Sunday, July 26, 2009

"Alice in Wonderland" Video Games

Next Year, Nintendo will release the video game adaptations of Alice in Wonderland on Nintendo DS and Wii. No release date has been announced yet.

The game's premise is you travel Underland as Alice -- with characters such as the Mad Hatter, March Hare, White Rabbit, and Chesire Cat by your side -- and battle the menacing Red Queen and monstrous Jabberwocky.

The Mad Hatter and Chesire Cat, for example, have unique abilities to assist Alice on her quest. The Mad Hatter can help Alice alter her perception of Underland, allowing her to discover optical illusions to open up new parts of the bizarre world, that would otherwise have gone overlooked. The Chesire Cat has the power to make himself and objects appear and disappear. Combining these powers can help you solve puzzles.

The two versions of the game will differ in some ways. The Wii version, for example, follows the film's storyline and will feature an upgradeable combat system. You must use your abilities and supporting characters to defeat the Red Queen's numerous enemies and army of cards, destroy the Jabberwocky, and restore Underland to order -- to Wonderland.

In the DS version, you guide Alice and her associates through the dangerous armies. The DS version of the game will also feature a playable character not available in the Wii version. In addition, DS players can use the system's camera to detect colors mapped to unlockable content when tasks are completed.

"These games fully capture the magnificent and whimsical world of Underland while experiencing key moments from the film," said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. "More than just a retelling of the movie, Alice in Wonderland introduces fans to an entirely new style of innovative gameplay designed to challenge the puzzle solving skills of older players while making the adventures accessible and enjoyable for the younger crowd. Innovative gameplay and distinct artistic styles on each platform gives players a range of unique and engaging experiences."

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