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Ubisoft Bringing Ghost Recon: Future Soldier to Wii

Posted by Jon Wahlgren

Will take a "different approach" for the Wii audience

If you ask Ubisoft, military tactical shooters and the Wii need not be mutually exclusive.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed to Kotaku that the newly announced next entry in the Ghost Recon series, Future Soldier, will be making its way to Wii, with a few caveats. Naturally.

The Wii version will be handled by a different development team instead of Ubisoft Paris, the team behind the HD entry, and will take a "different approach created for the Wii population." Whatever that means.

Let's hope it's more capable, full-fledged adaptation a la Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex than the weird and slightly smelly Far Cry port.

Ghost Recon: Future Solider has its sights set on release towards the end of the year.

[via kotaku.com]

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User Comments (31)

Chrono_Cross

#2

Chrono_Cross said:

Sounds interesting. Hoping for good controls and online play.
I wish we had a screen shot of some sort.

Shiryu

#4

Shiryu said:

If they make it a on-rails shooter, I will be passing this one, sadly. I wish Ubi would give "COD MW Reflex" a decent competition instead of watering down the whole Ghost Recon experience.

#5

said:

I have never liked the GRs because I found them very boring. Unless they make something radical and interesting (and I mean, no cinematic BS and no on-rails) then I may keep an eye.

moomoo

#6

moomoo said:

I hope that when they say "created for the Wii population," they mean it will be made specifically made with the system and controller in mind, instead of just watering down the experience.

KrazyKain

#7

KrazyKain said:

I beleive that Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reflex was a landmark in Wii history, as it proved that next gen games CAN be done right on the wii, even tho it came late, it still came, thus proving that multiplatform games belong on wii aswell. And i bleive UbiSoft has recognized this and hopefully many more will follow

Varoennauraa

#9

Varoennauraa said:

I'm already lmao:ing. I'm almost sure it will be onrails game.
"different approach created for the Wii population." <- Almost has to mean onrails. :D
Ofcourse I'm hoping for a proper game. I would buy this for Wii because of shooting with a Wiimote(obviously). If they really are going to push the onrails down our throats, even after all the rageing, I will make sure noone will buy ANY other Ubisoft games either.

V8_Ninja

#10

V8_Ninja said:

A "Different Approach" usually means...

A) Giving us some sort of story we don't care about.
or
B) Giving us some sort of story we don't care about WITH less amount of levels than the other console versions.

Nevertheless, I guess I'll check it out from time to time.

motang

#11

motang said:

Interesting, let's hope the "Different Approach" is a good one for both us the Wii owners and Ubisoft!

mnementh

#13

mnementh said:

and the Wii FTW!!! if only Capcom would bring RE5 because that's just stupid not to.

mnementh

#14

mnementh said:

@KrazyKain - that's so true!!! Imagine for example how much that Batman Asylum game will sell on the wii. It's Batman. Animated. And with better controls. The Wii always has better controls - period. And they should have made these ports before the copycat motion controllers. At least companies like LucasArts still have brains. They'll never make a SW game not for the Wii.

Slapshot

#16

Slapshot said:

Funny cause the Exact same CEO of Ubisoft just announced that Ubisoft was moving away from Wii development. Im guessing that means New Wii Development and of courst this game is obviously in development stages.

Marvelousmoo

#18

Marvelousmoo said:

What saddens me the most about Wii shooters is that they are all one player. I don't find fun in sitting down, playing a shooting game, but It is extremely entertaining to play with three other people in the same room. I'll most likely pass on this game, seeing as it probably won't be multiplayer. I'll have to stick with Desert Storm for the Gamecube

ToneDeath

#19

ToneDeath said:

Change the title to something like "Dr. Kawashima's New Super Fit Animal Recon Bros. & Sonic Wii" and bundle it with a Wii remote, and it might even do quite well.

Seriously though, I used to say that third party developers should put more effort into their Wii games, but when the combined sales of, say...HOTD: Overkill, Madworld and Dead Space Extraction probably don't even approach those of rubbish like Carnival Games, I just don't know anymore.

Shmavey

#20

Shmavey said:

I've always wanted them to bring the GRAW series to wii, so I'm super excited about this. I hope it has online!

brandonbwii

#21

brandonbwii said:

@vendetta
These comments are actually a lot more positive than the GoNintendo ones. Man talk about overly judgemental.

I don't think that another studio would take a prized franchise and make it on-rails after the whole Capcom and EA thing. Avatar being different on Wii didn't mean on-rails nor "kiddie." They just designed a game exclusive to the platform.

From my understanding, Ubisoft has been hard at work on making an engine capable of running the Tom Clancy brand on Wii. They ran into some problems I guess since HAWX has yet to be released. They wanted to get they're homegrown engine to be somewhat on par with the HD consoles. Maybe this will finally be the game.

If I were to make some negative predictions this game will probably lack some/most of the customizable elements of the HD versions (for Wii's so called "casualz") and the online may suffer or be non-existent altogether.

Either way, Ubisoft for better or worse, knows where the money is better than any other publisher when it comes to the platform, always taking advantage of what the console has to offer like WM+, BB, and now that Your Shape camera. I will be keeping an eye on this.

CanisWolfred

#22

CanisWolfred said:

Well, I'm excited that a New Ghost Recon game is coming out at all. I probably won't get the Wii version, though.

Radixxs

#23

Radixxs said:

What Ubisoft? You're stopping Wii development?
Stop trying to tease us with these hopeful promises by releasing games with a "different approach" on Wii.

JakobG

#24

JakobG said:

Wow, Ubisoft keeps releasing non-casual games, that's why I love them so much.

Sean_Aaron

#25

Sean_Aaron said:

The official site says next to nothing about it, but if this is another "faceless soldier of the near future" war story, then I'm not really interested. Nice to see Ubisoft continuing to release product though.

Acidfoxdyi831

#26

Acidfoxdyi831 said:

just PLEASE dont a rail shooter

i hope that they didnt forget how RE4 wii looks on there .....in third person and great

taffy

#27

taffy said:

Can't help but hesitate when there's the word "designed for the Wii audience". Hopefully there wont be a mini game section where you have to shake the remote to the beat of music.... seeing as they only just released that!!!!!

Snoopy

#29

Snoopy said:

Sounds Awesome. I would love some more shooters on the Wii. Rainbow six?

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