Shaun White Hits the World Stage

By Eli Green
May 27, 2009 - 12:45

Ubisoft announced today that it is collaborating once again with Olympic Gold Medalist snowboarder Shaun White to create a Wii exclusive sequel to Shaun White Snowboarding. Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage will take players to the slopes with Shaun White and his crew, as in the previous game, but this time the stakes have risen, as you'll take on the world's top competition, from Canada, to France and Japan and back. You'll even be able to master a half-pipe in the middle of New York's Times Square.

Adding some flare to Times Square.

Ubisoft has been a great partner, and I'm excited for World Stage,” said Shaun White. “It's cool to give people insight on what my life is like on the competition circuit.” As it stands, Shaun White Snowboarding has sold over 3 million copies across the multiple platforms it released for last November, establishing a new sports brand for Ubisoft. It is also likely that the game's success is one of the main reasons that the first game Ubisoft's new Vancouver studio is developing is Academy of Champions (another original sports property). Antoine Guignard, the producer for Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage, explained the game's success in his own words. “Working with Shaun on the first title was an excellent experience,” he said. “The great public reception of Shaun White Snowboarding and the wonderful collaboration with Shaun made it a slam dunk for us to reunite to create a fun, new adventure for fans.”

Like the Wii version of the original game, Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage will be fully compatible with the Wii Balance Board. People who have played that version of Shaun White Snowboarding will also probably recognize the same artistic style being used in World Stage. Finally, there's no news, just yet, as to whether multiple Wii Balance Boards will be usable this time around or not, but we expect more details to be announced during E3, where Ubisoft will be showcasing the game during its own conference at the show on June 1st. E3 attendees will also get the chance to try their hands, and feet, at the game for themselves at Ubisoft's booth on the show floor.

George of the slopes. Watch out for that bus.

Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage is slated to release this holiday season, exclusively for Wii, and is not yet rated.

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