Disney Interactive Studios has announced the development of video games based on the beloved Alice in Wonderland story and inspired by the upcoming Tim Burton motion picture.
The video games find Alice several years after the original "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" and “Through the Looking Glass” stories. Alice in Wonderland for Wii, Nintendo DS and PC takes players on a topsy-turvy and immersive journey in Underland as Alice finds herself in a world of illusion and magic where nothing is quite like it seems.
Alongside her endearing friends – Mad Hatter, March Hare, Cheshire Cat and White Rabbit – players aid Alice to defeat the Red Queen and Jabberwocky.
"These games fully capture the magnificent and whimsical world of Underland while experiencing key moments from the film,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “More than just a retelling of the movie, Alice in Wonderland introduces fans to an entirely new style of innovative gameplay designed to challenge the puzzle solving skills of older players while making the adventures accessible and enjoyable for the younger crowd. Innovative gameplay and distinct artistic styles on each platform gives players a range of unique and engaging experiences."
In the game players will need to call on a diverse and unique cast of characters such as the Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat who each have unique abilities to help evade traps and solve challenging puzzles. The Mad Hatter can help Alice alter her perception of Underland and take advantage of optical illusions, while the Cheshire Cat can use his ability to make himself and objects appear and disappear helping Alice through this strange world.
Developed by Etranges Libellules in France, Alice in Wonderland will be available for Wii, Nintendo DS and PC in early 2010 to coincide with the launch of the film.