Rabbids run with Wii Balance Board

Ubisoft teaser trailer indicates possible new madcap party game will make use of Wii Fit peripheral.

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With the launch of the Wii in 2006, Ubisoft's Rayman series careened into a decidedly off-kilter direction, abandoning its platformer roots with a new focus on zany minigames. A launch title for the platform, Rayman Raving Rabbids was praised as one of the first games to cleverly put to use the Wii's motion-sensing technology. However, the second installment, released a year nearly to the day later, was met with markedly less enthusiasm.

A curious Rabbid at play in the wild.
A curious Rabbid at play in the wild.

It now appears as if Ubisoft has a mind to bring the Rabbids back for another go-around, once again taking on Nintendo's new peripherals. The publisher today released a teaser trailer titled "Rabbids Secrets to Health and Happiness." While no details accompanied the teaser, the trailer makes much ado of the Wii Balance Board, with one of the series' patently insane Rabbids attempting to consume the board for its dietary value.

A handful of developers have been testing the waters on Nintendo's Balance Board, which will be available as part of the $90 Wii Fit on May 21. In March, THQ said its interactive cheerleading game All-Star Cheer Squad would make use of the device, and Namco Bandai revealed earlier that month that We Ski would also make use of the board.

The "Rabbids Secrets to Health and Happiness" trailer is available on Ubisoft's official site.

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