THQ today announced plans to bring Ratatouille, based on the summer 2007 film from Disney · Pixar, to gamers of all ages around the world. The game is in development across 11 systems, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Windows PC and Mac, as well as wireless devices. Ratatouille will mark the most comprehensive simultaneous cross-platform launch in THQ's history and is scheduled to coincide with the worldwide release of the highly anticipated film.
“Disney · Pixar films have consistently captivated audiences of all ages with their imaginative and memorable characters, visually stunning animation, and unparalleled story-telling,” said Kelly Flock, executive vice president of worldwide publishing, THQ. “THQ has shipped more than 25 million units of Disney · Pixar video games to date, illustrating the success of our long-standing relationship and dedication to the Disney · Pixar business.”
About the Ratatouille Video Game
In the game, players will assume the role of Remy, a young rat whose love for great food puts him at odds with the needs of his family. Fans will be able to relive some of the film's most thrilling moments and experience the sights, sounds and most importantly, the smells, of Paris a la Remy across a multitude of gaming systems. Players will instantly recognize the storyline, characters and key locations of Ratatouille , as they engage in a series of unique mini-games, cooking challenges and head-to-head multiplayer. Ratatouille will allow players to create culinary masterpieces, evade detection from dangerous and often hungry enemies, and brave the perils of the dinner-rush in this senses-shattering journey to fulfill Remy's life-long dream of becoming a great chef.
THQ's Heavy Iron Studios is leading development for Ratatouille across THQ's Studio System. In addition, THQ Wireless is developing a suite of wireless content including games, wallpapers and ring-tones based on Ratatouille.