London, UK — July 19th, 2013 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that The Smurfs™ 2, the video game based on the eponymous Columbia Pictures’ and Sony Pictures Animation’s film, is available from today for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ and Wii U™. A version developed specifically for the Nintendo DSTM, consisting in an interactive storytelling book and collection of mini-games, is also available.
The Smurfs 2 video game is a combination of action-adventure and platform gaming across over 30 levels in 6 environments. The player embodies one of the nine Smurfs (four starter and five unlockable) featured in the movie - including Jokey Smurf, Smurfette or Brainy Smurf - in an adventure that will transport them first to the main locations visible in the film, including Paris and the Enchanted Forest. The players will then continue their journey through the discovery of environments exclusive to the video game such as the Spooky Woods, Arctic Tundra and the Lava Jungle. The full adventure is playable cooperatively up to 4 players (5 players on Wii U).
Players will meet and collect another 20 different Smurf friends through the game and send them to the Smurf Village HUB; but also defeat foes, facing against 12 different types of enemies and 6 bosses, including the notorious Azrael and Gargamel, but also newcomers such as the Naughties.
Exclusive on Wii U, a fifth player is able to join in on the action by controlling Clockwork Smurf on the Wii U GamePad to help friends and drop special items.
For more information on The Smurfs 2 video game, please visit: www.TheSmurfsGame.com
About the Smurfs
The story of the Smurfs – a property created by Peyo – started in 1958 with the creation of comic books which were later brought to both the big and small screen. Over the years, the little blue characters haven’t just limited themselves to the page and the screen. They have inspired records and CDs that have sold millions of copies, entire collections of figurines and toys, and many more products. In all, more than 3,000 derived products have been produced and leading brands and companies have spread their messages worldwide with the help of the Smurfs. A multitude of new projects appear regularly, thus making the success of the Smurfs planetary!
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in 159 countries. For additional information, go to sonypictures.com
About Sony Pictures Animation
Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated entertainment for audiences around the world. The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits – the 2012 monster hit comedy Hotel Transylvania, the 2011 hybrid live action/animated blockbuster, The Smurfs and the 2009 mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – with The Smurfs 2 in July 2013, and Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 in September 2013. Sony Pictures Animation, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films: the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas; and the Academy Award® nominated stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits. In 2007, Surf's Up also received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. The division, whose first feature film Open Season led to a very successful movie franchise, turned 10 in 2012. Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.
About Lafig Belgium S.A.
Lafig Belgium is the owner of the rights to produce audio-visual works based on the Smurf universe and of the Smurf worldwide licensing rights (together with IMPS). Lafig Belgium is controlled by the heirs of Pierre Culliford, better known under his pseudonym Peyo, the author/creator of the Smurfs. For 50 years, the Culliford family has controlled the Smurf characters and all licenses worldwide.
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