Activision has announced the game tie-in for Dreamworks’ upcoming CGI film Madagascar for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and PC platforms. The game will be released in May, in conjunction with the film’s release date.

Based on the highly anticipated animated feature film from DreamWorks, Madagascar is the only game that lets players enter the world of four hilarious Central Park Zoo animals—a personality-packed crew made up of a lion, zebra, giraffe and hippo. Players must master each animal’s natural skills while adventuring through the exciting city of New York and the dangerous island of Madagascar, interacting with other animals and tackling obstacles and enemies in scenarios from the movie and beyond.

The Only Game that Lets Players Relive the Film and Beyond — Fighting for survival has never been this much fun. Players control one of four main characters from the movie – Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Gloria the hippo and Melman the giraffe as they overcome obstacles, interact with film and game-exclusive characters, and face off against enemies.

Get Your Groove on as You Go — Players develop new skills as they take the role of each zoo animal, helping Alex maximize the power of his claws, roar and pounce; pumping up Marty’s jump, back kick and stealth crawl; learning Gloria’s butt smash and running barrel move; and perfecting Melman’s helicopter spin and ammo-throwing neck fling, which he uses to launch coconuts and lemurs.

Rock the city and rule the jungle — Players test their animal abilities as they explore a variety of diverse environments in mini-games and 11 action-packed chapters, including “Marty’s Escape” from the Central Park Zoo, “Penguin Mutiny” on board a giant cargo ship, and “Lemur Rave” with the exotic animals in the jungles of Madagascar.

The Fun is Never Done — Players can improve their performance as they replay chapters and unlock character-specific bonuses and cheats.

Below are screenshots taken from the Xbox version of the game:
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The Playstation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and Xbox versions are developed by Toys for Bob, the PC version is developed by Beenox, and the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS versions are developed by Vicarious Visions. The game has not yet received an ESRB rating, and is “RP” (Rating Pending).