Ubisoft has reached a licensing agreement with Nickelodeon to bring the Rabbids to audiences across the world. Nick will be broadcasting 78 seven-minute CG skits, produced by Ubisoft and packaged into 26 half-hour episodes. The show will air on Nickelodeon's channels worldwide except, oddly, in the Rabbids' home country of France.
Given the last few Rabbids' games focus on TV-show like gameplay, the transmedia jump from interactive entertainment to kids' TV makes perfect sense.
"Nickelodeon is one of the world's leading entertainment brands for children and families, and Ubisoft is thrilled to be partnering with Nickelodeon to deliver unique television programming to its viewers," said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, a new division of the company formed this year. "As the world's most recognized entertainment brand for children and families, Nickelodeon is the perfect vehicle to share the zany Rabbids characters and their crazy adventures with television audiences around the globe. This partnership represents a major milestone in Ubisoft's strategy to expand its brands to new media, thereby attracting new audiences to its games."
If this works out, can we look forward to an Assassin's Creed TV series, then?
This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Ubisoft and Nickelodeon Bringing Raving Rabbids to TV