Ubisoft has announced a new standalone Rabbids adventure, Rabbids Go Home, set to launch for the Wii later this year.
Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, the studio behind games including Beyond Good & Evil and Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie, Rabbids Go Home will be built on a brand new engine designed specifically to take advantage of the unique abilities of the Nintendo Wii. Rabbids Go Home will drop players into a "hilarious adventure in a brand new universe" as the Rabbids wreak their own special brand of havoc in an attempt to return to their home.
A kind of thickly-built, bug-eyed and particularly high-strung rabbit-type creature, Rabbids first appeared in 2006 as the antagonists of Rayman Raving Rabbids, but their violent, hopeless slapstick antics quickly turned them into a fan favorite. Finally, after years of popularity in the Rayman Raving Rabbid games as well as short online videos, the Rabbids are breaking out with their own standalone game.
Rabbids Go Home is being developed exclusively for the Wii and is scheduled to launch for Christmas 2009.