Ubisoft enters core football genre

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Ubisoft has ramped up its efforts in the sport genre with the announcement of its first core football title.

Pure Football is due for release in May – coinciding nicely with the World Cup – and is being developed by Ubisoft Vancouver. The game boasts a more serious tone than last year's Wii-exclusive Academy Of Champions.

The new IP is a five-a-side football game and features an over-the-shoulder camera, as opposed to the traditional TV broadcast-style perspective. It will feature a dedicated single-player campaign, local and online multiplayers and leaderboards.

The publisher also announced it will release Shaun White Skateboarding – a spin-off of its established snowboarding series – this Christmas.

As with previous Shaun White titles, this will feature the two-time Olympic gold medallist and is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal.

The planned formats for each game has yet to be confirmed.