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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 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.”

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Tetris Ultimate fact sheet

Posted on 5 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News | 2 Comments

Ubisoft has released a fact sheet for Tetris Ultimate covering the 3DS-exclusive Challenge Mode, social features, and more. You can find it below.

Product Description

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.

Key Features

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.

3DS-exclusive Challenge Modes:

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.

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.

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.

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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:

Wii U

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

3DS

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

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Tetris Ultimate might be receiving a retail release, at least in Europe. Amazon UK has the game listed with a tentative boxart. What’s funny about this: Ubisoft still hasn’t even officially announced the 3DS version.

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Nintendo of America senior director of communications Charlie Scibetta has commented further on the situation surrounding third-parties and Wii U.

Scibetta told Ars Technica:

“We want the same thing that the third parties want, which is to grow the installed base. We’re confident that if we can do that by driving the installed base through first-party software, like Mario Kart 8, like Super Smash Bros., then the third-party developers will follow because then they’ll see there’s a large enough installed base that it’s worth their investment to bring their games to our platform. So it’s our job to grow that installed base to make it more attractive for them to come to our platform.”

“Sure, everybody would like to have games earlier, but the good thing about Nintendo is that product quality is really important to us, so we would never ship it early just to help our bottom line or our financials for the holiday season. It’s much more important for us to protect the brand, the goodwill we’ve built up with fans over the years.”

“The good thing about Nintendo is we’ve been dedicated to gaming for over 30 years now, and it’s not like we do anything else. It’s not like we’re going to go away from what we do and try something different. We’re in for the long haul in gaming.”

A couple of prominent publishers have weighed in regarding their support for Wii U as well.

First up, Ubisoft:

“We think that by releasing good games from fan favorite brands, like Mario Kart, Nintendo is taking steps to increase the Wii U’s adoption. We have games coming out for the Wii U this year, including Just Dance 2015 and Watch Dogs. For any other games we announced at E3, it’s too soon to say.”

An EA spokesperson also said the following:

“So far, we haven’t announced any new titles for the Wii U, but that doesn’t preclude us from doing so in the future.”

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According to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot the pressure is on Nintendo this financial year with the Wii U, as another failed year for the system could cost the company third party support. In an interview with CVG, he had this to say:

“With Mario Kart, Wii U made one step and we expect with Smash Bros. it will also do more. If Nintendo put the right price on the machine then they will probably have a chance to do further,”

“We are coming with Watch Dogs and Just Dance this year. We also have another game on the shelves that we expect to come at some point when there will be more machines,”

“That game is waiting for more machines to be available,”

“We are also waiting for them to achieve more sales so that we can invest more. Because the problem we have with next-gen now here, is that we are seeing less games that are on next-gen and last-gen consoles.”

“Nintendo has to perform this year, otherwise they will have less games. Justifying investing in the machine needs a larger install base,”

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