Tuesday 20th November (2pm GMT) - Codemasters Online is pleased to announce that Dirty Dancing, the official game based on the hit movie, is now available for purchase across Europe and North America.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the movie, fans can now step back into the year 1963 and encounter the world of their favourite film. Through this action puzzler, Dirty Dancing enthusiasts now have the opportunity to experience the life of Baby. Learn to dance with the resident dancing couple, Johnny and Penny, and work alongside the team at the renowned Kellerman’s Mountain House Resort.
“Dirty Dancing is a premium casual game in which fans of both the movie and high-quality casual games will be able to enjoy for hours, comments Tim Hodges, Associate Product Manager, Codemasters Online. We are proud to be a part of such an imperative franchise and we are delighted to bring a quality casual game to the many dedicated Dirty Dancing fans.”
Dirty Dancing is one of the most enduring modern classics in feature film and home entertainment history, the release of Dirty Dancing - The Video Game caps off a year-long celebration by Lionsgate in honor of the movie’s 20th Anniversary. Earlier this year, Lionsgate released a 20th anniversary edition DVD and Blu-ray disc along with a remastered companion CD from Sony/BMG. Both those releases came on the heels of a theatrical event that sold out theatres nationwide and resulted in ticket sales of more than 80,000 over a two-day period.
First released in 1987, Dirty Dancing redefined date movies and continues to captivate the hearts and minds of generations of fans, generating more than $170 million in worldwide box office receipts and selling more than 10 million DVDs. Starring Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) as“Baby” Houseman and Patrick Swayze (Ghost) as the sexy Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing is the story of a naïve girl who meets an experienced dance instructor and becomes his pupil in dance and love. The Oscar®-winning film (Best Music, Original Song) was recently named one of the Top 10 Date Movies of all time, according to an E! Entertainment Television poll of industry executives and celebrities.
Dirty Dancing the Video Game is available for purchase at selected retail stores across Europe (£14.99 /€19.99) and is also available for download in the US ($19.99). For more information visit: www.dirtydancinggame.com
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