REDWOOD CITY, Calif. â€“ November 4, 2010 â€“ Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Paramount Digital Entertainment today announced a distribution agreement that will catapult an upcoming Paramount property into the hands of gamers worldwide.Â Rango The Video Game, is an action-adventure title inspired by the upcoming animated feature film starring the voice of Johnny Depp.
Rango The Video Game invites players to continue on Rangoâ€™s wild journey through new adventures inspired by the movie.Â The game is set in the Old West town of â€˜Dirtâ€™ where players romp through a gritty, pint-sized, Wild West filled with wild rides, off-color characters and frantic shoot-outs. Rango is Paramount Picturesâ€™ first full-length animated feature film; both the film and the video game will be released in March 2011.
â€œWe are thrilled to be working with Paramount and the upcoming release of the video game version of its first animated feature,â€ said Sinjin Bain, Vice President of EA Partners at Electronic Arts. â€œRango is a one-of-a-kind character that we know kids will love. Weâ€™re excited to give families worldwide the opportunity to take the humor and fun from the big screen into their living rooms.â€
â€œWe are pleased to team up with EA to deliver an exciting, action-packed adventure game that captures the spirit of the film and puts the fate of Dirt in playersâ€™ hands,â€ said Tom Lesinski, President of Paramount Digital Entertainment.Â â€œWeâ€™ve added exciting twists and turns in the video game that will challenge players of all levels on their adventures as Rango.â€
Developed by Artificial Mind & Movement, Rango The Video Game will be available on console platforms including the PlayStationÂ®3 computer and entertainment system, Xbox 360Â® videogame and entertainment system, Wiiâ„¢, and Nintendo DSâ„¢ in March 2011. Rango The Video Game has not been rated by the ESRB and PEGI.
For more information about Rango The Video Game, please visit http://www.rangomovie.com or the EA press website at http://info.ea.com.