Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! headed to Wii and Nintendo DS
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are set to release Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! for both Wii and Nintendo DS, aimed towards preschoolers that “promotes the development of healthy habits for life.”
Currently being developed by Griptonite Games, players will accompany Grover as he sets out to create a series of challenges designed to help his Sesame Street friends get up and go! Through the course of the game, Elmo and Abby jump over obstacles, row a boat, and play “Grover Says,” all while learning important life lessons on healthy habits to grow with. Through their adventures, the game promotes physical activity, good nutrition, personal hygiene, and even the importance of rest and relaxation.
Those that purchase the title will also receive what are described as being “gameplay helpers,” at no extra charge. For Wii, this is a soft, fuzzy character cover with special grips that slips over the Wii Remote, whereas the Nintendo DS gains a jumbo click-stylus to aid younger, smaller hands in interacting with the touch screen.
“Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! uses gameplay to demonstrate how living a healthy lifestyle can be fun for young kids,” commented Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We worked closely with Sesame Workshop, the organization behind Sesame Street, to show simple, age-appropriate ways for kids to grow up healthy, strong and happy.”
Rosemarie Truglio, Ph.D., Vice President, Education and Research at Sesame Workshop, added “Building lifelong healthy habits starts in early childhood. Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! gets kids up and moving though stretching, jumping and dancing, models good hygiene practices and highlights the benefits of healthy food choices through fun and active game play.”
Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! is due to release across North America in Summer.