Ubisoft has no Wii U VC plans at the moment
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Don’t expect any Wii U Virtual Console titles from Ubisoft anytime soon. The publisher told one fan on Twitter that “nothing’s planned at the moment”.
Ubisoft’s full tweet is as follows:
@PBZReviews Hey Connor, nothing's planned at the moment but we'll let you know if anything comes up. Thanks!
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) August 20, 2014
Ubisoft says “Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed”
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Ubisoft is releasing two Assassin’s Creed games this year, but Wii U isn’t getting either of them. Wondering why this is the case?
While speaking with Game Informer at Gamescom last week, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot explained:
“It’s very simple. What we see is that Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed. Last year, we sold in very small numbers.”
Guillemot also spoke about Ubisoft’s shift in focus on Wii U:
Ubisoft on why The Crew isn’t coming to Wii U
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The Crew was originally a current-gen game. However, that changed today after Ubisoft announced that its open-world racer is now also coming to the Xbox 360.
Both the Wii U and PlayStation 3 are being left behind. When asked to explain why The Crew isn’t coming to these consoles as well, a Ubisoft representative told VideoGamer:
“The Crew is originally built for the new generation of consoles so when we made the decision to port it to the previous generation of consoles, we decided to focus solely on the platform closest to the new-gen’s technical infrastructure, which is the Xbox 360. We are not currently working on a PS3 or Wii U version, we are rather focused on delivering The Crew for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Xbox360 simultaneously on November 11th.”
New Just Dance 2015 tracks announced
Ubisoft revealed a new round of tracks for Just Dance 2015 today. The game will offer the following songs:
• “4×4” by Miley Cyrus
• “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
• “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias Ft. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
• “Best Song Ever” by One Direction
• “Built For This” by Becky G
• “Love Is All” by The Sunlight Shakers
• “Macarena” by The Girly Team
• “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” by Dead Or Alive
Just Dance 2015 will be featured at Gamescom in the business area of the Ubisoft booth (Hall 5.2 in space A010).
Rayman creator founds new studio, will continue working at Ubisoft
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Rayman creator Michel Ancel is founding a new studio known as “Wild Sheep”. However, he will continue to work at Ubisoft as well.
Ubisoft Annecy, Paris, and Montpellier managing director Xavier Poix said in a statement:
“Ubisoft Montpellier is a hotbed for artistic game development, including great games like Rayman, Beyond Good and Evil, and Valiant Hearts. We are fortunate to have some of the industry’s finest talents, including Michel Ancel, working with us at our studio. In addition to spending some of his time on this new venture, Michel is leading the creative development of select projects at Ubisoft Montpellier, including an extremely ambitious new title that is very close to his and the team’s heart.”
And how about that little game we’ve been waiting years for? You know, Beyond Good & Evil 2?
“In many ways, BG&E is an inimitable game – it appeals to all generations of gamers and is an inspiration behind many of Ubisoft Montpellier’s past and future games. It’s still far too early to give many details about this new title, but what we can say is that while Michel and the team at Ubisoft Montpellier are working with the core tenets of BG&E, they’re developing something that aspires to push past the boundaries of a proverbial sequel and leverages next-gen technologies to deliver a truly surprising, innovative and exceptional game. The entire team is excited about the direction this extremely ambitious project is taking, and we’ll have more to share later, as it progresses.”
Ubisoft has released a fact sheet for Tetris Ultimate covering the 3DS-exclusive Challenge Mode, social features, and more. You can find it below.
The world’s most-loved puzzle game arrives on Nintendo 3DS and is better than ever in Tetris® Ultimate. With six exciting modes plus an exclusive challenge mode on the handheld version, fun new features, and unique visuals, the evolution of this iconic game is the ultimate must-have on 3DS.
Experience the Best of Tetris®
In this fast-paced game of skills, players can take on the puzzle game solo, challenge a friend, partner up with friends, or make battle teams. Up to four players can get in on the action.
• Marathon – Get to level 15 and rack up as many points as you can.
• Endless – Play for as long as you can and keep clearing lines for as long as possible.
• Ultra – Get your highest score before time runs out in this three-minute challenge.
• Sprint – Clear 40 lines as quickly as you can.
• Battle – Go head-to-head to knock out your opponents.
• Battle Ultimate – Be the last person playing after using crazy power-ups! Go on the offensive with Carousel and make your opponent’s matrix shift to the left after each move, or trigger Let it Rain and dump blocks down on top of them. Buzz Saw helps you out by clearing away a number of your lines – especially useful when you’re in a spot of trouble.
Tetris Ultimate officially announced for 3DS
Ubisoft has officially announced its new Tetris game – Tetris Ultimate – for 3DS. It’s scheduled to arrive this fall.
Tetris Ultimate features seven modes, including the exclusive single-player Challenge mode that will put any player’s determination to the test.
Here’s an overview of the different modes:
• Marathon – Complete level 15 and rack up as many points as you can.
• Endless – Keep clearing lines until your stamina runs out.
• Ultra – Race to score as many points possible before time runs out in this three-minute challenge.
• Sprint – Clear 40 lines as quickly as you can.
• Battle – Go head-to-head to knock out 1-4 challengers.
• Battle Ultimate – Be the last person playing after using crazy power-ups. Go on the offensive with Carousel and make your opponent’s Well shift to the left after each move, or trigger Let it Rain and dump garbage down on top of them. Buzz Saw helps you out by clearing away a number of your lines, especially useful when you’re in a spot of trouble.
• Challenge – From disappearing Tetriminos (Tetris playing pieces) to orientation-locked Tetriminos, be prepared for a variety of challenges that will test a player’s fortitude.
Aside from these modes, Tetris Ultimate will also include real-time worldwide leaderboards.
Ubisoft again says Wii U needs sales to become a more mass market, liked E3 showing
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The latest issue of MCV has a few more comments from Ubisoft about Wii U, courtesy of CEO Yves Guillemot and Alain Corre.
First, Guillemot commented on how the Wii U needs additional sales to become a mass market device. He also spoke about Nintendo’s games and how fans are waiting on them to arrive.
Image: Breakdown of Ubisoft sales by platform
Ubisoft published the graphic above as part of its latest financial results. Unsurprisingly, Nintendo systems encompass just a small fraction of the company’s sales. That can be attributed to, at least partially, a lack of releases on Nintendo platforms.
“Ubisoft Summer Game Sale” hits the Wii U and 3DS eShops
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Ubisoft has discounted several games on the Wii U and 3DS eShops as part of a new “Summer Game Sale”.
As of now, you can save on the following titles:
ZombiU – $22.49
Rayman Legends – $20
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – $20
Splinter Cell: Blacklist – $22.49
Assassin’s Creed III – $14.99
Rabbids Land – $12.50
Cloudberry Kingdom – $5
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – $15
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 – $12.50
ESPN Sports Connection – $12.50
The Smurfs 2 – $20
Rayman Origins – $7.50
Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars – $7.50
Splinter Cell 3D – $7.50
Rabbids Travel in Time 3D – $7.50
Rayman 3D – $7.50
Petz Fantasy 3D – $7.50
The prices above are valid through July 7.
Source: Wii U/3DS eShops