EDISON, N.J., May 13, 2009 - Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox L&M), today announced that Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian for WiiTM, Nintendo DSTM, Windows PC and the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft is now available at retail outlets nationwide. Developed by Amaze Entertainment, Pipeworks and Fizz Factor, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian follows the storyline of Twentieth Century Fox’s highly anticipated theatrical release of the same name. Debuting in theaters May 22nd and featuring the voice and likeness of the film’s star, Ben Stiller, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian brings the movie experience directly into the home with all of the excitement and humor from the feature film. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is now available in stores for the suggested retail price of $39.99 on Wii and Xbox 360, $29.99 on Nintendo DS and $19.99 on Windows PC.
In Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, players assume the role of Ben Stiller’s character, Larry Daley, former night guard of New York’s Museum of Natural History. Larry must rescue Jedediah and his other friends from Akhmenrah’s brother who captured them while stealing a powerful Magic Tablet that can raise the Army of Horus to take over the world. Daley is well aware of the havoc that history’s most notorious figures can wreak when the sun goes down and the museum exhibits come alive. He races to DC to help his friends in the Smithsonian. Using Larry’s trusty keychain and flashlight, players must solve puzzles and adventure through 14 levels including the Federal Archives, the National Air and Space Museum and the Lincoln Memorial. Gamers can travel in style on the back of a T-Rex skeleton, within the Lunar Lander and in the cockpit of Amelia Earhart’s Pitcairn Autogyro. Along the way, players must find pieces of the Magic Tablet and collect other items to unlock mini-games, new areas and bonus content from the Smithsonian including trivia questions, in-game audio tours and factoids.
Features Specific to the DS:
Nintendo DSTM owners can also experience the spirit and humor of the movie in an entertaining side-scrolling adventure. Players use the Touch Screen to manage magic tablet pieces that change Larry’s abilities in real-time. Cling to walls, super jump, fly, shrink, charge and stomp your way through the Smithsonian while using Larry’s flashlight and keychain to navigate exhibits.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is rated E10+ on Xbox 360, Wii and Windows PC and rated E for Everyone on Nintendo DS. The game is in stores now. For additional information on the game and to watch the trailer, please visit the official site at: www.NightattheMuseumGame.com.
About Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Feature Film
Get ready for a story so epic it could only unfold in the corridors of the world’s largest museum- the Smithsonian Institution. Museum guard-turned entrepreneur Larry Daley discovers that his favorite exhibits, and some of his best friends, from New York’s Natural History Museum are being shipped off to the archives at the Smithsonian. Larry gets a distress call from the miniature cowboy, Jedediah, reporting that Egyptian ruler Kahmunrah and a trio of heinous henchmen - namely Ivan the Terrible, Napoleon and Al Capone - are plotting to take over the museum, then the world. Speeding to the nation’s capitol, Larry is clearly in over his head. But with some impressive new pals, including the irrepressible Amelia Earhart, along with familiar friends Teddy Roosevelt and Octavius, Larry will stop at nothing to restore the Smithsonian before dawn.
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