Xbox is the ultimate platform for gamers to power their dreams – but rarely have dreams been as sweet as this. In partnership with the highly anticipated new Warner Bros. Pictures’ film “Wonka,” Xbox is celebrating the return of the world’s greatest confectioner with a uniquely delectable gaming experience. Starting today, fans can enter the official Xbox sweepstakes for a chance to win the most extravagant and playful Wonka-inspired Xbox prizes, which include:
Wonka-Inspired Xbox Series X and Storefront Display: A special Wonka chocolate bar-inspired Xbox Series X bundled with a unique console display modelled after the magic of Willy Wonka’s iconic chocolate store. While the console may look like one of Wonka’s famous chocolate bars, the Wonka-inspired Xbox Series X is not edible.
(X)box of Chocolates: A beautiful box of surprises celebrating the new “Wonka” film containing the first-ever official edible Xbox Controller made of 100% pure chocolate and wrapped in the signature gold wrapper; a custom designed, burgundy-colored Xbox Wireless Controller inspired by Wonka’s coat from the film; and five additional chocolate truffles uniquely crafted to complement your Xbox gaming adventures including:
- Achievement Hunting: Delicious chocolate with a boost of energy ingredients, which helps with long-term gaming focus. Time to rack up that Gamerscore.
- Button Masher: Buzzing with bold espresso to keep your reactions crisp and your head in the game.
- Your Citrus Sidekick: Chocolate and orange team up for a sunny burst of flavor, in honor of the fruitful variety of games available on Xbox Game Pass.
- Xtra Kick: Balances out the sweet with just the right amount of heat. Just like any end boss, this gets you a little fired up but yields sweet rewards.
- Wonka for the Win: Sometimes the greatest joys in life are also the simplest. So, this treat focuses on the essence of what makes a great truffle: the chocolate. 100% pure, decadently delicious chocolate.
Fans can enter to win the limited-edition Wonka prizes by following Xbox on X (formerly Twitter) and retweeting the official Xbox sweepstakes tweet. The giveaway will run from November 13, 2023 through December 14, 2023. For official rules and eligibility details, please visit here. Prizes are limited to sweepstakes only – not available for retail.
In the film, Wonka’s mother tells him “Every good thing in this world started with a dream.” Xbox is taking this message worldwide with a playful in-store experience at Microsoft Experience Centres in New York, London, and Sydney. The front window at each store will feature a Willy Wonka-inspired display and puzzle box in the shape of his trusty suitcase. Test your skills by solving the puzzle for a chance to get your hands on some custom Xbox giveaways.
See “Wonka” only in theatres and IMAX beginning internationally on December 6 and nationwide on December 15.
Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.
From Paul King, writer/director of the “Paddington” films, David Heyman, producer of “Harry Potter,” “Gravity,” “Fantastic Beasts” and “Paddington,” and producers Alexandra Derbyshire (the “Paddington” films, “Jurassic World: Dominion”) and Luke Kelly (“Roald Dahl’s The Witches”), comes an intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.
Starring alongside Chalamet are Calah Lane, Emmy and Peabody Award winner Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, with Oscar winner Olivia Colman and Hugh Grant. The film also stars Natasha Rothwell, Rich Fulcher, Rakhee Thakrar, Tom Davis and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.
Simon Farnaby & Paul King wrote the screenplay, based on a story by King and characters created by Roald Dahl. Michael Siegel, Cate Adams, Rosie Alison and Tim Wellspring are serving as executive producers. King’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Chung-Hoon Chung, Oscar-nominated production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Mark Everson, Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming and composer Joby Talbot. Neil Hannon of the band The Divine Comedy is writing original songs for the film.
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, in Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Heyday Films Production, a Paul King Confection, “Wonka,” distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.[This article originally appeared on Xbox Wire]