Activision has announced the forthcoming release of Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games, which will be launched this summer on all major consoles, including the Wii, presumably to tie in with the Olympic Games in London. Developed by Behaviour Interactive, the game is an extension of the fourth instalment of the Ice Age franchise, Ice Age: Continental Drift, which is due in movie theaters this June. In the game, gamers of all ages get to use teamwork or go head-to-head as Manny, Sid, Diego and their furry friends in a motion-controlled competition for all the family.

“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.”
The game takes up the action with Manny’s island set adrift in the middle of continental upheaval, as Manny and his pals run into a menagerie of pirates with a secret treasure. As they can’t agree how to split the treasure evenly, Manny and co. decide to hold a series of sporting events, including ski jumping, ice smashing, and glacial hopping, with the winner of the most events getting the loot. You can choose to either play on the side of the pirates, or join up with Manny and co.

“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.”
Source: Activision