Wabbit Season? Duck Season? Nope, it's Open Season!
UBISOFT DECLARES OPEN SEASON™: VIDEO GAME BASED ON SONY PICTURES ANIMATION'S FIRST FEATURE-LENGHTH CG ANIMATED FILM, HITS RETAIL THIS WEEK
The World of Open Season is Brought to Life in a Hilarious, Wild and Crazy Thrill Ride of a Video Game!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- September 18, 2006 -- Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that the Open Season™ video game, based on Sony Pictures Animation's first feature-length CG animated film, is available on store shelves today for the Xbox 360™ and Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance, PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) system and Windows PC. Developed by Ubisoft's award-winning Montreal studio, Open Season™ allows gamers to relive the humor and adventure of the movie by creating a fun and immersive interactive world that mirrors the same comedic storyline, zany characters and amazingly artistic images projected in the animated film. Open Season™ is rated "E-10" for Everyone and has an MSRP of $49.99 for the Xbox 360, $19.99 for the PC and $29.99 for all other platforms.
"Sony Pictures Animation, along with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, worked very closely with Ubisoft's award winning development team in Montreal to create a video game that stays faithful to the movie." said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for Ubisoft. "This partnership allowed Ubisoft to seamlessly translate the character depth and humor of the movie's storyline into a video game experience that remains true to the spirit of the film."
Open Season is a riotous romp in the great outdoors, where the rowdy brood of forest animals turns the tables on a bunch of unsuspecting hunters. When a domesticated grizzly named Boog gets lured into leaving the creature comforts of home by a fast-talking mule deer named Elliot, he finds himself lost in the woods just three days before hunting season. Forced to "rough it" in the great outdoors, Boog goes native, rallying all the forest animals to take back their home and send the hunters packing. With the Open Season™ video game, players relive the movie experience by playing as Boog and Elliot. Game features include:
--Interaction with Beth, Shaw and all of the animal favorites from the Open Season film.
--Players can throw skunk bombs, hurl rabbits, command acorn-firing squirrels and pull outrageous woodland pranks, guaranteed to scare the pants off the hunters.
--Follow along through all the madcap adventures, like rolling in a giant snowball, riding the rapids on a floating outhouse and zipping through tunnels in a crazy mine cart ride, as Boog discovers how to become a truly wild grizzly.
--Challenge friends in hilarious four-player mini-games.
About Open Season the Movie:
In Columbia Pictures' new action-adventure comedy OPEN SEASON, the first feature-length animated film from Sony Pictures Animation, Boog (Martin Lawrence), a grizzly bear with no survival skills, has his perfect world in the tranquil town of Timberline turned upside-down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer. Open Season is based on the humor of cartoonist Steve Moore (In The Bleachers), who also serves as Executive Producer with John Carls. The film is being directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King) and Jill Culton (Monsters, Inc., and Toy Story 2). The co-director is Anthony Stacchi (Antz). The producer is Michelle Murdocca (Stuart Little and Stuart Little 2). OPEN SEASON is scheduled for theatrical release on September 29, 2006.
Open Season has also been announced as coming to Wii, some time before March 31 of next year.