Way back in your grandparents day, there was a novelty song about a trio of mischevious Chipmunks and their harried record producer. Alvin and the Chipmunk's "novelty" was achieved through sped-up, high-pitched voices, and the song was a huge hit, managing to go from annoying, seasonal radio ditty to successful cartoon series, multiple albums, another successful cartoon series, and now to major holiday release big budget feature with Accompanying videogame. Basically an empire built on changing the tape speed of a recording in the 50s. Weird, eh?
Anyway, the videogame: Alvin and the Chipmunks was designed by Brash Entertainment is for the Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, and PC, and will come out on December 4.
Alvin, Simon and Theodore sport a new hip-hop look (which surely isn't annoying and awful), 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.