Majesco Entertainment has announced plans to publish the first wrestling game for the Nintendo DS in North America and Europe, having secured the videogame rights to Jack Black's latest feel-good comedy, Nacho Libre.
Opening in US theatres this weekend, Nacho Libre is the latest film from the creators of Napoleon Dynamite and the writers of School of Rock. It stars Jack Black as an orphanage cook who moonlights as a Lucha Libre wrestler to raise money for the orphans.
Majesco's DS game, which is being developed by Budcat Creations (responsible for the acclaimed PS2 port of Double Fine's Psychonauts), will feature a range of over-the-top wrestling attacks, four play modes, themed Touch Screen mini-games, four player wireless matches and numerous arenas from the movie, with more than ten unique playable characters.
Ken Gold, Majesco's VP of marketing, commented: "We're proud to announce the first Nintendo DS wrestling game for the US and European markets. Nacho Libre is the perfect movie to translate into a handheld experience and our game captures all of the humorous wrestling action from the film."
The game is scheduled to ship in October and forms part of Majesco's ongoing strategy to focus on budget and handheld software releases.