In a move that will surprise literally no one, Activision has announced a movie tie-in game for the upcoming movie from Blue Sky Studios, Ice Age: Continental Drift
. The game won't follow the story of the movie precisely, but rather will offer a competition made up of different events for you to take part in with friends and family.
When their island is set adrift in the midst of continental upheaval, Manny and the herd encounter a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates with a secret treasure. Having trouble deciding on how to split the treasure evenly, they collectively decide to settle the problem through a series of off-the-wall sporting events including ski jumping, ice smashing, and glacial hopping. Ultimately, the winner of the most events will be entitled to the prize. As the prehistoric games begin, players must side with Manny and the herd, or the seafaring pirates to determine the fate of the riches.Ice Age: Continental Drift -- Arctic Games
will be a Kinect exclusive and will allow you to play as many different characters from the franchise's (now) four films, but beyond that, Activision was light on the details. Expect more as we approach this summer's release of the movie and game.