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.No comments
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.No comments
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.
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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:
- 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
- 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
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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
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Despite offering strong support for the Wii U at launch in the form of ZombiU, a brand new IP, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot admits that the game wasn’t much of a success, failing to make a profit.
Guillemot went on to tell Gamesindustry.biz that ZombiU’s disappointing performance was responsible for the company’s decision to drop the Wii U exclusivity for Rayman Legends and go multiplatform.
ZombiU came out to mixed reviews, with many praising the implementation of the Wii U GamePad, but deriding the mediocre combat and wasted potential. Many of the game’s problems could be fixed with a sequel, but Guillemot says there are no plans or desire for a sequel.
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