News: First details of the game adaptation of the first part of the epic trilogy.
Sega has revealed the first details about their video game adaptation of the movie adaptation of the first part of the His Dark Materials trilogy, The Golden Compass.
The game will launch alongside the movie this December on the PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and PC. It is being developed by Shiny Entertainment (makers of Enter the Matrix and MDK, among others). The DS version is being handled by A2M.
The game will follow the movie's storyline, which includes "giant armoured bears [who] rule a kingdom, beautiful witches [who] fly through the frozen skies, and human beings' deepest essence is manifest as talking animals that remain their faithful companion for life."
For those that need a more in-depth look at the movie game, Sega has provided this:
Players can assume the role of Lyra, a young girl, along with her daemon Pantalaimon (Pan), as she travels through the frozen wastes of the North collecting special items in order to explore, evade and deceive her way through confrontations to rescue a friend kidnapped by a mysterious organisation known as The Gobblers. Lyra can also use her daemon and collaborate with in-game characters to journey through an epic quest to save not only her world, but ours as well.
Gamers can also take on the character of Iorek Byrnison, a great armoured polar bear who joins the quest. Iorek battles to protect Lyra during their journey using a riding mechanic and special attacks to fend off enemies, players will also be able to unlock secrets and mini-games using a mysterious truth-telling golden compass device called an alethiometer. The Golden Compass has 13 vast locations to explore including all-new, breath-taking environments not seen in the books or the film, on this massive journey of collaboration, exploration and the eternal struggle between good and evil.
The movie will star Nicole Kidman and Daniel "Bond, James Bond" Craig. It's unknown at this time if they will have a part in the game as well.
We'll have more on The Golden Compass soon.