Ubisoft's Wii U Exclusive is Chock Full of Space Freaks
Posted by Jon Wahlgren
New IP for new console
The very first Wii game revealed by a third-party studio was Ubisoft's original first-person shooter Red Steel, and it looks like the company is getting in on the FPS ground floor again when successor console Wii U launches in 2012.
Revealed during E3, Killer Freaks from Outer Space centers around the battle between man and an alien invasion of killer freaks from space. Just like it says on the box, then. The game has a very campy style that wouldn't look entirely out of place in the pages of Fangoria. And call us crazy, but the design of the titular Freaks seem to bear a resemblance to those raving Rabbids that Ubisoft is so fond of.
Development duties are handled by Ubisoft Montpellier, who are also currently working on Rayman Origins as well as Beyond Good and Evil 2.
Check out the game's official site for teaser videos, spooky sounds and a neat little command line.
New Intellectual Property Follows the Invasion of “Killer Freaks From Outer Space©”
LOS ANGELES – June 7, 2011 – Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced the creation of a new intellectual property being developed exclusively for Nintendo Wii UTM. Created by Ubisoft Montpelier, Killer Freaks from Outer Space is a revolutionary new first person shooter (FPS) and will release in conjunction with the launch of the Nintendo Wii UTM.
The groundbreaking new console and controller from Nintendo are the inspirations for a whole new take on the FPS genre in Killer Freaks.
“When we realized the potential of what Nintendo was offering by creating a tactile controller, we were off and running immediately,” said Xavier Poix, managing director of Ubisoft’s France studios. “Having that extra screen in the hand of the player allows us boundless innovation that ultimately gives the player a more beautiful game, a faster game interface, a personalized game experience, and so much more.”
In the game, vicious and insane hordes of Killer Freaks from Outer Space have invaded the planet. As one of the world’s last survivors, the player must stalk the Killer Freaks across the globe – killing each and every one of them - to determine who will rule the earth, humans or Killer Freaks.
“When Nintendo launches a new console, it’s always a big milestone for the industry and a great opportunity for creativity,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive office at Ubisoft. “Killer Freaks will make the most of all the fantastic capabilities of the Wii U and provide hardcore players with a gaming experience like no other they have seen or played before.”