- Take a Drive on the Wild Side -
Shanghai, October 9, 2009 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DWA) Madagascar Kartz™ video game will be released on October 27 for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Developed for Nintendo DS by Virtuos, the video game combines the wild world of DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar® franchise with over-the-top kart racing, resulting in an outrageous ride the whole family can enjoy together. The Wii™ version can be purchased as a bundle, which features a DreamWorks’ Madagascar Kartz steering wheel packaged with the game – just load the Wii™ Remote into the steering wheel and get your animal instincts in high gear!
Jump behind the wheel and drive yourself wild as you play as Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman, King Julien or those crafty penguins! You can power-up and perform zany jumps, outlandish flips, and radical rolls on amazing tracks from the world of Madagascar®, including the New York City Zoo, the plane crash site, the volcano, plus many more. Keep an edge on your wild competitors with cool pickups, such as power boosts, obstacles, and projectiles. DreamWorks’ Madagascar Kartz features split-screen head-to-head multiplayer action, allowing up to four players to go bananas and race locally against one another in Championship, Quick Race and Time Trial modes.
“The Madagascar® films are packed with personality and can be enjoyed by everyone,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “We designed DreamWorks’ Madagascar Kartz with the same idea. With the whole family competing against each other as their favorite zoosters, you have never seen action this wild!”
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Virtuos is one of the largest and most international providers of digital entertainment offshore production services, specializing in 3D Art and Co-development. Virtuos’ international management team includes game development experts from more than 10 nationalities and is led by Gilles Langourieux, former Founder and Managing Director of Ubisoft China Studios. Since its creation in late 2004, Virtuos has served 15 of the top 20 game publishers worldwide as well as renowned developers.