We felt the same: when we read that Wipeout 2 is coming to PlayStation Move, we started imagining controlling futuristic racers with motion controllers. Then we read further down the announcement and saw it's a version of popular TV show Wipeout. Oh well.
The holiday season game will use the Move controller to help guide you through television's most famous obstacle course, with all the boxing glove walls and giant red balls that includes. Spectators can also use Move controllers to fling snowballs at competitors, which might be less effective than simply beating them up in real life.
Get ready to Wipeout nearer to Christmas.
Get Ready For More Thrills, Spills, and Fun With Activision's Wipeout 2
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 - Based on the ABC hit show Wipeout and continuing the tradition of wickedly entertaining family fun, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and ABC Entertainment Group announced today Wipeout 2, the latest release in the hit video game franchise coming this holiday season for the Nintendo DS™, Nintendo 3DS™, Wii™ from Nintendo, Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, and PlayStation®Move for Playstation®3 computer entertainment system.
Wipeout 2 will offer updated, outrageous course designs across all platforms with obstacles and effects taken straight from the show's summer and winter seasons. Players must navigate around snow, ice, foam, and fan-favorite obstacles like the Sucker Punch Wall and Big Balls; which are making their triumphant returns alongside more than 50 others. Extended gameplay on all systems encourages even more interaction and participation with family and friends. Once again, all the wild and crazy action is narrated by the show's hosts John Anderson and John Henson.
"I'm excited that the video game series is evolving just like our show," said Matt Kunitz, Wipeout's Creator and Executive Producer. "Players will experience all the fun of the new winter and summer courses without being sore in the morning!"
Particular attention is being paid to making every platform experience unique with ramped up excitement that engages gamers like never before. Freshly revised controls makes for intuitive and easy to use motion-based gameplay for Wii owners. The PlayStation Move and Kinect for Xbox 360 titles will offer gamers the ability to taunt and toss paintballs and snowballs at family and friends while they run the course. Handheld gaming will finally become a communal experience with pass and play 'Hot Seat' participation for up to 4 players with Nintendo 3DS players also seeing their graphics taken to a whole new dimension. No matter how players choose to enjoy, the crazy and hilarious fun is taken to wild new heights with Wipeout 2!
"Working with ABC on the Wipeout titles has been a tremendous success," said Nicole Armstrong, Activision Publishing. "Their integration of the game series into the show has been outstanding and their contributions to the game make it truly appealing for fans. We look forward to bringing more great Wipeout experiences to families."
Wipeout 2 on Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, PlayStation Move and Kinect for Xbox 360 will be available this holiday season. The Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS versions have been rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. The Wii, PlayStation Move and Kinect for Xbox 360 versions have been rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and older by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.activision.com.