Taz's Appetite Expands Onto The DS

Developed by WayForward Technologies, take control of The Tasmanian Devil in dual modes of play.

Looney Tunes is one of those franchises where the roster of characters is so large and diverse, there's one for everyone. Whether you share personality traits, or you just like the way they walk and talk, you just can't help but associate yourself with one of them. Fans of the Tasmanian Devil are in for a treat when he whizzes his way onto the DS this year.

Warner Bros. has announced that Taz is set to star in his own Nintendo DS game entitled Galactic Taz Ball. When Marvin the Martian starts helping himself to Earth's landscapes to make Mars a little more homely, Taz finds himself accidentally part of the shopping list. Traversing across broken-off pieces of Earth in space, Taz must put a stop to Marvin's plans and find a way back home.

Samantha Ryan (Senior Vice President, Development and Production at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) adds:

Taz is one of the most popular characters in the Looney tunes family, and with Galactic Taz Ball kids can have fun for hours with action, exploration, platform challenges, and puzzle solving...

The game will feature two different gameplay mechanics spread over two worlds. The "Overworld" is an action style 3D game that's displayed on the top screen, with the bottom screen housing the track ball controls which will utilise the stylus. When Taz gains enough momentum, he can transform into a tornado and destroy enemies and smash objects out of his way. The "Underworld" is a side-scrolling puzzle game that's played on the bottom screen in which Taz navigates his way through a mechanical maze.

Galactic Taz Ball is currently scheduled for release in May 2010 in Europe and Australia, with a North American release penned for the Fall.