Shaun White, Ubisoft get plowed

Gold medal-winning snowboarder rides with French publisher for snowboarding games on current- and next-gen consoles.

At 19 years of age, snowboarder Shaun White has already done just about everything he can do in his sport, years before he can legally chug a beer. The funky redhead is recognized as the world's top freestyle boarder and just grabbed a gold medal in the half-pipe event in the Winter Olympics, now taking place in Torino, Italy.

Now, White is getting his own game. Ubisoft announced today that they have signed the teenager to a deal to make games featuring his name and based on his snowboarding style. No specific platforms were mentioned, but a statement from Ubisoft says the games will appear on both current- and next-generation consoles sometime in 2007.

Ubisoft enters the battle for extreme snow sports with EA's SSX series and 2K Sports' Amped franchise. This isn't the first time Ubisoft hit the cybersnow, but they're not riding down double diamonds just yet. The company published Salt Lake 2002 for the Game Boy Advance, which included a snowboarding event.

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60 comments
wilmepe
wilmepe

yes, SSX on PS3 please. But not like On tour. Yuck!

franky111
franky111

i just want more SSX, none of this new stuff.

mikegoskate
mikegoskate

This is a giant leap for ginger kind. Thank you Shaun White. Your every gingers hero.

DREW_MAN321
DREW_MAN321

this is old ,still sounds good to me though

summer_star17x
summer_star17x

wow this is news from 2 years ago? I just saw the "teaser" trailers on GameTrailers

Newblet579
Newblet579

Ok guys i read something about this game in my friends PlayStation Magazine. It is pretty recent because it has reviews on GTA 4. Just letting you all know that there IS information out there.

BlueRJ
BlueRJ

Got a new article about the game on OXM's magazine, sounds really good.

Element3x3
Element3x3

Its 2008 and still NO information about the game, not ONE, the only thing i found is this article on 309485458 different websites.

StSk8ter29
StSk8ter29

If anything White is just giving them advice on how to make the game actually good lol. Shaun White is a big gamer so he knows what is fun. Hopefully that means the end result will be something enjoyable.

Raz_1970
Raz_1970

Released sometime in 2007, huh? Well, it's getting pretty late into the year now and still nothing. The Tomato has 6 Winter X-Games Gold Medals, an Olympic Gold Medal, and now has a X-Games Gold Medal for skateboarding as well. When are we going to get to see him on our consoles?

dan2pro4u
dan2pro4u

almost been a year now.. still no news? i was looking forward to this game =(

GangsterPanda
GangsterPanda

Have anyone heard anything about this game lately? We need some proper snowboard-games!

Noxon
Noxon

Dammit this means that he will never be in a Tony Hawk game because he signed with Ubisoft, I think this was a bad move on his part.

morganite4
morganite4

Shaun White is brilliant at snowboarding at was amasing in Torino 2006, he fully deserves this, also snowboarding games are one of the funniest sport games out with all the tricks and tracks available to you.

rileyhaj21
rileyhaj21

it boggles my mind that some of you hate this guy and call him a freak and don't even know him. Snowboarding is a sport, just because you can't do it (like me) does not mean it isn't a sport. For crying out loud they show more poker on ESPN then snowboarding. I hope the game is great because I am not slidding down a snowy mountain unless it's via video game.

Budz
Budz

Heh, I really hate to say it but snowboarding really should not be in the Olympics. It's kinda like golf in that while it might be fun to actually compete in, it's painfully boring to watch. With that said though, I would be pretty interested in a good new snowboarding game. But, like many of ya have said before, it will all come down to how realistic they try to make it and the controls. And I would say that giving the kid a hair cut before they throw him in the game would probably help too.

moobusta
moobusta

Hey Kahones, I bet your neck is wider than your head and you love wreslting with sweaty dudes. Snowboading is sport, I'm sorry, it just is. And besides, all other sports with a "ball" are pretty lame.

thano85
thano85

yay bluey (what the aussies call him) has a game.

DavidCK
DavidCK

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Pradmetro
Pradmetro

5 bucks says ubisoft will let the prince of persia doing a 180 roast beef as a unlockable charater

reubendarosa
reubendarosa

yea this guy rocks, i hope the game will be good too

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

dang...must be cool for him...... how old is he? 19? i'd be stoked.

anjul
anjul

I hope this game turns out good. I met him before, he's pretty cool, and i don't see why anyone would try to bash him, or say that he's scary.

frankeyser
frankeyser

how come there was never a terji hawkinsen game?

xero_cool
xero_cool

This guy is awesome! I hate it when poeple bash him because they are jelous of his success.

xero_cool
xero_cool

Hopefully they dont rush it.

bmanva
bmanva

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snowbrdr1119
snowbrdr1119

i definitely hope it is a more realistic game than SSX, and if it features Shaun's style it should be reallly good (if they do it well)

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

shawn white is so flippin talented, he snowboards more naturally than most people walk. he was awsome in first descent. god, he's also one of the best skate baorders the world has ever seen, he is the equivelant of the michael jordon of his craft.

coolbmann
coolbmann

Good gameplay and controls equal a good game. Let's hope it has both.

ewjim
ewjim

Where are they dig up this "freak"?!? SSX series is unbeatable!!!

Kahones
Kahones

People keep saying that this is a sport because it's in the olympics. Well, skeleton racing is in the olympics and it's the stupidest thing ever.

DrKill09
DrKill09

DAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMNNNN! He just won, and he already has his own game. :D That's freakin crazy!

Reetesh
Reetesh

Snowboarding's Tony Hawk?

Lupus64
Lupus64

I watched his Gold medal run and he's far and away awesome enough to have his own game, especially when you look at the quality of some other licensed games. Kelly Slater's Pro Surfing anyone? Give the game a chance, I'm not going to knock the chance of another decent snowboarding game.

NightRain
NightRain

A gold medal sure helps fame and fortune...

Belianth
Belianth

Hope they make a realistic game and not some over the top SSX game. What's with the jabs at him? Your all childish.

flapjackman176
flapjackman176

Hate this kid! but.. he's winning golds soo.. his life can be wasted for that gold!

racer360
racer360

Kahones by the way snowboarding is a sport

omegax44
omegax44

These comment sections are redicilous, you all just show how young you are. 1. Sorry, its already recognized as a sport worldwide. You're alone in your opinion 2. Sold out? You're kidding right? Go play tony hawk. 3. Mit_man, I guess you know him? Wanna get me an autograph?

akska8
akska8

To the ones taking jabs at him, all I have to say is wow. He was a superb athlete who deserved what he got, and I hope this game rocks. He just won a gold medal..oo lets act like we have to put him down to make ourselves feel high and mighty..grow up.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

I wonder if he will postulate what it would be like to snowboard in San Francisco. . .

Mafia217
Mafia217

Cool, I hope it's successful!

benihya
benihya

Wow , it did not take him a long to sell out

Rancid125
Rancid125

sounds cool.. i think i'd buy it.. not sure though ..