Cheerleading Brings It On Wii Balance Board

THQ has announced the second official third-play game in development for DS and Wii that will utilize the upcoming Balance Board packaged with Wii Fit, and we’re still scratching our heads.

Cheerleading, of all activities, is the basis for All Star Cheer Squad. Developer Gorilla is designing this first ever cheerleading video game specifically for girls, tipping the balance of games to those favoring female participants by a margin of two to one (Wii Fit and All Star Cheer Squad versus Namco Bandai’s We Ski).

In the game, girls will be able to do most everything real cheerleaders do, save for being tossed in the air and being caught on the rear by some buff guy. Career mode will span one year of a cheerleader’s life as they learn new cheers, participate in practices and create their own routines to make the squad and eventually become captain.

“With the explosive growth of the girls gaming market in recent years due to the continued success of Wii and DS, our ongoing goal is to stay at the cutting edge of that success by bringing a brand new property for this segment to these popular systems,” said Jim Huntley, director of global brand management, THQ. “We’re thrilled to introduce All Star Cheer Squad to the industry as a triple-a title that will get players involved in the action of what it takes to be an all star as well as make up their own unique cheer routines.”

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