Meerkat madness!

Lapland Studio and Inaria Interactive have just announced that their new title Lead the Meerkats is on its way to Nintendo's WiiWare service.

A snippet from the official press release can be found below, along with the official trailer for the game.

Inaria Interactive® today revealed Lead The Meerkats(TM), the first game to simulate the exciting life of meerkats. By taking advantage of Wii(TM) and its unique and intuitive controllers, the player is trust into the lively and endearing world of meerkats. As a pack leader the player enjoys the company of these curiously interesting creatures and all their trials and tribulations. The game offers extremely fun and engaging gameplay experiences for Wii players of all ages.

In Lead the Meerkats(TM) you are a young meerkat and you have a lot to accomplish. You have been separated from your pack and the time has come for you to form your own meerkat pack. Name your pack and meerkats. Dig a network of burrows and enlarge your territory. Forage for food and grow your pack size. Stand guard and be ready to make quick decisions on the run. Run to the safety of your burrows or stand and fight your enemies. Go head to head with a rival meerkat pack. Lead your pack to victory and rule the savanna. Are you ready for the challenge?

"We are excited to unveil the first details of Lead The Meerkats", said Ilkka Immonen, CEO of Lapland Studio. "We have been very happy to work with Nintendo on this project and we continue to work hard with this game to create something different that is fun and rewarding to play. Inaria Interactive has perfectly positioned to make this a success and we already planning the release of new exciting news about ourselves."

We'll have more information on Lead the Meerkats as it becomes available, as well as a full review when the game hits the WiiWare service.