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E3 2012: Rabbids Land is a Wii U Party Board Game

Posted by Mike Mason

Baaaaaw-rd

Ubisoft is making a mischievous play for Mario Party's market in Rabbids Land, a board game infused with mini games that'll be ready for Wii U's launch.

The distractions are amusement park-inspired — is this going to become a theme on Wii U? — and mix up competitive and co-operative asymmetric multiplayer. Up to three players will use Wii Remote Plus, while one lucky chap will get the Wii U GamePad.

Players race for trophies, taking part in six attractions per round from a total pool of 20 game types. Screenshots hint at rocket-powered rollercoasters and fantasy-inspired fancy dress; we've added them to the media gallery below.

Ubisoft promises that we'll hear more about Rabbids Land at GamesCom in August.

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User Comments (17)

Koos

#1

Koos said:

It's cute how the Rabbids embrace every peripheral/console and hold them: Wii remote, DS, Balance Board, Kinect and now Wii U. Something cute about that.

C-Olimar

#2

C-Olimar said:

Look's....OK. As long as it's not as bad as Travel in Time I'll consider it, but there's already too many great launch titles!

Obvious78

#3

Obvious78 said:

Does anyone knows when Nintendo will have their last presentation? Its today right?
On topic: This game looks like fun! But I really want some 1st party hardcore games!

6ch6ris6

#4

6ch6ris6 said:

there are no more presentations

ign has "new nintendo game" in their E3 schedule for 9pm PST i think

but that's it

rjejr

#5

rjejr said:

Would be cool if the GP screen had an old style "spinner" and you could pass it around to move your character X amount of spaces. Are there any iPad or Vita games with a spinner?

LittleIrves

#6

LittleIrves said:

This... is weird. Is it supposed to almost parody Nintendo Land? I'm surprised Nintendo's okay w/ a 3rd party launching with a game that does so many of the same things as their big launch title: amusement park setting, asynchronous multi-, and the exact same naming convention, for goodness' sake. I don't get it.

Obvious78

#7

Obvious78 said:

@6ch6ris6 Bummer. Nintendo didnt convince me to get there new console since there where no none Mario 1st party hardcore games. Thnx Nintendo...***not***. As much as I love NIntendo...for now: Nintendo.....I am seriously disapointed in u.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#9

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

Think they're copying the Mario Party model which is a good thing. However, yes the Nintendo Land setting is a bit cheeky. If the mini-games make good use of the new features I will get it. Used to have RRR 1-3 and Rabbids Go Home, the latter being a great game.

Obvious78

#10

Obvious78 said:

@firearrow505 Dude, read my post again. I said `none Mario 1st party title` which means that there is no 1st party hardcore title, mari not included.

aaronsullivan

#12

aaronsullivan said:

I'm sort of feeling like Nintendo and Ubisoft should have collaborated a bit more directly. They are obviously in sync. Honestly, I've seen more practical and clever uses from Ubisoft than Nintendo so far.

@Obvious78
I think you meant "no non-Mario 1st party title". The word none is not really used the way you tried to.

aaronsullivan

#13

aaronsullivan said:

So, this game is not like Nintendoland at all but more like Mario Party. It's funny how the amusement park thing made me ignore that the first time I read this.

That makes me FAR more interested, actually. Nintendo has never found a way to make Mario Party fun again since the first couple. I've always thought more strategy needed to be added to keep the dice rolls from becoming SO boring and more effort needed to be applied towards highlighting the upcoming drama in each move.

Not sure if Ubisoft will remedy this stuff, but I'll be anxious to find out.

hillbill26

#14

hillbill26 said:

Looks cool. I'm interested to see how this game turns out. I'm kind of excited. I love theme park games, so i'm excited for this

C-Olimar

#15

C-Olimar said:

@obvious78 Mario isn't a hardcore game. Besides, Nintendo very rarely make hardcore games. Metroid, F-Zero and that's about it! I suggest looking at 3rd party hardcore titles.

Kyloctopus

#16

Kyloctopus said:

@Obvious78 You are that strange percent of people that limit yourself to "hardcore" titles without giving "casual" titles a try. You my friend, are a freak.

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