The Grinch is back to steal Christmas in a new video game
The Grinch: Christmas Adventures is the first video game based on Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! in sixteen years and releases this October on consoles and PC.
LONDON (28th June 2023) – Today, we at Outright Games, the leading global publisher of family-friendly interactive entertainment, in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, a leading global children’s entertainment company, are excited to reveal our new video game The Grinch: Christmas Adventures. Marking the first video game released in sixteen years, fans will be able to experience an all new adventure inspired by the classic children’s book, How The Grinch Stole Christmas!. Play as The Grinch to steal the Whos’ Christmas in a vividly colourful, side-scrolling platformer available on October 13th on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Featuring colourful visuals inspired by Dr. Seuss’s original illustrations from the beloved story, players must embark on a quest as The Grinch to ruin Christmas for The Whos. Accompanied by his faithful dog Max, who will help you to complete dastardly missions to steal all the presents, players will be faced with the spirit of Christmas, from joyful singing to twinkling fairy lights, as they as they make their way across the iconic town of Who-ville
Complete puzzles to unlock special abilities and gadgets that include snowballs to freeze creatures in your way, including a Santa disguise for stealthy sneaking, a lasso candy cane, and a jumping jetpack. Speed up your devious antics by traversing parts of Who-ville on a sleigh or snowboard. As the story progresses, players will discover the spirit of Christmas and help the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes.
Fans can expect to be fully immersed with the story as The Grinch: Christmas Adventures features recognisable environments, characters, and a host of Christmas details that will delight everyone during the festive season.
The Grinch carries over 65 years of history; first published in 1957, the book was written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss and has evolved over the decades to remain an iconic Christmas tale. Through the books an entire universe has been created, offering The Grinch a global platform through film, musicals, celebrity collaborations, fashion, and more. The Grinch: Christmas Adventures is a modern iteration of the classic Christmas tale. The game can be played in up to 2-person couch co-op, and offers accessibility features for the littlest of gamers from ages 5 and up in order to introduce a new generation of fans to the imaginative rhyming world of Dr. Seuss.
Stephanie Malham, COO, Outright Games Ltd, said: “The Grinch is one of the most enduring and festive brands in entertainment with a 60+ year history. We appreciate that Dr. Seuss Enterprises understands how video games celebrate a beloved story while modernising a classic work for new audiences. We are grateful to bring this timeless tale to families and to be trusted with creating a new video game for this generation.”
Hernán Castillo, CTO from Casual Brothers Ltd, said: “With “The Grinch: Christmas Adventures” we were motivated to create an accessible platformer that is fun, and can be played by fans of all ages. We’ve worked closely with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to determine how to remain faithful to the original story, and build the definitive interactive experience in game form, while also creating our own 2023 version of the Grinch, Max, and Who-ville.”
The Grinch: Christmas Adventures will be available on October 13th on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Check out the brand new announce trailer and other assets below.