Vivendi Universal Games to Publish Video Games Based on New York Times Best-Selling Novel Turned 20th Century Fox’s Highly Anticipated Feature Film.
Vivendi Universal Games announced today they are bringing the fantasy-adventure Eragon to the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Xbox 360 video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, the PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, and the PC in November 2006. Developed by Stormfront Studios for consoles and PC, and Amaze Entertainment for handhelds, Eragon is based on the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox feature film inspired by Christopher Paolini’s best-selling fantasy novel, featuring Edward Speleers, Djimon Hounsou and Robert Carlyle.
Based on the best-selling novel, this epic fantasy-adventure centers on a young farm boy named Eragon whose destiny is revealed with the help of a dragon. Eragon, now a Dragon Rider, is swept into a world of magic and power, discovering that he alone has the power to save – or destroy – an Empire.
Elie Dekel, Executive Vice President Licensing & Merchandising for 20th Century Fox added, "VU Games has done a wonderful job adapting many of our top films to the interactive format. Eragon has proven to be the best example to date of what can happen when true collaboration comes to fruition. Movie-goers are going to be hugely impressed with the film, and gamers will be blown away by this state-of-the-art video game.
Movie-goers and gamers will get to experience the rich fantasy of Eragon on the big screen when the film hits theaters December 15TH 2006.