Gamers know the company through its long list of well-known video games series including Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia, Rayman, Far Cry, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Raving Rabbids, Watch Dogs and many more. For those who didn’t, these titles just a fraction of titles under a French video games company called Ubisoft and the company have just announced that the world’s first Ubisoft theme park will be open right here in Malaysia.
The project is under the responsibility of Ubisoft Motion Pictures (UMS), who is tasked to expand Ubisoft’s intellectual properties beyond video games including movies and theme parks. That being said, majority of the ground works such as funding, development, and construction will be handled by its Malaysian partner, R-Segari Group (RSG) which is the same people behind the upcoming Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) theme park in Ipoh, Perak.
While we were informed that the new Ubisoft’s theme park will be located “in the heart of Kuala Lumpur”, UMS and RSG are not able to disclose the park’s exact location at this moment as they are still in the midst of negotiation with related parties. Nevertheless, we were told that it will be a 10,000 square meter indoor park.
It goes without saying that the new Ubisoft theme park will feature attractions, rides, and shows based on some of their most well-known game series that we have mentioned earlier. What made us rather curious though is that UMS and RSG claimed that the park will provide the opportunity for guests to “become the heroes of their own life-sized game”.
Even at RSG’s website, the description of the new theme park is stated as “a place where every guest is a player, every ride is a playground, every visit is a game,”. Is that means everyone will at least get to experience parkour ala Assassin’s Creed at the theme park like the one at San Diego Comic Con above? Well, one can hope.
As exciting as this news might be, the new Ubisoft theme park in Kuala Lumpur will only be ready for visitors in 2020. That’s five years of wait…enough time for few more Assassin’s Creed titles and a movie (starring Michael Fassbender, nonetheless) before the park is open for business, we suppose.
[Image: French Tourism Development Agency]