Take A Walk On The Wild Side

If you’re a tree-hugger who wishes poor little Bambi would get a spine, turn into “Bambo” and start kicking some game-hunter butt – rejoice! It’s only three and a half months until the release of Ubisoft’s Open Season (just in time  to make going back to school a little less grim).

As you may have guessed, OS is a game that takes the whole macho big-game hunter scenario and turns it on its head, as predator becomes prey and the animals start fighting back. A pet grizzly (!) named Boog is lured away from his comfy home by a double-talking mule deer named Elliot. Before long, Boog is hopelessly lost, forced to survive like his wild relatives. As if this is not bad enough, its hunting season. To keep his hide from becoming a rug, Boog must rally all the animals in the forest against the armed human invaders.

The game, scheduled to ship in September about the same time the movie hits theatres, allows the gamer to play as Boog or Elliot, take wild virtual joyrides shooting rapids in a floating outhouse (sure to be a hit with the middle-school set), and access an arsenal  of deadly weapons – including skunk bombs and acorn-firing squirrels. One can play alone, or with up to three other gamers.

An E-10 rating is expected.

If you’re a tree-hugger who wishes poor little Bambi would get a spine, turn into “Bambo” and start kicking some game-hunter butt – rejoice! It’s only three and a half months until the release of Ubisoft’s Open Season (just in time  to make going back to school a little less grim).

As you may have guessed, OS is a game that takes the whole macho big-game hunter scenario and turns it on its head, as predator becomes prey and the animals start fighting back. A pet grizzly (!) named Boog is lured away from his comfy home by a double-talking mule deer named Elliot. Before long, Boog is hopelessly lost, forced to survive like his wild relatives. As if this is not bad enough, its hunting season. To keep his hide from becoming a rug, Boog must rally all the animals in the forest against the armed human invaders.

The game, scheduled to ship in September about the same time the movie hits theatres, allows the gamer to play as Boog or Elliot, take wild virtual joyrides shooting rapids in a floating outhouse (sure to be a hit with the middle-school set), and access an arsenal  of deadly weapons – including skunk bombs and acorn-firing squirrels. One can play alone, or with up to three other gamers.

An E-10 rating is expected.

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