This holiday season, jump into the colorful cartoon world with the return of Rayman in Rayman® Origins, or journey to Constantinople to join the age-old war between assassins and Templars in Assassin’s Creed Revelations. For those with the urge to get up and move, Ubisoft has a selection of entertaining dance video games with Just Dance 3, ABBA You Can Dance, and The Black Eyed Peas Experience, in addition to the sequel to the #1 fitness game on Kinect for Xbox 360 with Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012.
“Ubisoft has the must-have video games for everyone’s holiday wish list,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. “With such a broad lineup of favorites, ranging from AAA core titles to party and family friendly games, the tough part this holiday season will be choosing which game to give.”
This year, gift givers should look for these popular titles in stores and online:
ABBA You Can Dance (abbayoucandance.com)
From the creators of the award-winning Just Dance franchise, comes ABBA You Can Dance. The Wii-exclusive video game invites players to unleash their inner dancing queen and hit the dance floor with one of the world’s biggest music sensations. Featuring 26 timeless songs, including “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Fernando,” “Waterloo” and “Take a Chance on Me,” up to four players can dance or join in on vocals. ABBA You Can Dance brings friends and family of every generation together and is an excellent way to ring in 2012 at any New Year’s Eve celebration.
Assassins Creed Revelations (assassinscreed.com)
In Assassin’s Creed Revelations, master assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of the legendary mentor, Altair, on a journey of discovery and revelation. It is a perilous path – one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region. In addition to the culmination of Ezio’s award-winning story, a refined and expanded online multiplayer experience returns with new and additional modes, maps and characters, allowing players to test their slaying skills against others from around the world.
The Black Eyed Peas Experience (blackeyedpeas-experience.ubi.com)
Available on Kinect for Xbox 360 and on Wii, The Black Eyed Peas Experience video game is the second in the multimillion-selling Experience franchise. The game features new dance moves, as well as hit songs from The Black Eyed Peas multiplatinum-selling albums.
Just Dance 3 (just-dance-thegame.ubi.com)
Just Dance is back and the party is bigger than ever before. Just Dance 3 is the No. 1 dance game in America and kick-starts any party with more than 45 tracks from multiple genres and popular artists. For the first time on Kinect, players can bust out their dance moves with four players simultaneously. Whatever the occasion, the amazing Just Dance 3 track list and exciting game features will get the party started, and your friends dancing all night long. Just Dance is now available for Kinect for Xbox 360 and Wii.
Rayman Origins (raymanorigins.com)
Fifteen years after the first Rayman game launched worldwide, Michel Ancel – celebrated creator of this limbless, yet limitless, hero – returns to his roots to revive one of the video game industry’s most iconic characters. This time, Rayman is joined by his best friend Globox and two crafty wizards, The Teensies, as they travel through 60+ gorgeously designed high definition cartoon levels on a quest to save the Glade of Dreams from the ‘nefurrious Darktoons’! Gameplay is captured at 60 frames per second with breathtaking full high-definition graphics. The 2D side-scrolling platform adventure game features four-player jump in/out co-op gameplay and is the perfect game to play with friends and family.
Rocksmith is the first and only video game where players can plug any real guitar with a standard 1/4” input jack into an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, and play through an in-depth library of music including everything from the latest hits to classic rock songs. Rocksmith features gameplay that automatically adjusts to the player’s skill level, and it will engage experienced musicians as well as those who are picking up a guitar for the first time. Players will be able to choose from actual lead, rhythm, and combo guitar compositions, inspiring players to perform songs after the game is turned off.
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 (yourshapegame.com)
Your Shape Fitness: Evolved 2012 is the sequel to last year’s Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, the #1 fitness franchise on Kinect for Xbox 360. Players can work with an in-game personal trainer to develop customizable fitness programs and achieve ultimate fitness results. Featuring over 90 hours of interactive fitness activities, including dance classes, cardio boxing and boot camp, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 offers the widest selection of convenient at-home fitness workouts and routines on the market.