THQ cooking up Ratatouille

Game tie-in for Pixar's next CG comedy will arrive on numerous platforms next summer, including the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii.

Besides its WWE and Nickelodeon games, THQ's most successful license is its adaptations of the computer-animated blockbusters from Pixar. In August 2004, the publisher and the animation studio signed a deal that would give THQ rights to make games based on Pixar's next four films. The deal certainly paid off, as THQ claims that, to date, it has shipped 25 million units of games based on various Pixar offerings.

A scene from Ratatouille.

Following the success of games based on The Incredibles and Cars--the latter of which was singled out in a recent upbeat earnings report--THQ today announced it will also be adapting Pixar's 2007 feature, Ratatouille. Cowritten and directed by Incredibles creator Brad Bird, the comedy tells the tale of a young gastronome who dreams of becoming a famous Parisian chef. Unfortunately, the budding cook also happens to be a rat--a fact which bars him from working in most restaurants' kitchens.

As one would expect given its release date, Ratatouille will be released for all three next-gen systems: The Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. It is also set to come to the PlayStation 2, GameCube, PlayStation Portable, DS, PC, Macintosh, and Game Boy Advance. Development is being performed at several outlets of THQ's worldwide studio system under the supervision of Heavy Iron Studios (The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer). THQ Wireless is also prepping several mobile phone games based on Ratatouille.

Like its culinary namesake, Ratatouille will apparently be a mix of various genres. According to THQ, it will combine both cooking-based minigames and stealthy platforming, allowing "players to create culinary masterpieces, evade detection from dangerous and often hungry enemies, and brave the perils of the dinner rush."

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38 comments
comones
comones

how i can download it full version 

datniccah187
datniccah187

I dont play games about rats lol, looks quite fun though.

iceuk
iceuk

THQ aint that bad.

ewjim
ewjim

We'll see...

Rugbyspelaren
Rugbyspelaren

Ratatouille is a french word for some kind of disch :P

ghostadv
ghostadv

Wow, I've just about lost all respect for THQ.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Sweet mother of god....That's a lot of consoles.

Nintendus
Nintendus

I hope it isn't like Over The Hedge, the movie was good, but that game sucked! "the reason it probably didn't come up on the original Xbox is because these kids games don't sell as well on the platform. Conversely, it explains why more violent games and sports titles have altogether stopped appearing on the Gamecube." That's a true statement, but PS2 also had lots of kiddie games. "PlayStation 2" This proves that PS2 also kets these kind of games. "Given the the system's 2007 release schedule, I'm guessing Ratatouille will be the GameCube Game of the Year 2007. . . " Nope, Super Paper Mario gets that award.

Ryan
Ryan

I just hope this means that I get to hear a whole lot of Patton Oswalt in a game.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

well if it sells as good as cars then it will be great for tehm

Doolum
Doolum

The 2 rats in the pic looks ok.i guess the game would be ok as well.actually i have always likes Pixar's animations.They are fun and cool.Guess then Ratatouille will be for me as well

piecake
piecake

wow kids games = big money so yes

kayn83
kayn83

the reason it probably didn't come up on the original Xbox is because these kids games don't sell as well on the platform. Conversely, it explains why more violent games and sports titles have altogether stopped appearing on the Gamecube.

mark_unix
mark_unix

RaiKageRyu Microsoft has stopped support for the xbox1 since the xbox360 shipped. unlike Nintendo and Sony, their last console doesn't matter. goes to show how much more arrogant Microsoft is then either off them....

Thornscar
Thornscar

This looks like it will be a really funny movie!

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Guess they don't need XBOX no more.

Lazy_Marine
Lazy_Marine

They just don't make animated movie - based games like they used to back in the days, anyone remember Liong King on GENESIS and Alladin ? Those were some of the best games made at that generation.

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

How about something that's not crap?

Heathcliff
Heathcliff

Given the the system's 2007 release schedule, I'm guessing Ratatouille will be the GameCube Game of the Year 2007. . .

RunnerGunner480
RunnerGunner480

Actually there probably isn't an original Xbox version because most people have converted to the 360 by now.

thorsen-ink
thorsen-ink

11 systems/plaforms: 1) PS2 2) Xbox 360 3) PC 4) Macintosh 5) PS3 6) Wii 7) GameCube 8. GBA 9) PSP 10) DS 11) Mobile I presume the original xbox was left out b/c sales for it are plummeting--down over 90% in August.

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

Movie-based games doesn't cost much in creativity nor in funds; cheap to make them & they suck.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Well, the reality is that it will sell by the truckload. It is just a shame that that is the reality....

Deadlocked4Life
Deadlocked4Life

Dang...this is gonna suck. There's no way in God's great green earth that this isn't gonna suck. As a gamer I'm insulted that they keep making this movie tie-in garbage and I'm even more insulted that people keep buying it! Stop it!

Willy105
Willy105

Brad Bird is great. His movies (Iron Giant and The Incredibles) where fantastic. I'm still waiting for the sequel to those movies. However, I can't say the same about tie-in games....

CheddarLimbo
CheddarLimbo

Are there even 11 systems? But seriously, Brad Bird is a freaking genius. Everything that guy touches is like gold.

Schillinger
Schillinger

But I'm already having so much fun playing Cars! :|

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

They love making games from movies. Only game from THQ I'm getting anytime soon is WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

Cars game was big surprise but the movie didn't do the miracles like Incredibles... Ratatouille looks promising but PS2, PS3, Xbox360 and Wii for Q3 2007???

KingofTrolls
KingofTrolls

WOW Big Surprise - It's THQ making another movie based game. Kids buy this crap real gamers avoid this junk. In other REAL news - Gears of War - this week and its gonna rock. PS - Contra hits XBLA this week.

dukerav
dukerav

Meh, although I'm sure my little niece would like to play something like this. :P

aRcad33
aRcad33

meh.... anyways CONTRA THIS WEEK....