D3Publisher has announced that it has acquired the rights to make games based on stop-motion animations Coraline
and Shaun the Sheep
). The former, Coraline,
is a film adaptation of a Neil Gaiman book directed by Henry Sellick (The Nightmare Before Christmas
). The adventure game is expected to ship early 2009 for DS and unknown home consoles alongside the film's February 6 debut. Unlike the film, the game will not be using 3D glasses
, according to D3 COO Yoji Takenaka.
The other game adaptation, Shaun the Sheep
, is based on a British TV show from Aardman Animation (Wallace & Gromit
), who previously worked with D3 on a game for Flushed Away
. The adventure title will be exclusive to the DS and is due out this Fall.