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We Ski and Snowboard

Platform(s): Wii
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Namco Bandai / Atari Europe

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'We Ski and Snowboard' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 6:54 p.m. PDT

We Ski and Snowboard, known in Europe as Family Ski and Snowboard, adds high-performance snowboarding, as well as developed skiing functionality, two new mountains, and a complete snow park with fun boxes, rails and a half-pipe, where both skiers and snowboarders alike can grab huge air and over-the-top aerial tricks.

Topping the list of enhancements in this latest installment of Wii Balance Board standouts is the addition of high-performance snowboarding, as well as developed skiing functionality, two massive new mountains and 10,000 more vertical feet, and a complete snow park replete with fun boxes, rails and a half-pipe, where both skiers and snowboarders alike can grab huge air and over-the-top aerial tricks.

"We made major feature additions and control enhancements to an already impressive design set in We Ski and Snowboard," said Andrew Lelchuk, SVP of marketing and sales for Namco Bandai Games America Inc. "Our goal was to provide gamers with the same great experience of being on the slopes that they enjoyed in We Ski and evolve it manifold, adding snowboards, two world class hills, real-time trick capability and a fully-interactive environment. And that's just the start of a long list of visual and experiential considerations we invested in."

We Ski & Snowboard is a wintry thrill ride through many different environments on the awesome Mt. Angrio and cool Jamboree Snow Resort. Players enjoy the classic motion-based controls popularized by We Ski, using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers, or by adding the increased realism of the Wii Balance Board for even more ski and snowboard action. Custom characters and player Mii's add even more dimension to snow-capped adventures across even more mountain terrain than ever with vast free-riding areas. Leisurely gondola rides to sloping peaks invite a breathtaking panoramic experience, while heli-drops from extreme dizzying heights offer-up opportunities to shred down vertical drops and severe precipices. (Players should be sure to watch out for avalanches!)

Hot Doggers can quench their thirst for excitement with half-pipe courses, ski technique challenges and a snowboard park, while loungers can look forward to other activities such as ski school, board school, moguls and slaloms, hide-and-seek, tag or even a nature tour. Players can enjoy the sprawling vistas with day, night and dusk skiing, allowing for a myriad of colorful and panoramic contexts to an ever-expanding list of uniquely fun experiences. The whole family can still enjoy fast-paced racing action or free-skiiing with four-player fun, while single players can enjoy up to three computer-controlled ski buddies.

We Ski and Snowboard will again drift into homes in March 2009.


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