Activision publishing companion game to this year's Peanuts Movie


Snoopy and Woodstock cooperate

Those trailers for The Peanuts Movie are pretty dang cute. It’s neat to see the computer models and animation done in the style of the old cartoons. The movie will show up in theaters on November 6.

In a move hearkening back to the 1990s, Activision is publishing a video game based (loosely) on the movie. Where the film is about a new girl moving to town and Charlie Brown developing a crush, The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure is a platformer in which Snoopy and Woodstock put on different costumes and collect jelly beans. Sure.

So far, the only noteworthy piece of gameplay is the two-player cooperative mode, which has the second player controlling Woodstock, who appears to control differently than Snoopy. Otherwise, it looks like a fairly standard platformer with the same style of animation as the movie.

The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure is set to release on November 3 for 3DS, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.