Mattel and THQ will release the Barbie Jet, Set & Style video game in September. In the game, Barbie embarks on an around-the-world journey to fashion hot spots such as Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Hong Kong.
Players use handheld systems in realistic styling movements to create hairstyles, manicures and makeovers.
"Barbie has a rich history in video games, and thanks to Nintendo's popular systems, this is the first time we are able to bring classic Barbie play patterns to a video game," says Martin Good, executive vice president of PlayTHQ, the company's division for kids, family and casual games. "Girls around the world love to dress, style and make up Barbie, and we've combined those activities with an exciting story to create a Barbie game experience unlike any before."