Ubisoft announcing more Switch games “quite soon”
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 46 Comments
Ubisoft delivered its latest financial results today. Following that, the regular investors call was held with CEO Yves Guillemot.
Yves shared an interesting tease during the call. We know that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is slated for next month, but the publisher will also be announcing new Switch games “quite soon,” according to Yves. Nothing else was shared beyond that.
Ubisoft released Just Dance 2017 for Switch’s launch in March. The company is also preparing the previously-mentioned Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition, Monopoly, Just Dance 2018, and (supposedly) Steep.
Mario + Rabbids devs on the music, initial leaks, director’s emotional response, inspirations
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 27 Comments
Today, GamesIndustry published a new interview with a couple of people involved with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Director Davide Soliani and composer Grant Kirkhope participated in the discussion.
During the interview, Kirkhope talked about first finding out about the game, also shared an… interesting story about an encounter with Shigeru Miyamoto from his time at Rare. Soliani also talked about being starstruck with Kirkhpoe, worries stemming from the initial leaks, and the game’s inspirations.
You can find that and a bit more below. You can read up on GamesIndustry’s full piece here for additional comments.
Video: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle creative director on E3 announcement and player reactions
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 5 Comments
Ubisoft published a new video for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Creative director Davide Soliani talks about the E3 announcement and his emotions at the time, and those who tried the game at E3 share their opinions about the demo. Watch the video below.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas dev on the gameplay, tech being used, why it’s a fit for Switch, more
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 4 Comments
Starlink: Battle for Atlas was a notable third-party Switch announcement coming out of E3 last month. Ubisoft is trying out the toys-to-life genre with a new game that offers ship building, flying, and shooting.
Nintendo UK now has a new interview up with Ubisoft Toronto producer Matthew Rose, which goes in-depth with the project. Rose explained the gameplay, the technology being used, why it’s a fit on Switch, and much more. Read up on Rose’ comments below.
Amazon UK posted the boxart for Monopoly on Switch… though it has now been removed upon checking on the listing for a second time. In any case, we’ve attached the packaging image above.
Ubisoft’s boxarts tend to be uniform across regions. The image should be the same in North America (just with an ESRB logo), but we’ll let you know if anything changes.
Thanks to Jake for the tip.
Ubisoft shares an “interview” from Rabbid Peach
Posted on 2 years ago by Nick in Random, Switch | 7 Comments
On the official Ubisoft Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle webpage there is now an interview with one of the characters of the game, Rabbid Peach. It’s definetly a pretty quirky thing to do, you can see the first few snippets below and the entire interview here if you are craving more.
First off, it’s a pleasure to have you here Rabbid Peach! How are you adjusting to your new life here?
“Well, it’s certainly…different. There’s a lot of butt to kick, and you KNOW I do it well. I might not have a nose, but I can smell my enemies’ fear! There’s definitely not enough class for a girl like me though, have you SEEN the clothes these bad guys are wearing? Yuck.”
Understandable! You mentioned kicking butt there, care to elaborate?
“Oh gosh, it’s easy really, darling. I mean the rest of my beloved team might struggle sometimes, but I’ll gladly put them all on my back. These bad guys mean nothing to me, if anything they’re just good exercise!”
Rayman Raving Rabbids being added to the North American Wii U eShop tomorrow
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop | 12 Comments
Rayman Raving Rabbids, the game that kicked off the entire Rabbids franchise, is launching on Wii U tomorrow. Ubisoft is publishing it on the North American eShop as a Wii download for $19.99.
Here’s the overview of Rayman Raving Rabbids from Nintendo’s website:
“Hordes of crazed out-of control bunnies have invaded, enslaving Rayman and forcing him to participate in ‘gladiator’ style trials. Help Rayman win his freedom back by entertaining and outwitting these furry foes. Use the most hilarious fighting moves imaginable. Run races on animals, fight in the arena, or mesmerize the bunnies with your dance moves. You can even milk pigs or engage in plunger shooting madness! The possibilities for fun are endless.”
Rayman Raving Rabbids was a launch title for Wii way back in 2006. At the end of August, the Rabbids will be starring in a crossover with Mario on Switch – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle file size
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be a pretty small download on Switch. According to a listing on the European eShop, just 2.3GB of free space will be required.
Aside from the file size, there isn’t much else in the listing worth noting. amiibo support is once again confirmed, but as was the case in June, it’s still unclear how it will be supported.
Rayman SNES prototype put online, direct-feed footage
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Videos | 2 Comments
Lizardcube co-founder Omar Cornut managed to get his hands on the unreleased Rayman prototype for SNES. It’s not a full game, but a development build instead.
— Omar (@ocornut) July 3, 2017
While we saw it towards the end of last year, now that the prototype is online, direct-feed footage is available. See Rayman SNES running in the video below.
Video: Ubisoft CEO reflects on E3 2017 titles
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 6 Comments
Ubisoft had plenty to show at E3 2017 last month, and CEO Yves Guillemot spoke about the publisher’s slate in the video below. Guillemot talked Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Starlink, and more.