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A big week is in store for Watch Dogs, based on a tweet from product manager David Thériault.

Thériault posted the following on Twitter earlier today:

There’s been a lot of talk as of late that Ubisoft may finally be ready to announce a release date for Watch Dogs. Also, it’d be nice to get a new look at the game following Ubisoft’s silence since last year’s delay.

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Through the end of today, you can purchase Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag at a significant discount. Amazon and Best Buy both have the game available for $24.99. That’s a $35 discount off the regular price, or 58%.

Ubisoft’s Hugues Ricour has told Total Xbox that the company tries to make players think through the games it provides. “There’s definitely a conscious mandate to make sure we make fun experiences that focus on gameplay, that we enrich people’s lives, and that we connect them together,” he also said.

Ricour’s comments in full:

“We’re trying to make people think. There’s a bunch of other games that I won’t name where you’re very scripted and driven to just follow a path and do actions and press buttons…it’s not just making games for the sake of making games. There’s definitely a conscious mandate to make sure we make fun experiences that focus on gameplay, that we enrich people’s lives, and that we connect them together.”

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Ubisoft has thrown around Japan as one possible locale for Assassin’s Creed. However, don’t expect Assassin’s Creed V to take place in that setting.

Ubisoft Toronto executive Jade Raymond confirmed to Adweek that the upcoming title won’t be Japan-based. Additionally, Raymond teased that it will feature her favorite historical era. No additional details were provided.

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Wii U accounted for a tiny portion of Ubisoft’s Q3 sales. How small are we talking about? 2 percent small.

Nintendo Life has the breakdown:

Q3 2013/2014

Wii U delivered 2% of sales — €10.4 million / £8.7 million / $14.2 million out of a total €520 million / £433 million / $710 million

First nine months of 2013/2014

Wii U delivered 4% of sales — €32.5 million / £27.1 million / $44.4 million out of a total €813 million / £677 million / $1110 million

Wii actually performed quite a bit better for Ubisoft, with last-gen’s console accounting for 11 percent of the publisher’s sales. Here’s the full rundown of shares for other platforms:

PlayStation 3 — 28%
Xbox 360 — 27%
PlayStation 4 — 12%
Wii — 11%
PC — 10%
Xbox One — 9%

At the end of the day, these results shouldn’t be too surprising given the installed bases of Wii U and Wii. Ubisoft also continues to produce Just Dance titles for Wii, which still seems to be a success on Nintendo’s last-gen console.

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A quick heads up: Rayman Legends has been reduced to $40 on the eShop. This is a permanent price drop, so it won’t be going up to $60 in the future.

As always, retail remains an option as well. Amazon also has Rayman Legends available for $40.

Ubisoft has issued a statement about the company’s recent announcement to delay the Wii U version of Watch Dogs.

A spokesperson told VideoGamer:

“We made the difficult decision to further delay the release of Watch Dogs on Wii U to focus the team’s resources where they could have the broadest possible benefit for both our customers and Ubisoft”.

Ubisoft revealed its decision to delay the Wii U version of Watch Dogs during a financial call held earlier today. All other versions of the title are expected to ship before the end of June.


Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has performed well for Ubisoft. Since its release, the game has shipped 10 million copies, the publisher confirmed today in its third quarter 2013 – 2014 report.

In other news, the Just Dance franchise shipped 6 million units during the third quarter. Ubisoft says the series’ success demonstrates how it continues to be “the leading casual game brand for consoles”.

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Watch Dogs has been delayed on Wii U, Ubisoft has confirmed.

CEO Yves Guillemot said during a financial call just a few moments ago that the Wii U SKU of the game will ship at a later date. His words were preceded by a confirmation that the title will launch on all other platforms during the first fiscal quarter, which ends in June 2014.

Rabbids starting out as a gaming franchise. Then Ubisoft adapted the series into a television show. And now, the company has partnered with Sony Pictures Entertainment to bring Rabbids to theaters.

The Rabbids IP will be getting a full-length feature film in the future. Ubisoft Motion Pictures will be oversee and actively participate in the film’s production. Jonathan Kadin and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for Columbia Pictures, will oversee for Sony Pictures.

Head on below for the official announcement.