Movie Tie-In With Meatballs Game

Ubisoft and Columbia Pictures have announced the availability of a PC demo for the video game Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.

Ubisoft’s gaming take on the movie and book Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs has players assuming the role of Flint, the hero-inventor of the movie, and immerse themselves in an interactive re-creation of the movie’s story.

Using Flint’s new and exclusive wacky gadgets to defeat massively mutated food enemies and ultimately to stop the machine that is causing food to rain from the sky, players will run, climb, dodge, melt, punch, slice and dice and puzzle-solve their way through more than 20 levels spread out over seven different environments taken from the movie; everything from Ice Cream Falls, to Jelly Castle Land.

Play single-player, or team up with a friend to play as Flint’s pet monkey Steve, to drop-in/drop-out at anytime, in a hilarious co-op mode! Hurl hamburgers with the “Bigacious Pow” punching glove gadget, sling spaghetti with the “Forkamajigger!”, or launch burritos in the “Outtasighter” vehicle!

PC users can get an early sneak peek of the action adventure game via a just-released downloadable demo. The demo, which can be found on Ubisoft’s online site here gives Cloudy fans a chance to play as Flint to save his town from a “food-tastrophe,” and get a small taste of the full retail version.

Bill Hader, star of “Saturday Night Live” and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, will voice Flint Lockwood, a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone’s life. Anna Faris, who recently turned heads as the star of the comedy hit The House Bunny, takes on the role of Sam Sparks, a weathergirl covering the phenomenon who hides her intelligence behind a perky exterior. James Caan plays Tim Lockwood, Flint’s technophobic father. Andy Samberg plays Brent, the town bully who has plagued Flint since childhood. Bruce Campbell plays Mayor Shelbourne, who figures out that Flint’s invention can put the town, and more importantly himself, on the map and Mr. T plays the by-the-rules town cop Earl Devereaux. The film also features the vocal talent of Neil Patrick Harris.

The video game will be available on the PS3, PSP, Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, and PC.