E3 '07: Nitrobike boosts onto Wii

Ubisoft bringing arcade racer exclusively to Nintendo's console this holiday season.

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--Pokémon Battle Revolution first took the Wii online in June, but Wi-Fi-enabled games for the system are still few. During today's E3 Media and Business Summit, Ubisoft revealed it would be adding one more to that list.

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The France-based publisher today announced it would be bringing the arcade-style Nitrobike exclusively to the Wii this holiday season. Far from realistic, the game has players racing on rocket-propelled motorcycles. It's not all online for Nitrobike, as the game will also feature a single-player time attack and competitive multiplayer racing on the same system.

Left Field Productions will be developing the game. No strangers to the motocross arena, Left Field developed Excitebike 64 for the Nintendo 64, and more recently brought MTX Mototrax to the Xbox, Playstation 2, and PlayStation Portable.

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MOOKUU
MOOKUU

bout time they made a sequal to Excitebike64....excite truck was a tease. i actually like Excitebike64 better than mario kart and f-zero so this is just another gem in my wii collection!!! Nintendo=good times again!

southy787
southy787

The Wii certainly has a lot going for it, Nintendo seem keen to show that they're no longer content to sit back in the shadows.

TensiNothing
TensiNothing

I keep reading more and more about Wii Wi-Fi games. 2007 and 2008 are going to be amazing, Smash Bros, Medal of Honor, Nitrobike, Deep Blue, Geometry Wars, Guitar Hero 3 and so much more

Sonicgod
Sonicgod

The nes Excitebike is better than Excitebike 64. Not impressed.

icytower
icytower

Looking good, will give it a shot when it is release and I have a Wii.

Hekynn
Hekynn

Now this looks good ;)

msudude211
msudude211

I don't have a Wii, so count me out.

MasterAsh42
MasterAsh42

As soon as I saw that screenshot I thought "Excitebike 64." And sure enough, the last paragraph tells the tale. . . Now I'm really confused. . .Why didn't Ninty simply work with Left Field for a straight up Wii Excitebike now, instead of going alone on Excite Truck for launch?

social_illz
social_illz

UbiSoft and racing games?!? I would hold judgement on this.

jesus_knight
jesus_knight

looks intense!!! nice another cool exclusive to nintendo console!

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

Looks pretty sweet from that one screenshot. And hey, Excitebike 64 was a great game. I'll keep an eye on this one.

mithund
mithund

hey look ! Excite Truck - with bikes ! :)

walkerctranger
walkerctranger

yeah, who needs motorstorm! we got nitrobike! lol

Moldy10
Moldy10

ill wait and see the review before buying because if mario kart comes out 2-3 months later do i really need 2 online racing games especially if one is mario kart (THE PWNAGE)

murrayblake
murrayblake

I agree with DouglasBuffone. I'm not sure if Ubisoft is capable of making a truly good game. They even managed to mess up a port of Prince of Persia by giving it awkward controls.

Nintendo_Ownes7
Nintendo_Ownes7

I think this will be good it is being made by the company that made Excite Bike 64 when they where with Nintendo, so it might be good it seems like the Spiritual Successor, since it is called Nitro Bike since they couldn't use the Excite Bike name. Edit* I didn't read the other comments and it turns out other people wrote the same thing as me almost. Edit2* I didn't read the end of the Article since it also says that.

DouglasBuffone
DouglasBuffone

Well, lets see if Ubisoft makes ONE quality game for the wii

EPaul
EPaul

another arcade racer pass

Gencoil
Gencoil

Looks like they've taken everything that was good about Excite Truck and added online play. 'Cept this time you're driving motorcycles. I still wish they'd make Excite Truck 2 though, with better music (in other words less guitar-wanking) and more than just 6 levels.

DrCLos
DrCLos

Hopefully this is just the beginning of a good thing with online games on the Wii. Mario Kart Wii is also slated to go online. Hopefully Smash Bros is too :)

kbaily
kbaily

It looks like Nintendo is finally getting into the whole online thing.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Lot's of Wii exclusives this year. Great stuff.

bigsleezy
bigsleezy

Excitebike 64 was pretty good so I'll keep an eye out for this.

jorranvv
jorranvv

More wii games online is always good but, I didn`t think i buy this one.

mhder
mhder

Left Field does have potential. Hopefully they don't absord to much of Ubisoft's "suck."

TacoJelly
TacoJelly

This is what I'm talking about.

Foolz3h
Foolz3h

Ubisoft's wii game don't have the best record though do they? >_>

snoman99991
snoman99991

Hmm... This sounds somewhat like ExciteTruck, but if anything that excites me (no pun intended). So yes, I think I'll watch this more closely now.

DragonXx
DragonXx

Good to see developers are taking advantage of the online already. This looks pretty fun only because of online... Thats how alot of Nintendo games are.. and I guess thats what "Wii" is all about.

SSDSkid
SSDSkid

Ubisoft is supporting the Wii a lot. If Those people who made Excitebike 64 for the Nintendo 64 are working on it It must be a ok game

meesey01
meesey01

Sounds ok to me but I woudn't be surprised if it was a dud...

ghostadv
ghostadv

Has me interested a little. I'll wait and see :)

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

If they made Excitebike, I am sure they will do a good job with this one.

komdosina
komdosina

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enoslives7

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jesus_knight
jesus_knight

cool another exclusive for nintendo wii!

wiz4ha
wiz4ha

Excellent. ExciteBike 64 was an excellent game, hopefully Leftfield does a good job... It looks like the game might have been in development some time as its already looking polished (judging from the sceenshots that is).

A7Xfan
A7Xfan

Left Field! The same guys who made Kobe Bryant Courtside on Wii. That was a FUN game. However no timed jumpshots was a huge turn off. Everything else was sick. Lets hope this is great too.

fauljosh
fauljosh

Cool, Left Field did a great job with Excitebike 64 so I'm excited about this one.

icarus212001
icarus212001

sounds pretty cool! if its as good as excite truck i'll probably get it! (after SSBB, SMG, MP3, GH3, WiiFit, RE:UC, and Madden 08, of course.)