by Joe Tracy, Publisher of Digital
Media FX (digitalmediafx.com)
November 8, 2001, Microsoft will release its Xbox gaming
console supported with dozens of new games, including
one based on DreamWorks animated movie, Shrek.
developed by Digital Illusions Canada and released by
TDK Mediactive, Inc., the Shrek Xbox game explores four
new Shrek worlds with 12 levels of gameplay and 36 missions
to accomplish. Every mission begins with an animated real-time
rendered scene to enhance the adventure.
the world in the Shrek Xbox game differs from the
worlds in the movie, the elements of humor that made Shrek
a big hit at the box office will also become part of the
game picks up after the movie. Once again the fairy tale
creatures have invaded Shrek's home because they consider
him a hero and need his help to solve many new problems.
This is where the 36 missions come in. Shrek undertakes
the missions in an effort to get the fairy tale creatures
to leave him alone.
game includes many of the popular characters from the
movie including Donkey and even the ginger bread man!
It will also include new characters. TDK Mediactive believes
that the game, its first release for Xbox, will shine.
Xbox graphics are absolutely top notch. They take full
advantage of the advanced capabilities of Xbox and provide
a seamless transition from the feature film to the videogame,"
said Vincent Bitetti, chief executive officer of TDK Mediactive.
"Broad license appeal and action-packed game play
add to the great look, giving Shrek all the makings of
a blockbuster game."
makers of Xbox tend to agree.
have seen this game at mid-production, and it is very
clear that the fundamentals of a great game are all there.
We are very excited about Shrek because it is a great
example of what Xbox can do," said J Allard, General
Manager, Xbox Platform. "I think that we are all
going to be blown-away by the end result of this game."
are some images from the game obtained by Digital Media
Tracy is the publisher of Digital
Media FX (www.digitalmediafx.com)