Leary Missing From Ice Age Game

Popular movie franchise gets most actors to take part in Ice Age game

While Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah and Josh Peck will reprise their roles in the Ice Age game in time for the third movie in the series – Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – a notable omission is Denis Leary who plays sabretooth tiger Diego.

Why he isn’t part of the voicing of the game isn’t clear yet, but it’s bound to be either a money or other commitments problem. Still, Diego is still part of the game, just not voiced by the Boston-born comedian-cum-actor.

That aside, game publisher Activision says “players take on the roles of multiple characters such as big-hearted Manny the mammoth (Romano), the earnest but goofy Sid the sloth (Leguizamo), Diego the saber-toothed tiger, fan favourite Scrat and more.”

Gamers also get game play tips from the wacky possum duo, Crash and Eddie (Peck), and Ellie the mammoth (Latifah).  Each character features its own strengths and abilities, resulting in a wide variety of game play experiences as players work through more than 15 levels.  Players can also team up with friends and family in eight competitive multi-player mini-games, another first for the game franchise.

The Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs video game is being developed by Eurocom for the Xbox 360, PCs, Wii, the PS3 and the PS2 The Nintendo DS version is being developed by Artificial Mind & Movement.