Shaun White Snowboards onto PS3, Xbox 360, Wii; First Screens

Ubisoft is harnessing the power of Assassin Creed’s proprietary engine to develop Shaun White Snowboarding, an all-new gaming property coming this holiday season for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii and the PC.

The Wii version will benefit from optional Balance Board support. With the board, players will be able to control carves, jumps and grinds. Also exclusive to Wii is Shawn tagging along as a mentor, as well as a unique storyline.

The Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions claim to fame is a huge open-world to explore with stunning visuals not “Fit” for Wii. It will also be the first snowboarding game 100% driven by physics rather than animations.

Like Test Drive Unlimited before it, an always connected online experience means all the people around the slopes with you are real players. When snowboarding grows tiresome, players can partake in snowball fights, go hiking, or film their friends which can later be uploaded online for sharing.

Check out the first screenshots ripped from Shaun White Snowboarding, split between the PS3/Xbox 360 and Wii versions.

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