MIDLOTHIAN, VA– September 18, 2008 - SouthPeak Games, in conjunction with Legacy Interactive, announced today that Igor The Game, based on the animated feature from Exodus Film Group and MGM Studios, has shipped to retail stores in North America. The game brings all of the elements of the film into the living room, and is now available on Nintendo DS™, Wii™ and PC.
A hilarious twist on the classic monster movie, Igor tells the story of one Igor who’s sick of being a lowly lab assistant with a Yes Masters’ degree and dreams of becoming a scientist. When his cruel master kicks the bucket a week before the annual Evil Science Fair, Igor finally gets his chance.
Featuring the voice talents of John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Jennifer Coolidge, Arsenio Hall, Sean Hayes, Eddie Izzard, Jay Leno, James Lipton, Molly Shannon and Christian Slater, Igor is the must-see family comedy of the fall.
In the PC and Wii versions of the game, players choose one of four main characters - Igor, Eva, Scamper or Brain - and play through an adventure on their own or, on Wii, cooperatively with four people. Many of the challenges, locations and enemies in the game will be instantly recognizable for fans of the feature film.
The Nintendo DS version emphasizes a puzzle style gameplay where players perform movement combinations and fight enemies using the unique control methods. The Nintendo DS version also features a monster creation feature, and players can use their custom built monstrosities to take on puzzles or fight against the creations of other mad scientists.
“Igor is a wonderful film that has translated into a fun game for the whole family,” said Ariella Lehrer, President of Legacy Interactive.“Everyone has done a tremendous job creating a game that captures the essence of the film while also being a great pick up and play interactive experience.”
About SouthPeak Games
SouthPeak Interactive Corporation develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for all current hardware platforms including: PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PC. SouthPeak's games cover all major genres including action/adventure, role playing, racing, puzzle strategy, fighting and combat. SouthPeak's products are sold in retail outlets in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. SouthPeak is headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia, and has offices in Grapevine, Texas and London, England. www.southpeakgames.com
About Interactive Game Group
Interactive Game Group (I2G) is a company acquiring, financing and licensing video games and other interactive entertainment properties, whether packaged media, online or wireless. Created by Frédéric Chesnais, former Chief Executive Officer of Atari Interactive, Inc. with a decade-long experience in acquiring, financing and licensing intellectual property rights in the video game industry, I2G is developing and financing a portfolio of video game properties, joining forces with the best studios, publishers and distributors for each project on a worldwide scale.
About Legacy Interactive
Legacy Interactive ( www.legacyinteractive.com) is a leading developer and publisher of casual games for people of all ages. Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has built a reputation for developing intelligent, realistic and engaging games for a broad audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy is known for its licensed games, such as Law&Order and The Apprentice, as well as for its popular simulation games Pet Pals: Animal Doctor, Emergency Room and Zoo Vet. Through Legacy's online casual game portal at www.legacygames.com, customers can download and try more than 500 casual games, read and write reviews, share play lists and send messages to friends.
About Exodus Film Group
Exodus Film Group is an independent production company based in Venice Beach, California, with satellite offices in New York and Paris. The company develops a wide range of projects for all media outlets in both live action and animation. Exodus has taken pioneering steps in the animation field by creating one of the first private equity animation film funds. www.exodusfilmgroup.com
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