The first-ever cheerleading videogame was announced today for the Nintendo Wii and DS. The unveiling begs the question “do you think there a reason nobody has made a cheerleading game before?”
Called All Star Cheer Squad, the game will have players follow a year in the life of a cheerleader as they learn new cheers, participate in practices and create their own routines. The goal of the game is initially to make the squad, and once that’s done, the goal is to become captain.
The high-energy gameplay will include squad competitions and one-on-one cheer-offs in which players will use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to perform dozens of real-world cheer and dance moves. All Star Cheer Squad will also incorporate use of the Wii Balance Board to get the player’s entire body involved in the game.
Players will also be able to customize the look of their cheerleader and squad, including the body, facial features, hair and outfits.
The Nintendo DS version of the game will feature a storyline focused on the adventure of cheerleading camp, where players will compete to beat the rival camp.
Cheerleading choreographer Tony G, who worked on the “Bring It On” movies, has signed on as chief consultant for the game.
All Star Cheer Squad is the first original property created by THQ specifically for girls on Wii and Nintendo DS.