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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...

Preview: Rayman Legends

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

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

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 Hit By Hacking Attack

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

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,...