News – Ubisoft announces a number of new games

June 7, 2011 by  
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Ubisoft has announced Brothers in Arms: Furious 4, Far Cry 3, Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn and Raving Rabbids: Alive & Kicking.

The tone of Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 (Xbox 360, PS3) seems shockingly different from the other three games in the series. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still set in World War II, but it features a cast of four, fierce and furious men (yeah, it has coop), and, well, it just doesn’t appear to have the same realism as previous titles in the series. I have already been hearing complaints from series fans.

Far Cry 3 (Xbox 360, PS3) will have you returning to the jungle and an impressive demonstration showed the game off, although it won’t be released until sometime next year. Jason Brody is the lead character, and is unfortunate to be stranded on a mysterious tropical island, and the choices you make will apparently have a bearing on the story.

Ubisoft are also working on a Tintin game, to be released to coincide with the release of the film in December. It is said to be a mixtue of 2.5D platforming and 3D vehicle sections. You’ll be able to switch from Tintin to Snowy and Captain Haddock during platforming in order to make use of their individual skills. No release date or formats revealed as of yet.

Raving Rabbids: Alive & Kicking is an Xbox 360 exclusive mini-game collection that makes use of Kinect. Augumented reality mini games such as stamping on Rabbids as they pop out of the floor is sure to be fun, if only for a little while. The game is due for release on November 8th.

Ubisoft has also said that Beyond Good & Evil 2 won’t be released on this generation, instead they’re aiming for the next.