With several anticipated Summer blockbuster films ahead of us, we can expect to see video game spin-offs to start appearing our consoles and handhelds if they haven't already. Krome Studios and Tantalus Media, two companies that have given us video game adaptations of Star Wars and Cars are currently working on another franchise for the Nintendo platforms.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is coming to the Wii and DS in conjunction with the upcoming theatrical release of the Zack Snyder film of the same name later this year. Based on the Guardians of Ga'Hoole book series authored by Kathryn Lasky, the game sees players joining a band of heroes as they protect the owl world in a story of 'good versus evil'. Players will be able to customise their owls as they journey through a variety of terrains.
Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice-President of Production and Development at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment says:
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole - The Videogame gives players a fun, new gameplay experience capturing the excitement of owl fight and flight with intuitive and smooth controls... Players will be able to do much more than fly, as they race, attack and grow their abilities for a more immersive experience throughout the expansive environments beautifully depicted in the game.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is being developed by Krome Studios for the Wii (as well as the PS3 and Xbox 360) and Tantalus Media is taking care of the DS side of things; with a release penned for September. At the moment, details are a little skimpy but when we hear more on these titles, you'll read about it here. In the mean time, you can check out the announcement trailer below.