Moving quickly through Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage, the hall was treated to a visit from one of the greatest sportsman of all time - Pelé. The aging soccer hero was a treat to listen to, as he introduced and described his consultative role in the creation of Academy of Champions: Football. The style and theme of the title seems to be taken directly from Harry Potter. I even asked myself, "What is this? Quidditch?" This kids' title should please its target audience, and it may even teach youngsters a thing or two about the game of soccer and of life.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction was every bit the show-stopper it was during the Microsoft conference. Unfortunately, nothing new was shown in the Ubisoft press event concerning the title, but the devs were able to give a more in-depth walkthrough of the featured mansion break-in. Most importantly, the developers talked about the three main components of the title: pacing, 'Last Known Position,' and 'Mark and Execute.' These three mechanism look like they may just turn the stealth genre on its head.
After breezing through a R.U.S.E. teaser trailer and learning the ins and outs of profitability from Ubisoft's Tony Key, Felecia Williams stepped on the stage with the VP of Sales and Marketing to talk about Your Shape. Your Shape is a brand new fitness title from Ubisoft that utilizes a camera to tailor a fitness regimen to your ideal self-image. Enacting an exercise routine without having to be bothered by the Wii Remote, Balance Board, or "silly rubber bands" should make this another best-selling Ubi title.
We also got a quick run-down on Rabbids Go Home from creator Adrian Fernandez-Lacey. Cruising around the adventure as a couple Rabbids in a shopping cart and a stolen jet engine along with a healthy dose of humor looks to be a lot of fun. We were then shown a very little bit of what we can expect from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up from Ubisoft's Laurent Detoc. The game is being made by the same developers that worked on Super Smash Bros., and the game has a lot of similarities to the Nintendo brawler. We also heard mention of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, but no new details, images, or gameplay was on display.
Last, but certainly not least, Assassin's Creed 2 was given a brand new cinematic trailer. Needless to say, it was gorgeous. This game is going to be amazing when it releases on November 17, 2009! The only thing that could have made the event better would have been the inclusion of some Beyond Good & Evil 2 information. That elusive IP had absolutely no coverage and we were sorely disappointed. We sincerely hope it's still in the works.
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