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Leaked Ubisoft Games Confirmed, but Skipping Nintendo Platforms

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Child of Light stands alone, so far

Last week we reported on an apparent leak of upcoming Ubisoft games from a planned press day, which contained a number of entirely feasible games; in a series of reveals today Ubisoft has stepped out with details.

We've already had the wonderful news that Child of Light is coming to the Wii U, a UbiArt project that incorporates 2D exploration with RPG elements such as turn-based battles. It seems that of the original leaked list that comprised of unannounced titles, however, none of those confirmed today will make it to Nintendo systems; details are below:

  • Assassin's Creed: Pirates — This is for smartphones and tablets
  • EndWar Online — A free-to-play browser game for PC and Mac
  • Assassin's Creed Liberation HD — This is confirmed for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC
  • Rabbids: Big Bang — This is for smartphones and tablets
  • Rayman: Fiesta Run — Like its predecessor, this is for smartphones and tablets
  • Trials Frontier — This is for smartphones and tablets
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War — Coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC

In the obvious cases of smartphone / tablet games the absence of a Nintendo system is no surprise, though it's perhaps disappointing that the HD re-release of Assassin's Creed Liberation HD is skipping Wii U. The biggest let-down, in our view, is that Valiant Hearts: The Great War seems to be passing Nintendo's console by. It's set to be released in time for the centenary of the start of World War One, and will follow five different characters as they try to survive, while at key points being accompanied by a dog companion; it looks to be rather artful and beautifully crafted based on early footage. Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier (which may be the team that brought us ZombiU or Michel Ancel's group) and utilising UbiArt, its absence from the Wii U is perhaps a little surprising.

You can see the trailer for this below, which is already causing quite a buzz. Let us know what you think of this news, whether you're indifferent, disappointed or something in-between.

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User Comments (110)

Peach64

#2

Peach64 said:

I don't understand why Far Cry HD isn't mentioned at all. It was confirmed in May and then nothing since :(

cookiex

#3

cookiex said:

Now I'm confused. They're happy to bring Child of Light to WiiU but nothing else?

Pixel-Perfect

#4

Pixel-Perfect said:

Well, less games coming to the system is pretty much always bad news. There's just no getting around it.

maneauleau

#5

maneauleau said:

The thing is, I have a PC and a WiiU and most of the time with third parties such as Ubisoft I am faced with the same problem: For the games that are releasing on WiiU and PC I see a huge price difference and while I prefer to play on WiiU, I am not rich enough to ignore such a difference.

Undead_terror

#7

Undead_terror said:

Well they better not go complaining about not having enough games on the system and what ever.

Shiryu

#8

Shiryu said:

A shame because it looks fantastic. Gimme stuff like this anyday over ultra HD realistic graphics.

LDXD

#9

LDXD said:

All I see is smart phone or tablet games only two games for consoles that aren't coming to Wii u one is a remake of a vita game... Meh
Of that list child of light is the only one I would be interested in anyway

Blast

#10

Blast said:

Its a cross gen game but it isn't coming to Wii U?! That is SOOO not fair!!!

citizenerased

#11

citizenerased said:

Getting Fiesta Run. Jungle Run is fantastic, and the Mexican-themed Legends levels look great.

Likely to get Child of Light as well. Indie-esque game from one of my favourite developers? Yes please.

tudsworth

#12

tudsworth said:

I'm surprised by AC Liberation HD skipping the WiiU, especially after the pre-order costume nonsense for Rayman Legends. If anything, AC Liberation HD should be on Wii U - they can even recreate a lot of the touch screen gimmickry of the original on the GamePad.

That said, there isn't even a confirmed launch date, so there's goodness knows how much time to confirm a Wii U release. Apparently, Ubi gets decent Wii U eshop sales figures for the few games they've put on there, they'd be nuts to not sell products to an audience who just so happens to be buying their products.

Mahe

#13

Mahe said:

This is worrisome. If Nintendo don't right the course of the Wii U this fall, it may be too late to try to win support back next year.

MrGawain

#14

MrGawain said:

Out of 8 games, 5 of these are smartphone/tablet/pc games. Only 3 are console games. And only one fits the Nintendo customer base: Child of Light.

There really isn't a story here.

rjejr

#15

rjejr said:

Just watched the video, my soon to be 11 yr old son said "I don't get it".
Whether you like i tor not, he is Nintendo's present and future.

The Wii U doesn't get Madden 25 or GTAV or MGS5, (all on the PS3 and Xbox360, I'm not focusing on so-called "next-gen") I'm not sweating VH:TGW, it wasn't going to sell on a Nintendo system anyway.

As for the rest of the list, what LDXD said.

Any PS3 owners think the Child of Light trailer looks and sounds just like a cartoon version of Puppeteer?

Did this list have a title like "Budget" or "DL Only" b/c I think they need to have something else besides these. No Watch_Dogs or AC4 follow-up makes this look like a very incomplete list of Ubi games.

VolcanoFlamesNL

#16

VolcanoFlamesNL said:

Ugh.. IT'S NOT FAIR. >:(
Anyway, no release dates so Wii U may still have chances. In addition, only 3 are console games, anyway. But I thought Ubisoft was a big supporter?

AG_Systems

#17

AG_Systems said:

It is obvious to me that Child of Light will be Ubi's last WiiU game. Next year the third party offerings will be extremely slim pickings. We're looking at a handful of Nintendo titles with a smattering of eshop software. That's going to be pretty much it.

The eshop will be vital for the WiiU. Here we will find smaller devs picking up the slack and hopefully providing us with some tasty treats. To me it's all about perspective. Take all what I've mentioned on board and it'll do your blood pressure no harm.

Shout about lack of third party activity though and you'll have an uncomfortable year I reckon.

GiftedGimp

#18

GiftedGimp said:

Most of these games are for tablets. AC-Liberation is obviously aimed at recouping losses on the Vita version, One title is f2p PC and Valiant Hearts is the only one new gane not coming to WiiU.
Looking at it properly, yeh its a bit of a shame No Liberation or Valiant Hearts but its not a major biggie imo... and who knows it seems a trend to announce WiiU versions after others have been announced and I've learned that WiiU versions not being announced is different from a Publisher saying Somethings not going to WiiU. (same for dlc tbh)

Ricube

#19

Ricube said:

I made a topic on the forum for this. As others said, it's always sad to see a new (or remastered) game not coming to WiiU...

Bilko

#21

Bilko said:

Real shame this isn't coming to Wii U. I'll get it on PS3, but would have preferred it on Wii U.

AJWolfTill

#22

AJWolfTill said:

This game looks stunning! Why on earth is it not making it's way to Nintendo's shores? :*(

Yosher

#23

Yosher said:

This is really starting to get worrying now. But, if you ask me, Ubisoft at least owes Wii U owners to bring Assasin's Creed Liberation and Valiant Hearts to the system, after that Rayman stunt.
But I guess we should simply be happy with Child of Light and Watch Dogs, or something. Hm.
Nintendo, do something to boost the Wii U sales already, damnit!

PS4WiiU

#25

PS4WiiU said:

@GiftedGimp Ubisoft said a few times Liberation was profitable, I think it was 2nd best selling game om the platform, I know you hate playstation but there is no need to just make poopiedoodlecacapoopiedoo up.

Wii U is in deep trouble, less and less games come to that platform, no matter how well Mario and DK sells, no company wants to be 1st party box including Nintendo

ThomasBW84Admin

#26

ThomasBW84 said:

@rjejr The list was from a so-called "Digital Day", apparently, so we always suspected there'd be some smartphone games. These are all download titles.

Ferret

#27

Ferret said:

Hmmm. I really really find Valiant Hearts personally disturbing. Stylised world war 1 without showing any gritty realism. War is NOT a cartoon. I don't like how the soldiers are just blown apart at the start and because of the art style there is no impact. The art style trivialises the content. I cannot in good mind buy or even support this game.

On the other hand, Child of the light looks absolutely fantastic.

bizcuthammer

#28

bizcuthammer said:

Half the people who buy Nintendo consoles only buy Nintendo games or exclusives. So do WiiU owners even really care? I've had to own 2 dedicated consoles each gen since the N64 era due to piss poor 3rd party support on Ninty consoles. I had N64 & PSX, GCN & PS2, and Wii & 360. This gen, i'll have WiiU & PS4. It sucks cause its stupid expensive, but i love nintendo games too much not to buy their consoles. This is why i personally dont care if nintendo goes third party, cause it'd save me lots of money next gen, and then maybe Ninty would go back to trying to innovate with their software instead of trying to do it with their hardware. I know they arent going third party (at least not anytime remotely soon), but if they ever do, i wouldnt be upset.

Mattstewto

#29

Mattstewto said:

I don't see the big deal with this report. I do hate people claiming that GTA V would save the wiiu because let's face it GTA V would not noticably boost console sales. Why would someone pay $360 to play a gimped port when they could pay $60 and play it on a system they already have. Plus it would run better and have more features.

dumedum

#30

dumedum said:

to be expected. I think articles like this are pointless. Wii U will get far fewer games from third parties, Ubisoft included, everybody knows it. It will get exclusives though, and lots of first party. This is the console, this is Nintendo. Nothing wrong with it.

Sandro89

#31

Sandro89 said:

Dont care for these games anyway. AC liberation was a poopydoodoocacadoodlepoop Vita game so i dont really understand why somebody would like to play this again.

GiftedGimp

#32

GiftedGimp said:

@PS4WiiU Really you know I hate Sony sooo much, despite owned and owning ps1, ps2, Ps3, Psp, Psvita... and having ps4 on pre-order? ok then..
Fact of matter is When Liberation was realeased Vita had such a small user base, that was the first big push in terms of trying to boost sales with key games, NFS, Liberation, CoD, LBP... Trouble was it didn't work. CoD was a pile of Doggie-Doo and it sold more than Liberation, Hell most of my Vita owning freinds had CoD, NFS, All of them had LBT, yet only 1 bothered getting liberation at launch, and only a couple got it after a while.
Yes % of userbase uptake may have been better for ubisoft thus earning ubi some money compared to other games. but it wasn't the roaring success on Vita your making out, making Ubi huge profits.
WiiU is in no more trouble than Vita, but much like Vita was the system get the negative headlines more often than not Now its the turn of the WiiU.

brandonbwii

#33

brandonbwii said:

I get the whole "our games won't sale" schtick, but what's with these 3rd party inconsistentcies? Capcom supported eshop with two decent games but won't give us the new Strider.

Warner Bros. brings a lot of their content to Wii U including an exclusive Scribblenauts game, but is not bringing Techland's new Zombie game over.

Now there's this. Both these UbiArt games look and sound amazing but we're only getting one of them? Curiouser and curiouser.

Also I heard the next Rainbow Six game is coming to Wii U. I hope that's still the case.

Banker-Style

#34

Banker-Style said:

Shame cause Valiant Hearts looks quite good,I suppose we should be grateful that we're getting Child of Light.

Please Ubi give us Valiant Hearts.

ricklongo

#35

ricklongo said:

Bummer that Valiant Wars isn't coming, but I still think Child of Light is more interesting than any of those.

brandonbwii

#36

brandonbwii said:

As a Nintendo fan I still have much respect for Ubisoft. Ever since the Nintendo 64 days they'd continue to release games like timed-exclusive Rayman 2, Rocket, and even games I couldn't picture a Nintendo fanbase buying like all those Tom Clancy games.

Unless sales actually end up far WORST than Gamecube I don't see them ever completely giving up on the platform.

DarkNinja9

#37

DarkNinja9 said:

well honestly none of these games appeal to me glad AC:pirates is just for table would of been weird but AC: liberation seems like its just trying to make more money since vita didnt help it xD and AC3 is basically the same thing as liberations just that the main character is female

but oh well guess i should just stick with my 360 now least i pre-ordered watch_dogs for it would of gone wii U but how things are you never know :|

LDXD

#38

LDXD said:

They really should post this on push square to let them know that all these tablet games aren't coming to ps4. I don't see a need for this article or the way its titled

brandonbwii

#40

brandonbwii said:

@NintendoLife
The way some of your headlines read it sounds almost if you're trying to say "don't support this megapublisher cause they aren't bringing _____game to Nintendo platforms."

The tones of the articles and headlines are getting increasingly negative.

Also I noticed that you guys rarely mention bad things on the indie side. Where is the article that talks about Nicalis cancelling 3DS fighter Yagatarasu?

Was that not important enough to post because they are small scale?

MussakkuLaden

#41

MussakkuLaden said:

Well, no surprises there. All the titles seemed "good enough" for smartphone titles, whereas it seemed weird that for instance AC Pirates should merely be a working title for a game so long known and coming so soon.
AC Liberation could hardly be a smartphone title, of course, and it's slightly disappointing that it won't come to Wii U too. But then again, Ubisoft may hardly expect overwhelming sales on the other platforms either, especially with the proper AC IV coming. And for Wii U ports of the previous titles would actually make more sense.
So far Valiant Hearts doesn't appeal a lot to me, but still it's a shame it isn't coming to WiiU too. But then again, the release doesn't seem to be too soon and if the WiiU does well during Christmas, this may again change.

rjejr

#42

rjejr said:

@Peach64 - Thanks. Maybe your post #20 answered your post #2?

@ThomasBW84 - "These are all download titles."

Thanks, that makes a big difference. Well to me at least. I'll trade eShop support for the AAA title support of W_D and AC.

sinalefa

#43

sinalefa said:

What are you saying, Ubisoft? That I should give my money to Nintendo instead? Will do then.

LunaticPandora

#44

LunaticPandora said:

Considering almost all of them are smartphone games and the other is a HD remake, i don't think it's that huge a blow.

kennyj

#46

kennyj said:

Valiant Hearts looks to be a smaller budget digital release. I could see them still porting it to eShop later.

datamonkey

#48

datamonkey said:

@bizcuthammer - We have the same taste in consoles! I had the exact same as you!

Anyway I agree with what you say.

Nintendo have had poor 3rd party support since the N64 so it's nothing new. It's a shame as it means I have to buy a 2nd console to get those games. Last gen a 360 next gen a PS4. If Nintendo got better support from developers I would get everything on my Nintendo console but that is simply not an option.

Sorry to say but it is Nintendo themselves that have bought on this situation. You can not blame developers when they have not been supported in the past.

Mr_Nose

#49

Mr_Nose said:

@brandonbwii
You nailed it, man.
NL loves to stir the pot so they can get more clicks, which in turn makes all their advertisers happy, which in turn makes them cash. Unfortunately, it also makes them one of the least desirable site for fans to get Nintendo news.
It has been becoming rather tiresome of late.

datamonkey

#50

datamonkey said:

@SirGreatNose - lol, I think you're overreacting!

In NL's defense, I hardly think "Leaked Ubisoft Games Confirmed, but Skipping Nintendo Platforms" is "stirring the pot".

It's a factual headline. It's more a case of you interpreting it incorrectly.

Tell me, how are they supposed to word it WITHOUT it sounding like they are stirring the pot or looking for clicks?

I find NL to be well balanced and while they may be a little biased on occasion, they certainly don't purposely look for clicks like many other sites do...

Shambo

#51

Shambo said:

Come on Ubisoft :( I'll get Child of Light, preferably boxed (would you kindly), but Valiant Hearts looks so promising... It looks like a tale written for me. But it will not reach me on anything but Wii U or 3ds. It's all I play as of late, and I'm no longer planning to get a second next-gen console. That'd be too bad for me AND for you.
The cost of porting this can't be that high that the risk of low sales will hurt you...

Dark_Link

#52

Dark_Link said:

I saw this happening with the horrible sales for Splinter Cell in comparison to the PS3 and Xbox360 versions. You can't keep complaining about not getting games when the sales for their previous on Wii U are really bad.

mike_intv

#54

mike_intv said:

@ThomasBW84 If these are all download titles, could this not be a statement on worries about WiiU capacity?

I am more surprised about the HD remake of AC Liberation than the WW I game.

brandonbwii

#56

brandonbwii said:

@datamonkey
...but they mainly stir the pot with megapublishers and praise indie support, even though there are both negative and positive things to be said about both.

How about the upsides too? Where's the talking point of Wii U exclusive Scribblenauts Unmasked? With the little exposure it gets on this website I'd think it's been cancelled (thankfully there's a daily twitter feed posted on GoNintendo). No, NintendoLife is too busy posting about the lack of online play in a Batman game.

Where's a feature that talks about how intuitive Ubisoft is when it comes to Gamepad usage? No they're too busy focusing on what's missing and what Ubisoft is NOT bringing to Wii U.

I'm not saying Nintendo Life should not post bad news articles like this to keep us informed, but there is plenty of good to be talked about as well, not just "megapublisher sucks but boy does that eshop game look amazing" stories.

Rect_Pola

#57

Rect_Pola said:

Valiant Hearts is a blow. It's one thing that a franchise that hand nothing to do with Nintendo before, but a new IP is sad.

datamonkey

#58

datamonkey said:

@brandonbwii - fair points Brandon...

Maybe I have not really noticed the mainly negative overtones of their news stories...

The unfortunate reality is though at the moment that there are many more negative things happening to Nintendo than positive. If only we could get back the glory days of DS and Wii eh!?

:)

brandonbwii

#59

brandonbwii said:

@Dark_Link
Splinter Cell Wii U was damned the moment people started calling it "glitchy." Everyone on Miiverse brag about how they got it on PS3 instead. It's ashame as Wii U has really nice features with the hardware. The only way to get matched with anyone online is to keep your fingers crossed during the weekend.

brandonbwii

#60

brandonbwii said:

@datamonkey
There was plenty of negative there as well. It's all in what you present and how you present it. Vita and Wii U are simply systems that get more traffic if people cause a hatestorm whether it's true, relevant or not.

withoutdk

#61

withoutdk said:

nice to know... i have bought all the ubisoft games for wii u... and this is the thanks i get.!
EA made bad excuses of games with the wii u.... ubisoft made it better.. and now this... i thought rayman was having pretty good sales on the wii u... i bought it as soon as it came out also.. just to support... :(

what will be the next thing that happens ?

i almost regret my buy of the wii u.. i bought it for 300£... and i feel that it is a complete and utter waste... almost as for now :/

Captain_Gonru

#62

Captain_Gonru said:

@rjejr To be fair, the trailer shows no gameplay at all. I also said "I don't get it", but am interested in hearing more. Which, I assume, is where your son and I differ.
As to another poster's complaint about the game's "cartoony" depiction of war, I disagree. The part about the nurse in the trenches showed a soldier with one foot gone. The graves at the end were hardly Bugs Bunny fare, either. It's a more artsy style, sure, but I don't think war requires "gritty realism", either.
A shame I'll have to give Sony my money for that one.

Captain_Gonru

#63

Captain_Gonru said:

Also, isn't AC:Pirates the app that lets you send your fleet on missions, a la the previous games' assassin missions? If so, will that work for the Wii U version, too?

Esoj

#65

Esoj said:

So dissapointing, Child of Light looks wonderful but I really want to play AC:Liberation. :(

IRNBRU115

#66

IRNBRU115 said:

I think ubisoft don't understand that people buy a system because they prefer the games... not just the specs. That's why Rayman Legends sold where ZombiU didn't... because people who buy nintendo systems like platformers, and games like valiant hearts. I'm a bit bummed that Liberation aint coming to Wii U, but i've already played it on Vita anyway soooo. It was like this at the beginning of 3DS, what with AC for 3DS being turned into Luberation. Such a shame.

brucelebnd

#67

brucelebnd said:

this is a real non story

5 of these games are for tablets and PC and aren't coming to any console

so really Valiant Hearts: The Great War and AC Liberation are skipping the Wii U but we are getting Child of Light, AC 4 and Watch Dogs.

people need to relax

Kagamine

#68

Kagamine said:

Well the only game I am missing out on is Valiant Hearts: The Great War and I would have gotten that on PC anyway so it doesn't really matter to me. But to all you Single-Console and no PC gamers out there, that's to bad.

Zach777

#69

Zach777 said:

Liberation HD and Valiant Hearts seem to be the only ones that matter anyway... Since the rest are for iPhones/Pads//Androids.

May Ubisoft will change the plan and surprise everyone with them later?

RedRocBoy

#72

RedRocBoy said:

@withoutdk I definitely think EA is a big reason the Wii U is seeing all these other devs jumping on the hate train. BS excuses like install base, nobody has the imagination or the stones to really dig into the console. It's just crazy.

thesilverbrick

#73

thesilverbrick said:

Such a shame. Why can't they bring over Valiant Hearts? That game looks amazing and it's probably a download-only title, anyway...

RedRocBoy

#75

RedRocBoy said:

Anyone tried to contact Ubi about Liberation coming to the eShop. Guess it's to difficult to code it for the Wii U and throw it on the eShop. CRAZY!!!!!

withoutdk

#76

withoutdk said:

@RedRocBoy

i must admit that the wii was not a great machine when it came to GFX and POWER.... and i have not seen many big games for the wii.. like Assassins creed, call of duty and all those good looking 3d games.. i think that is still haunting the wii u...

and yes... i share your opinion about digging into the console... it is more complex.. :(

install base and such comes over time.. and with good support.. it is a unique machine and if there were some advertising for it (also that it is a "green" machine.. power consumtion is very low) and good games to support it (no bad ports and such) then it would be improved over time...

i am just sad for nintendo.. i have always loved their games.. if they would just wake up and show it to the people out there.... it is a good machine...! :(

i dont want to buy a ps3 or xbox... just to be able to play some new games... and good games from a 3rd party dev. :/

Purple

#78

Purple said:

Of course its skipping Wii U ..... Wii U is NEXT GEN! ps3 360 are so 2007.

Purple

#79

Purple said:

Of course its skipping Wii U ..... Wii U is NEXT GEN! ps3 360 are so 2007.

kkslider5552000

#83

kkslider5552000 said:

I'd say this is a non-story so far. Maybe for other devs it wouldn't be, but Ubisoft basically said that their upcoming Wii U ports and the like would determine if they would continue supporting the system (that's what I got out of interviews anyway). As we're 1 for 2 for success on Wii U and the it took them a while to announce Nintendo ports for anything, I don't think we can say whether X game will be on Wii U or not yet.

RedRocBoy

#84

RedRocBoy said:

@withoutdk @withoutdk Exactly. The past two gens I've had all three. This time I only want support Nintendo,they have a more than capable console that can stand toe to toe with the other two. I don't wanna buy another console, it angers me so much that they try and give us these BS ports and then say their games don't do well on the Wii U. We deserve the same respect that everybody else gets but keep with the BS. This fall winter is looking amazing as for as 1st and 3rd party games gonna be busy for a while. XD

TrueWiiMaster

#85

TrueWiiMaster said:

Honestly, if Liberation doesn't come to the Wii U after the obvious Rayman Legends pre-order DLC hint, it will be kind of insulting. I mean really, they give specifically the Wii U version a costume based on Liberation's protagonist, and then re-release Liberation on everything but the Wii U? Not cool.

RedRocBoy

#86

RedRocBoy said:

@TrueWiiMaster Yeah that's kinda crazy. Especially if the game is download only. Guess they don't like money. I bought Liberation on the Vita and enjoyed it, still do. But I would most definitely buy it again on eShop to support Ubi and Nintendo. It's a shame they're definitely gonna lose out on some money. Hope somebody @ Ubi cones to their senses and releases this game on the eShop.

wario007

#87

wario007 said:

You should be happy a lot of these games skip the WiiU. Aliens colonial marines, imagine the over one million people that bought that worthless game! Then there was bioshock infinite, that faded into obscurity like it wasn’t touted as the greatest thing since sliced bread lol. Crysis 3, 5 hour game at $60 are you kidding me. Next year shall be great for the WiiU. Sony is skipping Japan for 6 more months, guess who has games they can shock the world with; that being with Nintendo directs and game splashes until february 2013.

Yasume

#88

Yasume said:

Rayman: Fiesta Run? That has to be a sequel to Jungle Run. Great news:)

MrWalkieTalkie

#90

MrWalkieTalkie said:

I'd certainly buy Assassin's Creed Liberation on Wii U. That's the one with the female assassin, right? That's awesome!

unrandomsam

#91

unrandomsam said:

@Maneauleau Fortunately I am not bothered enough to care about Ubisoft games. (Especially ones using Uplay which seems to be all of them.) My brother has had nothing but trouble with Uplay however. (Probability of my buying anything with uplay is exactly 0 if it goes on GoG years from now and it is great I might look at it then).

Legromancer

#92

Legromancer said:

@wario007
yeah, we are so happy for not getting even 10% of all multi-plat games.
Besides, Bioshock Infinite is my GotY 2013.

Really, its is time to accept the Wii u as a SECOND console. For the big games i got STEAM on the PC. And the Nintendo games on my Wii U. This will be the blues for the coming years. However you see it, Nintendo dropped the ball. If you really want 3rd party games for the Wii U, by them NOW. Next year there won't be any big ones.

Dreamcaster-X

#93

Dreamcaster-X said:

Very misleading headline, most of these are tablet titles. I hate these tactics sites use for clicks.

ToxieDogg

#95

ToxieDogg said:

From that list: I've already got Assassins Creed 3: Liberation on the Vita and it wasn't nearly as good as the main Assassin's Creed 3 game, the smartphone/tablet games I don't care about, and Valiant Hearts I'll get on PS3 or PS4 if I like the look of it nearer to the release date. Child Of Light is the only game that genuinely interests me there at this moment in time, and it's coming to Wii U, so I don't really see anything to worry about :p

It's not as if PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 or Xbox One are getting the smartphone/tablet games either, is it?

Dogpigfish

#97

Dogpigfish said:

@AG_Systems Interesting perspective, but I see Ubi desperate in a time where Indie devs are growing. Realize that when they lay off developers, many are going Indie and producing quality games. These software giants are going to need to keep their talent and buckle down if they wish to stay relevant. I don't see Ubi leaving Nintendo for this reason.

3DSAllDay

#98

3DSAllDay said:

The articles that describe how developers are running away from the WiiU reminds me of the lemming effect when one person states something bad about a product and leave. It just so happens that one person is rich so that makes smaller developers abandon the system. It is sad but true and almost happened with the 3DS.

jorgem696

#99

jorgem696 said:

I saw the trailer and it look's amazing and I would really like it for Wii U but I know Ubisoft is going to make it on the Wii U

SparkOfSpirit

#100

SparkOfSpirit said:

I don't understand why one of their DLC games is on Wii-U but not the other. Ubi-art can clearly work on it, and the other game is coming out for it.

Maybe if we make enough noise like those PS360 Rayman owners did with Legends, we can get thrown a bone. ;)

Relias

#101

Relias said:

No Wii U= No support.. sorry.. it's as simple as that... I am not rich enough to run a PC that looks ten times better than the Wii U...

JustinH

#102

JustinH said:

Personally I'm not crying about any of these, but if Valiant Heart turns out good that would be the one I'd be sore about.

Ubisoft needs to stop doing dumb things like putting Liberation costumes into Wii U games but not give us the game. Why, Ubisoft?

Senario

#103

Senario said:

Eeeeh, I'm not a big fan of Ubisoft's games all that much currently. More support is always welcome though and if I had to pick some things from the list that should've been on Wii U as well...Valient Hearts and AC: Liberation HD. But what are you going to do? Ubisoft has been in a weird spot where they do support the Wii U...but then again they don't in other parts.

JaxonH

#104

JaxonH said:

@Yosher
I wouldn't say this is beginning to get "worrysome". We all knew Nintendo was NEVER going to boast the 3rd party support that Sony and MS do. Wii U's had a fine run thus far- loads of 3rd party games in its 1st year. No, not near as much as other consoles but for a Nintendo system- Wii U has set the bar. Games are announced every day that don't come to Wii U, and this is no different. Isn't the first time, and it CERTAINLY won't be the last. But it's nothing to "worry" over. Wii U will still get a few prime pickings from time to time, which is all it really needs to round out the 1st party library.

And for the record, Ubisoft owes us nothing. They never owed us Rayman Legends to begin with- it was their game and their decision to which consoles to release on and when to release it. If that means a delay to go multiplat, well, it's their game. They did, however, give us exclusive additional content and the Rayman Legends Challenges App, which I played every week for months before release.

Not to mention they've brought ZombiU, a 3rd party exclusive (a rare thing on ANY console nowadays), Assassin's Creed 3, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Rayman Legends, and are still bringing Assassin's Creed 4 and Watch Dogs, and now this Child of Light game. And that's not even counting casual games or eShop titles like Raving Rabbids, Just Dance 4 and Cloudberry Kingdom. They've gone above and beyond, and we are not entitled to anything. Let us be thankful for the tremendous support they've given, and continue to give.

JaxonH

#105

JaxonH said:

@SparkOfSpirit
Gotta pick your battles. The only way we'd EVER even come close to making enough noise to change their minds (considering the small size of Wii U base) is if we ALL banded together in one accord for a specific cause. And frankly, THIS isn't that cause. If we were going to fight for something, shouldn't it be The Division, or even patching Splinter Cell Blacklist to include local co-op (Which really ticks me off- Rayman Legends Vita was missing a mode due to time constraints, and they gladly announce a patch within days. Splinter Cell Blacklist Wii U is missing a mode due to time constraints, and it's "deal with it")

SethADrekin

#106

SethADrekin said:

@MrGawain Would have to agree. I'd be willing to bet Liberations will be announced at a later date, but I would completely understand if Valiant Hearts doesn't make it to Wii U. It's a very dark game. Not light-hearted dark, if that's a thing, like Little Inferno, but a really dark game and it doesn't quite fit the Nintendo Market of games for Everyone.

Henmii

#107

Henmii said:

Valiant hearts looks interesting! And since it's a download title, there's still a big chance that it appears on Wii u!

By the way: Great to see that after 2 great Rayman titles the Ubi framework is also used for other games! I personally hope that Ubisoft is wise enough to put Child of Light and Valiant hearts on disc!!!

kevinaa

#108

kevinaa said:

@Pixel-Perfect ubisoft already mentioned that games coming out for wiiu in 2014 will be reduced unless the holday picks up. They said it months ago. Which tells me what is coming out has been in the works and they are not starting anything new for WIIU unless it picks up, otherwise ubisoft is done with WIIU

theoldman

#109

theoldman said:

it's odd that i'm more excited about these mobile games (fiesta run, trials) than I am about a lot of console releases coming up. I almost feel like a traitor to my consoles!

retro_player_22

#110

retro_player_22 said:

Child of Light is an awesome games and I'm glad that one is coming, as for the rest of the other crappy titles on the list, don't care much for iOS, don't give a damn about browser game. I already have a gaming PC so those games that are coming for PC I will probably get them on Steam whenever it goes on sale there, not too fond of everything PS4 and Xbox One at the moment.

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