BURBANK, Calif. — (December 22, 2004) — Buena Vista Interactive, a publishing label of Buena Vista Games, Inc., today announced that it will publish Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie’s Revenge for the PlaySationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system and XboxÃ‚Â® video game system from Microsoft in North America. The games will release in October 2005 along with BVG’s previously announced Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King title for Nintendo Game BoyÃ‚Â® Advance. CapcomÃ‚Â®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games and developer of the console titles will publish the PlayStation 2 title in Europe in 2005.
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is an incredibly rich property that remains popular and highly visible throughout Disney theme parks and merchandise from Disney Consumer Products. The console game platform provides a compelling medium to extend the movie’s characters, storyline and environments and will help expand the franchise to new audiences,” said Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games. “We’re excited to continue working with Capcom Japan, the developer of the game, to enhance the title as well as adding the Xbox platform to our launch plans.”
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas movie was the first feature-length stop motion animated film ever created, and has become a cult classic. Using this method, still pictures of puppets were shot frame-by-frame and played at film speed to produce fascinating, unique characters that moved smoothly and naturally on screen. The result of Tim Burton’s visionary genius was a breathtaking world with amazing, unforgettable characters. Since the movie’s first release in 1993, the property has extended to DVDs, consumer products and theme park experiences, generating hundreds of millions of dollars.
Capcom and Buena Vista Interactive, in association with Tim Burton and other creative talent from the film including Art Director, Deane Taylor, have collaborated to create a thrilling action game that brings the Nightmare Before Christmas world to life like never before. Gamers and fans will enjoy an unsurpassed experience that is action-packed and true to the spirit of the property with engaging gameplay elements, original characters and voice-actors from the film, beautifully rendered visuals and the ability to explore the bizarre and fascinating Nightmare world.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie’s Revenge is an action-adventure game that continues the story of Jack Skellington and his arch-nemesis, Oogie Boogie. Players assume the role of Jack, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who must help reclaim the town and save other holidays from the mischievous Oogie Boogie and his henchmen. Jack has a variety of attack options including the use of the all new and amazing “Soul Robber”, costume changes with unique attacks and more.
About Buena Vista Interactive
Buena Vista Interactive is an award-winning publishing label of Buena Vista Games, Inc., the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company's Consumer Products business unit. The label publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games based on the diverse businesses within The Walt Disney Company. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Founded in 1983, the company has created world renowned franchises including Resident EvilÃ‚Â®, Street Fighter™, Mega ManÃ‚Â®, Breath of Fire™, Devil May CryÃ‚Â® and the OnimushaÃ‚Â® series. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company maintains operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong. More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the company’s web site at www.capcom.com.