Ubisoft have announced that they plan to build a theme park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with attractions based on their games. So if you’ve ever wanted to walk around an amusement complex only to be stabbed in the back by a hooded man, this sounds exactly the opportunity for you.
The plan involves a 10,000 square-meter indoor complex with rides, shows, and other attractions based on Ubisoft games and characters. “Ubisoft’s intention for this park is to immerse people in reactive worlds where they can interact with each other and become the heroes of their own life-sized game,” says Jean de Rivières, senior vice president of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, which is leading the project.
Ubisoft already have a theme park rise: the Rabbids ride at Futuroscope in France, also developed by Ubisoft Motion Pictures. For this new plan, the studio intends to partner with Malaysian theme-park company RSG, who will own and operate the park.
“Ubisoft will produce all digital media for the rides, and help design guests’ journey into the park to ensure the visitors’ experience is at its best,” said Rivières.
Considering Ubi’s catalogue, one can only assume that almost every ride will be based on the murder of people, be that terrorists holed up in people’s houses, animals roaming beautiful tropical locales, or Templars hiding out in pockets of history. Of course, there’s always a spot of Just Dance to split up all the slaughter.
Also: why Malaysia? “Malaysia is the second-most-visited country in Asia” Rivières added, according to a 2014 report by the World Tourism Organization. “There is room for multiple projects to take root in the region and a growing middle class with an increasing income and appetite for entertainment.”
Will any of you be booking tickets for the opening day? And what rides do you expect/wish to see? Let us know in the comments.