Sierra Entertainment And 20th Century Fox Deliver Ice Age 2 The Meltdown Videogame To Wii Just In Time For The Holidays
Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Jay Leno Lend Their Voice Talents to Hit Game Ice Age 2 The Meltdown on Nintendo's New System
Los Angeles, CA - September 25, 2006 - Sierra Entertainment announced today that the video game Ice Age 2 The Meltdown, based on the worldwide blockbuster animated film from 20th Century Fox is being developed for Nintendo's highly anticipated Wii console and will be available at retailers nationwide this holiday season.
Ice Age 2 The Meltdown for Wii will utilize the full capability of Wii and its unique controller.
"We are excited to bring such an entertaining game to such an innovative platform," said Cindy Cook, chief strategy and marketing officer, Vivendi Games. "Ice Age fans and gamers of all ages will without a doubt enjoy embarking on this new adventure, within the game itself and as part of the truly unique Wii experience Nintendo is bringing to consumers."
Elie Dekel, executive vice president, Fox Licensing & Merchandising, added, "Ice Age is an amazing franchise and the perfect fit for Nintendo's next generation platform. Ice Age 2 promises to utilize the Wii's specs to the fullest capacity for a great gaming experience. Thanks to the cooperation of much of the voice talent from the film, fans will get to explore a true extension of one of the year's biggest blockbusters."
About Ice Age 2 The Meltdown Video Game
The Ice Age is ending and our subzero heroes return in this action adventure video game set in a melting paradise of water parks, geysers and tar pits. Manny the Mammoth, Sid the Sloth and Diego the Sabre-Toothed Tiger are back and realize that the melting glaciers will soon flood their valley. Fans will be able to play as their favorite characters from the film, along with everyone's favorite sabre-toothed squirrel, Scrat, and embark on a mission across an increasingly dangerous landscape towards their salvation from a huge glacial dam that is about to break, threatening to flood the entire valley.
Ice Age 2 The Meltdown Video Game is currently available at retailers nationwide for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy® Advance and PC.
More information about the game can be found at http://www.iceage2game.com.
About Ice Age The Meltdown film
Since its record March North American box office opening in 2006 of $68 million, Ice Age 2 The Meltdown has gone on to gross $646 million worldwide in theaters.
More information about the film can be found at http://www.iceage2.com.
About FOX Licensing & Merchandising
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.
About Vivendi Games
Vivendi Games ( www.vivendigames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is the leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPG) category, holds leading positions in the PC, console, handheld and mobile games markets, and is an emerging player in casual online games. Vivendi Games' two principal studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, headquartered in Irvine, CA, the creator of World of Warcraft®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Warcraft®; and Sierra Entertainment, headquartered in Los Angeles, which includes Radical Entertainment, Swordfish Studios, High Moon Studios, and Massive Entertainment. Sierra's IPs include Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro The Dragon®, Empire Earth®, SWAT®, Darkwatch, TimeShift, Ground Control® and Leisure Suit Larry®. Vivendi Games is also home to Vivendi Games Mobile, publishing games for the mobile market, and Sierra Online, dedicated to publishing casual games for online play and distribution on all platforms. Vivendi Games maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, and Ludlum Entertainment. The company has 16 offices around the world conducting business in 75 countries.
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