Sierra Ships Spiderwick Game

Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, shipped The Spiderwick Chronicles, a video game based on the upcoming 2008 theatrical release of the same name by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films, on Feb. 5 for Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2, Nintendo DS, Windows PC, and mobile phones.

Like the movie, the game recreates the adventures of Jared, Simon, Mallory, and the mysterious book that offers them entrance into the unseen universe of fairies, goblins, pixies, elves, ogres, and other creatures who have lived among people for centuries but are invisible to the human eye.

Players can take the role of all three Grace siblings, each with unique abilities, along with Thimbletack the Brownie, whose small size allows players to discover the inner passages of the enchanted Spiderwick home. Featuring several areas from the film to explore, gamers must solve quests by engaging in kid-friendly combat, while capturing and cataloging all the creatures they find along the way.