THQ have released a Wii accessory named uDraw, which can be used to draw (what else). With uDraw you can enjoy drawing based games on the Wii, and save their creations on SD cards, and print their paintings and show it to their friends and family. uDraw will most probably be priced at $69.99, which is its suggested retail price, and will come bundled with the game, uDraw Studio.
THQ is also releasing two new games that will support uDraw- Dood’s Big Adventure in which “gamers of all ages enjoy an exciting drawing-inspired side-scrolling adventure.” The other game is Pictionary, which, THQ says, comes to game consoles after two decades. Pictionary for uDraw has already been “hailed by Parenting, Family Circle and Good Housekeeping as one of the best Wii games for kids and families,” THQ claims.
Both these games will come at a price of $29.99.
uDraw is expected to launch in Europe next year, as are uDraw games.
THQ Chief Executive Officer Brian Farrell says, “We’re delighted to work closely with Nintendo on the uDraw GameTablet, which gives Wii owners a fantastic creative outlet this holiday season. uDraw makes a perfect, affordable holiday gift that encourages artistic expression alongside great gaming experiences that are fun for the whole family.”
Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America, says, “The uDraw GameTablet is an amazing addition to the Wii and opens up its creative possibilities. THQ has shown enormous innovation with uDraw, which is not only a perfect holiday gift, but we think will become a ‘must-have’ for Wii owners for a very long time.”
THQ has also released some information on the uDraw GameTablet:
“The uDraw GameTablet incorporates a 4-by-6-inch drawing space and pressure-sensitive stylus designed to offer more subtle control and precision than available on the traditional Wii Remote™. The Wii Remote docks discretely within the uDraw GameTablet, allowing the device to draw power directly from the Wii Remote. A convenient storage area hides the Wii Remote wrist strap and stylus when not in use. The uDraw GameTablet also features tilt-and-roll movement options, allowing players to interact and control in-game characters by moving and directing them through game levels. Additionally, SD-card support enables players to save and print their artwork and other uDraw creations.”
And here is some information on uDraw Studio:
“uDraw Studio showcases the immense capabilities of the uDraw GameTablet and features a robust set of art creation modes and user-friendly tools that help players create anything from simple doodles to intricate masterpieces – which can be saved to an SD card and shared by printing or e-mailing.”
Stay tuned, we will have more info soon.