Sort of like Elite Beat Agents...for girls...maybe.
Lending even more evidence that Nintendo owns the patent for games with Wii in the title, the newly announced We Cheer joins We Ski, We Love Golf and a growing list of other Nintendo Wii games that fail to take advantage of the obvious wordplay. As if the title didn’t give it away, We Cheer is a cheerleading game that is clearly targeted at girls...though, if the cult-following of Elite Beat Agents is any indication, it may very well cross lines when it hits this fall. While we’re not quite ready to call this game a blessing in disguise yet, you can find out more information about We Cheer in the official press release below:
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (April 16, 2008) – Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced We Cheer™ exclusively for Wii™. Delivering the fun, excitement and teamwork of championship cheerleading, We Cheer utilizes full-motion based controls to let players dance to the music of 30 licensed songs.
Putting players at the center of a nationwide cheerleading competition, We Cheer utilizes two Wii Remotes as virtual pom-poms to create an authentic cheerleading experience. Players must move the wireless Wii Remotes as directed by the on-screen indicators to choreographed routines, utilizing a full range of arm and body movements such as spins and twists. As each routine is successfully performed, the player will be able to recruit new team members to their squad, adding new cheerleading abilities and choreographed routines. The first cheerleading video game to offer licensed music, We Cheer features 30 smash-hit master recordings for players to perform to, including tracks from Hilary Duff, Aly & AJ, The Plain White T’s and Natasha Bedingfield.
Letting friends and family participate in the cheerleading fun, We Cheer features cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes for up to four players to determine who deserves to stand at the top of the pyramid. The game also features a workout mode that lets players keep track of approximately how many calories they have burned while cheering. Each character in the game is fully customizable, with a variety of uniforms, shoes and accessories to choose from for added personalization.
“With its easy to learn motion controls, irresistible gameplay and instantly recognizable hit songs, We Cheer is poised to offer a breakthrough new video game experience for girls when it launches this fall,” said Todd Thorson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations with NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Inc. “Through We Cheer, as well as upcoming original titles such as Active Life™: Outdoor Challenge™ and We Ski™, we’re continuing to develop all-new properties for the Wii that meet the needs of the system’s expanding gaming audience.”
We Cheer for the Wii will launch Fall 2008.
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