The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Preview

source: nintendoinsider
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I’ve seen a lot of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia over the years, having knocked out all 7 books (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is only one book in a longer series), seen two different plays based on the books and even watched an old 1980’s made-for-TV adaption of the classics. But, after several generations of games systems, I’ve still never played a Chronicles of Narnia video game. With a brand new Disney movie planned for this winter, Buena Vista Games is seizing the opportunity to release The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe across a slew of platforms – GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable. While the Game Boy Advance and DS versions are being developed by Griptonite games, Traveller’s Tales is helming the console and PSP versions of the game. But can the UK development team do this classic series justice?

Game Features

    – Live the epic adventure while playing as one of four heroes (Lucy, Peter, Edmond, Susan) in a team-based action adventure.
    – Battle the evil forces of the White Witch by waging war against a huge variety of creatures, including Centaurs, Minotaurs, Minoboars, Cyclops, Werewolves, Wraiths, Ankleslicers, Wolves, Satyrs, Boggles and more.
    – Utilize the unique combat skills, weaponry and special moves of each character to fight and fend off hordes of dark mythical beasts, or solve intricate puzzles and progress through the adventure.
    – Two-player action featuring all four characters
    – Seamless game play integration of film footage with music and voice talent plus unlockable secrets to open exclusive content and more.

The Chronicles of Narnia is a great license, so here’s hoping Traveller’s Tales can get its creative juices flowing and produce an above-average movie game this November. Traveller’s Tales biggest asset will be the four different playable characters; if the developer can avoid normal hack-and-slash fare and capitalize on each of the children’s strengths and weaknesses, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe could turn out to be a very engaging title. As with all licensed titles, there’s no way to be sure of the game’s quality, though, so we’ll have to wait and see if this game will be as magical as the book.

-Jonathan Coley

Game: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Publisher: Buena Vista Games
Developer: Traveller’s Tales
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: November 2005
Players: One to Two

source: nintendoinsider
Narnia1111111 Narnia22222222

I’ve seen a lot of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia over the years, having knocked out all 7 books (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is only one book in a longer series), seen two different plays based on the books and even watched an old 1980’s made-for-TV adaption of the classics. But, after several generations of games systems, I’ve still never played a Chronicles of Narnia video game. With a brand new Disney movie planned for this winter, Buena Vista Games is seizing the opportunity to release The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe across a slew of platforms – GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable. While the Game Boy Advance and DS versions are being developed by Griptonite games, Traveller’s Tales is helming the console and PSP versions of the game. But can the UK development team do this classic series justice?

Game Features

    – Live the epic adventure while playing as one of four heroes (Lucy, Peter, Edmond, Susan) in a team-based action adventure.
    – Battle the evil forces of the White Witch by waging war against a huge variety of creatures, including Centaurs, Minotaurs, Minoboars, Cyclops, Werewolves, Wraiths, Ankleslicers, Wolves, Satyrs, Boggles and more.
    – Utilize the unique combat skills, weaponry and special moves of each character to fight and fend off hordes of dark mythical beasts, or solve intricate puzzles and progress through the adventure.
    – Two-player action featuring all four characters
    – Seamless game play integration of film footage with music and voice talent plus unlockable secrets to open exclusive content and more.

The Chronicles of Narnia is a great license, so here’s hoping Traveller’s Tales can get its creative juices flowing and produce an above-average movie game this November. Traveller’s Tales biggest asset will be the four different playable characters; if the developer can avoid normal hack-and-slash fare and capitalize on each of the children’s strengths and weaknesses, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe could turn out to be a very engaging title. As with all licensed titles, there’s no way to be sure of the game’s quality, though, so we’ll have to wait and see if this game will be as magical as the book.

-Jonathan Coley

Game: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Publisher: Buena Vista Games
Developer: Traveller’s Tales
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: November 2005
Players: One to Two

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