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Ice Age Tie-In Coming to Kinect This Year

Posted by James Newton

Arctic edge

Activision's just announced it's bringing Ice Age: Continental Draft — Arctic Games to Kinect in 2012.

Guess what? It's a minigame compilation. Nobody could have guessed that. If you're saying you guessed that, you're lying.

The story says something about the team splitting a secret treasure through a series of "off-the-wall sporting events", including ski jumping, ice smashing and glacial hopping. All will be powered by Kinect.

We don't have anything else to say.

ACTIVISION PUBLISHING AND TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX CONSUMER PRODUCTS ANNOUNCE ALL NEW ICE AGE VIDEO GAME

The Prehistoric Pals Compete in
Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games this Summer

London, UK – 25th April, 2012 – Get ready to brave the icy cold glacial games in Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games, from Activision Publishing Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. Developed by Behaviour Interactive, Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games is the video game extension of the upcoming fourth instalment of the Ice Age franchise, Ice Age: Continental Drift, where gamers of all ages can use teamwork or go head-to-head as Manny, Sid, Diego and their furry friends in a motion controlled competition that’s fun for the whole family. Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games is planned to arrive on shelves this summer on the Wii™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS™ and DS™ hand-held systems, and Kinect™ for Xbox 360® from Microsoft and in European territories for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC.

“Anticipating the summer release of the new Ice Age movie, we’re taking mammoth measures to give gamers of all ages an action packed Ice Age experience that parallels the clever and inventive qualities of the franchise,” said David Oxford, Executive Vice President, Activision. “It’s important to give players the freedom to interact with these beloved characters in a motion-based video game for players of all ages.”

When their island is set adrift in the midst of continental upheaval, Manny and the herd encounter a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates with a secret treasure. Having trouble deciding on how to split the treasure evenly, they collectively decide to settle the problem through a series of off-the-wall sporting events including ski jumping, ice smashing, and glacial hopping. Ultimately, the winner of the most events will be entitled to the prize. As the prehistoric games begin, players must side with Manny and the herd, or the seafaring pirates to determine the fate of the riches.

“The Ice Age franchise has created such a strong connection with fans across the globe. When the next chapter arrives in theatres we wanted to create a product that allows fans to immerse themselves in new worlds with new characters,” said Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products. “Activision has created a great game that we’re confident will extend the fan experience and truly augment the film in a fun and exciting way.”

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