In a somewhat novel move, game developer THQ is working on a slate of video games to launch simultaneously with the theatrical release of DreamWorks Animations’ fall feature Megamind and extend the world portrayed in the film.
Scheduled to hit mass-market retailers this November, the video games will extend the film’s super-villain-turned-superhero storyline with new characters, environments and plot twists. Three different gameplay experiences are being designed: The Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 games deliver a social and interactive experience with two-player cooperative play; the Wii version provides a multi-player, competitive experience; and the Nintendo DS and PSP games will present players with an on-the-go, solo-style functionality. The games will also feature the voice of Megamind cast member Jonah Hill.
The Megamind-based games are currently in development for Microsoft’s Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, Wii and Nintendo DS.