; Movie release date: 4 th May
* â€œShrek the Thirdâ€ (Activision). Those who canâ€™t get enough of â€œShrek
the Thirdâ€ should not despair. Xbox 360 lets players experience the
signature humor and outrageous adventures of the lovable hero long after
the movie credits roll. Play as Shrek, Donkey, Puss In Boots, Fiona,
Arthur and fellow fairy-tale heroine Sleeping Beauty to save Far Far Away
from Prince Charming and his army of villains. Gamers will be challenged
to rescue their pals, face off against Charmingâ€™s henchmen, gather
collectibles, test their gaming skills in 20 movie-based and game-
exclusive levels, and engage in various single-player and multiplayer
Rated 7+; Game release date: 17 th August; Movie release date: 31 th August
* â€œPirates of the Caribbean: At Worldâ€™s Endâ€ (Disney Interactive
Studios). Based on both the second and third films of the blockbuster
franchise, â€œPirates of the Caribbean: At Worldâ€™s Endâ€ brings players
deeper into the piratesâ€™ world with a chance to play as their favorite
stars: crafty Captain Jack Sparrow, swordsmith Will Turner or daring
Elizabeth Swann. Gamers will relive the swashbuckling adventures of the
crazed pirates and creative swordsmanship of the silver screen, and then
go beyond the film to experience new locations, an extended story and a
unique ending. They will also enjoy sword-assisted acrobatics,
swashbuckling action and classic dueling with unique gameplay.
Rated 16+; Game release date: 25th May, Movie release date: 25th May
* â€œRatatouilleâ€ (THQ Inc.). Summer starts cooking with Disney/Pixarâ€™s
â€œRatatouille,â€ the story of a young rat named Remy who dreams of becoming
a great French chef, despite the obvious problem of being a rat. With
this game, players can relive all the filmâ€™s most thrilling and hilarious
moments. From the underground sewers to the bustling streets of Paris,
they will dash, swim, glide and slide through five action-packed,
visually stunning worlds filled with dangerous enemies, intense heists
and perilous missions. Gamers can go head-to-head with their friends in
multiplayer minigames or navigate their way through a sensational rat
race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. Finish version
is with a subtitle The.
Rated 3+ , Game release date: 5th October; Movie release date: 19th October
* â€œHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenixâ€ (Electronic Arts Inc. and
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment). Magic makes a colossal comeback
as Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts in the most
authentic Harry Potter game to date. Players will explore the many key
locations at Hogwarts in precise detail, each one a visual match to its
film equivalent, while being engrossed in the thrilling adventures
outlined in the rich narrative of the book. They can choose to go to
class, play Gobstones or Wizard Chess, with no prescribed way to complete
the game; the choice is theirs as they experience more freedom than ever
before to customize their time at Hogwarts.
Rated 7+; Game release date; June, Movie release date: 13 th July
â€œThese action-packed Xbox 360 games let kids and adults alike take all
the adventure and excitement of this summerâ€™s hottest films home with
them,â€ said Xbox Dad columnist and family gaming expert, Duncan
Mackenzie. â€œI canâ€™t think of a better way to spend some quality time with
the kids than to turn our favourite movies into an interactive
experience; chatting and laughing as we take on the role of our favourite
Beyond gaming, Xbox 360 is an all-in-one entertainment centre that allows
people to watch their favourite DVDs, listen to cinematic soundtracks or
put their friends and family in the spotlight with photo slide shows.
They can also download popular movies and TV shows (available only in the
U.S.) and sneak a peek at trailers for upcoming movie releases on Xbox
LIVEÂ®, while the XboxÂ® Family Settings feature helps families feel
confident that children are playing in a safer, more secure gaming
environment. Boasting the largest social network in the living room, with
more than 6 million users, Xbox LIVE connects members across 25 different
countries, making it easy to find the friends, games and entertainment
they want from the moment they power on their Xbox 360 system.
About Xbox 360
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delivering the best games, the next generation of the premier Xbox LIVE
online gaming network and unique digital entertainment experiences that
revolve around gamers. Xbox 360 has a catalog of more than 160 high-
definition games and is available in 37 countries. More information
can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/xbox360.
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