Project Runway Lets You Strut Your Stuff On the Wii

Wed, Mar 3, 2010

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If you browse the Wii gaming area at your local brick-and-mortar electronics retailer in the coming days (or weeks), you might spot a …unique title amongst the mini-game compilations and Nintendo branded behemoths. Project Runway, that show with Heidi Klum that follows aspiring fashion designers through episodic challenges, now has a game.

The gameplay here is a very simplistic take on the show’s challenges (or so says WWD Media – I’m apparently one of the few women who doesn’t watch the show), that have you scrolling through pre-made clothing items to complete an outfit based on a theme like “cutting-edge” or “hip-hop.”

You can customize the look of the template pieces by changing their colors, or the items’ length, before moving onto hair and makeup, and subsequently watching your model walk down the runway in your design. If you have a Wii Balance Board, you can take the place of the model, and strut your stuff as if you too were wearing the designs.

It seems that’s basically it for the gameplay. Your outfits are judged after your model walks, and you are either, in the words of Klum, “in” or “out” after the challenges. Atari’s vice president-head of marketing, Jonathan Anastas, says that the game is mostly for players ages 6-12. “I could definitely see it being a slumber party game,” he said.

If you are interested in buying the game for a young girl in your life, and also happen to be a Garnier Fructis user, save yourself some money by taking advantage of the cross-promotion, offering discounts on the game with purchases of Garnier Fructic products.

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