Ubisoft’s next VR game isn’t based off of its better known, grittier franchises like Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs or Rainbow Six, it’s based off of its cartoonish Rabbids series.
Yes, the very same screaming Rabbids that first featured in a Rayman game years back before splitting off to make a franchise of their own. Today, Ubisoft is announcing Virtual Rabbids: The Big Plan, set to launch exclusively on Google Daydream this spring. You can check out the first trailer below, though it doesn’t tell you much about the gameplay.
Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and Bucharest studios, the game sees you travelling across the globe to recover a stolen and scrambled nuclear safety password, which is obviously something that shouldn’t be in the hands of children’s characters that scream “BWAAAH” every five seconds. From the sounds of it, the game is pretty similar to other Rabbids titles, in that it’s a complication of minigames that take advantage of motion control tech. The series has traditionally featured on Nintendo’s Wii, so translating it to Daydream’s similar remote controller shouldn’t be too hard.
It’s Ubisoft’s first project for Daydream, a mobile VR ecosystem that is available on a select set of Android smartphones and Google’s own Daydream View headset. Google has brought other high-profile developers and publishers into VR with the platform, including EA with a Need for Speed game.
Ubisoft had previously created a Rabbids VR experience for showing at events like E3, but it doesn’t appear that this is the same thing. This is the fifth VR game from the publisher now, the others being Eagle Flight, Werewolves Within, Trackmania Turbo, and the upcoming Star Trek: Bridge Crew. The latter game was meant to launch last December, but has since been pushed back twice and is now projected to arrive in May.