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'The Spiderwick Chronicles' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 12:31 a.m. PST

Sierra's The Spiderwick Chronicles, developed by Stormfront Studios, is an action/adventure game based on Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films' upcoming 2008 movie, as well as the fantastical Spiderwick book series.

The Spiderwick Chronicles videogame is based on the upcoming film adaptation by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films and will feature multiple playable characters, each with unique abilities. The Spiderwick Chronicles is a best-selling book series by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi in which twin brothers Jared and Simon, along with their sister Mallory Grace, embark on a perilous journey filled with adventure and danger.

Plunge deep into a fantasy world full of mystical creatures when you join the Grace children on their quest to discover the secrets of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Based on Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films’ movie adaptation of the best-selling book series, the video game lets players take on the roles of Jared, Simon and Mallory Grace as they enter the hidden world of the unseen. Play as all three Grace siblings, each with unique abilities, along with Thimbletack the Brownie, whose small size allows players to discover the inner passages of the enchanted Spiderwick home.

Features

  • Kid-Friendly Combat and Collection: Equipped with context sensitive controls for attacks and environment interaction, the game includes several combat elements, along with a creature collection component that allows players to log objects found during the journey into the Field Guide, earning the player new abilities, quest solutions or unlockable items.
  • Multiple Playable Characters: Players can choose to play as ANY of the three Grace children; each possessing unique abilities crucial to combating hordes of Goblins, hunting and capturing Faerie creatures and solving puzzles to successfully complete each mission. Players may also adventure through special tasks in the Spiderwick Estate as Thimbletack, the tiny Brownie who helps the Grace kids throughout their journey.
  • Minigames: Minigames consist of a series of arenas where players may capture sprites and / or fight off enemies. Some can be played by two players!

The Spiderwick Chronicles videogame is currently in stores for X360, Wii, PS2, NDS and PC.

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