Activision Announces Madagascar Kartz from Dreamworks Animation

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Activision has announced that they will be publishing Dreamworks Animation’s Madagascar Kartz for Nintendo Wii and DS, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3. The title will hit store shelves on October 27, 2009. The official press release can be found below:

SANTA MONICA, CA – 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. 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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This looks like a fun family-oriented game that the kids will absolutely love. Sometimes, the best games aren’t the most glamorous or graphically deep, but those that kids will want to play over and over. This game look eerily similar to Mario Kart, but if it’s not broke, then why fix it?

Madagascar Kartz Wii screen 2

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  • Jake Green

    Activision? Madagascar? a Z on the end of Karts? Oh my god… this is going to be shite.

  • It might be ‘shite’ to the hardcore FPS gamer, but I’m sure that kids will love it, and it will be a game that the adult gamers can relax to when they aren’t fragging it up on ODST or MW2 this holiday season.

  • I love finding games that I can play with my kids and my wife. This caters to that and I’m glad not all games are ‘hardcore’.

  • ZED

    Ant trolls going to coment on this article stating how the album ‘Chinese Democracy’ isn’t in the soundtrack?

    I can see how younger kids will love the game, but anyone hardcore would stay away from it outright.

  • April Salma


  • April Salma