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Space Chimps

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Action/Adventure

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'Space Chimps' (NDS/PS2/Wii/X360) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PST

Space Chimps, based on the upcoming CGI-animated movie, is a 1-2 player action/adventure game that chronicles the quest of Ham and Luna as they overcome the perils of an alien planet in search of Earth's lost Infinity Space Probe.

The hilarious new CGI-animated adventure-comedy follows the adventures of a mischievous circus chimp named Ham (Samberg) who happens to be the grandson of the first primate ever sent into space. As a publicity stunt, Ham is chosen to lead a mission into space to explore a mysterious new planet. But when he and his crew crash land on the bizarre yet beautiful world and find their lives in peril, Ham must prove that he really does have "the right stuff."

His grandfather's legacy lands HAM III, a quick-witted circus chimp with the genetics of a space hero, smack in the middle of an election-inspired senator's plan to discover alien life. As the newest recruit to a team of highly trained space chimps, HAM III becomes a reluctant passenger on a harrowing mission through a dangerous inter-universal wormhole. This galactic adventure rockets the irreverent HAM and his fellow space chimps, TITAN and LUNA, deep into the cosmos to a wondrous planet ruled by a bizarre, tyrannical king. With the threat of death-by-dunking at the hands of the evil king constantly dangling over their heads, the astro-chimps find themselves responsible for the success of the Horizon's perilous mission, their own survival, and the emancipation of the planet. Sometimes it takes a trip to outer space to learn an important inner lesson: when the banana splits, it's what's inside that counts.

Fans of the film can expand their experience with the game, which will offer players a unique storyline that chronicles the quest of Ham and Luna (Hines) as they overcome the perils of an alien planet in search of Earth's lost Infinity Space Probe.

"The Space Chimps movie introduces a loveable cast of characters that fans will be quite fond of," explained Mitch Davis, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Brash Entertainment. "We've collaborated with Vanguard to create a game that incorporates the characters and world of the movie while building a unique storyline with new characters, giving fans the opportunity to be able live in the ‘Space Chimps' world a little longer."

"When looking for a partner to translate Space Chimps into a game, we knew Brash Entertainment would be a perfect fit for what we were looking for," said Amorette Jones, EVP Worldwide Marketing for Starz Media. "They've taken the world we've created and brought it to life in a game that will be fun and light-hearted—in keeping with the spirit of the movie."

"We're excited about the upcoming release of Space Chimps, and equally happy that Brash is the company that produces the first ever game based on a Vanguard project," said Williams, who is also chief executive of Vanguard Animation. "We know this game will enable fans to extend the Space Chimps experience."

Game Features

  • Alternate between playing Ham and Luna exchanging humorous banter between the two acrobatic chimps.
  • 13 levels including 3 bosses
  • Battle 2-player coop style or fight as 1-player with an advanced AI-controlled hero at your side.
  • More than 35 new enemies from the Fluvian world to challenge your combat skills!
  • Unlockable 2 multiplayer cooperative arenas utilizing the chimpball or traversing on the back of Fluvians.

"Space Chimps" is produced by John H. Williams (Shrek and Shrek 2) and Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black, The Addams Family) and features the voice talent of Andy Samberg, Cheryl Hines, Patrick Warburton Kristin Chenoweth and Stanley Tucci.

Space Chimps will be available for the X360, PS2, Wii, NDS, and will release alongside the Twentieth Century Fox film release on July 18, 2008.


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