The Adventures of Tintin makes its way onto consoles, PC

By on October 20, 2011

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Today, Ubisoft announced the release of The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn – The Game in EMEA territories. Based on the eponymous movie directed by Steven Spielberg and co-produced by Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy, the game has been developed by Ubisoft Montpellier in close collaboration with the filmmakers. It will give to old time and new Tintin fans the opportunity to relive the key moments of the movie as well as to enjoy fun cooperative adventures and multiplayer challenges. Featuring high-quality graphics, environments, characters and gameplays in line with the movie’s innovative graphics and production, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn – The Game is released today for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Windows PC, Nintendo 3DS and Wii in most EMEA territories. It will hit the shelves on October 21st in the United Kingdom; on November 1st in Hong-Kong; on December 1st in Australia and December 2nd in New Zealand. The game will be released in North America on December 6.

The game features three different modes: Solo, Cooperative and Challenge, for more than 20 hours of total game time. The Solo Mode of the game follows the events of the movie that blends in one great adventure various elements of Hergé’s original Tintin comic books The Crabe with Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham’s Treasure. Players will re-discover the movie’s enchanting environments, such as Captain Haddock’s ship the Karaboudjan, Ben Salaad’s Palace or the exotic city of Bagghar. The solo game is a unique blend of platforming, exploration, puzzle-solving and “exotic gameplays” such as swordfighting, ace combat and side-car driving. Players will embody Tintin, the intrepid reporter, and other main characters, each having its own personality and skills. Other sidekicks will appear when help is needed.

From start to finish, the Cooperative Mode is staged in Captain Haddock’s dream world. In the space of a few days, the captain has been transformed from an ‘old wreck languishing at sea’ to the direct descendant of a famous knight to the king. The captain’s dreams are pretty hectic and he has to try to get his thoughts in order. Players get to play Tintin, Captain Haddock, Snowy, Bianca Castafiore, Thompson and Thomson or Sir Francis Haddock and have to help each other to solve new mysteries. They have to combine their skills and collect treasures to unlock new exciting levels.

The third mode is the Challenge Mode, dedicated to all who are looking for a little extra competition. Leveraging the swordfighting, side-car driving and ace combat gameplays, it allows players to confront themselves to the AI and try to beat each other’s scores.

Last but not least, the Xbox 360 version supports Kinect while the PlayStation 3 version supports PlayStation Move. Specific features have been developed to take advantage of both accessories’ intuitive controls. Still both versions can be fully enjoyed even if players don’t own a Kinect or a PlayStation Move.


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