Sony is preparing to “Smurf up” this July with their sequel to 2011’s The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2. Sony Pictures Consumer Products and Ubisoft are teaming up to develop a video game based on the upcoming feature film. The Smurf’s 2 will be an action-adventure platformer releasing across the three major consoles, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii,and Wii U. In addition to the console release, a Nintendo DS iteration will also be released as an interactive storytelling book and will also include a handful of mini-games.
Sony Pictures and Ubisoft saw great success in 2011 having the top selling movie licensed game in the United States, The Smurfs Dance Party. That same year The Smurf‘s feature film brought in over $560 million worldwide at the box office. Hoping to continue the success they saw in 2011, Sony Pictures and Ubisoft’s The Smurf’s 2 video game will be an action-packed adventure platformer for all ages, giving players an interactive experience through the Smurf’s Village, New York City, The Arctic Tundra and The Lava Jungle. Players will control one of nine different Smurf’s with different special abilities, and play through more than 30 levels in six different locations.
Some of the Smurf’s abilities include Papa Smurf throwing magic potions that can stun your enemies, stomping on them as Grouchy Smurf, and becoming a platform to reach special items by striking a pose using Vanity Smurf. The Smurf’s 2 will be 1 to 4 players, which means friends can join in the fun through multiplayer, with a 5th player being able to jump on and control Clockwork Smurf, exclusively with the Wii U using the Wii U GamePad.
The Smurf’s 2 video game will be available this July 2013, along with the feature film being released on July 31, 2013.