Watch Dogs News
News Digital Foundry Gives Its Take on Watch Dogs for Wii U
"The Wii U offers by no means the best way to play Watch Dogs"
Just recently we uploaded a video comparing footage of Watch Dogs on Wii U with Xbox 360 and PS4, to provide an indication of how the Nintendo system's version stacks up. The results highlight a closer parity with the 360 iteration, as expected in light of the performance of previous...
Video How Does Watch Dogs Wii U Compare To The Xbox 360 And PS4 Versions?
The Wii U edition squares off against the best of past and last gen
After a six month delay the Wii U version of Watch Dogs finally launched last week. We've already shown you what the game looks like and how it uses the Wii U GamePad, but now we're going to illustrate how it stacks up against the other versions out there. We recorded footage of...
Video How Does Watch Dogs Use The Wii U GamePad?
Every dog has its day
When Ubisoft said that the Wii U version of open-world action title Watch Dogs was being delayed, it insisted that the additional time would be used to make sure the potential of the Wii U GamePad was fully realised. Fast forward a few months and the game is finally here — but
Nintendo Download 20th November (North America)
Smash Bros., Pokémon ORAS, Watch Dogs, GBA DK, Battleminer and much more
It's time for the Nintendo Download update, North American gamers, and this week's update brings massive releases on Wii U and 3DS. Beyond the big-name retail titles we have some new download-only titles, a host of other retail downloads both old and new, retro GBA DK and a...
Video Watch Us Merrily Cause Some Havoc In Watch Dogs On Wii U
Yesterday, we posted footage from the Wii U version of Watch Dogs, essentially to prove that it actually, you know, exists. Today, we're back with another — rather more chaotic — helping of in-game footage which shows us driving (badly), hacking (badly), trying to run down pedestrians (badly) and trying to shoot someone (we didn't...
Video This Is What Watch Dogs Looks Like On Wii U
And you thought it would never happen
As much as we'd like to go over the sorry history of the Wii U version of Watch Dogs, we'll resist the urge. All that needs to be said is that the game finally launches on Nintendo's console this week — an event many believed would never happen — and we've captured some footage to prove that it actually...
Nintendo Download 20th November (Europe)
Watch Dogs + DLC, Sonic Boom x2, Natsume retro goodies and more
Another week begins, but at least those of us in Europe have the Nintendo Download news to cheer up our day. This week's line-up includes some major retail releases, new download-only options across the board (even DSiWare makes an appearance) and a range of DLC, HOME themes and more...
News Watch Dogs Companion App Updated For Compatibility With Wii U
The dog's been given a bone
Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs for Wii U is due out next month, and new details about the long-awaited release continue to surface. After a series of ongoing promises, an eventual confirmation that the game was in fact on its way to Nintendo’s latest home console, and follow-up news that the Wii U entry
News Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC
Base game extras and items purchases reportedly off limit as well
After a series of ongoing release promises and the eventual confirmation that Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs was indeed on its way to Nintendo’s latest home console, new information has surfaced that the Wii U entry will not include any downloadable content. The announcement w
News Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed
Hopefully it won't be a ruff port
After Ubisoft Mexico let the dog(?) out of the bag, the publisher has now officially confirmed release dates for Watch Dogs on Wii U — it hits North America on 18th November and Europe on 21st November. The development studio responsible for the port is Ubisoft Montreal, which also brought us the Wii U versions...
News Watch Dogs Stares at a November Release Date on Wii U, According to Ubisoft Mexico
Throw us a bone, Ubisoft
Watching for Watch Dogs has become a bit of a hobby here at Nintendo Life HQ, taking up the tactic of our canine friends that if you stare at someone — in this case Ubisoft — long enough they'll give in and fetch you that sandbox shooting / hacking game you always wanted. The publishing giant likes to tease before giving...
News Ubisoft's Uplay Application Hints That Watch Dogs Is Still On Its Way To Wii U
Following recent news that a solid street date continues to elude the Wii U version of Watch Dogs, a user of Nintendo’s latest home console who goes by the name of DiGiTaLM4N has taken a photo of the Uplay application on the system featuring an updated showcase of Ubisoft’s long-delayed title. If this is in fact new evidence, it is...
News Ubisoft's Latest UK Release Schedule Still Shows Watch Dogs Wii U As "TBC"
Don't worry though, Just Dance 2015 is locked in next month
Ubisoft has revealed its latest UK release schedule, and a solid street date continues to allude the long-delayed Wii U version of Watch Dogs. The open-world action adventure launched on other formats in May, while the Nintendo edition was held back until later in the year. Ubisoft has...
News Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft Game on Wii U in Upcoming Lineup
"Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed"
Ubisoft is one of a few major publishers — right behind EA — that often incurs the wrath of Nintendo gamers for its sketchy support of the Wii U, in particular. It's partly a result of companies like these making silly promises in the past, some unrealistic expectations from gamers and cruel...
Feature The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Summer Edition
E3 has shaken things up
You should now be fairly familiar with our quarterly tradition of looking at the biggest games coming to the Wii U. Our Spring edition had some games that have since fallen out of a 2014 release, as it was pulled together at a time when 'TBC' was far too common as a release window on Wii U games — alternatively, some...
News Ubisoft Reconfirms Watch Dogs For Fall 2014 Release On Wii U
Just in case you haven't played it on every other format by then
As expected, new IP Watch Dogs has sold like hotcakes, marking the dawn of another profitable series for publisher Ubisoft. The game has clearly done the business at retail, even going as far as boosting PS4 sales by 94 percent, and has
News Mario Kart 8 Drives Wii U Sales In The UK, Claims Second Place Behind Watch Dogs
Hardware sales up 666 percent
To the surprise of pretty much nobody, Ubisoft's Watch Dogs has claimed the top spot in the UK multiformat chart — but Mario Kart 8 has sped into second place, causing a massive spike in Wii U console sales. According to Chart Track, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Watch Dogs claimed the top two spots, with Mario...
Weirdness When PR Stunts Go Wrong - Watch Dogs
Anonymous package caused office evacuation and bomb disposal call
Wii U owners may not be able to play Watch Dogs this week, but that doesn't mean Nintendo gamers shouldn't follow Ubisoft's release with some interest — it is apparently still coming to Nintendo's system this year, remember. We can also get a laugh from bonkers PR moves that have...
Poll A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart 8 and Watch Dogs Arrive This Week
How will you spend your cash?
A gaming year is often summed up by crowded, high-profile release windows, typically in November as Holiday shopping and Black Friday insanity sweep stores in multiple territories. While this week isn't quite on that scale, it does see the rather brilliant Mario Kart 8 on Wii U go up against Watch Dogs on, well,...
News Ubisoft Now "Fully Focused" On Making The Wii U Version Of Watch_Dogs "The Best It Can Be"
Still no word on when it's actually coming, though
As we all know, Ubisoft's Watch_Dogs is shipping on May 27th — but not on the Wii U. Following the widespread delay of the game last year, the French publisher held back the Nintendo version in order to ensure that the other editions are as good as they can be — much to the chagrin
News Ubisoft Announces a Watch_Dogs eBook, //n/Dark Clouds
Hopefully it's //n/joyable
Ubisoft has today announced it's publishing an eBook to tie in with the launch of Watch_Dogs, titled //n/Dark Clouds. The book will serve as a direct sequel to the events of the game, and release on 27th May in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian. //n/Dark Clouds is authored by American science fiction novelist...
News Ubisoft Expects Watch_Dogs To Be One Of The Biggest Selling Titles Of 2014
Watch out Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed
Watch_Dogs may have taken its sweet time getting to market but publisher Ubisoft is confident that the game will be a resounding commercial success — and that it will challenge the traditional big-sellers this year. Speaking to MCV, Ubisoft's Wayne Greenwell said: Excitement for the product remains...
News New Watch_Dogs Trailer Highlights a Living, Breathing Chicago Game World
Ubisoft boasts about intelligent NPCs populating the Windy City
Ubisoft has revealed a new trailer for its upcoming open-world computer hacking adventure Watch_Dogs today showing off the game's Chicago setting. The open-world urban environment based on the real-life city immediately brings to mind Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series, with hundreds...
News Watch_Dogs Wii U 2014 Release a "Possibility", Bucharest Studio to Make "Good Use" of the System
"We wanted to be ambitious with it, be able to go full-on"
We suspect the name Watch_Dogs will prompt a similar reaction from some Wii U owners as Rayman Legends, and not in a positive way for Ubisoft. The company's decision to delay the Wii U version to arrive after other platforms unsurprisingly didn't go down well, so confirmation of a 27th May...
News Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive on the System After Other Platforms
Ubisoft screws the pooch
There have been plenty of rumours and counter-rumours around Watch_Dogs in recent weeks, yet now we have some solid news from the company itself; it's not pleasing from a Wii U perspective. In its financial results today, and the investor call that followed, Ubisoft confirmed that the title would arrive on PC, PS3, PS4,...
News Ubisoft's Updated Line-Up Still Includes Watch_Dogs as an Upcoming Release on Wii U
Due in Spring, but after 1st April
Ubisoft's bold new IP, Watch_Dogs, is having a tricky route to release. Originally planned to make a splash in 2013, development progress appeared to slow down — playable demos weren't appearing as we'd expect at gaming events and expos — and the title was pushed back to allow extra development time. There was...
News Ubisoft Refuses to Comment on Watch_Dogs Wii U Cancellation Rumours
Update: It still seems to be on the way to Wii U
Update 2: There is some very positive news regarding this rumour, as Kotaku has consulted its sources in Italy and the US — the latter was also showing cancellations in its GameStop stores — and stated that the disappearance of pre-order options was a "glitch". Pre-orders should be available now...
News Watch_Dogs' Pre-Delay Budget Was $68 Million
No tight leash for this ambitious project
Watch_Dogs certainly caught plenty of attention when it first surprised the E3 audience in 2012, and broke more than a few hearts when an unexpected delay set it back from a November 2013 release to Spring 2014. A fresh eye was cast on the game's development, and in the wake of Ubisoft's apologies and...
Feature The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014
Some good 'uns are on the way
A new year is here, and with it comes the opportunity for Nintendo and its partners to excite Wii U owners in the best possible way — with great games. We've decided to list some of the most anticipated and exciting games coming to the Wii U in 2014, all as a taste of what's to come. Our aim with this list is to...
Weirdness You'll Still Be Able To (Sort Of) Play Watch Dogs This Christmas
Perhaps not in the way you'd expect, though
Ubisoft's Watch_Dogs was one of 2013's most anticipated titles, until it got pushed into 2014, that is. While nothing can really remedy the disappointment of missing out on one of the most exciting new games in recent memory, you can still Watch Dogs — quite literally — thanks to the well-intentioned...
News Ubisoft Updates Financial Targets To Reflect Release Schedule Changes
Lack of Watch_Dogs in 2013 means there'll be less money coming in
Earlier today Ubisoft revealed Watch_Dogs would be delayed across all platforms, meaning we won't get to play as Aiden Pearce this year after all. Originally scheduled for a November release, the title will now emerge in Spring 2014, while PlayStation 4 and Xbox One title The Crew...
News 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 a...
News 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...
Video 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...
Feature The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013 - Autumn / Fall Edition
The games are coming
At the start of the year we listed what we considered to be ten of the biggest Wii U games of 2013, and as the year has progressed we issued updates for Spring and Summer. As each progressive list shows, game releases and a fair batch of Nintendo Direct surprises can certainly change that outlook, and change is
News 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 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 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 Ubisoft Nervous About How People Will React To Watch_Dogs At E3
Developers have pre-E3 jitters
Ubisoft showed off Watch_Dogs during its E3 presentation last year and interest in the open-world action title has been high ever since. The company is bringing it along for the ride this year too but the developers still appear to be nervous about how it will be received by the fans, seeing as they've had a year to...
Video Watch_Dogs Behind the Scenes Trailer Shows MoCap in Action
Hands can now go in pockets, minds are blown
Watch_Dogs is arguably Ubisoft's biggest game of the year, as it's a new IP that also has the potential to be a technical marvel; it certainly turned heads when it made its debut at E3 2012. It's coming to the Wii U, too, which is possibly the best news of all. Ubisoft has been producing various videos...
Feature The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013 - Summer Edition
Now this list is getting juicy
With summertime almost officially upon us, and with E3 looming on the horizon, we've decided to take stock and provide our updated list of the biggest Wii U games of 2013. There are some changes since our Spring Edition, most notably the removal of two Wii U eShop titles. With the Wii U retail lineup getting more...
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 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...
News Ubisoft: Watch_Dogs Single Player Can Be Played "Completely Offline"
You won't need the internet to enjoy this one
A lot has been made of the connectivity features in Ubisoft's upcoming title, Watch_Dogs. The game blends single player with multiplayer, allowing others to jump - or 'hack' if you will - into your game to manipulate your surroundings. There's also the ability to connect to the game even when you're...
News Watch_Dogs Team Aiming For "Nuance" in its Storytelling Approach
Manipulating the "smart city" is the core of the game
When Watch_Dogs was unveiled by Ubisoft at E3 2012, it successfully turned a lot of heads due to its impressive visuals and the showcase of a lead character manipulating technology to cause chaos. Since then we've been given a clearer picture, including the recent unveiling of the ability to...
News Watch_Dogs Enables Players To Connect To The Game Via Their Mobile Phone
Connectivity is "a core pillar"
Ubisoft's upcoming title Watch_Dogs sees you take control of Aiden Pearce as he wanders around the streets of Chicago, hacking into all kinds of devices and connecting with a plethora of electronics. It seems that this connectivity is something Ubisoft wants to build more on as the company has revealed in a YouTube...
News Watch_Dogs Stalking Onto U.S. Wii U Consoles on 19th November, Europe on 21st November
New trailer and details of four different special editions released
Ubisoft has confirmed that Watch_Dogs will launch in the U.S. on 19th November, Europe on 21st November and in the UK on 22nd November. In terms of UK retail offerings, meanwhile, the game will be available in four (count 'em) different editions: Dedsec (UK exclusive), Vigilante...
News Ubisoft's E3 2013 Conference Dated
Mark 10th June on your calendars
E3 2013 is almost upon us. With a little over two months to go, you can almost smell the excitement in the air amongst gamers, developers and publishers alike. To kick off the major gaming event, Ubisoft will be holding its presentation on Monday 10th June - which is actually a day before E3 is scheduled to begin...
Feature The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013 - Spring Edition
Time for a few changes
At the start of the year we published our Biggest Wii U games of 2013 feature, sharing some of the exciting releases set for Nintendo's latest home console. That list included some titles that are now available, and also some "before 31st March" predictions that have come and gone — those due to drop out due to imminent or...
News New Watch_Dogs Trailer Spies on Aiden Pearce
He's more than just a hacker
Watch_Dogs is one of many titles Ubisoft currently has in the works and it will be hacking its way onto several platforms, including the Wii U, at some point in 2013. A new trailer has now emerged for the game and anyone who watched the PlayStation 4 reveal event may find it a little familiar. The action found in the...