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WayForward is Making a Hotel Transylvania Tie-In Game

Posted by Mike Mason

Such a lovely place

To coincide with the upcoming release of Sony Pictures Animation's animated comedy Hotel Transylvania, GameMill Entertainment has announced a 3DS / DS game of the same name.

Don't look so terrified — WayForward is on development duties. We're promised a wide variety of locations, puzzles and boss battles, but that's about all we know about Hotel Transylvania for now.

In the film, Dracula invites some friends to his daughter's 118th birthday party at his holiday resort, Hotel Transylvania: a place where monsters can relax without irritating humans hanging around. With the Invisible Man, the Werewolves and Frankenstein's Monster wandering about, there're bound to be some mishaps and perhaps a little bit of mild peril when an ordinary human accidentally finds the place.

Hotel Transylvania is out on 28th September; we'd expect the 3DS / DS games to be out around the same time.

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Players Set Out on an Adventure as Film Inspired Characters in a Fun-Filled Game

Minneapolis, MN- July 23, 2012- GameMill Entertainment, an independent publisher of entertaining mass-market video games, announced today its plans to release Hotel Transylvania for the Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held systems, an action-adventure video game based on Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming animated comedy Hotel Transylvania. Hotel Transylvania the game is set to hit store shelves this September. Hotel Transylvania the film will be released in theaters nationwide on September 28, 2012.

Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but everything could change for the overprotective dad when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

Featuring a wide variety of locations, puzzles, and boss battles galore, the game creates an imaginative and fun way to interact with the movie characters.

Developed by Way Forward, Hotel Transylvania for Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS is rated “E10+” for Everyone 10 and up by the ESRB. For additional information about GameMill’s line of products, please visit:

The film is Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Produced by Michelle Murdocca. Screenplay by Peter Baynham and Robert Smigel. Story by Todd Durham and Daniel Hageman & Kevin Hageman.

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User Comments (16)



Stargazer said:

Yay, more Wayforward. Hopefully this will take some inspiration from Castlevania games.



Xilef said:

This movie actually looks really funny. Why haven't i heard of it before..?



hYdeks said:

WayForward is a great company, can't wait to see what they make with this movie tie-in game.



Bulbousaur said:

A kids film not made by Disney which doesn't look like total...? And Way Forward is making a game for it? Cool, but I hope this doesn't distract them from their 3DS Ware and WiiU Ware games.



Stuffgamer1 said:

@Koos: Did you even WATCH the trailer? Seriously, this movie looks great, and you're gonna miss out with the closed-minded attitude.

WayForward is good and all, but not everything they make is automatically excellent...while they do try to make licensed games good, there's definitely no guarantee.

@bluby1994: Well, this type of game is where they make most of the their money, NOT downloadable new IP's, so...yeah. I think they pretty much HAVE to put priority on this stuff.



Stargazer said:

@Stuffgamer1 Erm I don't think the movie looks great. But animated films usually up the silly-factor in the trailers so you never know. Hopefully it's of the same quality as Despicable Me (which also had fairly lame trailers).

And if Wayforward can make Happy Feet Two 3DS good (and it is) then I have faith that they can make anything worth playing.



Firejonie said:

The movie looks nice, might see it. The game, maybe. With WayForward working on it I have hope in the project.



TheGreenSpiny said:

Koos: Dreamworks is better than Disney/Pixar. As far as the game goes, Wayforward is like the only company that makes good licenced games. I'm sure that won't fail this one.



WaveGhoul said:

Dreamworks better than Pixar? They aren't even in the same league.
Those Shrek Films, a Sharks tale and even Happy feet did absolutely nothing for me. Meanwhile UP, Toy Story 1-3, Wall-E ect hit all the right notes.



ThreadShadow said:

This is a waste of WayForward's time, but I suppose they need it to put some bread on the table.



Freelance said:

I don't get the love for Pixar. I love Toy Story but everything else didn't do it for me. I don't see anything in their stories that makes it better than any other animated movie. It's standard stuff to me. I find them kinda overrated.

I'm not a fan much of Dreamworks either but they DID make two exceptional movies: How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda 2 (the latter surprised me as I didn't care much for the first movie.) I prefer those two movies over any Pixar movie.

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