The game will boast 10 events in a wacky world tour. Updated with announcement trailer.
With Wii Sports Resort promising 1:1 controls thanks to MotionPlus, Mario and Sonic returning for round two at the Olympic Winter Games, and Hudson's Deca Sports 2 offering online play, Sega is making their own sports compilation called Wacky World of Sports.
Exclusively for the Wii, the title's main appeal is the presentation of some of the world's lesser known sporting events, like Tuna Tossing and Extreme Ironing. Wacky World of Sports promises to be very accessible for everyone while using the Wii remote's unique capabilities. A single player Tour Mode in which you compete against other characters will also be present in the final release.
Wacky World of Sports is set for a late 2009 release.
SEGA TAKES SPORT TO THE EXTREME WITH WACKY WORLD OF SPORTS
Get Ready for a New, Over-the-Top Wii Party Game!
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (April 29, 2009) -- SEGA of America, Inc., and SEGA Europe Ltd today announced Wacky World of Sports, an outrageous new sports game exclusively for the home video game system, Wii. Wacky World of Sports brings some of the world’s most obscure sports to the videogame world for the first time, and will hit stores late 2009.
Wacky World of Sports takes players on a trip around the world to take part in some of the lesser known sports of countries like Italy, the Netherlands and Australia. The ten sports featured in the game all start easy enough but the more advanced a player becomes the more extreme the sports become! Tuna Tossing has been a popular sport down under for a number of years, but just how far can a tuna be thrown in the comfort of the living room? Drag out an old armchair to take part in Furniture Racing, but make sure Grandma is not still sitting in it because those chairs are fast! And if that’s still not bizarre enough, how about ironing a shirt while sky diving in the Extreme Ironing event?!
"Wacky World of Sports brings together what is easily the most outrageous collection of real life sports games SEGA has ever seen" commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director, SEGA Europe. "The game brings a whole new dimension to the party game genre, and is sure to become a family favorite. By utilizing the unique way of playing on Wii, Wacky World of Sports makes these particularly unusual sports accessible to everyone!"
Compete in the mind boggling events of Wacky World of Sports with friends and family in the Multiplayer Party Mode which allows individuals to compete against each other to find out who will be crowned wackiest athlete. Alternatively, choose to play as one of a dozen larger-than-life characters in the Tour Mode and travel around the world defeating current champions to become the World Champion of Wacky Sports!