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Wii & DS Become Guardians Of The Great Ga'Hoole Tree

Posted by Trevor Chan

Fantasy book series gets video game treatment to coincide with film release

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.

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User Comments (8)

irken004

#1

irken004 said:

Never heard of the books. The games looks nice, but I don't trust Krome Studios very much after playing some of their previous titles :P

Bassman_Q

#3

Bassman_Q said:

I read the first 3 books in the series in like 3rd grade. They were pretty good, but kinda childish compared other stories of a similar genre like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. So, I don't have very high hopes for these games... or the movies.

V8_Ninja

#5

V8_Ninja said:

Great hype trailer. But I'll wait for the reviews first before even considering buying the game.

Omega

#6

Omega said:

I never liked games based on movies or tv series. That must be because in the 80s they were mostly junk. I have still not recovered from them. Brrr.

Rerun

#7

Rerun said:

It looks promising from the visuals. Of course that doesn't guarantee anything. I'll wait for the review or a demo before I purchase the game.

I haven't heard of the book though. I find that funny since I read a lot.

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