THQ and Warner Bros. today announced the release of The Polar Express for the PlayStation 2, GameCube and Game Boy Advance, as well as PC. The games are based on the upcoming holiday film "The Polar Express," an adaptation of the popular children's book. The Polar Express video games are now available at retailers across North America.

"We are pleased to release video games that capture the impressive beauty of the film and include fun and exciting gameplay to draw players further into the story." said Philip Holt, senior vice president, product development, THQ.

In the game players will take a ride through eight chapters from the movie. A conductor shepherds players aboard the train, and onto a journey to meet Santa Claus at the North Pole. Along they way, they will meet characters from the film and together they will solve puzzles, zip through ice tubes and search for lost presents. The PlayStation 2 version also features mini-games for the EyeToy peripheral, in which players use their body motions to drive the train and decorate a Christmas tree