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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...

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...