Ubisoft goes full Disney with plans to build a theme park filled with Rabbids

ubisoft rsg theme park rabbids land
There are a few game companies that you might expect to open a theme park. One example would be Nintendo, which in fact did announce earlier this year that it was teaming up with Universal for attractions based on its characters. Ubisoft, on the other hand, isn’t exactly the first name that would come to mind for most people.

Today, however, Ubisoft announced that it is planning to bring a 10,000 square meter “next-generation” theme park based on its games to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The park will feature rides, attractions, and shows based on Ubisoft franchises like Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, and Rabbids. There is no word on when construction of the park will begin, but it is slated to open sometime in 2020.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures will be leading the project, according to a post on the company’s blog. “Ubisoft’s intention for this park is to immerse people in reactive worlds where they can interact with each other and become the heroes of their own life-sized game,” Ubisoft Motion Pictures senior vice president Jean de Rivières said. “Ubisoft will produce all digital media for the rides, and help design guests’ journey into the park to ensure the visitors’ experience is at its best.”

In order to build the park, Ubisoft is partnering with RSG, co-owner and co-developer of Movie Animation Park Studios. RSG will own and operate the park, while Ubisoft will be more hands-off, but still retain creative control over the attractions.

“RSG is committed to redefining family fun, and video games have taken an increasingly central role in entertainment for all ages,” RSG chairman Ramelle Ramli said in a statement. “Partnering with Ubisoft means we’ll work with their creative teams to develop the first of what we believe will be a revolutionary new theme park experience. We are confident that this partnership agreement highly benefits both parties and consolidates our presence in the global family entertainment market.”

This may seem like it’s coming out of the blue for those of us based in the U.S., but this isn’t the first time Ubisoft has embarked on real-world attractions. The company previously opened the award-winning Rabbids dark ride for the Futuroscope theme park in France.


Capcom has big plans for mobile games including Mega Man, Monster Hunter, and more

Capcom has established a new division dedicated to mobile games, and plans to release four mobile titles by March 31, 2017, based on company franchises like Mega Man, Monster Hunter, and others.

Hey, Sony! If you make a PS2 Classic, it needs these games

158 million PS2 consoles were sold worldwide during its lifecycle, making it the most successful video game console of all time. It was hard, but we narrowed down the PS2's vast library of games. Here are the best PS2 games of all time.

The best smartphone stocking stuffers for a very techy Christmas

If you've got a tech-loving smartphone enthusiast to buy for, we can help you out. Here's a selection of top phone accessories that would make amazing stocking stuffers so you can have a very Merry Christmas.

Do you work virtually all the time? Dell's latest Precision desktops are for you

Dell's Precision Tower 5810, 7810, and 7910 workstations and its Rack 7910 will begin offering VR-ready configurations on April 5. This includes new Intel Broadwell EP processors and the latest professional GPUs from AMD and Nvidia.

Eve Online players are battling it out in the largest conflict in gaming history

Space-based MMORPG Eve Online has seen its share of battles, but the latest conflict promises to be the largest in the game's history. On one side is the Imperium Coalition, boasting 40,000 pilots, who are facing off against the…

Scribblenauts lead designer forms new studio, working on ‘familiar franchise’

Former Scribblenauts lead designer Matt Cox has announced the formation of a new studio, Echohead, just a week after massive layoffs his his former employer, 5th Cell. The new studio will be working on both small and large-scall projects.

Choose your own adventure: Uncharted 4 finally lets players roam free

Uncharted 4 looks to be taking some influence from Metal Gear Solid V and Tomb Raider, and it’s better off for it.

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered gets a trailer for PS4 release

Valkyria Chronicles returns in HD for the PlayStation 4, two years after its re-release on PC. Despite glowing reviews, the original PS3 release did not sell well in the U.S., but fared much better on PC.
Virtual Reality

Oculus facepalms over delivery delays, earliest Rift orders to ship free

Due to an unspecified component shortage, some early Oculus Rift virtual reality headset orders will be delayed but shipping will be free. Orders received by midnight April 1 PT will ship free of charge, including international orders.

Download these 5 awesome new apps for iOS and Android

Hesitant to try investing in stocks? Try Stash, which is aiming to make the process less confusing. In fact, go ahead and try out all of our apps of the week. We found one that can translate what your cat says, too!

Ready your credit cards, Dota 2 fans: International 2016 tickets on sale this week

Last year, The International saw teams battling it out in Dota 2 for over $18 million in combined prizes. This year may be even bigger, and developer Valve has announced that tickets for The International 2016 go on sale later this week.

Windows 10 leaps ahead of 7 among Steam gamers

Windows 10 is behind Windows 7 in overall marketshare, but is winning in among Steam gamers. Cutting-edge users are embracing Microsoft's latest operating system, when free from the constraints of the IT department.

Miitomo is fun, but is that enough?

Nintendo's first foray into smartphones is the oddball social networking app, Miitomo. It's definitely fun, but is that enough to get people on board?

Video cards learn to save lives at the GPU Technology Conference

There are lots of interesting uses for graphics cards outside of gaming at Nvidia's GPU technology conference, but none of them are as important as saving lives.