The Sub-Zero Heroes Are Back! Vivendi Universal Games Announces Video Game Tied To Ice Age 2 Film Coming 2006
Vivendi Universal Games and 20th Century Fox Partner to Bring Multi-platform Adventure Video Game Featuring the Lovable Characters from Fox’s Upcoming Feature Film, Ice Age 2 The Meltdown to Families this Spring
LOS ANGELES - December 16, 2005 - Vivendi Universal Games ("VU Games") announced today that a video game is in development based on 20th Century Fox's upcoming family film, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown.
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Video Game will be available in stores this Spring 2006 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeTM, Nintendo DSTM, Game Boy® Advance and PC. Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Video Game will carry an MSRP of $19.99 for PC, $29.99 for Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance and $39.99 for console products.
"We are excited to continue our successful partnership with Fox to create an extension of the Ice Age story in a fully engaging interactive entertainment experience," said Peter Della Penna, Chief Operating Officer, Product Development for VU Games. "Academy Award®-winning animation studio Blue Sky, has contributed an impressive visual style and hilarious storyline for our development partners to turn into great family gaming."
Elie Dekel, Executive Vice President Licensing & Merchandising, added, "VUG is a great and proven partner for some of our major theatrical releases. In conjunction with the release of the motion picture Ice Age 2, the release of this outstanding video game brilliantly expands on our Ice Age franchise."
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. With the help of everyone's favorite sabre-toothed squirrel from the first movie, Scrat, help your big friends cross the perilous landscape to safety.
Scrat will dig, swim, sniff, spin and roll his in his never-ending quest to collect acorns. In the process, he serves as the unwitting hero in the quest to save the land from a giant flood.
About the Ice Age film
Since its record March North American box office opening in 2002 of $46 million, Ice Age has gone on to gross $381 million worldwide in theaters and 25 million worldwide in DVD/VHS sold to-date.
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.
Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games)
Vivendi Universal Games (www.vugames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is a leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category, holds leading positions in the PC, console and handheld games markets, and is an emerging player in mobile and wireless games. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment®, Radical EntertainmentTM, Sierra® Entertainment, Massive EntertainmentTM and Swordfish Studios. VU Games' library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties including Warcraft®, StarCraft®, Diablo® and World of Warcraft® from Blizzard Entertainment; Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro The Dragon®, Empire Earth®, Leisure Suit Larry®, and Ground Control®. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox and Ludlum Entertainment.
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