Deep Silver has announced today that itís bringing a brand new winter sports game to the Wii at the end of the year. Winter Stars enables sports fans of all ages and abilities to compete either with one another or against virtual opponents in eleven winter-themed disciplines: paraskiing, curling, snowmobile, bobsled, downhill skiing, figure skating, biathlon, freeride skiing, snowboard cross, ski flying, and short-track. The game is also fully compatible with the Wii Balance Board.

In multiplayer mode, up to four players can engage in dynamic online or offline competitions for championship titles, or simply enjoy the variety of winter-sports-themed mini-games on offer. The story-driven single-player mode not only features an extensive career system and character development, but also a number of special challenges, such as training sessions that provide arcade-style enjoyment in between events. Console athletes can use the experience points they earn to purchase new equipment and improve their skills in preparation for the diverse challenges ahead, and to support their team in its bid for victory.

Intrigued to see how this works with the Balance Board. The Wii needs a really good winter sports game, letís hope this is it!