CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 20 March 2012 – D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software today announced that it will bring the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) animated film, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, to Wii™, Nintendo 3DS™ system, Nintendo DS™, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Madagascar 3: The Video Game will be brought to European fans by NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. in October to coincide with theatrical release of the film on October 19th in the United Kingdom.
Madagascar 3: The Video Game will bring the circus to life with all of your favorite Madagascar characters including Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe. In single or two player co-op mode, players will travel across Europe to promote the circus by completing challenging and zany missions given by the Penguins, performing amazing publicity stunts on some of Europe’s most notable landmarks, and dazzling the crowd with fun circus acts fit only for a Madagascar-style circus extravaganza! All the Madagascar friends are along for the ride in this comedic circus adventure including King Julien, Maurice and Mort, the chimps Phil and Mason, the Penguins, plus their new circus pals Stefano the sea lion, Vitaly the Siberian tiger and Gia the jaguar.
“Madagascar 3: The Video Game captures the thrill of the circus in a unique combination of action and adventure that will dazzle players with a spectacular array of skillful acrobatic and jaw-dropping abilities,” said Peter Andrew, vice president of product development, D3P. “Players will experience an all new wild circus adventure traveling through iconic European locales from the movie and beyond.”
“The Madagascar franchise continues to be an important and successful global brand for us, and this video game brings to life the film's Madagascar-style circus fun in a truly exciting and memorable gameplay experience that will thrill kids and families alike,” said Chris Hewish, Head of Global Interactive for DreamWorks Animation.
Madagascar 3: The Video Game for Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is under development by Monkey Bar Games, a division of Vicious Cycle Software.
In Madagascar 3: The Video Game for Nintendo 3DS and DS, players will experience a unique side-scrolling platform adventure by participating in stealthy missions and performing publicity stunts throughout Europe, all while avoiding the pesky clutches of animal control officers. The Nintendo 3DS and DS version of the video game is under development by Torus Games.
For more information on Madagascar 3: The Video Game, please visit: www.namcobandaigames.eu
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