Ubisoft is set to release two Assassin’s Creed titles this year for current and last generation consoles, but unfortunately Wii U owners will be seeing neither Rogue or Unity in the console’s upcoming games line-up. In a recent interview with Game Informer, Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot has said it’s just the nature of business as “Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed”.
The CEO continued by saying only a small portion – just three percent – of Ubisoft’s sales were on Nintendo’s home console by the end of the 2013-14 fiscal year in March. Guillemot concludes by saying that Watch Dogs is still coming to the Wii U, but will be the “only mature game” the company publishes for it. Here’s what the CEO said in full:
“It’s very simple. What we see is that Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed. Last year, we sold in very small numbers. What we see is that they are very interested in Just Dance, very interested by other kinds of games. So what we are trying to do is to focus more on the types of games they are interested in.
“[Watch Dogs] is coming to Wii U. It will be the only mature game we publish on it.”
Assassin’s Creed Rogue producer Karl von der Luhe claims that it’s only a vocal minority of gamers that complain about the frequency of Assassin’s Creed titles. This year we are getting two Assassin’s Creed games, Assassin’s Creed Unity for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and Assassin’s Creed Rogue for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. However neither titles are coming to Wii U. Here’s what he had to say.
When asked whether two games in two months might be too much for some fans, Rogue producer Karl von der Luhe told Eurogamer that he believed it was only “a vocal minority that feel that way”.
Nintendo Canada’s Matt Ryan says it’s extremely important for the company to secure certain franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty. We heard today that Ubisoft is only releasing Assassin’s Creed Rogue on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has only been confirmed for Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PC. Here’s what he had to say.
“Those partnership and relationships are very important. Not only are those third-party relationships important for collaborating on games together, it’s also important for us to have certain important games on other systems come to our systems as well. True video game fans that enjoy putting in a ton of hours playing games also want to play these big titles, and they may not have the other systems to provide that for them. Now, while we may not get them all, it’s important that we get some, especially the really big ones. Like Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, and some of the Batman games we’ve seen on Wii U.”
Today, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Rogue, an exciting new installment in the franchise currently in development for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, will be available worldwide on November 11.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue is being developed by Ubisoft Sofia, in collaboration with Ubisoft’s Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan and Bucharest studios. Set in the middle of the 18th century during the Seven Years War, Assassin’s Creed Rogue gives players new locations across North America to explore, including the frozen North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley and New York. In Assassin’s Creed Rogue, players experience the Assassin’s Creed universe through the eyes of a Templar. As Shay Patrick Cormac, players suffer the brotherhood’s betrayal and transform into an Assassin hunter.
The acclaimed naval components from previous Assassin’s Creed games have been enhanced in Assassin’s Creed Rogue. The game also gives players new weapons to use on both land and sea in pursuit of taking down the Assassins, including a new ship called the Morrigan.
“We know that there are many Assassin’s Creed fans with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles who want to get their hands on a new Assassin’s Creed game this year,” says Martin Capel, game director, Ubisoft Sofia. “Assassin’s Creed Rogue completes the North American saga started with Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and gives previous generation console owners an exclusive opportunity to experience fan-requested features, such as playing as a Templar.”
The latest edition of Game Informer has officially confirmed Assassin’s Creed Rogue. We learned of the game earlier today when screens and a video leaked onto Facebook. The only platform that the game has been confirmed for so far is the Xbox 360, so there’s a chance that the game could come to Wii U. Hopefully we will find out whether Wii U owners can get their hands on the game soon. Here’s the latest details which come direct from Game Informer.
Rogue places fans in the shoes of a Templar, controlling former Assassin-turned-Templar Shay Patrick Cormac. Employing the popular naval gameplay from Black Flag, you navigate a ship across the frigid North Atlantic. Other locales you visit include the Appalachian River Valley and a reimagined New York. Shay is an assassin hunter who has to be even more clever to outsmart his sneaky foes. This entry takes place during the Seven Years’ War, filling in the gap between Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed III. We won’t spoil much, but it has a crucial link to the Kenway saga. Our exclusive feature gives more insight into Shay, details how the cold waters are different from Black Flag’s Caribbean setting, and discusses the tools Shay has at his disposal for outsmarting assassins. The Seven Years’ War is part of what lead to France’s financial troubles, and it’s hinted that Shay has even deeper ties to Unity.
The next Assassin’s Creed title for last gen platforms has leaked and is titled Assassin’s Creed: Rouge. There’s some images of the title on the Assassin’s Creed Chile Facebook page. The video apparently made its way online, but was subsequently pulled by Ubisoft. It looks as though the game is coming to Xbox 360, but we’ve yet to hear which other platforms the game is coming to.
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Yesterday we reported that GameStop were planning to reveal something special and they posted an image to accompany the news which looked suspiciously like an Assassin’s Creed protagonist. This led many to believe that Ubisoft were going to reveal the rumoured Assassin’s Creed Comet for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and possibly Wii U. Well it turns out the big surprise was DLC for Batman Arkham Knight for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The DLC contains playable character Red Hood and is a GameStop exclusive.