Atari Gets Desperaux Game

AWN reports that Atari has acquired the rights to Universal’s film “The Tale of Desperaux” to make a videogame.

Brash Ent. had been set to release the game about the heroic, giant-eared mouse, but they went out of business last month. The company, who specialized in film adaptations, planned to also distribute a game for Nintendo DS produced by Universal, the studio’s first self-funded game.

Brash completed the game before going out of business, but they and Universal had to rush to find another publisher before the film’s December 19 release date.

Atari will release the game on the Wii, Playstation 2, and Universal’s DS.  The company’s been in the market lately of picking up film adaptations for games.  “Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena” as well as “Ghostbusters” from Activision.  Atari has also announced it will be releasing a Wii music game and sequels of it’s more popular franchises.

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