Wreck-It Ralph has had enough of being a bad guy. After three decades of being that one guy in that one arcade game who never wins because of that one guy, the good guy, Ralph has resolved himself to make a change, now. Unfortunately for Ralph, however, the domestic landscape of arcade gaming has maneuvered quite a bit these past thirty years. In the upcoming CG film Wrek-It Ralph, viewers follow one bad guy's wild and soul-searching journey to become a good guy.
This week, Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Santa Monica, CA) announced a plan to publish a videogame based on the animated movie. Cartoon enthusiasts in-the-know already have an idea as to what to expect from the CG feature -- produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios; but the somehow inevitable multiplatform adaptation should provide consumers with a rather interesting metagaming experience. The Activision Blizzard videogame will be published across the Nintendo Wii system as well as for handheld devices, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS.
Wreck-It Ralph, the game, is a classic side-scrolling title that will pick up where the events of the movie conclude, effectively a game based on a movie about a world within a game. Confused? Ralph is, and that's why he wants out.
"With the fantastic characters and creative atmosphere envisioned by Walt Disney Animation Studios, we know fans are going to love seeing their newfound favorite characters embark on an all-new side scrolling adventure."
In Wreck-It Ralph, scheduled for a theatrical release November 2, 2012, the film's namesake embarks on an arcade-wide journey in search of his true calling.
Originally belonging to a game called "Fix-It Felix, Jr.," Ralph is a big lug who does little more than destroy stuff (while the game's hero, a genteel fellow named Felix, fixes everything). Faced with the reality that he's going to do this for the rest of existence, Ralph seeks assistance from a social help group ("Bad Anon") and ultimately goes AWOL, deciding to game-jump (which, as one might guess, is a bit of a radical idea for an arcade baddie).
Ralph's newfound freedom seems too good to be true, but alas, his romps through the worlds of his fellow arcade compatriots has unintended consequences. naturally, unleashing an invasion of actually evil baddies into otherwise innocent arcade games wasn't in the plan; but now, playing hero isn't an option, it's mandatory. In the Wreck-It Ralph videogame, a cyber bug invasion continues to threaten the livelihood of nearby arcades Sugar Rush (a candy-coated racing game) and Hero's Duty (a military combat simulator), and so requires Ralph to acquire a few unlikely partners in solving these and other problems.