Where's Waldo found on Wii, DS, PC

Ubisoft promises to take gamers on The Fantastic Journey with striped globetrotter this September.

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Ubisoft first let players explore the high-stakes hide-and-seek stealth genre with 2002's Splinter Cell. For 2007's Assassin's Creed, the company took the genre out of the shadows and into the crowds.

Oh come on! He's 30 feet tall and exploding!
Oh come on! He's 30 feet tall and exploding!

This September, the publisher will let gamers tackle the stealth genre as the hunter instead of the hunted when it releases Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey for the Wii and DS, PC, and Mac. Ubisoft today announced the deal in cooperation with developer Ludia Inc. and Classic Media, rights-holder to the popular children's book and character.

Much like the Where's Waldo books, The Fantastic Journey will be a "hidden object" game, in which players scour cluttered scenes in search of Waldo, his friends, and a variety of distinctive items. A multiplayer mode will allow up to four players to get competitive with their search, using power-ups to cover an opponent's view with paint or make hidden objects sparkle on their own screen.

Ludia Inc. is no stranger to working on licensed properties, but it usually turned to television for source material. The Montreal-based studio has developed games based on American Idol, The Price is Right, Hell's Kitchen, Press Your Luck, and Family Feud.

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