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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.”

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shingi_70 said:

apparently The game under development was called Killer Rabbids from outer space. Honestly i hope that they change the name back because it would be awesome to get videos with both styles of rabbids in them. The only problem is that it dilutes the brand and may cause backlash at such a family friendly character.



rjejr said:

I hope the Upad screen can work as a scope zoom but I don't want to have to actually hold it up in front of the screen like in that baseball video, that was just stupid. The thing has 2 circle pads, let one of those move the zoom around.

I get the feeling that video is mocking Duke Nukem.



Ren said:

awesome! I agree about holding it up, too, though. I wonder is there an ir beam that faces out the flat front side AND out the back of it for when it's held up? It'd be nice to point with it held flat, and then hold it up for only certain things. I didn't see if there was a pointer on the edge and the backside.



shingi_70 said:


The director on monday said the game wouldn't come to any known current hardware. That was a day before we knew about the wii u. so with the screen im pretty sure we will see it.



shingi_70 said:

maybe the new systems from sony/microsft are still a long ways away and that makes the wii u the most powerful one of them all.



Gamesake said:

It reminds me of Gremlins. Rabbids are cute one game and scary the next. This looks great.



RyuZebian said:

I really hope this is executed well, because after seeing the trailer it seems like an awesome and interesting concept!



Tim_Slim said:

Apparently, this is played with the classic contoller...fingers crossed for the zapper too...



Henmii said:

Why do I get the feeling that this will be one of the rushed wii u launch-titles? Hopefully I am wrong and this will be good!



tatsujin79 said:

Looks freaking amazing, looks like they are on track for a great game but of course only time will tell



Henmii said:

Let's face it, this is also a sneaky way from Ubisoft to sell the Rabbids to the hardcore, because we all know on wich franchise this is based. But for now I give it the benefit of the doubt!



wiiuhellyeah said:

fact 1 blatent re-use rip off of there rabbids.... re skinned as aliens..

fact 2 ubisoft FAIL HARD at fps controls no touch screen aiming and no wii remote plus aiming CLASSIC PAD A FPS sorry i dont eat my dinner with a cricket bat eather

ubisoft take the hint touch screen = mouse aiming wii remote= mouse aiming WTF classic pad



Negi444 said:

  1. 20 they are going to have more aliens than just those and they never said they wouldnt use the wii remote they still could put that in
    it looks awesome and i want it

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