08/04/2006. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Vivendi Universal Games are bringing the fantasy novel Eragon to the PlayStation 2 and the PC in November 2006.
Eragon is based on the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox feature film inspired by Christopher Paolini's fantasy novel, featuring Edward Speleers, Djimon Hounsou and Robert Carlyle.
"Christopher Paolini's amazing fantasy worlds, characters and adventures portrayed in Eragon offer fans of the genre an opportunity to step into Eragon's world and live out the dragon rider legacy," Bruce Hack at VU Games told SFcrowsnest.com. "Eragon is sure to be one of the most anticipated movies of 2006 and we are excited to bring this rich story to gamers worldwide."
Elie Dekel at 20th Century Fox added, "VU Games has done a wonderful job adapting many of our top films to the interactive format. Eragon has proven to be the best example to date of what can happen when true collaboration comes to fruition. Movie-goers are going to be hugely impressed with the film, and gamers will be blown away by this state-of-the-art video game."
Eragon and Saphira take flight in this aerial combat game, featuring four person multiplayer in seven different arenas with 12 unlockable arena game types for the Sony PSP. A single player story mode will allow gamers to experience the Eragon saga from the dragon's perspective.
Movie-goers will get to experience Eragon on the big screen when the film hits US theaters December 12th, 2006.
Based on the novel of the same name, this fantasy adventure centers on a young farm boy named Eragon whose destiny is revealed with the help of a dragon. Eragon, now a Dragon Rider, is swept into a world of magic and power, discovering that he alone has the power to save - or destroy - an Empire.
More over at www.eragongame.com
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