Regular readers will know that, once in a while, we like to bring you news of game/film tie-ins. A disdainful remark here, a picture of cleavage there, it's usually the result of a slow news day and an obsession with Dead or Alive and lady parts. Well, today is slightly different, in that we bring you the first screens from Madagascar, the upcoming game of the film from Dreamworks to be published - in the USA at least - in May by Activision.
The game centres on four animal characters - a zebra, a hippo, a giraffe and a lion - who reside in a Central Park zoo, New York. The Madagascar part of the game comes in the guise of platform-type gameplay through the jungles of said country, with the regular selection of jumping, kicking and smashing obstacles on the agenda.
It all sounds (and looks) a bit ordinary, but the film is bound to be a massive hit this summer, if not with the youngsters who may be drawn to the game, then with tech-geeks mulling over how fantastic the lion's fur looks. Ah well, as long as it's as much of a laugh as Shrek.
Madagascar gets a US release in May, on Nintendo DS, GBA, GameCube, and PC, PS2 and XBox.