Some things stay the same in every year's Holiday season: lots of money is spent on gifts and merriment, too much food is eaten, and a CG movie based around festive characters arrives in cinemas and theatres worldwide. One of these movies will be Rise of The Guardians from DreamWorks Animations, and we all know what that means — Rise of The Guardians: The Video Game.

Notably, in the details sent to us Wii U has been named first and given star billing, while there's also confirmation of versions for Wii, 3DS, DS and the rival HD systems. It's set to be an action-adventure title with up to four players allowed in drop-in multiplayer, as you seek to level up and strengthen heroes such as North (Santa Claus), Tooth (the Tooth Fairy), Bunnymund (the Easter Bunny), Sandman, and Jack Frost. While not all movie tie-ins fare well, we should at least wait and see how this one turns out, and you can check out the press release below.

D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced that it will bring the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) animated film, Rise of the Guardians, to Nintendo’s Wii U™ system, Wii™ system, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, Nintendo DS™ hand-held system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game will be available at retail on November 20, 2012 to coincide with the theatrical release of the film on November 21, 2012 in North America.

Let your imagination soar in Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game as you play in an action-packed adventure game as one of the classic childhood legends, including: North (aka Santa Claus), Tooth (aka the Tooth Fairy), Bunnymund (aka the Easter Bunny), Sandman, and Jack Frost. Each player has their own set of upgradable and never-before-seen extraordinary abilities to help you take on the evil spirit “Pitch” and his infectious nightmares. With drop-in-and-out multiplayer and up to four players on consoles, cool team attacks, and an arsenal of spellbinding moves, you and your team of Guardians will protect the hopes, beliefs and imaginations of children all over the world!

“This holiday season, Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game will bring your favorite childhood legends to life,” said Peter Andrew, vice president of product development, D3P. “Our game will take players to imaginative worlds expanded exclusively for the game, where they will battle original enemies, and level up their characters to gain more powerful attack moves to ultimately stop Pitch and his evil nightmares.”

Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game is under development by Torus Games and is currently rated “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB. For more information on Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game, please visit