Fans of the original animated feature who are waiting for the upcoming sequel also have a new game to look forward to. In development for all three consoles, the PC and GBA, this squad-based action title looks to be a vast improvement over the first Shrek game. Check out these screens from the PS2 version and the Fact Sheet courtesy of Step-3.
Shrek 2 takes players on a twisted fairy tale adventure with Shrek® and his buddies. Gamers revisit key locations from the movie sequel while discovering all-new locations and characters. Shrek2 combines squad-based action with traditional action-adventure elements. Players can control their team of four and play as Shrek® or any of his 10 friends, switching between each to best utilize the character's unique abilities to solve puzzles, fight monsters and complete wild and dangerous adventures.
- Play as Shrek® and 10 of his friends - Players can even take the role of new characters not seen in the "Shrek 2" movie.
- Visit locations from the movie and beyond - Includes all-new action like "Walking the Path" and the "Dwarven Mines."
- Switch between four characters - Players can use each character's unique skills to help them accomplish a mission such as Shrek's ogre strength to lift heavy objects, Donkey's burro kick to open doors and locked gates, or Princess Fiona's ability to slow time to beat up the bad guys more effectively.
- Embark on a multiplayer adventure - Four-player mode allows up to three people to join in without stopping gameplay.
- Experience "Hero Time" - Special mini quests highlight certain characters alone, giving them their own time to shine.
- Laugh while you play - Fans can enjoy hilarious dialogue and funny gags through 12 hours of adventurous gameplay.
Publisher: Activision, Inc.
Developer: Luxoflux (PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube),
Vicarious Visions (Gameboy Advance),
Release Date: May 2004
Platform: PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system/
Xbox® video game system from Microsoft/
Nintendo GameCube/Game Boy® Advance/PC
Suggested Retail Price: $49.99 (PS2, Xbox and NGC)
$29.99 (PC and GBA)
ESRB rating: "E" ("Everyone" - comic mischief, violence - content suitable for persons ages 6 and older)