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Ubisoft Unveils Wii Tablet Controller

Set to rival THQ's uDraw GameTablet, the Drawsome Tablet will be launching in just one month.

Ubisoft revealed today that they have been working on a rival to THQ's uDraw GameTablet on the Wii. Drawsome, which is set to release on December 6, will be a Wii exclusive product packed with two games. Drawsome Artist and Drawsome Sketch Quest are the featured titles, offering players two distinct experiences out of the box.

The Drawsome Tablet features a 6.5 x 5 inch screen and a wireless stylus that's geared toward being easily usable for a child. Everything drawn on the tablet will be broadcast to the TV and through use of an SD card, artists can capture their work and transfer it to other mediums.

The Smurfs are tied into the upcoming Drawsome Artist game, allowing players to both learn how to draw and color the classic characters. The title will also teach both simple and advanced drawing techniques step by step.

Drawsome Sketch Quest offers an adventure that requires players to draw a variety of structures, like bridge and trampolines, to help a variety of animals through their world. The game features a total of 40 characters and 80 levels that can be completee by just one player or up-to-four in co-op.

Despite launching in just one month, no pricepoint for the peripheral bundle has been announced. Be sure to check out the promotional video available below.

Press Release


New Drawing Peripheral for Nintendo’s Wii™ System Bundled with Two Games

SAN FRANCISCO — November 8, 2011 — Today, Ubisoft® announced the development of the DrawsomeTM Tablet, a new drawing peripheral for the Wii™. Set to release exclusively in the United States on December 6, 2011, the video game tablet allows the entire family to show off their artistic creativity through an intuitive and engaging device. The Drawsome Tablet comes with two games, DrawsomeTM Artist and Drawsome Sketch QuestTM. Both games encourage players to unleash their creativity as well as challenge players to embark on fun family-friendly gaming adventures.

“Ubisoft is always looking for new ways to marry quality family time with a quality gaming experience,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft North America. “With the Drawsome Tablet, Ubisoft is bringing to the market a peripheral that will allow families to sit down together and create their own unique works of art while participating in fun, creative adventures.”

The Drawsome Tablet features a large 6.5x5-inch screen that allows for unrestricted drawing movements and features an innovative transparency layer that covers the drawing area, so players can trace their favorite images. The tablet comes with a wireless stylus which means players movements will not be limited by a tether; the size, shape, and feel of the pen also allows for a user-friendly experience for children. Everything drawn on the tablet will be displayed in real time on a home television. Using an SD card, users will be able to easily share their masterpieces with friends and family.

In Drawsome Artist, players can draw, paint and color by sketching on their own or learning advanced art techniques step by step. They even can interact with their favorite characters from The Smurfs, the world renowned animated brand, and learn how to draw and color them thanks to a huge gallery of predefined models. Also included is Drawsome Sketch Quest, in which players embark on an adventure to help a variety of cute animals race through their world by drawing bridges, trampolines and more. With 40 characters and 80 levels there is never a dull moment in either solo play or family-friendly four person co-op.

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Press Release


New Drawing Peripheral for Nintendo’s Wii™ System Bundled with Two Games

SAN FRANCISCO — November 8, 2011 — Today, Ubisoft® anno...


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