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Zathura

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: 2K Games

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2KGames Announces 'Zathura' (PS2/XBox) Movie Deal

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT

Adventure is waiting, play the movie! Based on the feature film directed by Jon Favreau ("Elf") and the best-selling children's book by Chris Van Allsburg ("The Polar Express", "Jumanji") players will experience outer space like never before. The intergalactic journey begins when a mysterious board game thrusts the house of two young brothers, Walter and Danny, into outer space. The boys must put aside their sibling rivalry, and players must utilize each character's unique strengths, to survive each challenge. Battle deadly aliens, menacing robots and other celestial hazards in this space journey filled with action-packed adventure in order to get back home safely to planet Earth.

The Zathura video game, based on the highly anticipated film of the same name, will be released for console systems in conjunction with the theatrical release of the movie in late 2005. In development by High Voltage Software, Inc., Zathura the video game will allow players to create their own high-action space adventures in a visually stunning 3D game environment.

Based on the best-selling children's adventure book by Chris Van Allsburg (Polar Express, Jumanji), Zathura follows two young brothers who find a mysterious board game that takes them on a wild ride through outer space. Meteor showers, out-of-control rocket-propelled robots and nasty alien lizards are among the obstacles they must overcome to get back to Earth. Zathura is directed by Jon Favreau (Elf) and stars OscarĀ® winner Tim Robbins (Mystic River).

"Zathura is a fantastic adventure that will thrust fans into an experience like none other," said Christoph Hartmann, Senior Vice President of Publishing at 2K Games. "We are excited to work with Sony Pictures Consumer Products on such a tremendous property for the holidays."

Zathura for PS2 and Xbox will be on display at 2K Games' booth at E3 (that's #968 in the south hall).

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