OK, this has to be a first. A video game is being made out of a movie about a video game.
"Wreck-It Ralph" is a future Disney animated flick set for a fall release, and already this week comes news that a "Wreck-It Ralph" video game will be created for Nintendo's Wii system, as well as its 3DS and DS hand-held systems.
The game is being developed through a collaboration between Activision Publishing Inc. and Disney Interactive.
In the film, Ralph is an arcade game bad guy who longs to be hero for a change. That's kind of hard to pull off, though, since his character is a ham-fisted heavy who naturally wrecks everything in sight. Still, that doesn't stop Ralph from going out on the hero's journey, searching for that which evades his desire. The film is voiced by John C. Reilly(as "Ralph"), Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch.
In the game based on the film, the action picks up with Ralph teaming with Fix-it Felix as the two go through multiple levels in the "Wreck-It Ralph" world. Game users will be able to use Ralph's destructive, uh, talents, to help beat an enemy Cy-Bug (get it?) invasion while switching back to the Felix character to help repair the damage. It uses a classic, arcade-style side scroller design.
The game will debut sometime in the fall, about the same time as the film's planned Nov. 2 release in theaters.