THQ to release Disney-Pixar’s Up on video game platforms

MUMBAI: THQ Inc. plans to bring the Up video game, based on Disney-Pixar film, to all major consoles worldwide beginning in spring 2009.

Up is currently in development across seven game systems, including Wii home video game system, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Playstation3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, and Games for Windows and Mac.

Development for the Up video game is being led by THQ’s Heavy Iron Studios, the same creative team responsible for the video games based on Disney Pixar’s Ratatouille and Wall-E. In 2007, Ratatouille received recognition from the International Animated Film Society’s annual Annie Awards as the Best Animated Video Game.

The Up video game will take players on an adventure with Carl Frederickson and his young sidekick, Wilderness Explorer Russell, as they set off on a journey through the undiscovered jungles of South America.