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The Golden Compass

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The Golden Compass
Basic Information
Video Game
Shiny Entertainment, Artificial Mind and Movement
Puzzle, Action, Adventure
Nintendo DS, Wii, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable
The Golden CompassThe Golden Compass
European Union European Release Date(s)
Nintendo DS, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3
November 302007
PlayStation Portable and Microsoft Windows
December 72007
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Nintendo DS, Wii, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable
December 42007
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The Golden Compass is an exciting fantasy adventure, set in an alternative world where people's souls manifest themselves as animals ("daemons"), talking bears fight wars, and Gyptians and witches co-exist.

At the center of the story is Lyra, a 12-year-old girl who starts out trying to rescue a friend who's been kidnapped by a mysterious organization known as the Gobblers - and winds up on an epic quest to save not only her world, but ours as well. Players can assume the role of Lyra, or the character of Iorek Byrnison, a great armoured polar bear who joins the quest.

As Lyra, players will use their daemon and collaborate with in-game characters, collecting special items in order to explore, evade, and deceive their way through confrontations with the Gobblers, the Magisterium, and the horribly dangerous spy fly to find her friend. They can also do battle as Iorek with special attacks and a riding mechanic as he protects Lyra during the journey. Gamers will be able to unlock secrets and mini-games using a mysterious, truth-telling golden compass device called an alethiometer. Players can explore 13 vast locations, including all-new breath-taking environments not seen in the film, on this massive journey of collaboration, exploration and the eternal struggle between good and evil.

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