Global game giant, Ubisoft, is reportedly considering tapping into the growing video game market in the Middle East by localising its games to the region.
The company has already taken its first tentative steps by announcing an Arabic-language version of upcoming game, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. But could this mean that, as some suggest, we’ll be seeing more ‘Arabic games’ in the next 3-5 years? Probably not. But we’re all for it and think all games companies should do the same – we have some ideas of our own…
Call of Duty: Sissi’s Black Ops
Set in 2023, it’s been ten years since the downfall of the Morsi, and the Muslim Brotherhood has all but disappeared. What we don’t know is that in being driven underground, the MB has spent the time planning a comeback with one aim; take back Rabaa Square and reinstate Morsi as president once again. It’s up to Sissi’s Black Ops to save the world.
Grand Theft Auto VI: Shubra
In the hustle and bustle of the backstreets of Shubra, a lowly mechanic, Mohamed, is reunited with his long lost brother, Sameh, only to be dragged into the underworld of baltaga and ahawi. Ride tuk-tuks, dodge foul carts and unlock hidden features with the new ‘Sexual Harassment Mode’ as you fight and charm your way to Me3alem status.
Next year’s edition of EA Sports’ FIFA will feature a number of key improvements. The new ‘Ultras Mode’ gives players the chance to take control of Zamalek and Ahly’s most passionate of fans, allowing you to cheer, scream, spit and riot from the stands.
Tomb Raider: The Curse of the Pharaoh
Lara Croft’s holiday in Sahel is cut short when news spreads that Zahi Hawass has re-emerged and is looting Egypt’s museums. From Alexandria to Aswan, our heroine is taken across the country in search of Hawass and the missing artefacts, only to discover a shocking truth (SPOILER ALERT: Hawass has been dead for forty years).
Mortal Kombat: Kairo
No explanation needed.