While Rock Band and Guitar Hero III have waged their ongoing epic feud, another rhythm game has been quietly in development under most people's radars: Alvin and the Chipmunks. Nearly two months after it was first spotted, the Alvin and the Chipmunks game has been officially unveiled.
While the film won't hit theaters until December 14, kids and nostalgia-seeking adults can check out Alvin and the Chipmunks for the Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, and PC on December 4. As with the film, Alvin and his crew sport a new hip-hop look, and players will be able to control the three in rhythm-based challenges set to more than 40 different songs, including "All the Small Things" by Blink 182, "It's Tricky" by Run-D.M.C., "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley, "All Star" by Smashmouth, and "Shiny Happy People" by R.E.M. The game has not yet been rated.
Brash Entertainment will be developing the games. Formed with the express purpose of raising the quality of film-to-movie tie-ins, Brash Entertainment was founded earlier this year by Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull and Internet millionaire Burt Ellis. After securing $400 million in funding in June, the studio revealed it had six projects, including adaptations for Saw and 300, as well as other "children's animated films and action-packed thrillers."