Ah yes, the inevitable video game that ties in to this summers “biggest” cartoon movie. I’ve just finished playing the demo and this game has serious potential. Not potential as in game of the year mind you, but defiantly a game that deserves a rental from what I experienced in the short time I had with the game. In Kung-Fu Panda you play as Po the Panda in the demo where it teaches you the basics of the game in a multi-tiered level. If you like Jack Black (the voice of Po) and button mashing, beat em up style games then give this one a try cause I doubt it will be a disappointment.
“Santa Monica, CA – May 1, 2008 – Starting today, gamers can become the ultimate Kung Fu Master as Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) releases the Kung Fu Panda™ video game demo on the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Based on the upcoming feature film from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA), the Kung Fu Panda video game demo features a full, multi-stage level in which players can experience a taste of the game’s kung fu awesomeness and bodacious humor. Assuming the role of Po the Panda, gamers will be able to deliver incredible combo attacks against a variety of enemies, navigate stunning multi-tiered environments and execute the hilariously powerful Panda Stumble and Panda Quake maneuvers. Additionally, players who beat the demo will receive an exclusive cheat code for the full game allowing them to unlock playable characters in multiplayer mode.
The Kung Fu Panda video game takes gamers on an epic adventure through 13 awesome levels from the movie and beyond. Players must master the specialized kung fu fighting styles of Po, his teacher Shifu, and the legendary kung fu masters, the Furious Five, to become the Dragon Warrior and finally defeat the ultimate enemy, Tai Lung. Featuring a deep variety of gameplay, unique co-op and competitive multiplayer modes, collectibles, and a host of character upgrades, the Kung Fu Panda video game provides an experience gamers of all ages will enjoy.
The Kung Fu Panda video game will be available June 3, 2008 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Games for Windows®, and the Nintendo DS™. The console and Windows PC versions are rated PG by the BBFC.
For more information on the Kung Fu Panda video game please visit http://www.KungFuPandaGame.com.”