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Alex Rider: Stormbreaker

Platform(s): Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: THQ
Developer: Altron Corporation
Release Date: Oct. 2, 2006 (US), July 7, 2006 (EU)

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Nintendo DS Makes Appearance in Stormbreaker Movie

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT

Based on the teen spy movie Stormbreaker, players embrace the role of Alex Rider to out-spy, outwit and out-cool evil in this thrilling action adventure, featuring third-person stealth game play, fast-paced racing action, intense fighting and engaging, and gadget-based minigames.

After the murder of his uncle and guardian, the MI6 British spy agency recruits the reluctant 14-year-old Alex Rider to take over his uncle's mission. Like any good spy, during training he receives his key piece of gadgetry: a Hot Rod Red Nintendo DS. He also gets several game cards that transform his DS into an eavesdropping device, a wiretap detector or a smoke bomb.

"Along with writer Anthony Horowitz, we asked ourselves how the Secret Service would get secret tools into the hands of a 14-year-old spy," says Peter Samuelson, who, with his brother Marc, produced the film. "Nintendo DS is the perfect fit: Alex's spyware hides in plain sight. Audiences will be thrilled to see how it helps Alex get out of a host of heart-pounding predicaments."

Stormbreaker is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom on July 21 by Entertainment Film Distributors, in the United States on Oct. 6 by The Weinstein Company and worldwide from August by leading local distributors.

The film stars Alex Pettyfer as Alex Rider, with Sarah Bolger, Robbie Coltrane, Stephen Fry, Damian Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo, Missi Pyle, Andy Serkis, Alicia Silverstone, Ashley Walters and Mickey Rourke.

"The agreement is a perfect marriage of two hot entertainment properties," explains George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "And while the Nintendo DS is one of the most versatile gaming systems available, we unfortunately have no plans to make any DS spy-related functions available to the general public."


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