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Wednesday January 17, 2007 5:52 pm

Ubisoft Announces “Cosmic Family” for Wii

Cosmic Family ScreenshotWhile the Xbox 360 is the current king of the online arena, there’s likewise little doubt that the Wii is quickly becoming king of the mini- and micro-game arena. Rayman: Raving Rabbids and now WarioWare: Smooth Moves have proven to be great entries on the mini-game front, and Ubisoft will soon be releasing it’s second entry, Cosmic Family. The Fam’ will be a more (surprise!) family-oriented game and is “designed to improve children’s memory, hand-eye coordination, creativity and imagination.” It sounds like a great idea, especially given the Wii’s implementation of a simple point-n-click interface.

Any bets on whether the Wii may be taking a chunk of business away from the LeapFrog in the near future?  Cosmic Family will be launching in mid-2007, and we’ll keep our eyes open for screenshots and gameplay impressions as the title develops.

The full press release can be found after the jump…

Read More | Ubisoft.com

UBISOFT ANNOUNCES COSMIC FAMILY™ FOR THE Wii™
Space adventure for children promotes early learning through stimulating and fun mini-games

Paris, FRANCE – January, 16 2007 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced that Cosmic Family™, an exciting space adventure geared toward young children for the Wii™ and developed by Ubisoft’s Barcelona studio, will launch worldwide in mid-2007. By simply pointing their Wii Remote™, players will embark on an interactive tour of the Cosmic Family’s action-packed rocket.

“Cosmic Family is a great title for young Wii players and their families, with simple point-and-click controls that will be easy to learn and provide the freedom to navigate wherever players choose to go,” said Tony Key, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. “Families will enjoy playing this game together, as it unfolds more like an interactive adventure than a traditional video game.”

Players will have a chance to interact with the Cosmic Family, where they will meet Mom and Dad Cosmic, Big Sister, the two small children, the aloof dog, the lazy cat, and plenty of colorful monsters. With 15 early-learning mini-games found throughout the five floors of the rocket-house, families can pilot a rocket into space, discover what the stars are hiding, create and color whimsical images, customize rooms, brush a monster’s teeth, play dress-up with various characters, nurture plants from seeds and more. This fun, original and colorful game is designed to improve children’s memory, hand-eye coordination, creativity and imagination.

For more information about Ubisoft, please visit www.ubi.com.

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