Midway Sets Loose Ant Bully Game

Midway Games has announced that is has shipped its Ant Bully video game for PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and Windows PCs. The Ant Bully computer-animated film is scheduled to hit theaters July 28, but enthusiasts can already step into the shoes of Lucas, a young boy who’s magically shrunk down to the size of an insect, and who must learn to survive, explore, and forge new friendships in the world of an ant colony.

“Midway’s relationship with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on The Ant Bully is an important part of our company’s expansion into the younger gaming market,” said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. “We’ve timed our marketing campaign and launch for the game closely with that of the film, allowing players to help an ant-sized Lucas on his quest to help save the ant colony as soon as the movie premieres.”

The game follows the general story and exciting moments of the film, and also includes original game play challenges separate from the movie. Interestingly, Midway also says it’ll ship a version of the Ant Bully game for Nintendo Wii in November 2006