The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (video game)

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This article is about the video game. For the film, see The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. For the book, see Prince Caspian.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Prince Caspian DS cover art.jpg
Developer(s) Traveller's Tales
Publisher(s) Disney Interactive Studios
Noviy Disk
Platform(s) Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) NA 20080515May 15, 2008

JP May 22, 2008 (DS)
NA May 23, 2008 (Wii)
AU 20080612June 12, 2008
JP June 19, 2008 (Wii)
EU 20080620June 20, 2008
AU July 3, 2008 (PC)
AU July 10, 2008 (Wii)

Genre(s) Action-adventure
Fantasy
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution Wii Optical Disc, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, DS Game Card

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian[1] is an action-adventure fantasy video game developed by Traveller's Tales to coincide with the theatrical release of the film of the same name. The game was announced at E3 2007. It was released for the Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Wii, Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 3 on 15 May 2008 in North America to mixed reception. The DS version was also the first game to implement Disney's DGamer online chat service.[2]

A significant feature has William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, Anna Popplewell, Georgie Henley, Ben Barnes, Vincent Grass, Peter Dinklage, and Cornell S. John reprising their roles from the film.

Plot[edit]

Main article: Prince Caspian

One year has passed in our world since the first adventure ended, but in Narnia, almost 1300 years have passed. The villainous King Miraz prevents the rightful heir, his young nephew, Prince Caspian, from ruling the land of Narnia. Caspian uses Susan's magic horn that was left in Narnia to summon the four Pevensies and a small army of Old Narnians to help him reclaim his rightful throne.

Puzzles need to be solved to progress through the game and unlock bonus material. Featuring 20 playable characters, of which 4 are available in each level, each character uses different weapons and abilities. These Include: The Pevensie children, Prince Caspian, Glenstorm, Trumpkin, Dr. Cornelius, Reepicheep, Giant Wimbleweather, Tyrus the Satyr, and Asterius the Minotaur. In addition to these, several unnamed characters are also playable, including Trees, Fauns, Centaurs, Gryphons and horses can also be controlled after they have been mounted by the player's character. Bonus material is, however, primarily unlocked by opening Treasure Chests, which require a certain amount of keys to be opened.[3]

Levels[edit]

The game is spread through six chapters:

  1. Cair Paravel
  2. Ruins of Cair Paravel
  3. Miraz's Castle Infiltration
  4. Miraz's Castle assault
  5. Aslan's How
  6. Battle of Beruna

All chapters have a certain number of missions within them, which greatly expands the gameplay. In addition to the aforementioned chapters, four bonus levels can also be unlocked and completed.

There are also levels where you can ride gryphons, giants and horses.

Cast[edit]

Exclusive scenes[edit]

Walt Disney Pictures recorded one exclusive scene for the game that does not appear in the motion picture. The bonus scene depicts Cornelius telling Caspian about the Pevensies, the Narnians and the war.[4]

Reception[edit]

Scores
Review scores
Publication Score
DS PC PS2 PS3 Xbox 360 Wii
1UP.com D−[5]
Game Informer 6.25/10[6] 6.25/10[6]
GamePro 3/5 stars[7]
GameSpot 4/10[8] 6/10[9] 5.5/10[10] 5.5/10[10]
GameZone 6.5/10[11] 6.2/10[12] 5.8/10[13]
IGN 7/10[14] 6.3/10[15] 6.3/10[16] 6.3/10[16] 6.3/10[16] 6.3/10[17]
Official Nintendo Magazine 55%[18]
Official Xbox Magazine 5.5/10[19]
PlayStation Magazine 2/5 stars[20]
VideoGamer.com 8/10[21] 8/10[21] 8/10[21] 8/10[21]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 52.22%[22] 60%[23] 75%[24] 59.12%[25] 61.78%[26] 68.75%[27]
Metacritic 54/100[28] 53/100[29] 67/100[30] 56/100[31] 56/100[32] 63/100[33]

The game was met with average to mixed reviews upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 52.22% and 54 out of 100 for the DS version;[22][28] 60% and 53 out of 100 for the PC version;[23][29] 75% and 67 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[24][30] 59.12% and 56 out of 100 for the PlayStation 3 version;[25][31] 61.78% and 56 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version;[26][32] and 68.75% and 63 out of 100 for the Wii version.[27][33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Gaudiosi (2007-07-12). "Disney Interactive Studios Readies Prince Caspian Game". GameDaily BIZ. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
  2. ^ "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian :: DS Review". Kidzworld. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  3. ^ http://guides.ign.com/guides/950658/
  4. ^ Patrick Klepek (2007-08-24). "GC 2007: Disney Shooting Narnia Scenes for Game". 1UP.com. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  5. ^ Anthony Gallegos (2008-05-23). "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (XBOX 360)". 1UP.com. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
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  7. ^ Nadia Oxford (2008-06-09). "Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (DS)". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2008-06-10. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  8. ^ Joe Dodson (2008-05-22). "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Review (DS)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  9. ^ Brett Todd (2008-06-11). "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  10. ^ a b Brett Todd (2008-06-18). "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  11. ^ Anise Hollingshead (2008-06-29). "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - NDS - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  12. ^ Natalie Romano (2008-06-02). "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - PS3 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. 
  13. ^ Michael Knutson (2008-07-01). "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Review - Xbox 360". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-10-23. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  14. ^ Jack DeVries (2008-05-14). "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Review (DS)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  15. ^ Erik Brudvig (2008-06-05). "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
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  17. ^ Erik Brudvig (2008-06-04). "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Review (Wii)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  18. ^ "DS Review: The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian". Official Nintendo Magazine: 98. September 2008. 
  19. ^ "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian". Official Xbox Magazine: 75. August 2008. 
  20. ^ "Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PS3)". PlayStation: The Official Magazine: 75. August 2008. 
  21. ^ a b c d Roy Kimber (2008-07-01). "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Review". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
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  27. ^ a b "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
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  29. ^ a b "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  30. ^ a b "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  31. ^ a b "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Critic Reviews for PlayStation 3". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  32. ^ a b "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Critic Reviews for Xbox 360". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  33. ^ a b "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 

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