Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, today announced development of The Spiderwick Chronicles, a videogame based on the upcoming 2008 theatrical release of the same name by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films. The game, which will recreate the fantastical world of the “Spiderwick” film and best-selling book series, is in development at Stormfront Studios and will be available for the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system, Wii home videogame system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS and PC in February 2008.
“Sierra Entertainment is excited to announce that one of the most anticipated family entertainment films of 2008 will be coming to the world of videogames as well,” said Al Simone, senior vice president, Global Marketing for Sierra Entertainment. “‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ videogame will authentically recreate the world of Jared, Simon and Mallory Grace, putting gamers in their shoes as they discover a hidden world of fantastical creatures – sprites, ogres, goblins, brownies and more. Fans of the ‘Spiderwick’ books now not only have the movie to look forward to, but will be able to live in their favorite fantasy world in this adventure filled game.”
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.
The Spiderwick Chronicles videogame is expected to be available at retail stores worldwide in February 2008. For more information on The Spiderwick Chronicles, visit the game’s official web site at SpiderwickGame.com.