The crayon side-scroller Drawn to Life
series on the Nintendo DS is now scribbling its way onto both the DS and Wii in Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
. Publisher THQ promises that enhanced drawing tools will be part of the deal come the Fall 2009 launch. Sadly, THQ didn't provide any further details, screenshots, videos, or even a working website
for the new game as of yet. So yeah. Congrats on the incredibly flaccid announcement, THQ. Next time, be sure you have something more to show for it. You guys aren't exactly Rockstar. Announcing something by name and name alone doesn't match the effort required.
DRAW THE ULTIMATE HERO WITH A Wii REMOTE™ WAVE OR A SWIPE OF THE STYLUS™ IN DRAWN TO LIFE®: THE NEXT CHAPTER™
Popular Franchise Makes Its Wii™ Video Game Console Debut
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – May 26, 2009 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the next addition to its incredibly successful Drawn to Life® franchise, Drawn to Life®: The Next Chapter™ is currently in development exclusively for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ . Featuring an innovative new action drawing feature and enhanced drawing tools, Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter will give players new creative tools and immerse them into new worlds they create and explore. The game is scheduled for release in fall 2009.
“Drawn to Life continues to be tremendously successful because it delivers a creative experience unlike any other game out there. Gamers of all ages love drawing their hero and seeing all of their creations come to life in the game, making it their own unique experience,” said Randy Shoemaker, vice president, global brand management. “Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter raises the creative bar with a totally new experience for both Wii and Nintendo DS fans alike.”
About Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
In Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter for Wii, players will draw their own heroes using the Wii Remote™ to find the Artifacts of Power and rid the Raposa village of an evil, shadowy figure that has taken over the land. Throughout the game, players will draw more than 100 unique items from robust drawing tools, such as vehicles, weapons and tools, to conquer their enemies. The all-new Action Drawing tool allows for objects to be drawn directly into the game to help navigate through several environments, including a sky world, a jungle and a shadow city. In addition, the game’s multi-player feature will allow players to draw their team members and equipment to compete against others in a variety of mini-games, such as soccer, hockey and basketball.
In Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter for Nintendo DS, players will be able to draw their own heroes, be it humans, animals or multi-limbed creatures, and will embark on a brand new adventure aboard a Turtle Ship to defeat the evil Wilfre and restore color to the Raposa civilization. Players will have the ability to morph their hero into a blob or a spider, adding more gameplay and allowing for players to play each level a variety of different ways. The game’s Action Drawing Tool gives each color special properties when drawing objects into the game to help solve puzzles and progression through the game. Along the way, they will collect coins and color drops to unlock a variety of content, including challenges and quests, customization options and hero abilities. In addition, the game’s multi-player aspect allows players to trade heroes, weapons, items and accessories with friends.
For more information, visit www.drawntolife.com
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