Willy Wonka on Your Xbox

Oh, but you could easily see this coming. Coinciding with today’s new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie release is the corresponding video game of the same name. The “E” rated game is published by Take-Two Interactive Software under license from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is (or shortly will be) available for most gaming platforms, including Playstation 2, Xbox, GameCube and PC.

In the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory video game, Johnny Depp (Willy Wonka), Freddie Highmore (Charlie Bucket), David Kelly (Grandpa Joe), Philip Wiegratz (Augustus Gloop), Julia Winter (Veruca Salt), Jordan Fry (Mike Teavee) and AnnaSophia Robb (Violet Beauregarde) all provide their likenesses and voices. Film director Tim Burton provided creative consultation.

The game, according to a press release, “allows players to embark on an adventure exploring the many extraordinary environments of the factory, including some elements from the book that do not appear in the film, accompanied by everyone’s favorite Oompa-Loompas. Players discover what happens after the other children, greed-driven and unrestrained, wreak havoc throughout the factory and solve mystifying puzzles using special candy powers.”

“We have developed a uniquely fun gaming experience which builds on Tim Burton’s film and creative vision of the Roald Dahl book,” said Jean Raymond, Director of Marketing for Take-Two’s Los Angeles office. “We’re confident the game recreates the visual quality of the movie while delivering fun interactive environments within the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory universe to players.”

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