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Wii Stays Active in Athletic World

Namco Bandai today announced Active Life: Athletic World (working title) for the Wii. Combining the motion sensing Wii Remote with a custom mat controller, the game lets players use their whole body to participate in more than10 fun and unique activities and multiplayer challenges. “By combining the motion-based Wii Remote and a custom gaming mat to create an entirely unique gaming experience, Active Life: Athletic World delivers unprecedented interactivity as players use their whole body to take control of the game,” said Makoto Iwai, Executive Vice President and COO, Namco Bandai.

Building upon the Wii Remote’s unique attributes, Active Life: Athletic World introduces a custom mat controller that lets players manipulate the on-screen action with a combination of hand gestures and movements with their feet across the mat’s eight sensor pads. From rowing and dodging obstacles on a white-water rafting expedition to clearing an obstacle course, each of the game’s more than 10 activities features a unique control scheme designed to provide an active and fun gameplay experience. Keeping track of each player’s in-game accomplishments, Active Life: Athletic World provides detailed information on personal best scores and times as well as updates on the progress of their friends and family with the game. The game also supports unique competitive and multiplayer challenges for up to two players such as mine cart racing and rope climbing on a single mat.

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