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News: Ubisoft Reveals Its Drawsome Wii Graphics Tablet

Ubisoft Reveals Its Drawsome Wii Graphics Tablet

A work of art?

After the success of THQ's uDraw, Ubisoft's the next company to muscle in on some of the Wii touch screen tablet action with its own peripheral Drawsome. The tablet — set for release exclusively in the United States on 6th December — boasts a 6.5" x 5" screen, slightly larger than the Wii U's 6.2" surface. Drawsome also features a transparency layer, letting you..

News: Ubisoft Believes in Wii U for Core and Casual Customers

Ubisoft Believes in Wii U for Core and Casual Customers

But which will prevail?

Ubisoft is always a big supporter of new hardware — it had six titles out for the 3DS launch, for example — and the publishing giant will be there on Wii U day one. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has spoken to Gamasutra about the upcoming console's potential to appeal to the casual and core customers that could help it eclipse the Wii's mammoth sales: We are big believers..

News: Ubisoft: "Nobody Proved Wii Does FPS Controls Better"

Ubisoft: "Nobody Proved Wii Does FPS Controls Better"

Many have tried...

If there's one genre that's really exploded in popularity on consoles over the last five years, it's the first-person shooter, the Call of Duty series in particular experiencing phenomenal growth. While these titles thrive on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, they don't always take advantage of the Wii's qualities, particularly when it comes...

News: Rayman Origins 3DS Screenshots Look Good, Don't They?

Rayman Origins 3DS Screenshots Look Good, Don't They?

The limbless wonder rides again

Rayman Origins is coming to Wii, but 3DS owners will get a version of the game too, and Ubisoft has just sent over some new shots of Rayman Origins on 3DS. The shots certainly look impressive: the smaller screen doesn't seem to have resulted in a loss of quality for the glorious 2D art that's attracted so much attention since the game's revelation last year. Ubisoft..

News: Just Dance 2 is 8th Wii Game to Top 5 Million in US

Just Dance 2 is 8th Wii Game to Top 5 Million in US

First from a third-party

Ubisoft's Just Dance 2 might not be your idea of a good time, but that hasn't stopped over five million Americans picking up the game since it launched last October. The game enters an illustrious group of five-million-sellers, and is the first non-Nintendo game to reach the milestone on Wii. The other members of the 5m+ clan are Wii Play, Mario Kart Wii, New Super Mario..

News: New Driver Renegade 3D Episode Pulls Up

New Driver Renegade 3D Episode Pulls Up

Take it for a spin

It's been a while since we heard about Driver Renegade 3D, but Ubisoft is stepping up its game with a series of animated shorts depicting hero Tanner driving around, taking down bad guys and delivering cheesy one-liners. The first episode made waves in the 3DS eShop, particularly for some of the more adult language used, and the...

First Impressions: Rayman Origins (Wii)

Rayman Origins (Wii)

Back to his best?

Rayman Origins is the long awaited return to 2D platforming for Ubisoft's chopper-haired hero. While the version we played at a recent preview event was running on Xbox 360, we were told the team is aiming to make the Wii version as similar as possible. Running on Ubisoft's new UbiArt framework, the game is extremely beautiful — detailed, colourful and exceptionally animated,..

News: Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy Vanishes into the Crowd

Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy Vanishes into the Crowd

Re-emerges in Revelations

That Ezio Auditore da Firenze sure knows how to disappear into the crowd. So well in fact, his skills at vanishing are spilling over to the status of the Assassin's Creed title that was planned for the 3DS. Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy was originally planned for the 3DS but during an interview with Joystiq, Darby McDevitt...

News: 3DS Getting a Piece of Rayman Origins Too

3DS Getting a Piece of Rayman Origins Too

Ubisoft doesn't want anyone to miss out

Rayman Origins sure is full of surprises, and it's not even out yet. First there was the revelation that the once Xbox Live Arcade and Sony PlayStation Network-only 2D platformer was also headed to the Wii. Now, it seems the latest in the Rayman series will also appear on yet another platform. In the latest...

News: Ubisoft Announces Wii U Support with IPs Old and New

Ubisoft Announces Wii U Support with IPs Old and New

Are you ready?

Ubisoft has revealed a handful of titles it will be developing for the Nintendo Wii U. Along with some familiar franchises, the publisher has also announced that new IPs will be worked on for the system. Gamers can look forward to popular franchises like Assassin's Creed, Rabbids and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online to hit the Wii U, but even more exciting is the impending arrival of..

E3 2011: Ubisoft Announces Rayman Origins for Wii

Ubisoft Announces Rayman Origins for Wii

The hairy hero returns

It's been a long time since Rayman appeared in an original platformer — around 15 years, in fact — so it's very welcome news that he's coming back to Wii in Rayman Origins. The game will feature four-player co-operative play over 60 brand new side-scrolling stages, harking back to the floppy-haired hero's original adventures. The video below shows the on-stage..

News: Thundering Typhoons, Details Regarding Tintin: The Game

Thundering Typhoons, Details Regarding Tintin: The Game

Ubisoft brings the adaptation to the Wii and 3DS

If Tintin fans think the upcoming animated film is all they have to look forward to this year, think again. Along with with Steven Spielberg's motion picture adaptation of Hergé comic books featuring Belgium's favourite reporter, fans should also prepare themselves for The Adventures of Tintin: The Game. Ubisoft has unveiled some game details from..

News: Ubisoft and Nintendo to Team Up for New 3DS Bundle

Ubisoft and Nintendo to Team Up for New 3DS Bundle

Out in October

UK industry magazine MCV reports that Ubisoft and Nintendo will offer a 3DS hardware bundle in October this year. The console will be available in Cosmos Black or Aqua Blue and come packed with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D and Driver Renegade 3D. There's currently no price for the packages. This isn't the first time Nintendo and...

News: Ubi: Don't Underestimate Nintendo's Ability to Innovate

Ubi: Don't Underestimate Nintendo's Ability to Innovate

Expects to be wowed

In one week we will get our first look at Nintendo's new home console, with all sorts of rumours circulating about its controller, horsepower and games line-up. One thing we should all keep in mind, according to Ubisoft UK Boss Rob Cooper, is what makes Nintendo stand out from its opposition: originality. What you always get with Nintendo is innovation, with consumers at the..

News: Ubisoft Expects 3DS to Take Off this Christmas

Ubisoft Expects 3DS to Take Off this Christmas

Predicts big system sales

Ubisoft was quick out of the gate on 3DS, with six games out for the machine within its first two weeks on sale. It will have felt the console's slower-than-expected sales almost as keenly as Nintendo itself then, but the publisher still expects the handheld to sweep all before it in the all-important Christmas period. Ubi...

News: 3DS Joins the World Rally Championship This Year

3DS Joins the World Rally Championship This Year

Here's mud in your eyes

3DS has already proven itself capable of handling accomplished racing games, with Ridge Racer 3D a highlight of the console's launch line-up, and Ubisoft is preparing its own four-wheel outing with World Rally Championship 2011. The game will be the first fruit of Ubi's recent acquisition of the WRC licence, meaning a full array of real-life cars, drivers and courses all..