Stockholm, Sweden – 15 June 2012 – Pippi Longstocking will finally make her debut as a video game. The world’s strongest girl gets her own game for Nintendo DS™. Together with Tommy and Annika, Pippi starts packing for her next sea voyage. Pippi finds the things she will need in the strangest places. Come along and set thieves straight, visit the circus and test Pippi’s strength. Besides the main adventure, up to four players can compete against each other in a multiplayer mode, where you collect gold coins and treasures. The game is published PAN Vision and developed by Ravn Studio.
“We felt great reverence for taking on the task to transfer Pippi Longstocking to Nintendo DS,” says Tinka Town, Creative Director and co-founder of Ravn Studio. “This is a dream project for us who have grown up with the wonderful stories by Astrid Lindgren. For us it’s important to preserve the wonderful Pippi feeling, both visually and the way kids can experience her world.”
For Saltkråkan AB, the owner of all intellectual properties after Astrid Lindgren and Ingrid Vang Nyman, the Nintendo DS is an entirely new format to experience Pippi Longstocking in.
”We’ve worked together with Ravn Studio on the game, in order to stay true to the tales about Pippi Longstocking that Astrid Lindgren wrote. If the players are familiar with the books or films, they’ll definitely recognize Pippi’s characteristics and the many events depicted,” says Christina Ådén at Saltkråkan.
The game takes its visual inspiration from the artist Ingrid Vang Nyman, who is the original illustrator of Pippi Longstocking. All books and comics about Pippi where painted during the years 1945-1959.
”We really thinks this is fun and hope that the new expression of Pippi will be well received by Nintendo players all over the world,” says Christina Ådén at Saltkråkan.
The game will be released in Sweden, Norway, Norway and Finland by PAN Vision and distributed by Mindscape Northern Europe BV in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and France.
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Saltkråkan AB owns and manages the rights associated with Astrid Lindgren and her authorship. The company works to promote and protect her heritage and achievements, and to bring her work to new generations.
About Ravn Studio
Ravn Studio AS was founded in 2002 by Stine Wærn and Tinka Town in Drammen, Norway. The studio is the only in Norway which is licensed for all gaming platforms. Ravn’s project are based on proprietary technology. Ravn Studio has a strong and experienced team, with the goal to create quality games based on well-known classic Nordic franchises. For more information please visit www.ravnstudio.no, facebook.com/RavnStudio.com or twitter.com/RavnStudio.
About PAN Vision
PAN Vision is a leading distributor and publisher of electronic entertainment products in Northern Europe. The HQ is situated in Stockholm, Sweden, with offices in all Nordic countries. For more information, please visit www.panvision.com. Follow us at www.twitter.com/PANVision or like us on www.facebook.com/PANVision, and watch us at www.youtube.com/panvisioncom.
© 2012 PAN Vision. © Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman/Saltkråkan AB. Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2012 Nintendo.