Flush from the success of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Sega has today announced the rather strange-looking Wacky World of Sports.
Containing such dubious 'sports' as Tuna Tossing, Extreme Ironing and The Mud Slide, this off-the-wall title is obviously aimed at party play.
Here's the press release in full:
Wacky World of Sports takes players on a trip around the world to try their hand at some of the lesser known sports of countries including Italy, the Netherlands and Australia. The ten sports featured in the game all start easy enough but the more advanced a player gets the more extreme they become! Tuna Tossing has been a popular sport down under for a number of years now, but just how far can that tuna be thrown in the comfort of the living room? Drag out an old armchair to take part in Furniture Racing, but make sure Grandma is not still sat in it, as those chairs are fast! And if that’s still not bizarre enough, how about ironing a shirt at one thousand feet in the Extreme Ironing event?!
“Wacky World of Sports brings together what is easily the most outrageous collection of real life sports games SEGA has ever seen” commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director, SEGA Europe. “The game brings a whole new dimension to the party game genre, and is sure to become a family favourite. By utilising the unique way of playing on Wii, Wacky World of Sports makes these particularly unusual sports accessible to everyone!”
The mind boggling sports action in Wacky World of Sports can be battled out with friends and family in the Multiplayer Party Mode, in which individuals to compete against each other to find out who will reign supreme. Alternatively, choose to play as one of a dozen larger-than-life characters in the Tour Mode and travel the world defeating current champions to become the World Champion of Wacky Sports!
Enough words, let's see what the heck they are talking about:
Wacky World of Sports is scheduled for release on Wii later this year.