LOS ANGELES (April 6, 2009) --- Global videogame publisher, 505 Games, together with Zorro Productions, Inc. announced today The Destiny of Zorr o, a new action-adventure videogame for the Nintendo Wii™, featuring the legendary swordsman and defender of the people– Zorro! The Destiny of Zorro marks the first interactive videogame experience for the Nintendo Wii platform in North America. Since his creation nearly a century ago by writer Johnston McCully, Zorro has left his mark on all major entertainment media including, stage, television publishing, and motion pictures, where some of the hottest Hollywood superstars have been featured. Available at retailers nationwide this spring, The Destiny of Zorro captures the timeless heroism of the mysterious masked marksman, providing non-stop action for fans and new gamers to enjoy.
“We are excited to extend the global phenomenon of Zorro from movies, live action and animated television series, and our Olivier Award-winning musical, to the video game world,” said John Gertz, CEO of Zorro Productions, Inc.“With videogame technology, we’re able to put fans and gamers in the middle of the action, to experience the fantasy of Zorro in a whole new way.”
“505 Games is truly honored by the opportunity to bring an iconic hero like Zorro, that speaks to so many generations, to the Nintendo Wii in North America,” said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games U.S. “For the first time ever, fans of Zorro will get to experience what it feels like to be the masked swordsman. They’ll be able whip and thrust their Wii remote, battling a variety of foes in non-stop action.”
In The Destiny of Zorro, players don the iconic mask, whip and sword, transforming themselves into Zorro, the defender of the oppressed, whose secret identity is the fictional, wealthy caballero Don Diego de la Vega. Players will enter the sun-scorched coast and desert landscape of early 1800s Spanish California. The multi-tiered story sees Zorro through his many crusades, including duels against the nefarious Calavera and his troops, thwarting a plot to steal an invaluable treasure, battling a power-hungry mob boss and waging war against an entire rebel army!
Utilizing the exclusive properties of the Wii remote control system, players can whip, slice and of course perform Zorro's signature 'Z' slash move to bring his foes to justice. The game also allows for play in both daylight and nighttime scenes, which adds excitement to the diverse and challenging environments. With an enticing new story and cast of characters, The Destiny of Zorro routes players on an epic adventure filled with intrigue and surprise.
For more information about the game, visit http://www.destinyofzorro.com.
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About 505 GAMES (U.S.)
Based in Los Angeles, CA, 505 Games (U.S.) is the North American division of 505 Games, a global videogame publisher. The U.S. operations launched in May, 2008 to bring quality interactive entertainment to North America on all game platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360™, Sony PlayStation® 2, PlayStation® 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii™ and DS, as well as PC, online, and mobile. The company’s management team hails from the leaders in global entertainment including major motion picture studios, videogame publishers and leading game development studios. With the company’s deep experience and proven success in interactive entertainment worldwide, 505 Games is looking to drive the industry forward with innovative game experiences that integrate next generation game play, immersive stories and integrated brands that can take the business to a new level. The company offers a broad selection of videogame titles in all genres for players of all ages.