BURBANK, Calif. â€” (October 5, 2006) â€” The housewives of Wisteria Lane have arrived on Windows PCs. Buena Vista Games, Inc. today announced "Desperate Housewives: The Game" is now available at retail stores throughout the United States. "Desperate Housewives: The Game" is a lifestyle simulation Windows PC game inspired by the Golden Globe-winning ABC-TV series produced by Touchstone Television. In the game, the player takes on the role of a new housewife who moves to Wisteria Lane and unlocks the delicious scandals hidden in the seemingly â€œperfectâ€ neighborhood.
â€œThe global popularity and success of â€˜Desperate Housewivesâ€™ is unsurpassed and provided the perfect inspiration for a Windows PC game that captures the essence of the series,â€ said Graham Hopper, senior vice president and general manager, Buena Vista Games. â€œFor the hours during the week between the Sunday night episode airings, 'Desperate Housewives: The Game' is the ideal way for series fans to stay connected to the experience.â€
"Desperate Housewives: The Game" is a lifestyle simulation game with a 12-episode story. The game enables Windows PC users to customize a housewife and her family. The new housewife will move into a house on Wisteria Lane and uncover secrets from her past through interaction with her neighbors â€“ including both characters from the TV series and all new characters. With a script from series writer Scott Sanford Tobis, the game is a new narrative that incorporates both drama and dark humor â€“ a combination of characteristics familiar to fans of the show.
Brenda Strong reprises her role from the â€œDesperate Housewivesâ€ series as the voice of deceased housewife Mary Alice Young, who serves as the showâ€™s
omniscient narrator in each episode.
Developed by Liquid Entertainment, "Desperate Housewives: The Game" is rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and has a suggested retail price of $19.99.
About the series
Marc Cherry is executive producer and creator of â€œDesperate Housewives.â€œ The series is produced by Touchstone Television and is the winner of both the 2005 and 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy. "Desperate Housewives" airs Sundays, 9-10 p.m. (ET/PT) on ABC.
About Buena Vista Games
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG) is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). BVG publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. For more information, please log on to www.bvg.com.
About Liquid Entertainment
Liquid Entertainment is a leading independent developer of entertainment software best known for its critically acclaimed strategy game Battle Realms and Lord of The Rings: War of The Ring. Liquid's passion is crafting the most entertaining and compelling games. To find out more about Liquid Entertainment and their games, please go to http://www.liquid.to.
About Touchstone Television
Touchstone Television has established itself as one of Hollywoodâ€™s leading production companies, supplying critically acclaimed, quality entertainment to the broadcast and cable television industry. For the 2005-06 TV season, Touchstone Television received 18 pick-ups for new and returning scripted series on broadcast television including the critically and consumer praised phenomenonâ€™s "Lost," â€œDesperate Housewivesâ€ and â€œGreyâ€™s Anatomy."
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