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  • Video Ubisoft Shows Off Splinter Cell Blacklist and Assassin's Creed IV

    Gearing up for blockbuster season

    As the busy season of game releases — on Wii U and all platforms — gets ever closer, publishers will give us more and more teasers and footage to tempt us into picking their games abover others. Ubisoft is no different, and as a publisher bringing a number of triple-A titles to the Wii U, it's got some games...

  • News Just 3% of All Ubisoft's Sales Came From Wii U in Q2 2013

    To be fair, it hasn't released a game on it for over 6 months

    Ubisoft has held its latest earnings call where it stated it was pleased with the number of pre-orders for the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4. During the call, the company's CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that just 3% of its total sales in the second quarter of 2013 were from Wii U,...

  • Video New Splinter Cell Blacklist Trailer Gets Dramatic

    Cue orchestra, explosions, shooting sounds, and ACTION!

    Splinter Cell Blacklist is now just one month away from performing a stealth kill on the Wii U launch library, one of a decent number of Ubisoft multi-platform titles coming to the system. This one also promises to make use of the GamePad in interesting ways, which seems perfect for a sneaky...

  • News Michel Ancel: Working on Wii U Provided the "Main Excitement" for Rayman Legends

    "Perhaps people are not as fast" to grasp Nintendo's innovation

    Michel Ancel is a vital creative leader at Ubisoft, and enjoys a level of popularity with some fans not always reserved for his employers. He's also the project leader for Rayman Legends, the former Wii U exclusive that's endured delays in order to accommodate a multi-platform...

  • Preview Rayman Legends

    We find out why the one-time Wii U exclusive remains a key title

    Following Ubisoft's decision to delay the launch of Rayman Legends on Wii U and take the game multi-platform, many Nintendo fans were so irate they insisted that they would be boycotting the release come August (or September if you're in North America) time. Sadly, the negative...

  • News Ubisoft Will Only Make Games That Can Be Turned Into Franchises

    The policy must have come in after ZombiU...

    Ubisoft has plenty of titles coming up for Wii U and all of them are installments of a franchise, apart from one - Watch_Dogs. However, that may not be the case for very long as the French publisher has said it will only be producing new titles that can become franchises, such is the volatility of the...

  • News Ubisoft: Nintendo Has The Brand Power To Turn Wii U Around

    CEO Yves Guillemot is a fan of second-screen gaming

    The whole Rayman Legends saga has sullied Ubisoft's name with a lot of Wii U owners, but the fact is that the French publisher has stuck with Nintendo's console for longer than most. Watch_Dogs and Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag — two of the company's biggest 2013 releases — are both destined...

  • News Ubisoft - Splinter Cell: Blacklist A "Great Fit" For Wii U

    Sam Fisher will be sneaking in next month

    Ubisoft Toronto is only a few years old and is close to releasing its first title Splinter Cell: Blacklist on a range of consoles including the Wii U. The game will feature a co-op mode, which will be available on all versions, while the GamePad will be ut

  • News Ubisoft CEO Admits ZombiU Sales Were Disappointing, No Plans For Sequel

    Staying dead

    Despite rumours that a sequel is in the works, it would appear that ZombiU won't be turning into a franchise — at least not solely on the Wii U. Speaking to GamesIndustry International, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has revealed that the game was "not profitable" and that there are "no plans" — or even the desire — to make a...

  • News Ubisoft Hit By Hacking Attack

    Account holders being advised to change their passwords

    Ubisoft has been victim of a hacking attack that has left customer's usernames, email addresses and passwords exposed. As a result, the French publisher is now advising anyone who has an account with the company to change their password immediately. Though the account database was breached,...

  • News Watch_Dogs Team Outlines In-Game Connectivity and Ideas for the Future

    Other players will appear in your game

    Watch_Dogs is a title attracting a fair bit of attention across the console spectrum, whether you own a Wii U or any of its rival systems. In a landscape packed with sequels it's a new IP that incorporates the rather topical issue of hacking and network security — in a turn of events almost beyond parody,...

  • News Wii U Version Of Beyond Good & Evil 2 Looking Unlikely

    Creator Michel Ancel says current-gen version would be "painful"

    Beyond Good & Evil 2 has never been officially announced for the Wii U, but Ubisoft's robust support for Nintendo's console always gave us hope that it might be coming. Sadly, creator Michel Ancel has all but confirmed that the system won't be getting the game. Speaking to...

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  • News Ubisoft Reveals E3 Lineup

    Will feature some "new brands and titles"

    E3 is tantalisingly close now and Ubisoft has decided to announce which games it will be bringing along to the expo. There are no shocks and as expected Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Rayman Legends, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Watch_Dogs and South Park: The Stick of Truth wil

  • News Ubisoft Confident Its Titles Will Attract Gamers To Wii U

    "Nintendo will take steps to ensure that the Wii U is successful"

    Publishing behemoth EA made the announcement this week that it currently has no games in the works for Wii U. This was almost expected by many, what with the news that many of the company's upcoming sports games - including FIFA 14,

  • News Wii U Version Of Ghost Recon Online Still On Hold

    Still not showing up on the radar

    Way back in 2011, Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online and stated it would be coming to PC and Wii U, however, the developer has since put the Nintendo adaptation on hold while it focuses on the PC version. It seems the situation hasn't changed as the game's official Twitter account confirmed earlier...

  • News Ubisoft Forecasts "Conservative" Sales Targets For Assassin's Creed IV And Watch_Dogs

    "We wanted to be prudent on our expectations"

    Ubisoft has forecasted that Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag will sell less than its direct predecessor, despite the universal appeal of the new game's nautical setting. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has high hopes for the new entry in the best-selling series, but has decided to be cautious regarding sales...

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