Majesco Announce Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Written Tuesday, April 07, 2009 By James Parkin
Majesco Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox today announced Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Developed by Amaze Entertainment and Pipeworks, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian will launch in advance of Twentieth Century Fox's theatrical release of the same name debuting in theaters May 22nd. Featuring the voice and likeness of the film's star, Ben Stiller, the video game recreates the excitement and humor from the feature film as players adventure through Smithsonian exhibits that come alive at night.
"The original Night at the Museum movie was a true blockbuster in every sense of the word, having earned more than $250 million domestically and almost $600 million worldwide," said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Majesco Entertainment. "The movie sequel has tremendous potential and at long last fans of the franchise can enjoy the museum magic at home in a videogame that extends the big screen experience."
"The Night at the Museum franchise lends itself perfectly to the type of gaming experience that Majesco is creating. It's an action-packed adventure that is sure to amaze and entertain people of all ages," said Elie Dekel, Executive Vice President Licensing and Merchandising for Fox L&M.
In Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, players assume the role of Ben Stiller's character, Larry Daley, former night guard of New York's Museum of Natural History. Larry must rescue Jedediah and his other friends from Akhmenrah's brother who captured them while stealing a powerful Magic Tablet that can raise the Army of Horus to take over the world.
Daley is well aware of the havoc that history's most notorious figures can wreak when the sun goes down and the museum exhibits come alive. He races to DC to help his friends in the Smithsonian. Using Larry's trusty key chain and flashlight, players must solve puzzles and adventure through 14 levels including the Federal Archives, the National Air and Space Museum and the Lincoln Memorial. Gamers can travel in style on the back of a T-Rex skeleton, within the Lunar Lander and in the cockpit of Amelia Earhart's Pitcairn Autogyro. Along the way, players must find pieces of the Magic Tablet and collect other items to unlock mini-games, new areas and bonus content from the Smithsonian including trivia questions, in-game audio tours and factoids.