Jenny McCarthy covering Ubisoft exercise game

Former Playboy playmate now cover girl for camera-enabled exercise game, due out this holiday season.

Ex-television host and actress Jenny McCarthy is no stranger to games, having appeared in last year's Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3. Now, the former Playboy playmate is once again being called upon to flaunt her physical attributes in Your Shape, the upcoming workout game Ubisoft announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Jenny McCarthy wants to get sweaty with you.

Due out this holiday season, Your Shape is going after the same 30-something female demographic that the best-selling Wii Sports Active targeted. However, rather than using resistance bands or a Wii Nunchuck strap, the game will use a camera peripheral reminiscent of Microsoft's Project Natal, albeit much simpler. The camera will scan players' bodies and let them select which part they can focus on and will then assess their progress by tracking their motions via the pack-in camera. No price for the game has been announced.

While selecting a 1990s pinup to appeal to 30-something women in 2009 might seem a strange choice, it doesn't seem to faze McCarthy, who mentions the fact that she is a working mother herself in the video below. The former Singled Out host will appear in the game as a player's coach, egging them on to work out harder and praising them when they achieve fitness goals.

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nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

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BloodMist
BloodMist

Coulda picked a hotter chick.

smbius
smbius

@rottenwood - you have good memory. I remember Jenny McCarthy on Singled-out as well. She was definitely one of the poster girls during the mid to late-90's.

beardmoen
beardmoen

They could have at least showed her working out in a bikini.

Dimebag_Darrell
Dimebag_Darrell

It's just too bad she didn't get this role BEFORE she ruined Red Alert 3. Gina Carano woulda been way better as Tanya...

gameking5000
gameking5000

Boy Wii FIt did revolutionise the fitness genre of games

Triton
Triton

She was ok and hot when we were in the 80 's, but now just a has been. Wonder if the game includes burping and farting...Nice cover girl ya have chosen.

FarmFreshDX
FarmFreshDX

I don't get all these people saying how hot/sexy/OMGWTFWANTTOHAVE she is. She looks like if she had any more botox, she'd cave in.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

I bet it's going to be a half ass 3d rendering, I wish it was like those interactive porn movies, then maybe I would buy it.

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Jenny McCarthy was an unstoppable force when I was in college; every guy's room had a poster of her somewhere. Seeing her as a 'working mother' with a reasonably tasteful product, as opposed to a half-naked jiggle-bomb on 'Singled Out,' makes me feel really old. Well, Daisy Fuentes and Jenny have both made the MTV Babe-to-Jazzercise transition. Can Serena Altschul be far behind?

thorsen-ink
thorsen-ink

@BlueFlameBat No that was an honest mistake (or a unconscious freudian slip). Fixed.

tamir1014
tamir1014

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KoruKinshi
KoruKinshi

I could think of some exercises I'd want to do...

jjjrrr11211
jjjrrr11211

Porn Star On The Wii Yes!! Now I Really Love My Wii.lol

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Studies seem to indicate there's no link between autism and the vaccinations children receive, but nonetheless it's worth exploring. Back in Ancient China, they used to give people mercury for their ailments... what would've happened if they didn't go back and examine THAT practice to make sure it wasn't harmful? lol. I guess what I'm saying is just lay off the lady, alright?

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

It's spelled assess, not asses. I'm very disappointed in you, Tor Thorsen. I think you did that on purpose.

Joesocwork
Joesocwork

peterphillips's agenda or Jenny McCarthy's agenda? As a game player I could care less about what a Hollywood celeb believes or endorses. (Or her resume and anatomy for that matter! :P ) But as a parent and as a parent of an autistic child, her actions may or may not be understandable, but they certainly give many of us the creeps.

pwnzord
pwnzord

@ peterphillips73 Peddle your agenda elsewhere pal.

peterphillips73
peterphillips73

please check out www.jennymccarthybodycount.com this woman's dismissal of evidence based science and false znti vaccine information causes real harm.

Tzap
Tzap

Who cares about the game, give me some more Jenny!

itsTolkien_time
itsTolkien_time

she's the covergirl?! Good god... Come on, its just Wii fit and the active game without a board. I hope no one will own all three of those games.

Joesocwork
Joesocwork

For clarification, she's more than a former Playmate. She is currently controversial as a parent of an autistic child who advocates against vaccinations that are federally mandated that she believes might cause autism.

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Good God...a Playmate is on the cover of a Wii game that uses a camera for exercising?!?! The amount of sexual jokes is infinite.

Vari3ty
Vari3ty

She's a parent? Her kids are going to be in for it once they reach high school.

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

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Zloth2
Zloth2

"While selecting a 1990s pinup to appeal to 30-something women in 2009 might seem a strange choice..." I should say so.

sgrmbagamespot
sgrmbagamespot

Ubisoft invented the camera based on their E3 comments. It is a buy for me as I hope that any fitness game mocks me as it sits there to the degree that I feel compelled to actually get off the couch. Hope springs eternal.

Joesocwork
Joesocwork

Sounds innovative. The choice of Jenny McCarthy with her background and some of her unorthodox parenting viewpoints could be a distraction though.

masterman280
masterman280

did nintendo developed the carmera or ubisoft?