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Academy of Champions: Soccer

Platform(s): Wii
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft
Release Date: Nov. 3, 2009 (US), Sept. 4, 2009 (EU)

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'Academy of Champions' (Wii) Super Moves - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2009 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT

Academy of Champions engages players in a rich, story-driven adventure around the world's most popular sport. The journey begins with enrollment at an extraordinary Academy where your coach is the legendary Pelé and U.S. soccer champion Mia Hamm is your team member and mentor.

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Academy of Champions, an arcade soccer game featuring legendary sports icons Pelé and U.S. soccer champion Mia Hamm, will deliver an engaging, interactive experience for kids and their families.

Created by an experienced team of sports game developers at Ubisoft Vancouver, Academy of Champions engages players in a rich, story-driven adventure around the world's most popular sport. The journey begins with enrollment at an extraordinary Academy where your coach is the legendary Pelé and U.S. soccer champion Mia Hamm is your team member and mentor.

In Academy of Champions, players improve their skills, recruit new team members and build the best possible squad to defeat their rival Academy and win the champion cup. Compatible with the Wii Balance Board and Wii Motion Plus accessories, young soccer fans and their friends and family will enjoy playing together in a humorous, interactive universe that features over-the-top gameplay, entertaining fantastical environments, and innovative challenges.

Super moves:

  • Super tackle: Take the ball off your opponent's toes in a blink of an eye with this lightning-fast slide tackle.
  • Helix Kick: Bamboozle the goalie with this insane corkscrew shot.
  • Banana Kick: Put extreme bend on the ball - the keeper won't know which way to turn.
  • Chopper: A spinning tackle frenzy that will send anyone in your path flying - including your own teammates!
  • Unstoppable Rush: Release that pent up aggression by knocking over anyone that gets in your way as you charge towards goal.
  • Cat-like Grace: Glide through tackles and defense like a knife through butter.
  • Stealth Attack: When Sam Fisher turns on his night-vision goggles nobody can see him - ideal for getting through on goal undetected.
  • Eagle Strike: Altair's assassin training helps him to launch into the air and unleash a lethal strike that will take out the keeper before it hits the back on the net.
  • Acrobatic Leap: Why go through the defence when you can just leap over it? The other team won't expect that!
    Plunger Shot:
    The Rabbid weapon of choice makes for a very potent shot at goal.
  • Photo Fanatic: Jade will use the flash of her camera to temporarily stun her opponents and make them lose the ball.
  • Perfect Dribble: Opponents will be stunned by Pele's unbelievable ball skills rendering them unable to stop him.
  • Bicycle Smash: Mia Hamm's stunning backflip bicycle kick makes her one of the best strikers around.
  • Speed Burst: An explosion of pace that will help you catch up to opponents.
  • Dodge Move: Jump over or go around players quickly with these cool and easy to use tricks.

Academy of Champions is scheduled to be released in 2009.


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