E3 2008: Uno Rush Quick Impressions

Microsoft teases us with a brief glimpse of a follow-up to the popular card game.

At E3 '08, Microsoft introduced a sequel to one of their most popular Xbox Live Arcade titles: Uno. The new title is called Uno Rush, and Microsoft's John Schappert made a brief reference to it while speaking of the company's upcoming addition to Xbox Live: Live Party.

Live Party will allow up to eight Xbox Live users to connect to each other as a group, chat as a group, and game as a group. For example, a party leader may initiate photo sharing, allowing all eight party members to view photos simultaneously. More interestingly, the party can then stay together for gaming purposes. In this instance, we saw how the party leader can initiate a game of Uno Rush, which in turn would seamlessly usher the party into the game without forcing the players to navigate multiple screens or interface elements.

Other than its integration into Live Party, we know very little about Uno Rush. However, it appears as though Microsoft's upcoming player avatars will be used to represent the players onscreen. Based on the gameplay shown, we can also guess that the game will continue to support only four players, so we're not sure why it was used to demonstrate the Live Party feature using an eight-player party. In any case, we look forward to learning more, and will bring you the latest news as it develops.

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18 comments
Hey12389
Hey12389

I LOVE UNO! I really wish it wasn't a new game, but just a add-on. But I will still get it and play it religiously.

sonicpsycho13
sonicpsycho13

I'd get it if it incorporates some of the custom rule variations, like speed, addition/subtraction, defensive cards, and draw stacking.

_Sam_
_Sam_

I love uno, can't wait for this

Altair1337
Altair1337

Uno is fun, but I can't see myself buying a sequel Uno game.

grambyte
grambyte

Yey! Another UNO, most important news of the E3... euhm... well almost then...

Hungry_bunny
Hungry_bunny

They only showed it for 5 seconds, didn't look much different except that the players were puttin their cards out pretty fast...

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

I'm hoping to see more previews on this since I like Uno

starfoxmcleoud
starfoxmcleoud

Xbox Live: Live Party? Now this is beyond unreal! Seems like the Xbox 360 could be borrowing the Zune slogan, "Welcome to the Social", because this is rapidly turning into one!

carstairs
carstairs

Uno's great, this could be even better :).

Cube_of_MooN
Cube_of_MooN

I loved the first Uno. I might check this one out.

km1498
km1498

This is gonna be sweet. Loved the first Uno.

Neosword
Neosword

Loved the original Uno on XBLA, can't wait.