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Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas


By The Editor
Oct 12, 2005 - 12:37

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The unique world of Tim Burton's cult-classic stop-motion animated film "The Nightmare Before Christmas" can be experienced in interactive digital form as "The Nightmare Before Christmas" video games are now available in North America, Buena Vista Games, Inc. announced today. "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Oogie's Revenge" for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft and "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King" for the Game Boy(R) Advance system are now at retailers.


Staying true to the spirit of the enchanting property with engaging game play elements, original characters, memorable music and voice actors from the film, "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge" and "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King" bring the imaginative world to life like never before. Gamers and "Nightmare" fans alike will enjoy a truly cinematic experience in these action-packed interactive adventures. "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge" continues the story from the film, while "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King" tells the story of the events before the film.

"The Capcom team and I were focused on capturing the absolute essence of the feature film while creating 'Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge' and 'Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King' -- both in the characters and the environments," said Deane Taylor, art director for both the film and the video games. "'The Nightmare Before Christmas' is a film that continues to delight audiences of all ages, and I hope the video games will have the same impact."

"'The Nightmare Before Christmas' property, from home video to theme parks and merchandise, remains both a year-round favorite and a Halloween tradition," said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing for Buena Vista Games. "BVG is pleased to offer gamers and 'Nightmare Before Christmas' fans an opportunity to explore the fanciful 'Nightmare Before Christmas' world with these new video games."

About "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge"

Developed by Capcom, this new action adventure game continues where Director Tim Burton's movie left off 12 years ago, and expands the depth of the environments and characters from the original screenplay. Fans and gamers will enjoy an unrivaled interactive experience that remains true to the spirit of the film by incorporating faithful depictions of the original characters, beautifully rendered visuals, fun exploration and engaging game play elements. Players assume the role of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who must help reclaim the town from the mischievous Oogie Boogie and his henchmen. Game features include Jack's wide variety of attack options, including the use of the new and amazing Soul Robber, costume changes with unique attacks and more. Available for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge" has a rating of "E10+" for Everyone 10 and older by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), and has a suggested retail price of $39.99.

About "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King"

Serving as the video game prequel to the imaginative world Tim Burton introduced in the film, this action title tells the tale of how Jack Skellington first met Oogie Boogie and saved Halloween. Players join Jack and his trusted pal Zero on a journey to locate the source of unusual bugs that start to invade Halloween Town. With help from familiar faces, and beloved characters such as Sally, the Mayor and the inventions of Dr. Finklestein, Jack discovers that the bugs are under the command of Oogie Boogie. It's up to Jack to rid the town of this new infestation and stop Oogie Boogie from carrying out his evil plot. Developed by TOSE and available for the Game Boy Advance, "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King" has a rating of "E10+" for Everyone 10 and older by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), and has a suggested retail price of $29.99.

"Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King" is the first Game Boy Advance title ever to use lenticular packaging on its box -- featuring a 3-D image of Jack Skellington and the Pumpkin King.




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