Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces Happy Feet Two - The Videogame


Upbeat Score by Three Time Grammy® Award Winning Band Ozomatli Gets Families into the Penguin Groove

Jun 01, 2011, 09:00 ET from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

BURBANK, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Happy Feet Two – The Videogame, a 3D musical adventure game for the entire family inspired by the whimsical Antarctic world of the upcoming animated film Happy Feet Two from Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Village Roadshow Productions. The game will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ system, the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system and the Nintendo DS™ system in fall 2011.  

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"In Happy Feet Two – The Videogame, kids will not only love playing on their own, they will have even more fun playing side-by-side cooperatively with friends and family members, or compete in penguin dance showdowns and belly sliding races," said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "The game's all new, controller-based dance system uses the player's rhythm to enhance the dancing competitions, and the gameplay lets kids interact with their favorite characters from the film."

In the game, new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it's going to take everyone working - and dancing - together to save them from extinction.  Players use dance moves to recruit penguins with unique abilities that help advance the adventure, stun opponents and enemies, as well as manipulate the environment around them to solve co-operative puzzles.  

For the ultimate experience, players can dance their Antarctic adventure in 3D.  The game will be available in full 3D for the Nintendo 3DS.  In the Xbox 360 and Playstation versions, the game is made specifically for stereoscopic 3D TV sets with the ability to disable 3D functionality at any time.  The Wii and Nintendo DS versions feature traditional 2D.

All of the music in the game is composed and performed by Ozomatli, the popular, Los Angeles-based band whose music is a combination of hip-hop, salsa, dancehall, cumbia, samba, funk, merengue, Jamaican ragga, and Indian raga influences.  They were joined by Robert Carranza, a Grammy nominated mixer/engineer.  The upbeat score, including a song with Lil' P-Nut, an eight year-old rapper also featured in the movie, will appeal to kids and parents alike.

Happy Feet Two – The Videogame is being developed for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii by KMM Games and for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS by WayForward Technologies.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Happy Feet Two

Written and directed by George Miller, Happy Feet Two brings audiences back to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica, reuniting them with the world's most famous tap-dancing penguin, Mumble (Elijah Wood), the love of his life, Gloria (Alecia Moore {Pink}) and their old friends Ramon and Lovelace (Robin Williams).  Mumble and Gloria now have a son of their own, Erik, who is struggling to find his own particular talents in the Emperor Penguin world.  But new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it's going to take everyone working—and dancing—together to save them.  This all-star cast also includes Brad Pitt, Hank Azaria and Matt Damon.

About Kennedy Miller Mitchell Games Pty Ltd ("KMM Games")

KMM Games is a division of Kennedy Miller Mitchell Pty Ltd, the movie studio responsible for the Mad Max Trilogy, Happy Feet, and Babe to name a few.  KMM, and its animation studio arm Dr. D Studios, are currently in production of the sequel to the Academy Award winning Happy Feet movie and the fourth movie in the Mad Max franchise. Our games division is new, but growing rapidly.

About WayForward

WayForward is an independent entertainment software developer based in Los Angeles County, California. During its 21 year history, WayForward has partnered with leading game publishers to bring over 100 commercial products to market achieving both critical acclaim and commercial success. 

About Ozomatli

In their 16 years together as a band, celebrated Los Angeles culture-mashers Ozomatli have gone from being hometown heroes to being named U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors.  Their music — a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga— has long followed a key mantra: it will take you around the world by taking you around L.A.

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