Ubisoft Announces New Arcade Soccer Game for the Wii

May 20, 2009

Announces New Arcade Soccer Game for the Wii

New Arcade Soccer Game Features
Sports Icons Pelé and Mia Hamm

Today Ubisoft announced a new
addition to its sports portfolio, Academy of Champions, an arcade soccer game
featuring legendary sports icons Pelé and U.S. soccer champion Mia Hamm.
Developed for the Wii, the game will deliver an engaging, interactive experience
for kids and their families. Academy of Champions is scheduled to be released in

"We made our mark in the sports
genre last year with the global success of Shaun White Snowboarding,” stated
Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. "Now, with Academy of
Champions, Ubisoft offers another sports game with a fresh approach that has
something unique to offer young gamers and sports fans.”

Created by an experienced team of
sports game developers at Ubisoft Vancouver, Academy of Champions engages
players in a rich, story-driven adventure around the world’s most popular sport.
The journey begins with enrollment at an extraordinary Academy where your coach
is the legendary Pelé and U.S. soccer champion Mia Hamm is your team member and

"Soccer is a sport that is
universally celebrated by all citizens of the world,” said legendary sports icon
Pelé. "Working with Ubisoft to continue to promote the sport has been a
wonderful experience. It is a thrill to continue to inspire a new generation of
fans through an entertainment medium that introduces them to the exciting world
of soccer.”

In Academy of Champions, players
improve their skills, recruit new team members and build the best possible squad
to defeat their rival Academy and win the champion cup. Compatible with the Wii
Balance Board and Wii Motion Plus accessories, young soccer fans and their
friends and family will enjoy playing together in a humorous, interactive
universe that features over-the-top gameplay, entertaining fantastical
environments, and innovative challenges.

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