Based on the Rabbids Invasion television series, the video game uses the PlayStation Camera and Xbox Kinect to add interactive elements to 20 episodes.
The Rabbids are an adorable and wicked bunch of large rabbits, who who first appeared in the Rayman series of video games. The mischievous creatures got their own spin-off Raving Rabbids series of video games, and have appeared in several other Ubisoft games, including Just Dance 2 and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Ubisoft and Nickelodeon brought the Rabbids to television with a hit animated series for kids in 2013, and now Ubisoft has come full circle with a video game based on the television series. Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show will launch on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 4 in November 2014. The game allows players to interact with 20 episodes of the series, using the Xbox Kinect or the PlayStation Camera to launch the Rabbids into the air, copy the Rabbids’ poses, and draw on the characters.
Ubisoft Brand Producer Xavier Manzanares says, “The Rabbids Invasion TV series is very popular amongst kids and their families so we wanted to merge the success of this TV show with the studio’s expertise in creating fun and original gaming experiences. With Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show, we’re introducing an innovative way that people can interact with their favorite characters. This is not only TV you can watch, but TV you can play.” The game will support up to four players on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, and up to two players for Xbox 360.
The game features over 400 activities, including throwing eggs along with the Rabbids, matching the Rabbid’s expresions, and a challenge to scream out the iconic Rabbids’ “BWAAAH!”, which uses the voice recognition capabilities of the Kinect or PlayStation Camera. An augmented reality mode lets you interact with and dance with the Rabbids in your own living room. The game will include 20 episodes at launch, with more episodes to be added later as DLC.