Gameloft Preps Ice Age-Based Mobile Game

The new game, Ice Age Village, will arrive on smartphones and tablets

Leading mobile game publisher Gameloft has announced the upcoming availability of a new title, inspired by the latest installment of the popular Ice Age movie series, namely Ice Age: Continental Drift.

While 20th Century Fox is getting ready to launch the movie in July 2012, Gameloft plans the release of its game for this spring under the name of Ice Age Village.

Moreover, the company notes that the new title will become available on both smartphones and tablets.

The new mobile game is being released in partnership with Fox Digital Entertainment, a division of 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment, Gameloft announced.

"As one of the most popular and beloved animated film franchises, we know that the fourth Ice Age film comes with great anticipation," said Gonzague de Vallois, senior vice president of publishing at Gameloft.

"As such, we're absolutely thrilled to offer the official Ice Age game on smartphones and tablets. We have invested tremendously in this title and it is definitely one of our most important launches this year."

The new game will introduce users to the unique world of the Ice Age films, and will offer them the possibility to interact with characters such as Sid, Manny and Diego, while also getting them through a series of quests and mini-games that feature Scrat.

"Ice Age Village is a perfect way for fans of all ages to interact with their favorite characters, while being introduced to the incredible world of Ice Age: Continental Drift," said Rick Phillips, SVP of mobile for Fox Digital Entertainment.

"Ice Age is one of Fox's most important, most accessible franchises and with Blue Sky and Gameloft, we've created a completely immersive experience that will deliver all the fun and laughter that fans have come to expect from the Ice Age films."

The new title will join an extensive lineup of highly popular games from the publisher, which enjoyed over 80 million players during the past year.

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