AGOURA HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The internationally-acclaimed uDraw GameTablet® arrives in stores tomorrow for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®. Featuring the latest innovations in console gaming technology, the new tablets are the only ones to come equipped with high definition output, motion controls, and a stylus with more than 256 points of pressure sensitivity. With uDraw GameTablet and its robust library of games, players can stretch their imaginations and use their gaming consoles like never before.
“The uDraw GameTablet offers an entirely new way to play on video game consoles”
Called “feature-rich, versatile and easy-to-use” by Toy Insider’s 2011 Hot 20, the new uDraw GameTablets each include a center-docked stylus for right or left-handed players, and console controls integrated directly into their design. For Wii players, uDraw will also be available tomorrow in a new black design.
“The uDraw GameTablet offers an entirely new way to play on video game consoles,” said Martin Good, Executive Vice President of PlayTHQ®. “uDraw encourages creative expression, keeps minds active, and offers uniquely engaging gameplay that can be enjoyed by the whole family. It’s the first console-based artistic tool of its kind and we are thrilled to bring it to PS3 and Xbox 360 following our great success with uDraw GameTablet for Wii.”
This Holiday season, all of the family’s favorite franchises are available on uDraw, from Pictionary™ and Marvel Super Hero Squad to SpongeBob SquarePants and the Disney Princesses.
uDraw Studio™: Instant Artist™ comes packaged with the uDraw GameTablet. Instant Artist turns TVs into digital art studios and allows players to tap into their imaginations, complete art lessons, engage in creative activity-based gameplay, or simply draw freestyle with a wide variety of brushes, color palettes and art tools. The game also comes with the option to save and upload artwork directly to uDraw’s online community, where it can be easily shared on Facebook or printed out. uDraw Studio: Instant Artist is rated E for Everyone.
The growing library of uDraw titles will also include Pictionary™: Ultimate Edition, a new, high-tech version of the family game favorite. Available exclusively for uDraw on Xbox 360 (SRP US$39.99) and PS3 (SRP US$39.99), the game features new clues, vibrant HD environments, customizable gameplay and new functionality including intuitive touch screen gestures. For Wii, Pictionary™ (SRP US$29.99) has been one of uDraw’s most popular games. Both Pictionary™ and Pictionary™: Ultimate Edition are rated E for Everyone.
In the action title, Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat, players will unleash the power of the pen using movement-based commands and touch screen functions to battle their way through six comic book “issues” and thwart Doctor Doom’s evil plan. Using the uDraw stylus, players can command their favorite Marvel Super Heroes, including Captain America, Thor and the internet favorite, Squirrel Girl, who makes her video game debut in Comic Combat. Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+, Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat is available for Wii (SRP US$29.99), Xbox 360 (SRP US$39.99) and PS3 (SRP US$39.99).
Recently released on uDraw for Wii (SRP US$29.99), Disney Princess: Enchanting Storybookscaptures players’ imaginations as they are swept into the magical worlds of Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Rapunzel and Tiana. As they help bring color to the princesses’ world, players will enjoy hours of creative activities including magic search, tilt a maze, spot the difference, make a melody, coloring book pages and tilt painting. Disney Princess: Enchanting Storybooks is rated E for Everyone.
Also available on the uDraw for Wii are Pictionary, SpongeBob SquigglePants, The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns – Again!, Dood’s Big Adventure and Kung Fu Panda 2.
Rated E for Everyone, uDraw GameTablet is available for Xbox 360 (SRP US$79.99), PlayStation 3 (SRP US$79.99) and Wii (SRP US$69.99).
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