James Cameron discusses movie and game tie in – lots of talk about working together with movie producers to design characters and vehicles.
Red Steel 2
Wii motion plus for Red Steel 2 gives realistic sword motions and heightened sensitivity – Game to be bundled with Wii motion plus. Trailer follows this announcement.
Jason Vanderberger – Creative director for Red Steel 2 – Roman Campos assists. In-Game play demo follows a brief introduction, Strength of swing and angle of Wii-mote a factor in attacks. Demo shows fights against Jackals and the Heavy (mini boss).
Pele is introduced to discuss Academy of Champions – trailer introduced with some technical difficulties. Some Portuguese/English translating happening to help Pele express himself in an impromptu speech while waiting on video difficulties get resolved.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction“Max Beland” – creative director. Video footage shown of Sam Fisher faster, brutal attacks and no longer tied to the third echelon but is on a private and personal mission – Xbox presented this earlier today. Mark and infiltrate, last known position – two new tools to help kill your enemies, (Via Twitter many sightings of “This is the same footage as Xbox’s demo of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell)
Ruse: First trailer played. then on to Casual Games…
Tony Key – Sr. VP sales for Ubisoft.
* Most units sold over the last three years – Imagine! Biggest brand on the DS that is # 1 third party title, Pets is on the list too.
Games for Tweens – Tween Games 2.0 focus on integration, interconnectivity and invention. Make items in game – upload the design and purchase in real life!
Fastest growing vertical? Fitness games. Ouch – Pot shot at EA Sports Active… “better then a set of 20$ rubber bands”. Felicia Williams – introduces Fitness camera gaming “Your Shape“. Scan you body into the game and track your progress visually, tailored to your body type. Ubisoft announces first camera enabled wii game – Christmas 2009.
Rabbids go home – introducing Adrian Fernandez-Lacey. Rabbids to build pile of stuff to the moon so they can go home, using shopping carts?! Trailer shown… insane Rabbids collecting all kinds of stuff.
25th anniversary of TMNT Smash up, Woot! – presented by Laurent Detoc (North American president of Ubisoft). To be released released this fall (Sept 22, 2009).
No More Heros 2: Desperate Struggle – announced, Grasshopper to develop this title
new project with code name EDEN with designer, Tetsuya Mizuguchi – known for Lumines.
Assassins Creed – sold 8 Million units, set record for fastest selling new IP. New Assassins Creed 2 trailer shown, assassination during street party, rooftop chase and ranged weapon kill shown.