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Cracking news: New Wallace and Gromit game announced

Cheese-munching man and dog combo get new adventure thanks to Elite creator David Braben. What a strange world...

By 'eck, we almost dropped our Wensleydale-topped cream crackers when we heard that Wallace and Gromit had a new game called Curse of the Were-Rabbit on the way.

David Braben, industry legend and the man who created classic space trade 'em up Elite, will head development at his Frontier Developments studio, with Aardman Animations collaborating closely on the project.

Curse of the Were-Rabbit will hit PS2, Xbox, Cube and PC and tie in with the release of a new movie from Aardman Animations of the same name. Players will be able to play solo or in co-op, with a huge range of popular characters from the series promised. Also, Gromit's impressive gadgets will make a welcome return, helping players to solve the mystery of the deadly Were-Rabbit.

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It's the second time the claymation Yorkshireman and t'dog have graced the world of videogames. 2003's Project Zoo was a surprisingly adept platform romp that featured great-looking and humungous levels.

Nick Park, the creator of the duo, is chuffed with Frontier's work on the game. "Frontier has done an amazing job of bringing Wallace & Gromit and the world of Curse of the Were-Rabbit film to consoles. The game is technically and visually impressive - it is enormous fun in its own right and perfectly evokes the charm and humour of our dynamic duo."

Curse of the Were-Rabbit is currently chasing a publisher and will be available on PS2, Xbox, Cube and PC later this year.

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