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Ratatouille served up

A videogame version of Ratatouille, Pixar Animation's latest project about a French rat who really wants to be a great chef, will be launched on just about every gaming platform you can think of next summer.

In case you can't think of that many platforms, here's the list: PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, GameCube, PC, DS and PSP. Mon dieu.

As the Parisian rodent, Remy, you'll be skittering through a bunch of minigames and cookery challenges themed around what publisher THQ promises are "the film's most thrilling moments," and undertaking Remy's adventure through the streets of Paris as he strives to earn his chef's hat. Although we're betting, of course, that the more powerful the system the more adventuring you're likely to get.

Hints at possible level action include creating "culinary masterpieces," evading "detection from dangerous and hungry enemies" and - our favourite - braving the "perils of the dinner rush."

Pixar's movie is released next summer and Ratatouille (we've just got the joke, ha ha) will be following like a rat up a drainpipe.

November 7, 2006