Now I’m up to speed with the ins and outs of archery, after reading Jim MacQuarrie’s post about the Brave film trailer, I watched the trailer for the related game with some interest.
The focus here is on the action rather than technique from what I can make out. It will be interested to see how they make use of the motion controls. With not only a Wii version but PS3 Move and Xbox Kinect also being supported it looks like gestures will form a major part of the experience.
In the game, which takes the route of “inspired by” the film rather than “recreating it,” you play as Merida the female expert archer. The usual platforming actions of running, jumping and fighting are joined by plenty of arrow shooting and targeting as you play through the mythical Scottish landscape.
In addition to the single-player there’s a co-op mode to cater for multiple players at the same time, as well as a special Bear mode — although I’ve not quite figured out exactly what that is so far.
Brave: The Video Game will be released this Summer alongside the film. Interestingly it’s currently slated for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and Windows PC/MAC — nothing mentioned about 3DS or Vita at this stage.
Brave is available to pre-order via Amazon from $49.99.