Namco Bandai to publish Madagascar 3: The Video Game

Namco Bandai have announced that they are to publish Madagascar 3: The Video Game within Europe.

It’ll launch to coincide with the theatrical release of DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, due out on October 19th.

Within either single or two player co-operative modes, you’ll play as your favourite Madagascar characters including Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe, travelling across Europe to promote the circus through completing missions assigned to you by the Penguins.

This could see you performing amazing publicity stunts on notable European landmarks, or dazzling crowds with circus acts. Along the way you’ll see further characters, such as King Julien, Maurice and Mort, the chimps Phil and Mason, and new circus pals Stefano the sea lion, Vitaly the Siberian tiger and Gia the Jaguar.

The Wii version is being developed by Monkey Bar Games, a division of Vicious Cycle Software, whereas Torus Games are handling the Nintendo 3DS and DS version.

On handheld, you’ll enjoy a side-scrolling platform adventure seeing you avoiding animal control officers as you make your way through stealth missions, and performing publicity stunts across Europe.

“Madagascar 3: The Video Game captures the thrill of the circus in a unique combination of action and adventure that will dazzle players with a spectacular array of skillful acrobatic and jaw-dropping abilities”, commented Peter Andrew, vice president of product development, D3P. “Players will experience an all new wild circus adventure traveling through iconic European locales from the movie and beyond”.

Chris Hewish, Head of Global Interactive for DreamWorks Animation, added “The Madagascar franchise continues to be an important and successful global brand for us , and this video game brings to life the film’s Madagascar-style circus fun in a truly exciting and memorable gameplay experience that will thrill kids and families alike”.

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