Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 3D film coming from New Line later this year. Now, however, it’s also going to be a Nintendo DS videogame, as THQ today announced it will publish the movie tie-in title on Nintendo’s handheld platform.
The game will ship the same day as the film, on July 11. The film Journey to the Center of the Earth will be the first digital 3D live action release.
In the game of Journey to the Center of the Earth, gamers will play through moments from the film as they ride a dangerous rock slide, navigate an out-of-control mine cart, raft across an ancient sea and survive from being chased by a Gigantosaurus. Players will also enjoy mini-games where they will dig for dinosaur bones and decipher ancient ruins.
The game will of course utilize the unique controls of Nintendo DS as it lets DS owners play as all three main characters from the movie: Trevor, Sean and Hannah.
The game will take place throughout seven worlds from the film, as well as an expanded “Center of the Earth” beyond what audiences can see in the film.
Here’s a quick snippet about the film: based on the classic Jules Verne novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D stars Brendan Fraser as a science professor whose untraditional hypotheses have made him the laughing stock of the academic community. But on an expedition in Iceland, he and his nephew stumble upon a major discovery that launches them on a thrilling journey deep beneath the Earth’s surface, where they travel through never-before-seen worlds and encounter a variety of unusual creatures. Journey 3-D is directed by Academy Award-winning visual effects veteran Eric Brevig (Total Recall, Pearl Harbor).