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Review: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag (Wii U)

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag (Wii U)

A pirate's life for Wii (U)

Unless this is the first time you’re being exposed to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, you won’t need a telescope to notice that the landscape has changed drastically from past entries in the series. Residing in the Caribbean, you take on the role of Edward Kenway, an 18th-century pirate who dreams of obtaining...

News: You Can't Buy This Assassin's Creed Flintlock Pistol, But We Sure Wish You Could

You Can't Buy This Assassin's Creed Flintlock Pistol, But We Sure Wish You Could

Landstalker Props comes up with the goods yet again

If you're based in the UK and you have a penchant for video game cosplay, then chances are you'll be familiar with the sterling work of Landstalker Props. Landstalker has been producing accurate replicas of video game weapons for ages, and has tackled such projects as the gun from Portal and the...

News: Just Dance Kids 2014 Features Over 30 Tracks And A Dance Director Mode On Wii U

Just Dance Kids 2014 Features Over 30 Tracks And A Dance Director Mode On Wii U

The kids are on the dance floor

Just Dance 2014 was released earlier this month and its younger sibling Just Dance Kids 2014 has now joined the party as well. It's available on both Wii U and Wii and as the title suggests this one is aimed mainly at children and therefore features appropriate songs and content. The tracklist boasts more than 30...

Review: Just Dance 2014 (Wii U)

Just Dance 2014 (Wii U)

Boogie wonderland

Ubisoft's party bus has pulled in right on time yet again, with another autumn bringing another main entry for the effortlessly silly Just Dance series of all-around good times. The franchise has had an annual numbered release since it first boogied in 2009, and this year eschews the numeric uptick in favor of a far more honest...

News: Splinter Cell: Blacklist Receives A Fresh Patch

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Receives A Fresh Patch

A few more issues are now fixed

Ubisoft released a patch for Splinter Cell: Blacklist last month that fixed a few small problems some players were encountering, including the timer issue the progress bar was having in the daily challenges and a couple of animation glitches. It has now followed up that update with a new one that will tweak the...

News: Watch_Dogs Pushed Back to Spring 2014

Watch_Dogs Pushed Back to Spring 2014

That's on all platforms

In a surprise move, especially as it was due for release in the third week of November, Ubisoft has delayed the much-anticipated Watch_Dogs to Spring 2014. The new IP had gained plenty of attention, but there were warning signs when it was only visible as a prepared demonstration at the recent Eurogamer Expo, rather than as...

News: Ubisoft Explains Wii U Watch_Dogs Visuals as "In Between" Current and Next-Gen

Ubisoft Explains Wii U Watch_Dogs Visuals as "In Between" Current and Next-Gen

"We're optimising the controls for the beast that is the Wii U GamePad"

With regards to some key multi-platform titles coming to Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One, or a combination of those five, we're in a slightly awkward spot where preview videos inevitably show footage from the upcoming Sony or Microsoft systems, and Wii U owners are left...

News: Ubisoft Quebec Planning Major Expansion of Workforce

Ubisoft Quebec Planning Major Expansion of Workforce

The home of some Assassin's Creed work, among others

While some major publishers and developers have found life difficult in recent years, Ubisoft is a corporation — like EA and Activision — that seemingly continues to expand. With a number of powerful brands across multiple genres and platforms, we continue to see plenty of Ubisoft games, of...

Interview: Ubisoft on Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag's Place in the Franchise, and Returning to Wii U

Ubisoft on Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag's Place in the Franchise, and Returning to Wii U

Wii U release dates also confirmed

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag is, perhaps depending on your perspective, a highly tempting multi-platform blockbuster coming to the Wii U or, alternatively, a title below first-party releases and exclusives in the pecking order this Holiday season. It's a release, notably alongside another Ubisoft title in...

News: Ubisoft: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag's Team Has "Worked to Improve" Overall Performance on Wii U

Ubisoft: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag's Team Has "Worked to Improve" Overall Performance on Wii U

Developer gives us assurances on prioritising improved framerate

While it's easy to focus on the major first-party and exclusive games on the way to the Wii U in the coming months, it shouldn't be forgotten that Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, one of the highest profile multi-platform games of the year, is coming to the Wii U. It was perhaps...

News: Katy Perry's "Roar" to Be a Free Downloadable Track in Just Dance 2014

Katy Perry's "Roar" to Be a Free Downloadable Track in Just Dance 2014

Eye of the tiger

Ubisoft has announced that Katy Perry's latest single, Roar, will be available as a free downloadable track when Just Dance 2014 releases over the next couple of weeks. Scheduled to launch 4th October in the UK and 8th October in the US, the latest instalment in the popular dancing series will feature more than 45 chart-topping...

News: Ubisoft Not Ruling Out Rayman Legends On 3DS

Ubisoft Not Ruling Out Rayman Legends On 3DS

It would take time but Ubisoft is open to the idea

Rayman Legends has been out on Wii U, and a selection of other home consoles, for nearly a month now and has even made the transition to the PlayStation Vita, albeit without a load of levels that are set to be integrated at a later date. However, it was not made available for the 3DS, which is...

News: Splinter Cell Blacklist Homeland DLC Available Now on Wii U

Splinter Cell Blacklist Homeland DLC Available Now on Wii U

Missions, weapons and gear included

Splinter Cell Blacklist is Ubisoft's latest entry in one of its most popular franchises, blending its recent focus on action with the option — should you prefer — of reverting back to the classic sneaking for which the series is renowned. As is standard for any high-profile triple-A title, there's optional...

News: New Splinter Cell Blacklist Maps Creeping Onto Wii U

New Splinter Cell Blacklist Maps Creeping Onto Wii U

More action from the Billionaire’s Yacht and Dead Coast maps

With great stealth, a tweet from the official Splinter Cell Twitter account has revealed that two new maps will soon become available for download in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist. The new areas, named Billionaire’s Yacht and Dead Coast, will be attainable on all platforms,...

News: Wii U Version of Splinter Cell: Blacklist Gets Patched Up

Wii U Version of Splinter Cell: Blacklist Gets Patched Up

A few small problems have been fixed

Ubisoft has released a patch for the Wii U version of Splinter Cell: Blacklist, which will see a number of niggling issues fixed in a range of different modes. Most of the problems appear to be in the Spies vs Mercs multiplayer mode, but there are also a few in the co-op and single player campaign too. The...