BURBANK, Calif.–The government will look to a new type of secret agent to help protect the planet this summer – an elite force of guinea pigs. Disney Interactive Studios today announced it will publish the G-Force video game, inspired by the upcoming feature film “G-Force” from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. G-Force is scheduled to deploy to North American retail outlets in July 2009.
G-Force will carry out missions on the Wii™ home video game console, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™ and Windows-based PC.
G-Force is a fast-paced action-platform game featuring a unique team of specially trained guinea pigs that use high-tech gadgets and specialized talents to complete a dangerous secret mission. Players control Darwin, the G-Force team leader, and housefly surveillance commando Mooch. Darwin and Mooch team up with the rest of G-Force to use their unique high-tech gadgets, stealth mastery, and pint-sized teamwork to save the world from a robot army of evil household appliances. G-Force features innovative gameplay with a unique sense of scale and puzzle solving that requires players to manipulate environments or enemies, including evil household appliances like waffle irons, water coolers and vacuum cleaners to complete their mission.
“The G-Force video game gives players the opportunity to take on new enemies, weapons and missions that pick up where the film leaves off and expands the experience,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “G-Force is filled with fast-paced action and memorable characters that will appeal to video game fans of all ages.”
Published by Disney Interactive Studios, the G-Force game for consoles and Windows PC is being developed by Eurocom. The Nintendo DS and PSP system versions are being developed by Keen Games.
Popular actors Jon Favreau (“Hurley”), Bill Nighy (“Leonard Saber”) and Sam Rockwell (“Darwin”) reprise their roles from the motion picture, and help bring to life the characters and story in the G-Force video game.
In addition, G-Force: The Mobile Game will also be available in June 2009 on most major wireless carriers. G-Force: The Mobile Game is an action-strategy game featuring core members of G-Force team. In this prequel to the movie, you and your teammates conduct a series of training missions by following clues, solving puzzles, and destroying enemy targets in preparation for real-life situations. G-Force: The Mobile game will be available for iPhone and Java/Brew platforms, and has a suggested retail price of $6.99 (prices may vary by carrier).
About the “G-FORCE” film
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer brings his first 3-D film to the big screen with G-FORCE, a comedy adventure about the latest evolution of a covert government program to train animals to work in espionage. Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, these highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws. Tapped for the G-FORCE are guinea pigs Darwin (voice of SAM ROCKWELL), the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster (voice of TRACY MORGAN), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez (voice of PENELOPE CRUZ), a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert, Mooch, and a star-nosed mole, Speckles (voice of NICOLAS CAGE), the computer and information specialist.
Directed by Academy Award®-winning visual effects master Hoyt Yeatman—G-FORCE takes audiences on a high-octane thrill ride, proving once and for all that size really doesn’t matter.