It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a LarryBoy game!
Newport Beach, Calif.--April 17, 2006--Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of console videogames, today announced they have signed an agreement with Big Idea, Inc to publish the first VeggieTales interactive title for videogame consoles, LarryBoy and the Bad Apple. The action-adventure game features LarryBoy, the popular plunger-headed crime-fighting cucumber featured in several best-selling videos, in his quest to save the citizens of Bumblyburg from temptation.
"The VeggieTales stories are a big hit with children and adults alike," said Rob Dyer, COO of Crave Entertainment. "This agreement supports our continuing commitment to providing quality, family-friendly interactive entertainment that appeals to a wide audience."
The world needs a hero and LarryBoy is that hero! When trouble appears, the citizens of Bumblyburg call world-famous crime fighter LarryBoy! Aided only by his trusted butler Alfred (played with zest by Archibald Asparagus), plunger-headed LarryBoy is everything that his alter-ego Larry the Cucumber is not: boldâ¦ confidentâ¦ relentlessly drivenâ¦ brazenly heroic. Well, actually, that's not entirely true. While he tries to create this impression, inside, LarryBoy is still plain-old Larry. LarryBoy attempts to save the day with clever use of his super-suction ears and the many features of the Larry-Mobile. Call him a kinder, gentler, slightly slower superhero!
The game is expected to be available in late Summer 2006 for the PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system and Game Boy(r) Advance handheld system for an MSRP of $19.99.
About Big Idea Productions
Big Idea, Inc., a subsidiary of Classic Media LLC, is committed to providing entertaining stories that help parents teach children important life lessons in a delightfully wacky way. Big Idea is best known for its award-winning VeggieTales animated series, which has sold over 42 million videos and over five million albums of chart-topping audio since 1993. In addition to extending the property into licensing, publishing and live entertainment arenas, the company released its first-ever feature film, Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie, in 2002 grossing over $25 million at the domestic box office. Big Idea is recognized as the leading producer and creator of values-based product reflecting a Judeo-Christian worldview in the family entertainment industry. For more information on Big Idea, visit www.bigidea.com.
About Crave Entertainment
Based in Newport Beach, California, Crave Entertainment is a subsidiary of Handleman Company. Crave, a publisher of videogame entertainment products creates games for the major console platforms including PSPâ¢ (PlayStation Portable) system, Nintendo DSâ¢, Game BoyÂ® Advance, Nintendo GameCubeâ¢, the PlayStationÂ® game console, PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360â¢ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. For more information about Crave Entertainment, please visit www.cravegames.com.