UBISOFT® LEADS THE WAY ON NINTENDO WII U™ WITH SEVEN NEW TITLES
MONTRÉAL – June 5, 2012 – Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced it is supporting the launch of the Nintendo Wii U™ with the release of eight games by the first half of 2013. Ubisoft’s Nintendo Wii UTM lineup includes Assassin’s Creed®III, the survival-horror shooter and platform-exclusive ZombiU® and a host of other titles that will appeal to both core and casual gamers, including fans of the action-adventure, dance, family, fitness and sports genres.
“Ubisoft is a trailblazer in developing innovative content for new platforms and we’re continuing that tradition with our Nintendo Wii U™ titles,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “Ubisoft’s creative teams have taken advantage of the Nintendo Wii U™’s technological advances to develop new games that will set the system apart from other consoles and deliver distinct, accessible and social experiences for players.”
Ubisoft’s history of originality on Nintendo platforms includes multi-million selling franchises for the Nintendo Wii™, such as Just Dance®, Rabbids® and Red Steel®. With the launch of the Nintendo Wii U™, Ubisoft is once again aiming to be the leading third-party developer on Nintendo’s flagship system. Ubisoft games being developed for the Nintendo Wii U™ include:
Assassin’s Creed III: Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Connor, the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Gamers become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date. Assassin’s Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier to bustling colonial towns and the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington’s Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army.
Just Dance® 4: Just Dance 4 is the latest installment in the world’s No. 1 dance game franchise. This title features more than 40 new tracks, ranging from chart-topping Billboard hits to classic dance party tracks from artists like Rihanna, One Direction, P!nk, The B-52’s, and Flo Rida. Exclusive to the Nintendo Wii U™ is a new Puppet Master Mode where up to 5-players can play together. In the new mode, the operator of the Nintendo Wii UTM GamePad can switch dance routines and create choreographies that are performed by the other four players in real-time.
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth: Battle against the forces of evil in this new Marvel adventure starring over 20 Marvel super heroes and villains, including Captain America, Thor and The Hulk. Based on the ‘Secret Invasion’ storyline, Marvel Avengers’ interactive environments are inspired by iconic Marvel comic artwork and backdrops. Experience a variety of game modes by using the Nintendo Wii UTM GamePad to execute explosive super attacks, unleash devastating special moves and battle friends or the AI.
Rabbids® Land: The Rabbids are bwaaaaaaack and this time they have invaded our favorite amusement park. Embark on an adventure to capture the Rabbids throughout the theme park and visit more than 20 attractions along the way including an enchanted princess castle, the tunnel of love, a zany roller coaster and a spooky haunted house. Players use the Nintendo Wii UTM GamePad to take control of the Rabbids in a variety of wacky interactions including aiming, plotting each move, tilting, shouting, steering, touching and drawing on them on the GamePad’s screen.
Rayman® Legends: One of Ubisoft’s most popular franchises transitions to the Nintendo Wii U to take full advantage of the console by exploring fresh gameplay experiences and expanding beyond a traditional platformer. Rayman, Globox and the Teensies are back to embark on a fantasy adventure through a series of legendary worlds with new environments, characters and enemies, as well as clever and entertaining game modes.
Sports Connection™: Sports Connection is the next generation of multi-sports games that bring families and youth together in an interactive and engaging setting. Transform your living room into the ultimate sports arena and experience all of your favorite sports like never before by playing across your TV and the new Nintendo Wii UTM GamePad, switching from multiplayer to single player and teaming up for competitive co-op. The Nintendo Wii UTM GamePad allows up to 5 players to compete simultaneously in a variety of sports including American football, soccer and karting.
Your ShapeTM Fitness Evolved 2013: With more than 125 different workouts and 215 exercise moves, Your Shape 2013 elevates fitness gaming to a new level. The title provides a personalized workout experience packed with fun and exciting activities to achieve the player’s fitness goals. Your Shape 2013 continues the tradition of the Your Shape franchise by offering the best in-class workout technology including progress tracking, motivating online features, HD graphics and beautifully animated virtual coaches.
ZombiU™: ZombiU puts players in the middle of London circa 2012, where an outbreak has infected the population, destroying their humanity and turning them into mindless monsters preying on the flesh of the few remaining survivors. ZombiU showcases the innovative features of the Nintendo Wii UTM GamePad, including serving as the player’s ultimate survival kit -- called the “Bug Out Bag,” a backpack containing all the maps, tools, weapons and supplies that players can scavenge from the limited resources available in the devastated cityscape.