A new Xbox Kinect and Nintendo Wii game based on the upcoming third installment of the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie franchise has just shipped to retail. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is a full-body motion-based dance game in which players can dance to multiple routines as Alvin, Simon or and Theodore, or as one of the Chipettes (Brittany, Eleanor or Jeanette).
As with many rhythm-based dancing games for the Xbox Kinect and Wii, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked sees players earn more points if they can dance on the beat. In addition, players who fill their “Munk Power” meter are then able to perform “super” moves that electrify the crowd.
The game is based on the forthcoming Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked movie, which hits theaters December 16. In the movie, the main three Chipmunks are vacationing aboard a luxury cruise liner until they become stranded on a remote island. The Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked video game continues that story with an around-the-world journey that spans six tropical locations inspired by the movie.
Players can perform more than 50 different dance moves while listening to 30 music tracks performed by the Chipmunks.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked costs $39.99 for the Wii and Kinect versions. A Nintendo DS version is also available for $29.99.