The reporter who does it all

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.