The Destiny of Zorro marks the first interactive videogame experience for the Nintendo Wii platform in North America. Since his creation nearly a century ago by writer Johnston McCully, Zorro has left his mark on all major entertainment media including, stage, television publishing, and motion pictures, where some of the hottest Hollywood superstars have been featured. Available at retailers nationwide this spring, The Destiny of Zorro captures the timeless heroism of the mysterious masked marksman, providing non-stop action for fans and new gamers to enjoy.
Enter the "I am Zorro" contest on YouTube, and upload videos of your most original and creative moves inspired by the Hollywood icon, ZORRO. Participants can upload their video to the "I am Zorro" YouTube channel by 11:59 p.m. PDT on June 1, 2009 for a chance to win the grand prize of a The Destiny of Zorro home entertainment system, including a 32" Vizio HDTV, a Wii console and a copy of The Destiny of Zorro video game for Wii.
Submissions can be up to 90 seconds long and should demonstrate the legendary swashbuckling moves of the popular defender of justice, ZORRO. Users are encouraged to create a Zorro costume including a cape and mask, wear appropriate make-up and use various props that represent the legendary Zorro image. Contestants will be judged on their interpretation of Zorro's signature 'Z'-slash move on a scale of 1-100, including creativity (40 points), originality (30 points), personality (15 points) and display of emotion (15 points). Contestants are encouraged to emphasize Zorro's debonair panache, his inherent romantic appeal, as well as infusing emotion into their performances.
In The Destiny of Zorro, players don the iconic mask, whip and sword, transforming themselves into Zorro, the defender of the oppressed, whose secret identity is the fictional, wealthy caballero Don Diego de la Vega. Players will enter the sun-scorched coast and desert landscape of early 1800s Spanish California. The multi-tiered story sees Zorro through his many crusades, including duels against the nefarious Calavera and his troops, thwarting a plot to steal an invaluable treasure, battling a power-hungry mob boss and waging war against an entire rebel army!
Utilizing the exclusive properties of the Wii remote control system, players can whip, slice and of course perform Zorro's signature 'Z' slash move to bring his foes to justice. The game also allows for play in both daylight and nighttime scenes, which adds excitement to the diverse and challenging environments. With an enticing new story and cast of characters, The Destiny of Zorro routes players on an epic adventure filled with intrigue and surprise.
- Action oriented experience focused on making the player feel heroic through a responsive and intense gameplay
- Defines Zorro as a strong Lead character who is featured in an engaging storyline and demonstrates clever, heroic action in the gameplay.
- An immersive and consistent world featuring signature elements played out in a rich, romantic environment
- Intuitive and instantly accessible to the player
- Designed to appeal to a wide audience, with swashbuckling action and family-oriented fun
The Destiny of Zorro, developed by California-based Pronto Games, is scheduled for release in North America on May 5, 2009.