LOS ANGELES, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- SierraÂ® Entertainment announced today that the video game "Ice Age 2 The Meltdown," based on the upcoming blockbuster animated film from 20th Century Fox is available at retailers nationwide. "Ice Age 2 The Meltdown" features the voice talents of Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo as Manny, Sid and Diego, and Jay Leno as Fast Tony. This adventure finds the Ice Age coming to an end, and the animals delight in their new world: a melting paradise of water parks, geysers and tar pits. But when Manny, Sid and Diego discover that the miles of melted ice will flood their valley, they must warn everyone and somehow figure out a way to escape the coming deluge.
"Ice Age 2 The Meltdown" Video Game will be available for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube(TM), Nintendo DS(TM), Game BoyÂ® Advance and PC.
"We are excited to be part of this theatrical release and support it with exciting games for console, handheld and PC," said Cindy Cook, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, VU Games. "Fans of the films will be excited to share in the adventures of Manny, Diego, Sid and Scrat knowing that they are getting an authentic extension of 20th Century Fox's hit family films."
Elie Dekel, Executive Vice President, Fox Licensing & Merchandising, added, "This wonderful video game is the perfect compliment to the film and a great way for fans to extend their experience with the story and the wonderfully endearing characters of 'Ice Age 2 The Meltdown.'"
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 upcoming 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 will carry an MSRP of $19.99 for PC, $29.99 for Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance and $39.99 for PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube(TM) and XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft.
More information about the game can be found at http://www.iceage2game.com.
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.
About Vivendi Universal 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 EntertainmentÂ®, Radical Entertainment, SierraÂ® Entertainment, Massive Entertainment(TM), Swordfish Studios and High Moon Studios. VU Games' library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties including WarcraftÂ®, StarCraftÂ®, DiabloÂ® and World of WarcraftÂ® from Blizzard Entertainment; Crash BandicootÂ®, Spyro The DragonÂ®, Empire EarthÂ®, Leisure Suit Larry(TM), and Ground ControlÂ®. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox and Ludlum Entertainment.