Yeah apparently they've got an MJ dancing game. There's a 2D Rayman coming, Driver : San Francisco, Battle Tag, Child of Eden, Project Dust...
Alright let's skip 2 maybe 3 paragraphs full of my witty banter and start the sprawl of Ubisoft reveals to come out of E3 2010. First up is that new dancing game.
'Michael Jackson: The Game'
No court room simulator jokes please. Ubi has announced a dancing game which fully supports both Microsoft's Kinect and PlayStation Move - which makes sense.
"With this interactive product, we have the chance to bring Michael, the artist, into households around the world in a perfect match of Michael’s artistry and the family entertainment which he always highly valued,” said a Jackson Estate rep.
"This game is a natural extension of what he would be doing today to raise his artistry to even greater heights for his fans of all generations." It releases this holiday for Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii and DS. People danced on stage for the unveiling.
Okay sure that last one was a bit of bust but here's news that Rayman and Beyond Good and Evil creator, Michael Ancel, is returning to his age old franchise of Rayman. He's helming development of a brand new 2D title in the series - 5 devs making it.
It's coming to Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Store when it releases. Check out the gorgeous E3 trailer below why it's a 'must have' for Rayman fans.
'Driver: San Francisco'
No you're not seeing things because of that mysterious mushroom you ate - Ubisoft is bringing back the Driver series with Driver: San Francisco. Apparently only the power of Xbox 360 and PS3 have made this ambitious instalment possible.
It's set months after the events on Driver 3, with player character Tanner and evil doer Jericho both surviving the events of its finale. Licensed cars will make their first ever appearance for the franchise revealed Ubi. A new ability called Shift also gets explained.
Basically Tanner has a bit of a large smack-up and ends up comatose, but he of course doesn't know that and believes he's developed a 'super power' to hop into other cars without having to get out and get in them. So it's all a dream then, or what?
It releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this holiday with a Wii version in the works too.
...and now for something completely different. Ubi has been developing a game but for a real-life shooting of the nerf and laser tag variety. Battle Tag basically has the console keep track of your scores while your shoot the place up with plastic guns. More to come.
'Child of Eden'
Tetsuya Mizuguchi is behind this Ubisoft unveiling with his Child of Eden game which seems to involve the player wearing white gloves, like a conductor or something, and using their hands to control and move shapes around.
The music was said to pulse when Mizuguchi-san committed certain actions. It was said to have looked and sounded a lot like Rez. It will be coming out to support both Kinect and PlayStation Move. No date has been revealed for Child of Eden yet.
It's a digital title from Eric Chahi and seems to involve a tribe manipulating the very elements, with the down side that they're on the brink of extinction. It's coming to Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and PC in spring 2011. Check out the trailer.
'Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood'
A full trailer has now been released by Ubisoft for the next instalment to the Assassin's Creed series, the one where we get to play as Ezio de Auditore again and form a Brotherhood. It's set in Rome around 1503 and plays out after the events of AC2.
The trailer is all CGI so no real in-game footage yet. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC November 16th in the US.
'I am Alive'
Amazingly there's been some movement on the survival action game front that is I Am Alive as well, with Ubi airing a brand new trailer. It's coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 in spring 2011. No new clip of the game has been released for the past two years.