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Grease coming to video games

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm •  Published: July 1, 2009

If you’ve got chills, and they’re multiplying, it could be because a video game based on the classic musical Grease is in development. 505 Games announced today it has acquired global publishing rights for the game, working in collaboration with Paramount Digital Entertainment.

The game is slated for the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS.  If another singing and dancing game is the one that you want, you’re in luck – the Grease game will allow players to sing and dance alongside Danny, Sandy, The Pink Ladies and the T-Birds.

There are worse things you could do than make use of the Nintendo Wii’s motion-sensing controls and microphone, and the DS’s touch screen, which according to the release, the game will do.

“The ‘Grease’ movie is a timeless pop culture icon, and 505 Games is eager to bring the first interactive experience based on the film to fans around the world,” said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games (U.S.), in a release.  “We’re looking forward to working with Paramount Digital Entertainment to put players in the middle of all the fun with this all-new video game.”

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“Paramount Digital Entertainment is pleased to be working with 505 Games to develop Grease,” said John Kavanagh, Senior Vice President of Video Games for Paramount Digital Entertainment, in a release.  “Grease is the ideal opportunity to reach a broad gaming audience who love to sing, dance and have fun with a party-style game.”

Grease will be released on Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS and co-published by 505 Games and Paramount Digital Entertainment.

While Grease and video games might seem an odd fit, with the popularity of music-based games, you never know. They might go together  like ramma lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong.

- Matt Price

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by Matthew Price
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Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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