Beowulf video game is scheduled for worldwide release in conjunction with
the movie's opening in November 2007.
The Beowulf video game takes players deep into groundbreaking director
Robert Zemeckis' vision of the classic saga, Beowulf. Gamers live the life of
Beowulf, the legendary Norse warrior with the strength of 30 men who is torn
between the nobility and brutality within him. Arrogant, self-serving and
lustful for gold and glory, Beowulf will journey to Denmark to destroy a
bloodthirsty beast wreaking havoc on a frigid land. But evil persists, and
Beowulf succumbs to its lure of even greater fame, quietly maneuvering to claim
the Danish throne. As King, Beowulf must face the consequences of ambition,
even as war descends on the realm. As Beowulf, players lead their men, called
thanes, into battle, slay the Titans of a dying age and crush the enemies that
threaten to annihilate both their kingdom and people. Only then, when Beowulf
looks Destiny in the eye, will he know what kind of hero he has truly become.
"Ubisoft, Paramount Pictures and Shangri-La Entertainment have been working
extremely close in developing Beowulf,” said Gilles Matouba, creative director
at Ubisoft. "From the very beginning, we have had an unprecedented level of
access to information and assets from the movie. This access, coupled with the
creative and technological abilities of our team, has allowed us to capture
aspects of the film and translate them perfectly into compelling gameplay
elements such as the visceral hand-to-hand combat, dynamic swordplay and
amazing visuals, while giving us the creative liberty to go even further by
creating exclusive content for the game that is unexplored by the film and even
the classic tale."