News: Catch the wave for Ubisoft's latest multiplatform marvel.
Ubisoft has announced they will be bringing a game based on the new animated movie Surf's Up to the PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360, GameCube, GBA, DS, Wii and PC on May 22. Surf's Up will be developed by Ubisoft's famed Montreal studio (the team responsible for Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia, Assassin's Creed and TMNT).
"Ubisoft has the creative and technological abilities to develop a cutting-edge arcade surfing game based on Sony Pictures Animation's new film, Surf's Up," said Mark Caplan, Vice President, Interactive at Sony Pictures Consumer Products. "Sony's partnership with Ubisoft has helped to expand our properties by creating fun interactive experiences beyond the movies while maintaining the creativity and artistic beauty of the films."
For those who are a little shaky on just what Surf's Up is, Ubisoft has supplied a primer detailing Cody Maverick's first surf tournament:
Surf's Up is an exciting arcade surfing and extreme sports video game. The action is set at the annual "Reggie Belafonte Big Z Memorial Surf Off," where surfers from around the world are ready to risk it all for glory. Players will experience the rush and thrills of surfing in exotic surf spots around Pen Gu Island and can rip it up and play as one of 10 characters from the film, including Cody, the young challenger from Shiverpool; Tank, the merciless champion; or Big Z, the surfing legend from the past. Only by mastering and understanding the waves can the player become not only the new champion, but a true surf legend.
Game features include:
Innovative arcade and surf feeling with players performing a variety of impressive tricks in the air and learning to surf inside a tube.
Win the championship in the single-player mode or challenge your friends in the multiplayer mode with easy pick-up-and-play game controls.
10 playable characters with their own tricks and characteristics.
Impressive water simulation and physics. Surf in a variety of locations, each with its own waves and obstacles. Train in the calm water of Shiverpool, ride your first tubes in Pen Gu Island, and try to surf on the explosive waters of the volcano area.
Tons of unlockable content.
Awesome game soundtrack for carving waves featuring 10 licensed music tracks.
The game will also feature new and original dialogue from most of the members of the cast. Shia LaBeouf (Cody Maverick), Jeff Bridges (Big Z), Zooey Deschanel (Lani Aliikai), Mario Cantone (Mikey Abromowitz), Diedrich Bader (Tank) and Sal Masekela (SPEN Announcer) will all lend their voices to the project. Other cast members, including Jon Heder (Chicken Joe) and surfing legends Kelly Slater and Rob Machado (themselves) will appear in footage taken from the film.
The Surf's Up movie will hit theaters on June 8.