Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Coming to Switch on August 29

June 12th, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized

The rumored-then-leaked Mario and Rabbids crossover title for Switch made its official debut during Ubisoft’s E3 press conference earlier today.

Mario, Luigi, Peach and Yoshi will team up with their Rabbid counterparts in a “turn-based combat adventure” that appears to draw heavy inspiration, surprisingly, from the XCOM series. Players will be able to make strategic use of half and full cover, utilize unique character skills and discover new weapons take into battle.

Other details:

  • The game will run on Ubisoft’s Snowdrop Engine, the same engine used in Tom Clancy’s The Division.
  • Banjo-Kazooie and Yooka-Laylee composer Grant Kirkhope is working on the game’s soundtrack.
  • Nintendo will publish the game in Japan, where it will launch later than the rest of the world, sometime in 2018.

Source: Mario + Rabbids Official Site, Gematsu.com

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Just Dance 2017 on Wii Outsells Versions on Other Platforms

October 31st, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

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While Ubisoft’s latest entry in the Just Dance series did not light up the charts in its opening week in the U.K., where it debuted at number 26, there was an interesting thing to note about its sales breakdown – the top-selling platform for Just Dance 2017 was the Wii.

Sales of the game on the soon-to-be two-generation-old console made up 44 percent of the total sales in the region. Meanwhile, sales on the Wii U made up another 16 percent.

Source: Chart-track.co.uk [via Nintendo Life]

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Ubisoft CEO Believes the NX Can Recapture the Casual Market

July 19th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot commented briefly on Nintendo’s upcoming console, code named “NX,” during a recent financial conference call, playing up the system’s potential to capitalize on the casual market.

“On the NX, what we have seen is really great, so we think having a new machine coming is going to help the industry to continue to grow and to take lots more casual players back in the industry.”

Nintendo is still being very secretive about what the NX will be capable of, but they have confirmed it will launch in 2017. Details on the system are expected to be revealed sometime before then.

Source: Dual Shockers [via My Nintendo News]

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Tetris Ultimate Heads to the 3DS This Fall

July 21st, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

Tetris Ultimate

It’s a tough challenge releasing a Tetris game on a Nintendo handheld. Aside from the series having a long history with them, one dating all the way back to the original Game Boy, Tetris DS set the bar incredibly high for future games.

That being said, Ubisoft recently announced plans to bring Tetris Ultimate to the 3DS this fall.

The game features six modes, plus a challenge mode exclusive to the 3DS:

Marathon – Complete level 15 and rack up as many points as you can.
Endless – Keep clearing lines until your stamina runs out.
Ultra – Race to score as many points possible before time runs out in this three-minute challenge.
Sprint – Clear 40 lines as quickly as you can.
Battle – Go head-to-head to knock out 1-4 challengers.
Battle Ultimate – Be the last person playing after using crazy power-ups. Go on the offensive with Carousel and make your opponent’s Well shift to the left after each move, or trigger Let it Rain and dump garbage down on top of them. Buzz Saw helps you out by clearing away a number of your lines, especially useful when you’re in a spot of trouble.
Challenge – From disappearing Tetriminos (Tetris(r) playing pieces) to orientation-locked Tetriminos, be prepared for a variety of challenges that will test a player’s fortitude.

Tetris Ultimate is also coming to the Xbox One and PS4 this summer and the Vita and PC this fall.

Source: Press Release

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Ubisoft Titles Discounted in the eShop

June 24th, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

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Several Ubisoft games are on sale in the Wii U and 3DS eShop right now as part of the publisher’s big “Summer Game Sale”

Until July 7, you can pick up the following games at a reduced price:

Wii U:

  • ZombiU – $22.49
  • Rayman Legends – $20
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – $20
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist – $22.49
  • Assassin’s Creed III – $14.99
  • Rabbids Land – $12.50
  • Cloudberry Kingdom – $5
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – $15
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 – $12.50
  • ESPN Sports Connection – $12.50
  • The Smurfs 2 – $20

3DS:

  • Rayman Origins – $7.50
  • Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars – $7.50
  • Splinter Cell 3D – $7.50
  • Rabbids Travel in Time 3D – $7.50
  • Rayman 3D – $7.50
  • Petz Fantasy 3D – $7.50

Source: Nintendo Everything

ZombiU – $22.49 Rayman Legends – $20 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – $20 Splinter Cell: Blacklist – $22.49 Assassin’s Creed III – $14.99 Rabbids Land – $12.50 Cloudberry Kingdom – $5 Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – $15 Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 – $12.50 ESPN Sports Connection – $12.50 The Smurfs 2 – $20

Read more at http://nintendoeverything.com/ubisoft-summer-game-sale-hits-the-wii-u-and-3ds-eshops/

Wii U ZombiU – $22.49 Rayman Legends – $20 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – $20 Splinter Cell: Blacklist – $22.49 Assassin’s Creed III – $14.99 Rabbids Land – $12.50 Cloudberry Kingdom – $5 Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – $15 Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 – $12.50 ESPN Sports Connection – $12.50 The Smurfs 2 – $20

Read more at http://nintendoeverything.com/ubisoft-summer-game-sale-hits-the-wii-u-and-3ds-eshops/

Wii U ZombiU – $22.49 Rayman Legends – $20 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – $20 Splinter Cell: Blacklist – $22.49 Assassin’s Creed III – $14.99 Rabbids Land – $12.50 Cloudberry Kingdom – $5 Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – $15 Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 – $12.50 ESPN Sports Connection – $12.50 The Smurfs 2 – $20

Read more at http://nintendoeverything.com/ubisoft-summer-game-sale-hits-the-wii-u-and-3ds-eshops/

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Child of Light Gets Dated, Priced

February 07th, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

Ubisoft’s storybook side-scrolling RPG Child of Light is coming to consoles and PC as a downloadable title on April 30. It’s priced at $14.99.

The game is powered by UbiArt Framework, the same engine used for Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends. It boasts classic turn-based style battles with more than 200 skills to learn and more than 600 crafting combinations to discover.

Child of Light will be released for the Wii U, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Source: Polygon

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Assassin’s Creed IV DLC Not Coming to Wii U

October 10th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Assassin's Creed IV Season Pass

Despite bringing the game to the Wii U, Ubisoft representatives confirmed that the recently-announced Season Pass DLC will not be coming to Nintendo’s console.

The Season Pass gives owners access to an additional single-player story campaign starring a new assassin, Adewale, a former slave. The pass also gives players bonus ship parts, multiplayer content and more single-player missions.

When asked if Ubisoft had other plans for the Wii U version, company representatives said they have “no other comment at this point.”

Source: Gamereactor

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Rayman Legends May Come to the 3DS

September 25th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

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Rayman Legends launched almost a month ago for the major consoles, PC and the Vita, but Ubisoft executive Alain Corre says the company isn’t ruling out the possibility of bringing the fifth Rayman game to the 3DS.

“When you look at Rayman Legends you see it’s a very big game with a lot of levels. The graphics in 2D are also second-to-none. So, it takes time to squeeze everything and downsize it onto other formats,” Corre said. “But we’re not ruling anything out for [the 3DS]. We can’t say anything more for the moment, but we can’t rule the format out.”

It’s true that the process may take some time. Ubisoft released Rayman Origins on the 3DS in 2012, almost a full year after the console versions.

Source: CVG

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Child of Light Is A JRPG-Inspired Title from Ubisoft

September 10th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

At their Digital Days event, Ubisoft announced Child of Light, a new downloadable adventure from the creative director and lead writer of Far Cry 3.

The game draws heavy inspiration from JRPGs and classic fairytales, combining turn-based combat with watercolor, storybook visuals.

Bringing the game’s visuals to life is the UbiArt Framework engine, the same engine used in Rayman Legends.

Description of the story from the press release:

The game puts players in the shoes of Aurora, a child stolen from her home, who, in her quest to return, must bring back the sun, the moon and the stars held captive by the mysterious Queen of the Night. Helped by her companion Igniculus the firefly and several unlikely allies, Aurora will face her darkest fears, including dragons and other mystical creatures in this modern take on a coming-of-age story.

Child of Light is coming to Wii U, PS3, PS4, 360, Xbox One and PC in 2014.

Source: Press Release

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Six Ubisoft Games Discounted in the eShop for A Limited Time

August 20th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars

Ubisoft is having an end-of-summer sale in the eShop. From August 20 to August 27, the following 3DS Ubisoft games will be 30 percent off ($20.99):

  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D
  • Rayman Origins
  • Rayman 3D
  • Rabbids Travel in Time 3D
  • PETZ Fantasy 3D

Source: Ubisoft

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