Today Ubisoft has announced its commitment to the sports genre with two new titles: Shaun White Skateboarding and Pure Futbol.
This will be the first skateboarding title in the Shaun White series.
Let’s start with Pure Futbol first.
Pure Football is currently in development at Ubisoft Vancouver and will be made available in May 2010 – with formats to be announced soon.
The game plans to emphasize the “intense, physical and spectacular aspects of the sport” with over-the-shoulder camera and audio that reacts to the context of the match with five-a-side football action, as opposed to “the feeling of watching a TV broadcast”.
It will include 230 footballers, 17 international teams, and 17 legendary players with the opportunity to create a customized athlete who can progress through the campaign mode, leading up to the final tournament.
Up to four people can play multiplayer locally and 1vs1 matches are supported online, along with the inclusion of leaderboards that allow players to match up to one another.
Some nice screens for it can be found over on IGN.
Now, on to Shaun White.
Shaun White Skateboarding is in development at Ubisoft Montreal and is expected to hit stores just in time for holiday 2010.
As the first skateboarding game in the Shaun White video game franchise, Shaun White Skateboarding will provide an “innovative twist and fresh take on the skateboarding and action-sports genre”.
“I can’t describe how excited I am about the skateboard game,” said White. “We’ve been working on it for a while now and it’s ready to melt minds.”
Console formats for Shaun White Skateboarding will be announced at a later date as well.