Ubisoft boogies with The Smurfs

Wii-exclusive rump shaker due out this July with more than 20 routines featuring characters from the upcoming feature film.

Ubisoft has already enjoyed great success within the dancing genre, as the Just Dance series has sold over 10 million units and Michael Jackson The Experience is experiencing multimillion sales of its own. The French game publisher is fast becoming a dancing machine, as it has announced another dancing game; this one based is on The Smurfs.

Ubisoft gets its Smurf on this summer.

Set for release in July, the Wii-exclusive Smurfs Dance Party will feature "chart-topping" songs, "classic tunes," and over 20 dance routines gamers can dance along to. Ubisoft did not name any specific tracks, but it did note that the tunes will fall into the R&B, pop, punk, and rock genres. Among the featured characters hitting the dance floor will be Smurfette, Papa Smurf, Clumsy, Brainy, and Gutsy, with the evil Gargamel also appearing in the title.

In addition to The Smurfs Dance Party for the Wii, Ubisoft is bringing a Smurfs-themed game to the DS. Simply titled The Smurfs, the DS game has players participating in a slew of minigames, including cake decoration and playing dress-up with Smurfette. Ubisoft did not announce a release date for The Smurfs for the DS.

The Smurfs movie adaptation is due out this August. The film boasts a number of celebrities providing voice work, including Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, and George Lopez. As for the film's plot, it will follow the Smurfs and their nemesis Gargamel when they are magically transported to current-day New York City.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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32 comments
LandonC99
LandonC99

smerfs plus just dance =wtf . maby a dance party

SanManterino
SanManterino

wow the game looks like its just slapped together, the smurfs look out of place and even the background looks like they searched for a random wallpaper and just placed it there...

jflkdjs
jflkdjs

When will they make a proper smurfs game,..like an action platformer or something! I loved watching The Smurfs tv show when I was a kid...

tyranitaronweed
tyranitaronweed

...I'm sorry, but even if I had the entire dictionary and all the descriptive capabilities on the planet, I would still be unable to put into words exactly how much this fails. Not even an quintuple facepalm would cover it...

flyingman123
flyingman123

Wow this is very sad. Even for Ubisoft that is just plain sad.

yboucher
yboucher

They'll make craploads of money with this while you guys will still be 'ROFLMAO' online in your mom's basement. Plus they had to fulfill contractual obligations with the movie's publisher, after acquiring the license. In other words, News Flash: making games is not like playing them.

Rod90
Rod90

Please tell me this is a joke...

XeonForce
XeonForce

and just the other day I was asking myself, "what WILL they think of next?"

enrique_marrodz
enrique_marrodz

Can't dismiss this one as JD and JD2 made me a true believer and fan of the series :)

Raxyman
Raxyman

@KamuiFei ROTFLMAO Your comment was worth more than the headline itself.

Raxyman
Raxyman

Humm... What?? I'm not even interested in the movie...

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

i never got a just dance game before but i might get it now because of the cuteness of the smurfs....well played ubisoft. i would also buy a tmnt or simpsons one too.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

i think they said no to 360 and ps3 because just dance series sells better on wii.

smoke_dog_4ever
smoke_dog_4ever

Not really Freezezzy, when you consider just how "kiddy" the Wii system is. Most of the motion games for 360 and PS3 are still fairly young adult and adult oriented.

Freezezzy
Freezezzy

Wii-exclusive? Really? Seems strange to exclude PS3 and 360, since they also have motion control systems now. (lol)

Flint247
Flint247

Rolling on the floor laughing! xD

emirblade
emirblade

Looks like Papa Smurf is having fun.

BloodMist
BloodMist

An idea that could only be inspired by no less than Satan himself.

Charocks
Charocks

I might just get this because it's going to be a hillarious flop.

zzamaro
zzamaro

sony and microsoft are lucky

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Am I the only one who read "playing dress-up with Smurfette" and thought... oh nvm, I don't wanna get banhammered, lol

macabre190788
macabre190788

Oh man, well, as long as there isn't a lot of hip-hop dancing in the movie...

berto64
berto64

not my kind of stuff i'll pass

xxKai
xxKai

Wii-exclusive ._. of course