Snowboards slalom into We Ski 2

Namco Bandai confirms Wii Balance Board ski sequel set for US March 2009 release; snowboards to join skiing frenzy.

Namco Bandai was one of the first to jump on the Wii Balance Board bandwagon last year with the release of We Ski, a family-friendly snow title which garnered mainly positive reviews. At its pre-TGS media briefing yesterday, Namco Bandai confirmed that the sequel---dubbed We Ski and Snowboard for Western markets--will be hitting the US in March 2009, with PAL regions still to be determined.

In Japan, the We Ski sequel is titled Family Ski: World Ski and Snowboard, and is set for release in November 2008. As its title implies, the game adds snowboards to the mix, with gamers having to turn the Wii Balance Board to the side to simulate the action of controlling a real snowboard. During an onstage demo at the Namco Bandai event, a We Ski and Snowboard developer demoed the snowboarding side of the game, with various tricks performed via various Wii Remote and nunchuk waggles.

We Ski's cutesy presentation seems to be back in the sequel, and Mii support also looks to be another included feature. Check out GameSpot's preview of We Ski and Snowboard from this year's TGS.

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7 comments
diggyman
diggyman

I didn't play the first we ski, but i might actually give this one a try. Looking @ the photos, I'm quite impressed by the background graphics. Not too surprised tho, since this one was created by the same company who made SOUL CALIBUR. Namco Bandai. Just sucks that I'm probably going to end up picking up a couple of those 20 dollar boards too... ah oh well.

HappyBB
HappyBB

It is getting more and more expensive to fully enjoy Wii games as one is required to buy more and more peripherals such as Wii balance board and the upcoming enhanced motion sensor, or whatever it is called! Buying all these peripherals is making Wii no longer the cheapest console in the market. Wait, it isn't anymore as an HDD-less Xbox360 is the cheapest now!

NeleNel
NeleNel

I fully agree with VirtualTofu, would be great to see SBK come back.

enix165
enix165

We Ski and Snowboard. They sure spent ages in the boardroom thinking up that name.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

yeahhhhhhh cant believe this stuff sells ... oh well i feel old.