NECA Announces Gremlins Gizmo for Wii, Nintendo DS

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Posted in: Gremlins, Press Releases- Nov 15, 2011 1 Comment

As if we didnt make enough cool stuff, we’re now officially making Video Games. As the saying goes, toys and video games go together like C3PO and R2-D2. That’s a real saying, I’m sure.

In this inaugural title, NECA brings the beloved Mogwai of Gremlins in its cutest form – dancing, singing, and playing, in a “E for Everyone” title for Wii and Nintendo DS. This time, despite the huge success of our Gremlins action figures, it’s all about the Mogwai – Gizmo, Lenny, Grace, Valerie, and Daffy.

Check out the Gremlins Gizmo video game trailer below:

Read the official Press Release

NATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT COLLECTIBLES ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES GREMLINS GIZMO FOR WII, NINTENDO DS

Brings The Beloved Mogwai of Gremlins to Life in full 3D

Hillside, N.J.—November 11, 2011—Leading entertainment conglomerate, National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), has announced the upcoming release of Gremlins Gizmo, a point and click adventure game based on the hit cult-classic film, Gremlins. Licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Gremlins Gizmo, developed by Pipeworks® Software and ImaginEngine, both Foundation 9 studios, will be available this month for both Wii and Nintendo DS platforms.

“We have been a Gremlins licensee with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for over a decade. With the success of our product line, we were excited to partner with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and produce a Gremlins video game which is a perfect extension to the brand,” said Shannon Pratt, Director of Business Development at NECA. “Gizmo has always been such a beloved character and now kids and adults alike can bring him home as their own virtual pet in Gremlins Gizmo.”

In Gremlins Gizmo, players can interact with and care for their very own pet mogwai. Choose Gizmo or one of his four cuddly friends and unleash their fun-loving personalities through nurturing interactions, exploration and discovery. Play dozens of games including retro style arcade games, music games, and hide and seek. Watch Gizmo sing and dance his way to new levels and earn trophies to unlock new costumes, new environments and additional mini and micro games.

Gremlins Gizmo is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB and set for a national release on November 18. An exclusive gift with purchase will be available through select retailers. Check Gremlins Gizmo video game for more info.

About NECA, Inc.

NECA Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and Internationally. It now operates in three segments: Consumer Products, Filmed Entertainment and Online Retailing/Digital Distribution. The Consumer products segment is a leading manufacturer and distributor of Entertainment related products, dominating the specialty market. Utilizing its position, NECA has for many years worked with its IP partners to ensure maximum success in movie, DVD and game role-outs. The filmed entertainment segment is investing in existing and producing and distributing new theatrical projects that will benefit from NECA’s unique and proprietary distribution model. The online retailing/digital distribution segment leverages NECA’s properties and brands to extend our reach while providing an immersive, cross platform entertainment experience through subscription and individual transaction models.

About Foundation 9

Foundation 9 Entertainment is a collection of independent studios, specializing in delivering fun, high quality, franchise-based videogames on every major platform. They have developed more than 600 games including Zumba Fitness, LEGO Rock Band, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Penguins of Madagascar, Wheel of Fortune, How to Train Your Dragon, and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader: Back to School.

About ImaginEngine

ImaginEngine is a leading developer of award-winning casual, social, mobile, and serious games. Throughout the studio’s fifteen-year history, it has created nearly 200 games across a wide variety of platforms from its headquarters in Framingham, MA.

About Pipeworks

During Pipework’s twelve years in business, the Oregon-based studio has crafted best-selling games ranging from action-adventure platformers, party games, brawlers, driving games, rhythm games, and classic board games. As the studio behind the #1 worldwide Zumba Fitness line (over 3.5 million units on Kinect, PS3 Move, and Wii), Pipeworks has the distinction of shipping a number launch titles for new platforms and peripherals including Rampage: Total Destruction for the Wii (which has sold more than 1.5 million units) and uDraw Studio for the uDraw GameTablet (more than 1.7 million units), with more exciting releases to come.

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