First look: Taz Wanted

Infogrames announces a new game starring the Tasmanian Devil for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC. We have info and the first screenshots from the game.


Taz Wanted

Infogrames has announced that it is developing a new 3D-action platform game titled Taz Wanted. The game, being developed by Blitz Games, stars popular Looney Tunes character the Tasmanian Devil. In the game, Yosemite Sam has captured Taz. However, Taz manages to break free and becomes a fugitive on the run. Players naturally control Taz, who must destroy all of the Taz Wanted posters and avoid capture by rushing, breaking, eating, spinning, and biting his way through free roaming worlds.

"We are very pleased to be working with Blitz on Taz Wanted," said Kerri Orders, head of family marketing at Infogrames. "Blitz has demonstrated a great expertise in producing high quality games with broad-based appeal. To date, we are confident that our debut launch of the most popular Looney Tunes character, the Tasmanian Devil, on next generation platforms will be one of the most wanted games by both gamers and casual gamers alike. Taz's irreverent and aggressive character is perfectly translated by Blitz into the interactive arena."

"Taz Wanted has been a great opportunity for us at Blitz to work with Infogrames for the very first time," said Jon Cartwright, project manager at Blitz Games. "Taz is such a wild character and Infogrames has given us the freedom to go to town creatively with this game. We've managed to bring Taz and other Looney Tunes characters to next-gen platforms with fantastic animation. The whole look is true to the heritage of the brand but we've also managed to bring it right up to date putting Taz in a contemporary environment."

The game is in development for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and the PC platforms. It is currently scheduled to ship on May 31.

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