In hoping to blend in with the big boys, France-based developer Ubisoft hosted its own media event today. Several announcements were made for upcoming titles those crafty Frenchies have been working on, one of which had me squealing like the little piggy I am during rounds of Mario Party 3.
One thing that didn’t have me squealing, though: we may never see another Rayman platformer again. A third sequel to the Raving Rabbids spin-off, TV Party, was revealed today. Support for the Wii Balance Board was announced, to be used in unique ways never seen yet. One of these methods is by sitting down on the Board and shaking that booty like you just don’t care. Wii Fit be damned. According to the press release, you can expect a large number of TV parodies and homage’s within. I’m going to tell you now, Ubisoft: No How I Met Your Mother references, and your game will tank just like my love life.
Speaking of my failed love life, nothing gets me more steamed than when a game’s female lead turns out to be nothing more than a walking embodiment of cursed fanservice. Will the heroine of the next Prince of Persia game become the epicenter of my nightmares? Or will she actually be this “deadly new ally” the new teaser promises? Either way, it’s a win-win situation when a good guy is described with the word “deadly”. It makes for fewer walks in the zoo and more asskicking to be had.
And finally, the only thing in the world I could get more excited about than 3D glasses is a teaser for BEYOND GOOD & EVIL 2! FINALLY. One of the most underrated games of all time to many a gamers’ heart, and a true golden egg of the last console generation, is finally getting what it deserves: MORE. The only reason you shouldn’t be watching the embedded trailer below is if you’re an activist for the equal treatment of flies and pigs, or are actually a fly yourself (in which case, thank you for being GameCola’s number #1 fly fan. Your check is in the mail.)
I suggest that you quit smoking while you can. With sequels to Beyond Good & Evil AND Banjo-Kazooie coming in the next year, it’s (still) a good time to be a gamer.