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TDK Announces Exclusive Todd McFarlane Characters For Shrek

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2001 @ 11:18 p.m. PDT

TDK Mediactive, Inc., a global publisher of entertainment software, announced today that Shrek for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft will feature character contributions from Grammy and Emmy winning Producer/Director, Todd McFarlane. Based on the highest grossing film of the summer from DreamWorks, Shrek for Xbox is slated for a November 15th release in tandem with the Xbox hardware launch. Suggested retail price for Shrek for Xbox is $49.99.

"We are really excited about Todd's character contributions," said Vincent Bitetti, chief executive officer of TDK Mediactive. "The twisted and quirky personalities
that he incorporated into the game characters are a perfect match for the unique and irreverent humor of the game."

Todd McFarlane collaborated with TDK Mediactive and developer Digital Illusions to create new, exclusive characters for Shrek for Xbox.

Characters include:

  • Humpty Dumpty as a half-cracked egg
  • The dastardly and menacing Dungeon Keeper
  • The cold and calculating Ice Cream Queen's ice cream

McFarlane's company, Todd McFarlane Productions, has the master toy license for Shrek and has created a complete line of toys based on the film as well as new
products that will be on shelves at retail to coincide with the November 2, 2001 DVD/Home Video release.

About Shrek for Xbox:

Game Description
The infamous Magic Mirror has an important message for Shrek: the evil sorcerer, Merlin, has captured the lovely Princess Fiona and has her locked in his Dark
Tower Fortress of Pure Evil.

In order to save his true love, Shrek must rescue her from the tower. However, the tower is inaccessible because of foul and thick fog that surrounds it. The
only way to clear the fog and gain access is to perform good deeds across the land. To help him out, the magic mirror gives Shrek a book of Good Deeds
and offers to teleport Shrek to places where good deeds are required.

"Shrek" for the Xbox features the following:

  • Eight never-before-seen worlds, with six missions per level
  • Beautifully bump-mapped environments, real-time shadows, and detailed characters- all taking full advantage of the outstanding graphic capabilities of Xbox
  • Whimsical game play populated with new original characters as well as characters from the film
  • Shrek's style of irreverent humor throughout

Todd McFarlane Entertainment
Todd McFarlane, best known as the creator of Spawn, is the creative force behind McFarlane Toys, and the founder of Spawn.com. In addition to Spawn toys,
the company, which also has the master toy license to DreamWorks' blockbuster Shrek, produces action figures of many other sports, pop culture, anime and cult
horror icons from movies, music, comic books and videogames. Figures include McFarlane's Sports Picks NHL hockey and NFL football, Metal Gear Solid 2, Akira, Jerry Garcia, Jim Morrison, AC/DC's Angus Young and Metallica. For more information visit HERE.

 

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