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Ubisoft and Pelé making Wii footy game

Uses balance board and Wii MotionPlus.

Ubisoft has unveiled Wii-exclusive football game Academy of Champions. It will work with both the balance board and Wii MotionPlus peripherals when it's released later this year.

Legendary footballer Pelé is helping Ubisoft make the game, and will coach "kids and their families" through the Academy until they have the skills and the players to take on and beat rival Academies.

Ubisoft describes the game as a "rich, story-driven adventure" that's both "humorous" and "over-the-top". Actual gameplay specifics, however, are scarce; we're not sure whether you'll be playing football like in PES or FIFA, for instance.

Pelé's head looks funny in the concept artwork.

We'll let you know more when we do, which will probably be at E3 next week.

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