Chertsey, United Kingdom - March 12, 2007: The Game Factory today announces it is publishing a new title based on the animated high-tech action adventure series, "Code Lyoko" for Wii. The new "Code Lyoko" game will be based on the fourth season of the hugely popular animated series and is due for release in Q4 2007.
Utilising the latest advances in 2D and 3D computer graphics imagery (CGI), "Code Lyoko" follows the adventures of four "ordinary" students who discover the existence of a mysterious parallel universe, a virtual world called Lyoko. The students, Yumi, Ulrich, Odd and Jeremy discover that both Earth and Lyoko are being threatened with destruction by a super virus, X.A.N.A., which has infected the Super Computer that controls everything. Now the students, who are joined by Aelita, a virtual being from Lyoko, must lead double lives : ordinary boarding school students on Earth and action heroes inside the digital world of Lyoko, where they learn each have special powers.
"We are thrilled to be bringing Code Lyoko to life on Wii" said Henrik Mathiasen, Game Factory's President. "Fans of Code Lyoko, and those new to the series, will be able to immerse themselves in the game in new and exciting ways using Wii's unique controls and gorgeous graphics. This game further demonstrates our commitment to both next generation consoles, and working with leading International children's brands"
"Code Lyoko combines a cutting-edge look and fantastic storytelling, making it the ideal show to be featured on Wii," said Cynthia Money, President, Worldwide Consumer Products for Taffy Entertainment. "The Game Factory's incredible creativity and sense of fun will translate into a Wii game that engages both fans of the show and gamers of all ages with exciting new worlds and interactions with the show's young heroes."
Code Lyoko on Wii has been specifically developed for the new platform by French developer Neko Entertainment. Neko's mandate is to deliver an intuitive and innovative blend of adventure, combat, platform and racing type of game play utilizing the features of the Wii controller.
Code Lyoko will enable gamers to join their favourite characters as they :
Battle through the 2D real world, and 3D world.
Interact with their favourite characters - Odd, Yumi, Ulrich, Aelita and Jeremy
Explore 40+ different locations with a storyline based on the fourth season of the popular animated series
Battle using a range of skills including shooting, fighting, puzzle solving and exploration.
Delve into the digital sea with the new season 4 vehicle, in search of the mysterious creature which infected their world
Discover a new 3D territory
Fight new bosses
"Code Lyoko" the television series, is produced by MoonScoop Productions, in association with France 3 and Canal J, and distributed worldwide by Taffy Entertainment. The show was created by Tania Palumbo, Thomas Romain and Carlo de Boutiny and directed by Jerome Mouscadet. Executive producers are Benoit and Christophe Di Sabatino and Nicolas Atlan.
About The Game Factory:
The Game Factory is an international publisher of video and computer games based on leading international children's characters. The Game Factory is a subsidiary of K.E. Mathiasen Group A/S, one of the largest children's products companies in Northern Europe.
About Taffy Entertainment
Taffy Entertainment ( www.TaffyEntertainment.com) is a leading worldwide distribution, brand management and entertainment company representing brands from some of the largest animation producers across the globe. This includes the prolific Mike Young Productions, MoonScoop Productions, the top producer of animation in Europe; and select properties from third parties. Taffy's library for distribution and/or consumer products includes the Emmy Award-winning "Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks", "ToddWorld", "Pet Alien", "Titeuf" (Too Teuf), "Growing Up Creepie", "Mix Master", "Fantastic Four", "Code Lyoko", and "Casper", among many others. With offices in Paris, Los Angeles, London and Shanghai, the company has fully-integrated production, distribution, licensing, merchandising and marketing facilities. It also has a library that includes over 3,000 half hours of animation, encompassing some of the most recognizable worldwide brands and best-loved animated creations in the global television market. The company also distributes to leading broadcasters in 160 countries around the world.
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