Spice Girls Get Animated For Video Game

The Spice Girls are known to be animated characters, but a new "Spice World" game for the Sony PlayStation gives the phrase a whole new meaning.

Released in coordination with the Spice Girls current tour of the U.S., the Sony PlayStation game is designed to reach out to a virgin market in the game industry -- pre-adolescent girls.

As part of the "Spice World" game, players assume the identity of any of the Spice Girls, including the departed Ginger Spice, and choreograph dance routines and mix music samples for a virtual concert.

For die-hard fans, "Spice World" also features some 30 minutes never-before-seen interviews with the group, as well as footage of the girls in concert and backstage.

We can only hope that a similarly-themed, yet infintely more twisted game will emerge Marilyn Manson will accompany the release of his new album, "Mechanical Animals."