Milton Keynes, UK – 26, August 2010 – Global videogame publisher 505 Games and Paramount Digital Entertainment today announced that Grease: The Game will be available for the Nintendo DS TM and Wii TM from tomorrow, Friday 27 August. Based on the original high school musical that first hit cinemas in 1978, Grease: The Game will ignite Grease fever by giving fans hours of jump-jiving gameplay.
“505 Games is always looking for new ways to engage players with original interactive experiences and our relationship with Paramount Digital Entertainment has allowed us to do just that,” said Ian Howe (MD, 505 Games) “Contributing to the current Grease revival has been a such a rewarding experience for all of us that we are truly excited to welcome a whole new generation of fans with Grease: The Game. With its compelling gameplay, iconic song list and charming graphics, ‘Grease’ is going to entertain enthusiasts of all ages.”
In Grease: The Game players will not only sing and dance to 16 of the movie’s iconic songs, they will also engage in all kinds of party fun alongside Frenchie, Kenickie, Rizzo and the rest of the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. There are a number of pick-up-and-play mini-games for the whole family including drag races down Thunder Road against the Scorpions, sports competitions to win a letterman jacket, carnival games at the Rydell Graduation carnival, and even pillow fights with the Pink Ladies. In story mode, gamers can fix up Greased Lightnin’ to try to win Sandy’s affections with their funky dance moves. Players can also dance their way through much-loved movie moments following Sandy and Danny on their legendary high school journey.
Grease: The Game for Wii allows players to join the student body at Rydell High while dancing and singing using the Wii Remote TM , the Wii Balance Board TM and Wii-compatible microphones. In party mode up to eight players can compete in two teams for musical domination. The Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi versions of the game test players’ rhythm skills as they tap to the beat of 10 beloved “Grease” tunes. Gamers can also use the camera functionality on the Nintendo DSi to get into the game by uploading their face to their favourite character.
Grease: The Game is rated PEGI 3+ and is now available nationwide.
For press materials and additional information, please visit the press site at: http://www.greasethegame.com/
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About Paramount Digital Entertainment
Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) is a division of Paramount Pictures Corporation. PDE develops and distributes filmed entertainment across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices, videogames and emerging technologies.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group and Paramount Worldwide Television Distribution.
About 505 Games Ltd.
505 Games is a multi-platform interactive video games company that publishes titles across the globe. Founded in 2006, 505 Games has offices across seven territories around the world, with six in Europe and one in the United States.
505 Games is headquartered in Milton Keynes, UK and is dedicated to the publishing and distribution of computer and video games across the EMEA and Australia regions. The
current portfolio includes the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA II, and IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey.
For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.co.uk