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Thundering Typhoons, Details Regarding Tintin: The Game

Posted by Trevor Chan

Ubisoft brings the adaptation to the Wii and 3DS

If Tintin fans think the upcoming animated film is all they have to look forward to this year, think again. Along with with Steven Spielberg's motion picture adaptation of Hergé comic books featuring Belgium's favourite reporter, fans should also prepare themselves for The Adventures of Tintin: The Game.

Ubisoft has unveiled some game details from the upcoming Tintin game, announcing that the video game adaptation will launch in North America in time for the holiday season. Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier ― the studio that's also behind Rayman Origins ― the game will launch on the Wii and 3DS and will feature elements from several of Tintin's adventures: The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham’s Treasure.

The single-player mode will offer a mixture of exploration, puzzle-solving and combat that includes sword fighting and aerial combat. Various locales straight from the books will be explored, such as Captain Archibald Haddock’s ship “the Karaboudjan,” Omar Ben Salaad’s palace and the Moroccan city of Bagghar.

Aside from the solo adventure, gamers can work together in special multiplayer maps that are embedded in Captain Haddock's dreams. For a bit of healthy competition, gamers can take part in the Challenge mode where high scores will ensure victory for the player.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot spoke a little about the game's production values in relation to the feature film:

We’re excited for the opportunity to work with such renowned filmmakers on the iconic Tintin franchise... Our development team in Montpellier has worked very closely with the film team to ensure that players will have the chance to recreate the magical moments of the movie and to experience complete immersion into the Tintin universe.

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User Comments (11)

Henmii

#2

Henmii said:

What do you guys think of the upcoming movie? After a very long wait the movie really seems to be coming, I saw the trailer in the cinema!

I am a bit dissapointed that it is not a cartoon or a life-action, but yet again a computer animation (this time in Zemeckis style). Though I have to admit that the trailer looked very impressive!

TwilightV

#3

TwilightV said:

@Henmii: My only gripe is that Professor Calculus seems to be missing. Maybe they have plans for a sequel should all go well?

Henmii

#5

Henmii said:

"My only gripe is that Professor Calculus seems to be missing"

I haven't seen him either, but maybe he's in the movie and they just chose to not show him in the trailer. Who knows!

TrevorTheChan

#6

TrevorTheChan said:

I'm a massive Tintin fan and the fact that Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright are involved with the screenplay seals the deal for me.

I just hope these video game adaptations are worth the time and money and not a mindless way of cashing in on the film. "Exploration, puzzle-solving and combat" sounds like a good mixture to me. I've always thought a Tintin point & click puzzle game would be more than appropriate but this also sounds like it could work. Can't wait to know more.

BalrogtheMaster

#10

BalrogtheMaster said:

YES! When I saw the trailer for the movie I watched all 3 seasons which I have on DVD. I just wish there was a definitive ending to the series though.

Complaints aside, I really am looking forward to this game. I've been waiting for a Tintin game for many years.

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