June 8, 2011, 20:38

Ubisoft Reveal Wii U Plans

By Dave Irwin, Sub-Editor

A lot was announced at the Ubisoft Conference, but there was a rather purposeful omission from the proceedings. Because Nintendo did a rather large reveal of their new technology yesterday – Nintendo Wii U – it didn’t seem fair to burst their bubble by informing people what they’ll be developing for the console. Now though, the cat is officially out of the bag and Ubisoft have spilled the beans on their plans with Nintendo.

Ubisoft announced some of the titles that it has in development for Nintendo’s Wii U: Assassin’s Creed, Rabbids and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online, as well as two new brands including a revolutionary first person shooter for the hardcore audience being developed exclusively for Nintendo Wii U and a multi-sports game for the whole family.

“Nintendo is an industry reference for game design and accessibility. We are very honored to be a strong part of this new chapter of the videogame industry,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “This new console is an amazing new source of inspiration for our developers. With the combination of technologies brought together by this console, our creative teams will be able to take the Ubisoft vision of developing rich, immersive and innovative gaming experiences for all audiences even further.”

The biggest surprise out of that entire list is that what was that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online, mentioned as a PC freebie exclusive during the conference, is also heading for the Wii U. New games from familiar Ubisoft franchises are always going to be exciting to somebody, and it would be very interesting to see how the new controller interacts within the Animus.