Football Legend Signs With Ubisoft

Brazilian football legend Pelé is helping Ubisoft develop a game for kids

Arguably the greatest footballer of them all, Edison Arantes do Nascimento – better known as Pelé – has joined with Ubisoft to develop a game for the Wii.

According to Ubisoft, the new title will be called Academy of Champions will be a story-driven adventure as opposed to be solely a game of football.

The good news is Pelé will be the gamer’s coach at the academy where the idea is to not only increase your skill level, but to build a team that results in playing your Academy rival in a grand final.

“Football is a sport that is universally celebrated,” says Pelé. “It is a thrill to continue to inspire a new generation of fans through an entertainment medium that introduces them to the exciting world of football.”

Users will be able to utilise both the Wii Motion Plus and Balance boards when playing the game, according to Ubisoft.

There has been no announcement of an Australian release date.