Sega confirm Daniel Craig will appear in `Golden Compass` videogame ahead of 007
As MI6 reported back in September last year
, Daniel Craig will not make his debut in a videogame as James Bond, but instead as Lord Asriel in "The Golden Compass" lending his voice and likeness to the title. Activision, who took over the James Bond licence last year from Electronic Arts, are planning to release their first 007 game to coincide with Bond 22 in November 2008.
SEGAÂ® of America Inc. and SEGAÂ® Europe Ltd. today revealed details regarding the development of the video game adaptation of the highly anticipated theatrical release, The Golden Compass, based on the first book in the award-winning trilogy, His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. The game is being developed for multiple platforms and will ship in fall 2007, just prior to the opening of the New Line Cinema motion picture on December 7, 2007. Featuring pivotal environments from the movie, the vivid characters are brought to interactive life, featuring the likenesses of the movieâs impressive cast, which includes Daniel Craig as Lord Asriel and newcomer Dakota Blue Richards as Lyra Belacqua.
Produced by New Line Cinema and Scholastic Media, The Golden Compass follows the screenplay adaptation of the first book in the acclaimed trilogy, capturing the exciting fantasy adventure set in a parallel world where giant armored bears rule a kingdom, beautiful witches fly through the frozen skies, and human beingsâ deepest essence is manifest as talking animals that remain their faithful companion for life â their daemon. Players can assume the role of Lyra, a young girl, along with her daemon Pantalaimon (Pan), as she journeys through the frozen wastes of the North to rescue a friend kidnapped by a mysterious organization known as The Gobblers and winds up on 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.
As Lyra, players will use their daemon and collaborate with in-game characters, collecting special items in order to explore, evade, and deceive their way through confrontations with the Gobblers, the Magisterium, and the horribly dangerous spy fly to find her friend. They can also do battle as Iorek with special attacks and a riding mechanic as he protects Lyra during the journey. Gamers will be able to unlock secrets and mini-games using a mysterious, truth-telling golden compass device called an alethiometer. Players can explore 13 vast locations, including all-new breath-taking environments not seen in the film, on this massive journey of collaboration, exploration and the eternal struggle between good and evil.
This epic tale will be brought to the Xbox 360â¢ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system, the Wiiâ¢ video game system, the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, the PSPÂ® (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system, the Nintendo DSâ¢, and the PC for holiday 2007.
The Golden Compass video game is being developed by Shiny Entertainment, best known for developing games based on the blockbuster The Matrix film franchise. Shiny was acquired by Foundation 9 Entertainment in October 2006. The Nintendo DS version is being developed by A2M.
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