Wall-E licensing drive starts

Deals for summer Disney/Pixar film kick off with THQ video game agreement.
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Video games company THQ and Disney/Pixar are continuing their long running relationship with the release of potential summer movie hit Wall-E.

A game will launch across all major formats – including Microsoft’s Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo’s Wii and DS, PC and wireless devices – to tie in with the arrival of the film.

The deal between THQ and Disney/Pixar has achieved shipments of more than 35 million units worldwide. The firm’s current agreement with Disney/Pixar includes rights to create games based on four newly created film properties. Last year’s Ratatouille title was the first game to be released under the deal.

After hundreds of years doing what he was built for, Wall-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose when he meets sleek search robot EVE. She realises that Wall-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet’s future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans. Meanwhile, Wall-E chases EVE across the galaxy, meeting a pet cockroach and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots on the way.

The game will cover ten worlds including head to head multiplayer challenges.

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