Sega announces Planet 51 game, based on upcoming film


Sega have announced they’ve teamed up with Madrid-based developer Pyro Studios to work on a game based on the upcoming animated action/comedy film, Planet 51. The Planet 51 game will be available in Winter 2009 for PC, Xbox 360, Wii, PS3 and Nintendo DS. No more definite date as of yet, but seeing as the film hits November 20th, we should expect the game to release concurrently.

We are delighted to have SEGA on board,” commented Ignacio Perez Dolset , CEO of Pyro Studios and Ilion Animation Studios. “Pyro strives to produce high quality games and we are pleased to have the right partner for worldwide publishing. Sega´s expertise in the video games industry, together with the quality of the game will make Planet 51 a Thanksgiving blockbuster”.

SEGA are thrilled to be creating this new relationship with Pyro Studios,” commented Mike Hayes, President and COO of SEGA Europe. “We are continually striving to release games for all consumers and this project will enable us to further enhance our global entertainment business to a wider audience”.

Sega commet that the Planet 51 game will be a mission-based racer, with challanges set from various characters from the film.