EA and Paramount Digital Entertainment Team Up for ‘Rango’ the Video Game
Rango the Video Game to Launch Alongside Paramount Pictures' Upcoming
Animated Feature Film
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Paramount Digital Entertainment
today announced a distribution agreement that will catapult an upcoming
Paramount property into the hands of gamers worldwide. Rango The
Video Game, is an action-adventure title inspired by the upcoming
animated feature film starring the voice of Johnny Depp.
Rango The Video Game invites players to continue on Rango's
wild journey through new adventures inspired by the movie. The game is
set in the Old West town of ‘Dirt' where players romp through a gritty,
pint-sized, Wild West filled with wild rides, off-color characters and
frantic shoot-outs. Rango is Paramount Pictures' first
full-length animated feature film; both the film and the video game
will be released in March 2011.
"We are thrilled to be working with Paramount and the upcoming release
of the video game version of its first animated feature," said Sinjin
Bain, Vice President of EA Partners at Electronic Arts. "Rango is
a one-of-a-kind character that we know kids will love. We're excited to
give families worldwide the opportunity to take the humor and fun from
the big screen into their living rooms."
"We are pleased to team up with EA to deliver an exciting, action-packed
adventure game that captures the spirit of the film and puts the fate of
Dirt in players' hands," said Tom Lesinski, President of Paramount
Digital Entertainment. "We've added exciting twists and turns in the
video game that will challenge players of all levels on their adventures
Developed by Artificial Mind & Movement, Rango The Video Game
will be available on console platforms including the PlayStation®3
computer and entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment
system, Wii™, and Nintendo DS™ in March 2011. Rango The Video
Game has not been rated by the ESRB and PEGI.
For more information about Rango The Video Game, please visit http://www.rangomovie.com
or the EA press website at http://info.ea.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is
a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in
1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive
software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless
devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under
four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2010,
EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold
more than one million units. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com.
More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can
be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
About Paramount Digital Entertainment
Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) is a division of Paramount
Pictures Corporation. PDE develops and distributes filmed entertainment
across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile
and portable devices, videogames, and emerging technologies.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor
of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE:VIA, VIA.B), a
leading content company with prominent and respected film, television
and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount
Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films and
Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital
Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home
Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing
Inc., Paramount Studio Group and Paramount Worldwide Television
EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile and POGO are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc.
"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment
Inc. Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. Xbox and Xbox 360
are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks
are the property of their respective owners.
EA Games Label PR
Melissa Ojeda, 650-628-7870 (Senior PR
Taggart, 650-628-2974 (Senior Manager of PR)
Jennifer St. Clair, 323-956-2993 (Corporate
Waltz, 415-318-4110 (Vice President of PR)
Source: Electronic Arts Inc.
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