PAN Interactive have announced that they are to bring The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to PC CD-Rom.

Adapted from the top-selling book that has sold 15 million copies worldwide, the PC CD-Rom adaptation is being developed as an exciting third person, real-time 3D arcade towel 'em up adventure in the mould of Tomb Raider, Mario 64 and Zelda.

The game involves controlling the actions of Arthur Dent as he is unwittingly plucked from Earth just minutes before it's global destruction. Afterwards he bounces from one mind-boggling situation to another.


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During the course of his adventures, Arthur comes across a wide variety of strange creatures and characters, both friendly and hostile, including Bugblatter beasts, mattresses, Vogons and Krikkits. In addition, all the popular characters from the original book are set to make an appearance.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game is currently being developed in London and will be released worldwide in the first few months of 2002.