Brash sings Chipmunks' tune

Developer bringing rhythm game based on legendary rodent crooners' upcoming film to Wii, DS, PS2, and PC this December.

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The kids will definitely dig this new look.

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."

Discussion

83 comments
weiz
weiz

link654100, I'm pretty sure they deserve it, as Blink 182 making records disgraces all of music, past present and future. Pure garbage.

link654100
link654100

i cant believe it....they had to disgrace Blink-182 by putting them on this :/

whacker40
whacker40

this game is gonna suck, and suck hard at that.

sailor_alphac
sailor_alphac

Actually, from what I remember, the chipmunks wore as their daily clothes in the 80s cartoon the same clothes they were wearing when they were first created. They really weren't dressed the way kids dressed back then. Even the Chipettes were dressed more like the adult fashion victims of the time, so this new incarnation is not just 'what the kids wear these days', NobodysFool. Besides, what they have Simon wearing has not been a hip-hop fashion since the early 80s, so don't pander to the movie makers and say that's how the kids dress and, therefore, it's acceptable to take another cherished childhood memory and pervert it to make a buck.

Sonicgod
Sonicgod

They turned the chipmunks into hip hop rappers that is lame, way lame I don't want any part if this. It is worse than what they did to bomberman on bomberman act zero, a lame atempt to make the look cool to young punk kids when they was fine how they are. The chipmunk Adventure Movie is better and renting the DVD of it is cheeper.

Alex4
Alex4

Hey!! What about the Munchichis! ... Why don't somebody make a movie of those furry critters. It's always the moneymakers! Ahh..... LOL!

kneppi88
kneppi88

OMG. This outta be good.

Aerothorn
Aerothorn

Poor R.E.M. The last thing they want is more people remembering them as "those guys who did Shiny Happy People". Le sigh. Also, the chipmunks look so incredibly stupid it's beyond belief.

sieg6529
sieg6529

Hip-hop Chipmunks? Must they continually violate my childhood memories?

ElHypno
ElHypno

I think I need a bucket to puke in.

vashkey
vashkey

Yup... Hollywood has officialy run out of ideas...

el_chupacabras
el_chupacabras

So will the game have the Chip-ettes as hidden characters? I am now waiting for them to remake My little pony and Strawberry shortcake as movies. But actually just Mask.

NobodysFool990
NobodysFool990

Don't be so hard to judge. In the time of the cartoon kids wore that type of clothes. Now a days kids wear this. Do you see kids going around dressed like in the 60's or even 50s? No. They maybe doing that for promotional reasons, you don't know. I'll have to look for myself to see if it sucks or not. And not go be what the poster says.

Rickioh
Rickioh

OMG... looks so lame... i remember the good chipmunks and this dont look anything like that

JediAutobot
JediAutobot

Aah my eyes! Transformers was good maybe this will...nah.

Gutspuncher2
Gutspuncher2

wow that movie looks horrible i just want to kill those little chipmunks

Jaysonguy
Jaysonguy

"Bruce Cambell makes everything better." Amen

Odin897
Odin897

For a second I thought the dude in the picture was Bruce Cambell until I clicked on it and found it was some other guy. I'll be honest with you people right now.....if they did a Chipmunks film that starred Bruce Cambell I would probably see it. Bruce Cambell makes everything better.

pp222
pp222

diablobasher, JK is a superb writer and absolutely not a "terrible hack of a writer", and the Harry Potter books are all FANTASTIC. You're probably just to lazy to read them. As for this game, eh, movie look bad enough as it is. Game will probably not be that good.

enoslives7
enoslives7

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enoslives7
enoslives7

oh no, they turned the chipmunks into ****

willripyouanew1
willripyouanew1

HIP HOP Chipmunks .. LOL, So laaame. and what the hell is Katsup?

SemiMaster
SemiMaster

You can't have them fries... without Katsup!" -Mr. T to Theodore. I can't think of anything relevant to say in terms of this news.

Cobalt_Strike
Cobalt_Strike

Why oh why is Hollywood hell bent on destroying licenses?

StryfeBringer
StryfeBringer

This is about 20 years too late. Alvin and the Chipmunks are not even remotely close to mainstream characters. It's like making a Simcity game featuring the Smurfs. Oh, and this is further proof that Hollywood is out of ideas.

Poison_Me_Rum
Poison_Me_Rum

I saw the trailer a couple of days ago, and I just laughed out loud. Of all the cartoons to remake into a film, the Chipmunks were the last thing I thought about! I'm sure I will go and see it for a chuckle or two, just because I used to watch the cheesey cartoon. C-H-I-P-M-U-N-K! We're the Chipmunks! Alvin, Simon, Theodor! Do! Do! Do do do do! :)

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

I remember Mallrats. I really hope this game has the real voices at least.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

Well, the trailer looks funny, but that doesnt mean the movie will be good. And lets say it is, that doesnt say the game will be good.

szindragon
szindragon

I'm calling it right here and now. 40/40 in Famitsu!

Super-Mario-Fan
Super-Mario-Fan

For those of you complaining about movies based on classic cartoons: GET OVER IT! It's not gonna end anytime soon. Next up is Speed Racer.

dmfreak
dmfreak

this movie will just fail and so as this game for sure.

Words_of_Ivory
Words_of_Ivory

Just a quick suggestion to all of the semi-iliterate fanboys out there who like to whine about nothing... you might want to take a look at the *trailer* for the movie (on Youtube or wherever) before your start cutting your wrists over the Chipmunks going all "gangsta".

diablobasher
diablobasher

finch9600: LOL I HATE Harry Potter, but even i can see the books are far superior to the jokes of movies they put out. Even with JK being the terrible hack of a writer she is, i would take the books over the movies every single day.

finch9600
finch9600

this is what 400 million dollars gets us? ????!!!!?!?!?!?!??! *nervous breakdown* why oh why does hollywood screw EVERYTHING up. what's even better is that they squeeze all the money they can out of it by cranking out terrible awful games aimed for whiny kids who will terrorize the store until their parents buy them their sweet $60 game which will probably make them lose interest in the chipmunks altogether as kids today have ADD when it comes to fads and trends. the only thing hollywood didnt muck up for kids was harry potter. /rant

Lewpy79
Lewpy79

Jesus! What's with all the negative comments! I can pretty much guarantee not one of you have seen the film, so why diss it so badly? To be honest the original cartoon was alright, definately not the 80's masterpiece that some of you are trying to suggest. What's wrong with trying to reinvigorate an old cartoon for a new generation? If your that bothered about tainting your precious memories...don't watch it!!

john1912
john1912

Saw a preview at the simpsons movie. Was the worst thing/idea Ive ever seen in my life. Feel really bad for Jason Lee, hes pretty funny. Dont get alot of work, guess you take what you can :-/

diablobasher
diablobasher

Jason Lee just lost a lot of respect in my eyes. He also lost the tache ;_;

ScottEFresh
ScottEFresh

PS. I must of missed when the Chipmunks turned gangsta.

kimarous
kimarous

O...M...G...W...T...F...?

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Alvin & Chipmunks =/= hip-hop themed characters.

spow
spow

why would chipmunks like hip hop? thats just ridiculous unless its gangsta rap thats self-explanatory

rome_tx
rome_tx

Hollywood destroys yet another classic.

PyroSean30
PyroSean30

Yeah... I'm not to fond of the new "CGI" look. I liked the animated one better.