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The Owls of Ga'Hoole taking flight this September

Posted by: Chad at 3/24/2010 7:41 PM
How many video games let you control an owl in flight?  If you can think of one, you are doing better than me.  That's about to change.  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is creating a movie-tie in game called Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole - The Video Game that will put players in control of an owl.

There's something about "an epic story of good versus evil" and the "winged warrior and protector of the owl world" but just watch the trailer below.  The movie and video game are set for release in September.  World saving owl flight sim for the win!



WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES

LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE - THE VIDEOGAME

A STUNNING ACTION GAME FILLED WITH HIGH-FLYING ADVENTURES
INSPIRED BY THE UPCOMING ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

BURBANK, Calif. – March 23, 2010 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces that Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole - The Videogame will be available on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ in September 2010 in conjunction with the release of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. The highly anticipated 3D fantasy family adventure film is from Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, and will be released on September 24.

The game invites kids and fans of the film and the popular Guardians of Ga’Hoole book series to join an unlikely band of heroes as they take on the role of a Guardian, a winged warrior and protector of the owl world, in an epic story of good versus evil. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole - The Videogame allows players to customize and control their owl on a thrilling journey across mythic terrains.

“Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole - The Videogame gives players a fun, new gameplay experience capturing the excitement of owl fight and flight with intuitive and smooth controls,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Players will be able to do much more than fly, as they race, attack and grow their abilities for a more immersive experience throughout the expansive environments beautifully depicted in the game.”

Based on the film directed by Zack Snyder and the bestselling book series by author Kathryn Lasky, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole - The Videogame is being developed for Wii™, PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft by Krome Studios and for Nintendo DS™ by Tantalus Media.

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About Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole:
Marking the animation debut of director Zack Snyder, the fantasy family adventure “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” follows Soren, a young owl who dreams of someday joining his heroes, the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.” Zack Snyder is directing “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” from a screenplay by Emil Stern and John Orloff, based on the Guardians of Ga’Hoole novels by Kathryn Lasky. The film is being produced by Zareh Nalbandian, with Donald De Line, Deborah Snyder, Lionel Wigram, Chris DeFaria, Kathryn Lasky and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” features the voices of Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Deborra-Lee Furness, Ryan Kwanten, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham. The film opens nationwide in theatres and IMAX on September 24, 2010. It will be presented in 3D and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

www.legendoftheguardians.com


About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Krome Studios
Krome Studios is Australia’s largest video game developer and a leading independent development studio in the worldwide game development community. Krome’s vision is to cultivate technological and artistic achievement, creating proprietary technologies that facilitate superior game development for both original and licensed properties. The company has proven expertise in developing games for the current gen platforms and is already engaged in working on next gen as well as all handheld platforms.

About Tantalus Media
Founded in 1994 and with and a portfolio of over thirty titles on most major platforms, Tantalus is one of the world’s leading independent game development studios. Renowned for handheld work on franchises such as Cars, SpongeBob, MX vs ATV, and the million-unit-selling Pony Friends, Tantalus also develops for the current generation of consoles. Tantalus employs over 70 developers at its studio in Melbourne, Australia. www.tantalus.com.au