D3P reveals new Shaun the Sheep

Publisher D3p has announced that Shaun the Sheep: Off His Head is set to arrive on DS this autumn.

The game is the follow-up to last year’s original, and once again features all the characters from the popular Aardman Animation, including Shaun, Timmy, Shirley, Bitzer, as they attempt to rescue the farmer’s missing toupee.

Shaun the Sheep: Off His Head is the highly anticipated sequel to the first Shaun the Sheep game, bringing the personality and humour of the series to life once more” said D3 Publisher’s European MD Adam Roberts.

With all new gameplay elements and the familiar sheepish humour the series is known for; Shaun the Sheep: Off His Head can be enjoyed by pre-schoolers, tweens, teens and adults alike.”

Aardman licensing manager Rob Goodchild added: We are delighted with this brilliant new offering from D3. Our in-house creative team have collaborated closely with D3’s development team to create a fantastically farcical storyline, which really captures the essence and, above all, the humour of the show.

With 40 new episodes in production and some exciting new product launches across 2009 and 2010, we are expecting a strong cross-category performance for the Shaun the Sheep brand as a whole.”

The Shaun the Sheep TV show has been sold in over 150 countries, and is shown on the BBC in the UK. Aardman are currently working on a second series of the cartoon, while a pre-school spin-off series called Timmy Time is also in development.

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