D3Publisher is proud to announce that the main voice talent from the upcoming animated film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Coraline will be reprising their roles in the video game adaptation.
Dakota Fanning, Keith David, and Robert Bailey Jr will be voicing their characters from the film in the video game version, which is due out for the Wii , PlayStation 2, and Nintendo DS on January 27th, a little more than a week before the film's February 6th release. Fanning lends her voice to the titular Coraline Jones, which David and Bailey Jr. play the roles of Cat and Wybie Lovat respectively.
While I know the video game of the film of the novella is so far removed from Neil Gaiman it's silly, the raging Gaiman fan in me is going to make me pick this game up, creepy screenshots or no.
D3Publisher Announces Voice Talent for Videogame Based on LAIKA and Focus Features’ Coraline
LOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)—D3Publisher announced today that the Coraline videogame, based on LAIKA’s exciting new movie – the first-ever stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3-D – will feature the voice talents of Dakota Fanning, Keith David, and Robert Bailey Jr. All three actors will reprise their onscreen voiced roles of Coraline Jones (Fanning), Cat (David) and Wybie Lovat (Bailey Jr.). The Coraline videogame will ship to North American retail stores for the Wii™ system, Nintendo DS™ and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system on January 27, 2009 to coincide with Focus Features’ nationwide domestic release of the movie on February 6, 2009, in both 3-D and non-3-D theaters.
The only videogame based on the upcoming movie, the Coraline videogame will let players take on the role of the adventurous heroine Coraline and interact with the wondrous characters from the movie while navigating the scheming Other Mother’s web of deceit in a fantastical adventure through two distinct and interactive worlds. Coraline will allow players to explore and interact with such immersive 3-D environments from the movie as the Pink Palace, its nooks and crannies and apartments, and the unpredictable Other World. Players will engage in unique mini-games and adventures with Coraline’s faithful friends, Wybie and Cat, as they collect items that will unlock the mysteries of the Other World.
Coraline for Wii and the PlayStation 2 system is developed by Papaya Studios and is rated “E 10+” (Everyone 10 and up – Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes) by the ESRB. Coraline for Nintendo DS is developed by Art Co. Ltd., and is rated “E” (Everyone – Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes) by the ESRB.
For more information on the game, please visit: www.CoralineTheGame.com.