BURBANK, Calif. - (October 5, 2006) - The housewives of Wisteria Lane have arrived on Windows PCs. Buena Vista Games, Inc. today announced Desperate Housewives: The Game is now available at retail stores throughout the United States. Desperate Housewives: The Game is a lifestyle simulation Windows PC game inspired by the Golden Globe-winning ABC-TV series produced by Touchstone Television. In the game, the player takes on the role of a new housewife who moves to Wisteria Lane and unlocks the delicious scandals hidden in the seemingly "perfect" neighborhood.
"The global popularity and success of 'Desperate Housewives' is unsurpassed and provided the perfect inspiration for a Windows PC game that captures the essence of the series," said Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games. "For the hours during the week between the Sunday night episode airings, Desperate Housewives: The Game is the ideal way for series fans to stay connected to the experience."
Desperate Housewives: The Game is a lifestyle simulation game with a 12-episode story. The game enables Windows PC users to customize a housewife and her family. The new housewife will move into a house on Wisteria Lane and uncover secrets from her past through interaction with her neighbors - including both characters from the TV series and all new characters. With a script from series writer Scott Sanford Tobis, the game is a new narrative that incorporates both drama and dark humor - a combination of characteristics familiar to fans of the show.
Brenda Strong reprises her role from the "Desperate Housewives" series as the voice of deceased housewife Mary Alice Young, who serves as the show's omniscient narrator in each episode.
Developed by Liquid Entertainment, Desperate Housewives: The Game is rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and has a suggested retail price of $19.99.
About the series
Marc Cherry is executive producer and creator of "Desperate Housewives." The series is produced by Touchstone Television and is the winner of both the 2005 and 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy. "Desperate Housewives" airs Sundays, 9-10 p.m. (ET/PT) on ABC.
About Buena Vista Games
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG) is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). BVG publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. For more information, please log on to www.bvg.com.
About Liquid Entertainment
Liquid Entertainment is a leading independent developer of entertainment software best known for its critically acclaimed strategy game Battle Realms and Lord of The Rings: War of The Ring. Liquid's passion is crafting the most entertaining and compelling games. To find out more about Liquid Entertainment and their games, please go to http://www.liquid.to.
About Touchstone Television
Touchstone Television has established itself as one of Hollywood's leading production companies, supplying critically acclaimed, quality entertainment to the broadcast and cable television industry. For the 2005-06 TV season, Touchstone Television received 18 pick-ups for new and returning scripted series on broadcast television including the critically and consumer praised phenomenon's "Lost," "Desperate Housewives" and "Grey's Anatomy." www.touchstonetvpress.com.
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