Ubisoft's Shape Up Battle Run launches for Windows Phone to make sprinting fun

Ubisoft is no stranger to Windows Phone and tonight they yet have another release to grace your device: Shape Up Battle Run. The game is related to the just released Ubisoft Xbox One Shape Up game, and lets you use your Windows Phone to augment your runs.

Think of Shape Up Battle Run as a cross between a game and fitness app. Using your phone's built-in sensors, the game can simulate a pedometer to record when you are running. Alternatively, the app can access your GPS to record your runs that way too. The app then pairs you up against the computer to simulate runs against an opponent.

Shape Up Battle Run

Perhaps what makes Shape Up Battle Run fun though is the retro graphics, music and play on zombies and monsters to chase you. Throw in some achievements, goals, and the ability to sync up to your Ubisoft account to compete with friends and you have a unique app/game combo.

  • Customize your gameplay by selecting 5 to 30-minute jogs, runs, and sprints.
  • Never run alone! Choose a Coach, Champion, or find a friend through Uplay.
  • Tired of the same route around the neighborhood? Run through the jungle with lions on your tail, make a mad-scramble through a zombie-infested cityscape, or blast off into space in STORY MODE.
  • Audio clues and beats will keep you at the right pace for the best workout.
  • Every step outside earns you benefits in your living room. Sync with the Shape Up console game and your Points and Bolts will be added to your total score. Plus your stats are tracked: calories burned and distance run, which count towards your overall in-game fitness program.

Note: This app does not need or use SensorCore, so it will work with any Windows Phone 8 device, including ones from HTC and Samsung.

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Nice! Downloading...
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  • A Little bit faster CPU.
  • * checks size*. Nope.
  • lol same
  • Goodbye health & fitness app.
  • But does it tap into sensorcore if you have one?
  • Something like this with Xbox Live will get me right into fitness.
  • Nothing without achievements right? XD
  • I tend to only download games if they have Xbox support also. lol
  • Yeah, this is troubling. This is technically the first Ubisoft game on WP to not have Xbox Live integration. I'm not sure how worrisome that is, though, as some might see this as a companion app instead of a game. But, given that it pairs up with an Xbox One game, it would've made sense (at least to me) to make this an Xbox game too. #SaveXboxWP (details here).
  • Guess you could say seems faster
  • nice
  • Does the uplay app still work?
  • Do people still use it?
  • Needs Microsoft Band support ;)
  • This crap works like sh'v on my 1020. Touch responds only when it wants.
  • the most different game from what I ever tried to date, love it
  • Meh.
  • neat, reminds me of zombie run. only they dropped support for windows phone back on wp7, so screw zombie run.
  • Tried this product on WP and on an old Android-phone (Samsung Galaxy Mini) as well. Guess what, Android version was more complete. Able to run with screen turned off (on WP just auto-pauses when screen goes black), and I received my UPlay points correctly and synced with the UPlay app etc.
    So in conclusion, a great fitness app/game on Android, on WP not so much.
  • I dont understand how this works, i cant run looking at the screen? i will fall! someone explain this to me XD