by Jeff McKinney
Yesterday I met with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for some hands-on time with some of their upcoming video game releases. The games division of Warner Bros. has a lot of great games coming out between now and the end of the year but I wanted to tell you about one in particular that the kids in your life are really going to love, Scooby-Doo! First Frights.
You may have already seen the commercials for “Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Begins”, the new live-action and CGI DVD movie. First Frights is the video game compliment to this movie and puts players in the role of a young Scooby along with the rest of the Mystery Inc., team as they set out on some of their earliest mystery solving adventures.
In the game, kids will play as Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne in an action-adventure game packed with puzzles and, of course, creepy villains. One of the coolest aspects of the game is the two-player feature that allows a second player to grab a controller and jump into (or out of) the game at any point. Kids will love the game’s humor, which ranges from Scooby using a sausage-link nunchuk as a weapon to Velma rolling over enemies in a giant, inflatable sumo-suit.
Scooby-Doo! First Frights will be available for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS and Wii. Look for the game in stores on September 22 and check back here for a full review of the game when it comes out.