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Ubisoft Announces Racquet Sports for Wii

Posted by Corbie Dillard

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Ubisoft has just announced that they'll be releasing a brand new title for North American Wii owners called Racquet Sports. The game will be targeted at families looking to enjoy a little Wii playing time together by allowing them to take part in five different racquet sports games.

You can check out a snippet from the official press release for a little more information on the title below.

For the first time, Racquet Sports serves up 5 of your favorite racquet games all in one product for Wii™. Players are immersed in stunning worldwide locations as they serve, rally and smash their way to the finals. Every family member can get into the action with easy-to-use controls that precisely simulate each player’s movements. From Party Mode to Championship Mode, Racquet Sports is fun for everyone!

Key Features:

Enjoy 5 diverse racquet sports, including:

  • Tennis
  • Ping-Pong
  • Badminton
  • Squash
  • Beach Tennis

Simple and Effective Controls:
Anyone can pick up and play with intuitive Wii Remote™-based controls. Racquet Sports works with the Wii MotionPlus™ accessory for even more precision!

40 Rich Graphical Environments:
Play in an Underwater Reef, a Moroccan Palace, a New York Loft or a Fan-Filled Stadium. Over 40 spectacular locations in all!

Customizable Characters:
Choose different looks and accessories to build hundreds of unique characters.

6 Modes of Play:
Compete in 6 different play modes that provide the perfect way for everyone to play, including:

  • Quick Match (1-4 Players): Play a quick game of singles or doubles.
  • Around the World (1-2 Players): Play in fabulous places all around the world.
  • Party Mode! (1-4 Players): Play in fun party mode, where the rules are random! Have fun with playful balls and birdies and randomly selected wacky rules. You’ll never know what to expect.
  • Championship (1-4 Players): Play a three- to six- match championship to see who can win the title.
  • Tournament (1-4 Players): Win a trophy by beating your friends, family or computer opponent in a complete tournament.
  • Training (1 Player): Get ready to sweat in training mode, where you will make remarkable progress and win the championship in no time.

Multi-Player, Split-Screen Action:
Compete with up to four friends or family members in split-screen mode for an ultra-realistic play experience.

We'll have more information on Racquet Sports as it becomes available, as well as a full review of the title when it hits North American retailers in March 2010.

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User Comments (15)

FuzzyYellowBalls

#2

FuzzyYellowBalls said:

I second the no online comment!
Come on, developers! A lot of our "friends" we like to play with are rarely in the same room with us! Personally, my family and friends are scattered across the globe... not just in the states.
Get with the times... Then the Wii wouldn't be failing so miserably! :P

I'll be getting this regardless, being the tennis freak that I am.

M00se

#3

M00se said:

ah more shovelware. no surprise there. i only have a wii for the nintendo branded games. everything else mostly sucks and is just shovelware. when a dev tries to give hardcore, they fail but when they give shovelware it succeeds? yeah nintendo needs to do better next gen.

XCWarrior

#5

XCWarrior said:

It's Ubisoft, which when it come to Wii products means shovelware. Ignored, we don't need more party BS games.

CorbsAdmin

#6

Corbs said:

I think it looks kinda cool, and with Wii Motion Plus support, it should be fun.

KeeperBvK

#7

KeeperBvK said:

Squash? Yay, just what I was hoping for. There are way too few Squash games, let alone good ones like Cosmic Squash (which hasn't got that much in common with real squash for that matter).
So I'm looking forward to this. :)

KnucklesSonic8

#8

KnucklesSonic8 said:

YES! Another Squash fan. If they can make it even more fun than Monkey Squash in SMBBB then I'll be happy. Hope it's not a quick cash-in like Vacation sports.

The_Fox

#9

The_Fox said:

WOW! A mini-game compilation! A breath of fresh air that's sure to take the Wii by storm!

Bobpie

#13

Bobpie said:

Beach..... Tennis? 0_0

Ain't that just the same as Regular... Tennis?

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brandonbwii

#14

brandonbwii said:

I read this game will utilize the Your Shape camera as well. I love how UbiSoft exploits Wii technology and peripherals, their games themselves, not so much.

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