Ubisoft Takes Chance on Meatballs Game

Ubisoft is ready to serve up Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs to gamers, readying video games based on the upcoming 3-D animated feature for both handheld and home-based gaming consoles.

The film, due for release Sept. 18 from Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, is the basis for the third collaboration between the studios and Ubisoft. The game maker previously turned out games based on the animated features Open Season and Surf’s Up.

Written and directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the 3-D film is adapted from the popular children’s book and features the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T, and Tracy Morgan.

A website for the game has been launched at www.cloudyvideogame.com.

‘Our teams are looking forward to creating a game that will offer parents and children an entertaining experience that they can share together while reliving their favorite moments from the film,’ said Christian Salomon, VP of worldwide licensing at Ubisoft.