As Po, the Dragon Warrior and Star of the Upcoming DreamWorks Animation Release, Players Will Unleash Their Kung Fu Awesomeness Alongside the Furious Five.
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., May 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Po will burst into living rooms everywhere today with the release of THQ’s (NASDAQ:THQI) Kung Fu Panda 2(TM) video game, available on Kinect(TM) for Xbox 360(R), PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system, uDraw GameTablet(R) for Wii(TM) and the Nintendo DS(TM) handheld system. Uncover the Secret of the Thousand Scrolls in the original iPhone and iPad game, titled Kung Fu Panda 2: Be the Master(TM).
Gamers’ skills will be put to the test as Po and his friends find Gongmen City threatened by a new evil and embark on an all new epic kung fu adventure. The release of the Kung Fu Panda 2 video games comes just two days before the eagerly anticipated theatrical debut from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA).
Only on Kinect for Xbox 360 (suggested retail price: $49.99 U.S.) will players truly become Po, using their bodies as the video game controllers. It’s the first time a major animated character has appeared on Kinect for Xbox 360, and the game also includes never-before-seen enemies. Players must master their kung fu training to block, dodge, duck, punch, kick — and even unleash special moves such as “Feet of Fury” and “Thunder Strike.” Onscreen, Po follows the player’s every move, no controller required — a combination of technology and character that has never before been possible.
“The Kung Fu Panda 2 video games offer enormous innovation and creativity that bring the excitement of the movie to your living room,” said Martin Good, Executive Vice President of THQ’s Kids, Family and Casual Games. “We’ve created unique elements for each platform so players can have different experiences with the same great story.”
On THQ’s uDraw GameTablet for Wii (SRP: $29.99 U.S.), players control Po with the uDrawTM stylus to fight and defend Gongmen City in story mode. Epic battles against new enemies ensue amid a backdrop that players themselves bring to life. An exclusive drawing mode lets players personalize their game experience by coloring objects found throughout the game, which become part of the story. The uDraw also offers coloring pages and one-of-a-kind mini-games that feature the adorable baby Po, who is also featured in the movie.
The PlayStation3 version of Kung Fu Panda 2 (SRP $39.99 U.S.) highlights the strategy and wisdom inherent in kung fu, requiring players to deliver “acu-punches,” “thunder strikes” and “kung fu curls” while adding logic skills to help players master their talents as the one and only Dragon Warrior, Po.
On Nintendo DS (SRP: $29.99 U.S.), Kung Fu Panda 2 allows players to command Po as well as the Furious Five using the stylus, unleashing awesome kung fu moves with Tigress, Monkey, Crane, Viper and Mantis. In addition, the Nintendo DS version offers two-player wireless gameplay, as well as the addictive card game “Five-Card Fu,” which can be played alone or with friends and offers endless fun.
What’s more, kung fu warriors can also uncover the Secret of the Thousand Scrolls on iPhone and iPad with the scheduled May 19 release of Kung Fu Panda 2: Be the Master (available for 99 cents in the App Store). Train with Shifu, fly on firework-powered chairs and balance on bamboo stilts — all while tracking your progress against other players on the Top Trainers leader board. The Android app is soon to follow.
At www.kungfupanda2game.com, fans can sign up for video game news and updates, plus learn more about the video games through cool training videos and awesome mini games.
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