Codemasters Online Gaming announced today that it will be releasing Dirty Dancing – The Video Game as part of the movie’s 20th Anniversary. Described as a “action puzzler” the game will follow Baby as she learns the art of Dirty Dancing with Johnny and Penny and works at the Kellerman’s Mountain House Resort.
David Solari, VP and GM of Codemasters Online Gaming stated, “Dirty Dancing is one of the most beloved movies of all time with millions of dedicated fans across the world! Dirty Dancing – The Video Game will make the perfect Christmas present for fans of the movie, and we are thrilled to be able to bring this much loved film to the video game world!”
Lionsgate’s EVP of Marketing, Anne Parducci, said, “As casual gaming continues to explode in popularity, it is becoming more necessary than ever to provide compelling, multi-faceted titles that people can relate to in order to break away from the clutter. Dirty Dancing delivers compelling subject matter that has all the tools to become an instant hit online. The movie appeals to audiences of all ages and continues to win over new fans through increased exposure from the highly successful DVDs and multiple airings on cable. For two decades, girls and women have identified with Baby, and through this wonderful game from Codemasters, they will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in her world like never before.”
As one of the more interesting game ideas in recent history, I can’t wait to just see this game in action. Dirty Dancing – The Video Game is expected for a PC release in late 2007.
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