Microsoft got lambasted before, during and after E3 2013 for talking about the TV functions of Xbox One. At E3 this year, Microsoft stuck to games while Ubisoft took the wraps off its own unique take on TV content by announcing Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show. And nobody batted an eye.
Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show will release on both the Xbox One and PS4 in November. It will rely on the Kinect sensor and PlayStation Camera, respectively, and allow Xbox One and PS4 owners to interact with episodes of the popular TV series.
Interestingly, Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show doesn’t make the first time an Xbox console has seen interactive TV shows. In 2012, the company released two interactive TV shows for Xbox 360, Kinect Sesame Street (read our review) and Kinect Nat Geo TV (read our review). Ubisoft’s work on Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show is slightly different, however.
Launched in Fall 2013, the hit TV show has already been viewed more than 280 million times worldwide. The video game enables kids to jump into a selection of 20 episodes of the popular TV show and participate in the action on-screen.
While the episode is running, kids will watch, play and interact with the Rabbids on their silly adventures. Kids will jump up and get moving with wacky full-motion activities like having a virtual egg battle with the Rabbids, quickly matching their silly poses, or even launching the Rabbids through the air.
Up to four players on the Xbox One and PS4 can compete for the best individual score in each activity to become the episode champion. Their global score will allow them to unlock new episodes and content. Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show will also be available for Xbox 360, though its multiplayer element will support only two people.
Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show pre-orders are available now on Amazon. You can place your pre-order now to get the game once it ships in November. A specific Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show release date has not yet been announced, but it will surely be before the Black Friday shopping weekend.