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News: Just Dance Steps Up To 5 Million Sales in the UK

Just Dance Steps Up To 5 Million Sales in the UK

The series has been most successful on Wii so far

Ubisoft has confirmed Just Dance has now sold over 5 million units in the UK, with the Wii being the most successful platform for the series. The French publisher revealed the numbers just before the launch of Just Dance 2014, which is set to land on Wii U and Wii, as well as PlayStation 3 and...

Video: Watch_Dogs Footage Shows Off Hacking, Open-World Elements and Driving

Watch_Dogs Footage Shows Off Hacking, Open-World Elements and Driving

Some ooh and aah moments to enjoy

Watch_Dogs is a Ubisoft title that can quite easily attract attention no matter what home console you happen to own, as it's coming to all major current systems including the Wii U. It's undoubtedly ambitious in scope, promising a campaign that can be seamlessly interrupted by other players online, and the...

Out Now: Rayman Legends (North America)

Rayman Legends (North America)

It's arm-less fun

Rayman Legends is released today in North America, and it arrived in Europe on 30th August. Of course, in a perfect world for the Wii U it would have arrived on the system as an exclusive during the launch window, but despite its controversial route to market it is now here, and earning plaudits from writers and gamers around the...

News: Rayman Legends on Wii U Wins Digital Foundry Face-Off

Rayman Legends on Wii U Wins Digital Foundry Face-Off

Oddly enough, it has something to do with the ol' GamePad

The Wii U version of Rayman Legends has been declared the definitive version of the game in a recent comparison test carried out by Digital Foundry over at Eurogamer. The analysis — which usually focuses primarily on visual performance — considered the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and...

News: Michel Ancel Outlines Creative Philosophy and Acknowledges That Rayman Legends "Is a Risk"

Michel Ancel Outlines Creative Philosophy and Acknowledges That Rayman Legends "Is a Risk"

"At Ubisoft the boss wants us to take risks, experience new visuals, music"

Both Rayman Origins and the new Rayman Legends are games that somewhat stand-out, in the wider gaming industry and as parts of Ubisoft's library. Games packed with colour and slapdash platforming fun are, to generalise a little, typically reserved for Nintendo titles and...

Review: Rayman Legends (Wii U)

Rayman Legends (Wii U)

Worth waiting for

The original release of Rayman Legends was supposed to be in rather different circumstances. What was once a launch window exclusive at the top of various wishlists is now a multi-platform arrival in a busy game season. While that's a pity, this is still the same project that was so eagerly anticipated in 2012, and it delivers on...

News: New Assassin's Creed IV Trailer Shows Edward Kenway At His Stealthiest

New Assassin's Creed IV Trailer Shows Edward Kenway At His Stealthiest

He's a sneaky one

As you can imagine Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was given a lot of attention at Gamescom and Ubisoft chose the occasion to reveal a new trailer showing off the stealth elements of the upcoming release. During the video we see our hero Edward Kenway target three nasty individuals who need to be eliminated and like all good...

News: Ubisoft: Nintendo Has "Some Of The Best IP In The World", But Needs To Work On Communication

Ubisoft: Nintendo Has "Some Of The Best IP In The World", But Needs To Work On Communication

"There are so many great franchises that are still making people dream"

Ubisoft executive director Alain Corre has confirmed that his company continues to have faith in Nintendo, despite the rather poor sales of the Wii U. Speaking to IGN, Corre pointed out that Nintendo's incredible pool of franchises should be enough to pull the console through...

News: Ubisoft: ZombiU Development Was a Learning Experience in Second Screen Gameplay

Ubisoft: ZombiU Development Was a Learning Experience in Second Screen Gameplay

Have "learned some interesting [things about] gameplay thanks to the Wii U"

When the Wii U launched it was inevitable that the day one library would make sketchy use of the system's GamePad. Nintendo Land was a showcase, but other releases such as Assassin's Creed III did little beyond offer menus, maps and a horse whistle. One of Ubisoft's other...

News: Ubisoft Reveals JRPG-Inspired Child of Light at GDC Europe

Ubisoft Reveals JRPG-Inspired Child of Light at GDC Europe

No news on platforms, will it come to Wii U?

Ubisoft has revealed Patrick Plourde, the director of Far Cry 3, is working on a much smaller downloadable title that is set to pay homage to classic JRPGs of yesteryear. It's called Child of Light and Plourde made the announcement during his panel at GDC Europe, where he explained the game will be a...

Interview: Ubisoft On Splinter Cell Blacklist, Taking the Series Forward and Wii U Features

Ubisoft On Splinter Cell Blacklist, Taking the Series Forward and Wii U Features

Going for a triple-A sneak kill

Splinter Cell Blacklist is, at the time of writing, just a few short weeks from sneaking onto the Wii U. This is the sixth home console game in the series, with just one of those games — Conviction — skipping the Wii in 2010; all others featured on the GameCube or Nintendo's last-gen system. Its arrival on Wii U...

News: Ubisoft: The Wii U GamePad "Feels Like a Natural Extension" in Splinter Cell Blacklist

Ubisoft: The Wii U GamePad "Feels Like a Natural Extension" in Splinter Cell Blacklist

Ubisoft producer tells us about the upcoming blockbuster

It may be having a relatively quiet build-up, but the arrival of Splinter Cell Blacklist later this month will be eagerly anticipated by fans of the franchise. It's also a return for the series on a Nintendo home console, after previous entry Conviction skipped the Wii. The Wii U version of...

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

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

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

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

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...