Sony Pictures picks Ubisoft for Smurfs 2 video game

Sony Pictures has not chosen to go with Sony Computer Entertainment America to develope the Smurfs 2 video game. Instead, the multi-console Smurfs 2 game is being developed by WayForward who is currently in the limelight for Ducktales Remastered care of Capcom. This time, WayForward is partnering with Ubisoft to bring the movie license to PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, and DS in retail stores this July, likely ahead of the July 31st film debut.

Additionally, the Wii U version will feature the ability to add a fifth player to the mix, where other home consoles will be limited by four. This fifth player can join in via the Wii U Gamepad while the other four players are of course using Wii Remotes. The DS version, however, is being toned down to “an interactive storytelling book and collection of mini-games.” The press release makes no mention of a Vita version.

Which makes sense because WayForward is all into the above platforms and especially Wii U. Where it seems many Wii U developed games are slacking, WayForward is pushing their, wait for it…way forward…toward padding your Wii U game library. Whether or not Ducktails Remastered (in development), Mighty Switch Force Hyper Drive Edition (Nov 2012), or Smurfs 2 are your cup of tea is a whole different story.

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