Ubisoft will stick to its tactic of big launch support for new consoles when Wii U launches later this year.

Last year Ubi launched six games alongside 3DS and, back in 2006, released half a dozen games on the same day as Wii. That plan helped it become the biggest third-party publisher on both formats — though Ubi's Wii success may owe just a little to Just Dance — and senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key is confident it'll happen again.

Speaking to Gamasutra, Key said:

We have big plans for Wii U. Our intention is to be the number one third-party on Wii U, just like we were on Kinect and just like we were on 3DS.

At E3 last year Ubisoft announced Wii U games, and we know the publisher is working on Assassin's Creed III, Killer Freaks from Outer Space and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online for the console. Going on past experience, we could have as many as half a dozen Ubi games on the console when it's launched later this year, which is either a very good or bad thing depending on how much you like Ubisoft games.

[source gamasutra.com]