THQ has announced games for the DS and the GBA which are to be based on the Stormbreaker movie, which is in turn based on Anthony Horowitz's series of Alex Rider books. Players take the role of Alex Rider, in an action adventure featuring third-person stealth gameplay, racing, gadget-based mini-games and defining moments from the movie. Altron are developing the DS version and Razorback Developments is on board for the GBA version.
"Alex Rider has a huge worldwide following, having sold over nine million books to date," said Jennifer Wyatt-Ambler, senior global brand manager, THQ Inc. "We are excited to work with Anthony Horowitz and Samuelson Productions to bring the Alex Rider movie franchise to a whole new fan base with an exhilarating, action-packed game."
The movie is scheduled for release here in the UK on July 21, 2006, and has an all-star cast including Mickey Rourke, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo, Robbie Coltrane and Ewan McGregor. Both versions of the game are scheduled for release to coincide with that of the movie.