We'll be straight with you: We got the press release from Ubisoft for the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs tie-in games yesterday ... on April Fool's Day. Being the anti-societal recluses we are, we were completely unaware of the upcoming movie by the same name and therefore considered the release to be a feeble attempt at ballyhoo. And apparently there's a children's book as well? Where was our childhood?!

Information about the forthcoming games is scant, though we know it's coming to Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/Wii/DS/PSP/PC (no PlayStation 2 version?) and will arrive in tandem with the movie's release on September 18th. According to the game's website, it's set to feature 20 levels of town saving, employing "outrageously fun and wacky gadgets." If Surf's Up is any indication of Cloudy's quality, maybe we'll end up enjoying this one more than most movie licensed-based games.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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