A visual-talent who has been working on the computer game “Visual Boy Advance” has been chosen to appear as a virtual character in an upcoming video game.
Mark Cerny, who also worked on the Nintendo DS version of the game, was chosen by Ubisoft to appear in “Visual Girl” for its upcoming mobile game.
It’s the first time that Cernys role in the game has been expanded, and he is one of many game developers working on digital characters for the iPhone, iPad and Android operating systems.
He also has been known to play in virtual versions of “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic,” “Final Fantasy X-2” and “Tales of Symphonia” as well as the PlayStation 2 game “Gears of War” and the PlayStation 3 game “The Last of Us.”
A video of Cernies role in “Kung Fu Panda” is available at the YouTube page for the game.
The video of the character playing in “Virtual Boy Advance,” which features a different face than Cernyr’s previous appearance, has been viewed more than 4.5 million times.
It is available in several countries, including China, Japan and Korea.
In a statement, Ubisoft said it was delighted that Cenys role was expanded to allow the character to appear.
“As the world’s most beloved cartoon character, Mark has been a fixture of our worlds interactive entertainment experiences for decades, and now he will be getting his own mobile game,” it said.
“We look forward to working with Mark on a new game together.”