The renowned French developer Ubisoft is packing the Wii launch with quality content. Could Ubi be the new Rare for Nintendo? That remains to be seen, but they're certainly carrying a large portion of this launch. Opening hits inclue Rayman Raving Rabbids, Red Steel and GT Pro series. I played Rayman with some friends and it is an undisputed riot of a time. I'm still hammering away at Red Steel, so expect a review of that soon.
November 17, 2006 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's
largest video game publishers, announced that GT Pro Series, Monster 4X4:
World Circuit, Rayman Raving Rabbids(TM) and Red Steel(TM) will be available
on North American store shelves on November 19, the same day the highly
anticipated Wii(TM) launches. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent(TM)
will ship November 28, followed by Sony Pictures Animation's Open Season(TM)
on November 30 and Far CryR Vengeance in December.
"Ubisoft is proud to celebrate the launch of the Wii with such a diverse
lineup of video game titles available the day the new console hits shelves,"
said Tony Key, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. "We are excited to be
introducing such a broad lineup of quality titles comprised of new
intellectual properties and established franchises. And, we're thrilled to
bring many more titles in the coming weeks for consumers to enjoy."
Titles shipping to retail this week:
GT Pro Series: Immerse yourself in the fast-paced action of this
Wii-exclusive car-racing game featuring more than 80 customizable licensed
cars. Each game includes a free steering wheel. Racing game, rated "E" for
Everyone, MSRP $49.99.
Monster 4X4: World Circuit: Use the Wii Remote to perform spectacular
stunts, jump and race the most powerful Monster Trucks, and go head-to-head
in pulse-pounding off-road competitions all over the world. Each game
includes a free steering wheel. Truck racing, rated "E" for Everyone, MSRP,
Rayman Raving Rabbids(TM): Experience the return of Rayman when his world is
threatened by a devastating invasion of crazed, out-of-control bunnies.
Whether in crazy Kung-Fu action or cow toss, players will use the Wii Remote
in the most imaginative and innovative ways possible to defeat these wacky
rabbids. Action-adventure, rated "E" for Everyone, MSRP $49.99.
Red Steel(TM): This Wii-exclusive title takes place in modern-day Japan and
challenges players to master both the ancient art of the katana and the
sophisticated technology of modern firearms. Red Steel also features
four-player split-screen multiplayer with traditional modes like Deathmatch
and Team Deathmatch, as well as an all-new objective-based Killer mode.
First-person action, rated "T" for Teen, MSRP $49.99.
Monster 4X4: World Circuit and GT Pro Series come with a free steering wheel
to use in conjunction with the Wii Remote. Additional steering wheels can be
purchased for MSRP $19.99 at www.ubi.com
or at participating retail outlets.
Titles available for the Wii in coming weeks:
Far CryR Vengeance: As Jack Carver, use the Wii Remote to drive, shoot,
slash, jump and grenade your way through a rebel-infested tropical hell.
First-person action shooter, rated "M" for Mature, MSRP $49.99.
Open Season(TM): Relive the humor and adventure of Sony Pictures Animation's
highly anticipated, first feature-length CG animated film. Kids adventure,
rated "E 10" for ages 10 and up, MSRP $49.99.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent(TM): Developed by Ubisoft's
award-winning Montreal studio, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent for
the Wii immerses you in the world of covert operations and spy action like
never before. Play as a double agent for the first time ever and use the Wii
Remote and the Nunchuk to take stealth moves to a whole new level. With
all-new upgradeable weapons and prototype gadgets, your controls are the key
to mastering the tools of the trade. Spy-action, rated "M" for Mature, MSRP