Namco Bandai Games Ships Active Life: Outdoor Challenge For Wii
September 9, 2008
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES SHIPS ACTIVE LIFE: OUTDOOR CHALLENGE FOR WII
Family-Focused Video Game Combines Wii Remote™ and Original Mat Controller for Full-Body Gaming Experience across More than 15 Unique Events
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that ACTIVE LIFE™: Outdoor Challenge™ has shipped to retail stores throughout North America for Wii™. Getting gamers off the couch and dynamically involved with the game, Outdoor Challenge combines the motion-sensing Wii Remote™ with an original mat controller that lets players use their whole body to participate in more than 15 fun outdoor-themed activities.
ACTIVE LIFE: Outdoor Challenge introduces the Active Life mat, a durable peripheral that lets players control the on-screen action with their hands and feet when used in conjunction with a Wii Remote. The Active Life mat supports and encourages vigorous activities such as running and jumping, allowing for an energizing game experience. From kayaking to mine cart adventures and obstacle-filled races, players will be able to use a variety of hand gestures and foot movements across the Active Life mat’s eight sensor inputs to control each event. Many of the game’s events can be enjoyed in head-to-head or cooperative multiplayer modes with a single mat, letting players enjoy the rush of competition or the gratification of teamwork as they play together.
Created with families in mind, ACTIVE LIFE: Outdoor Challenge lets players put relatives and friends into the game by easily importing Mii characters saved on their Wii console. The game tracks progress by different users over time, comparing high scores and individual records for other users to view. ACTIVE LIFE: Outdoor Challenge also offers a variety of pre-set exercise routines, grouping the game’s events into workouts focusing on different areas of fitness such as endurance, reflexes and general body strength.
“ACTIVE LIFE: Outdoor Challenge features a unique user interface that puts the player’s entire body in motion, yet is easy enough to use for the whole family to enjoy,” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing and public relations at NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Inc. “The combination of more than 15 fun events, strong multiplayer support and engaging gameplay is sure to bring families and friends together again and again to enjoy this new gaming experience.”
ACTIVE LIFE: Outdoor Challenge for Wii is available as a bundle containing the game and one Active Life mat controller for a suggested retail price of $59.99, and is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB.