SAMSON AND BENNY NEED HELP ON THEIR FUR-RAISING ADVENTURE IN 'WALT DISNEY PICTURES PRESENTS THE WILD' GAME
Video Game Based on Disney CGI Animated Feature Film Now Available from Buena Vista Games BURBANK, Calif. — (April 4, 2006)
— Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG), the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced Walt Disney Pictures Presents The Wild
for the Game Boy® Advance system is now available at retail outlets across North America. A video game adventure that will test kids' animal instincts, The Wild is inspired by the upcoming animated feature film of the same name from Walt Disney Pictures. The game features Samson the Lion and Benny the squirrel, who must leave their pampered lives and set out on an adventure to save Samson's son, Ryan, who accidentally gets shipped from the New York City Zoo to the wild.
"The Wild game is an exciting experience that offers kids the opportunity to take the characters and adventures from the movie along anywhere they go," said Dana Long, director of kids marketing for Buena Vista Games. "Kids who enjoyed the movie will be able to continue the journey of Samson and Benny long after they leave the theaters."
The Wild is a single-player, side-scrolling adventure game that allows players to take on the role of Samson and Benny through 18 levels of play. Both characters have their own unique levels, each tailored to their on-screen personalities. Kids 6-11 years old will have to guide the characters through stormy seas, erupting volcanoes, vicious dogs and angry wildebeests as they traverse land and sea to help Samson rescue Ryan. The Wild video game is released in conjunction with the feature film's April 14 theatrical opening.