Ubisoft has posted an accolade trailer for their latest installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The game came out on October 29th in North America and on November 22nd in Europe for the Wii U. Previously we posted a video comparing the graphical prowess of the Wii U version compared to all the other versions of the game, including the Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions. Is this a game you would be willing to pick up for the holiday season on the Wii U? Let us know!
Ubisoft has confirmed that the Wii U version of Child of Light will fully support the Wii U GamePad. In an interview with Nintendo Life, the artistic platformer’s creative director, Patrick Plourde, said that details regarding Wii U-specific features will soon be revealed. Child of Light will launch in 2014 for a number of consoles, including Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
In terms of the Wii U, has any consideration been given as yet to how the GamePad or Wii Remotes will be utilised, such as pointer controls for the second player or use of the touch screen?
Plourde: The game will fully support the GamePad. More details pretty soon.
Ubisoft has affirmed their support for the Nintendo Wii U with rumors swirling around that the company would discontinue their long-standing relationship with Nintendo home consoles. In a statement, Ubisoft listed a number of high quality titles that they have already released on the Wii U, as well as their much-anticipated title Watch Dogs, as proof of their continued support of the platform. Watch Dogs was originally slated for a holiday release but has been pushed back to Q2 of 2014. What do you think of the Ubisoft lineup of games on the Wii U? Have they delivered quality experiences on the system?
“Ubisoft has a long-standing relationship with Nintendo. Most recently this has been reinforced by our varied and high-quality line-up for Wii U, with big titles including Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Just Dance 2014, Rayman Legends, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist already released and Watch Dogs on the way.”
IGN has made a video that compares the graphics of the PlayStation 4′s version of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag to the Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the open-world game. Based on the website’s recording, the game looks pretty good on Nintendo’s latest console, especially compared to the two last-gen consoles’ versions. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is available now for all the aforementioned platforms, as well as PC and Xbox One.
Follow Aurora in the Magical world of Lemuria and Brianna Code, lead programmer on Child of Light. She’s presenting diffrent aspect of the game such as the gameplay, the world and the skill tree. Child of Light is a reimagining of classic fairytales, inviting players on an epic adventure into the magical painted world of Lemuria. Players will uncover mysteries, participate in turn-by-turn combat inspired by classic JRPGs, and explore the mystical kingdom.
Apparently Ubisoft revealed even more in yesterday’s conference call than originally believed. It has come to light that the company is projecting sales of 10 million copies for its latest Assassin’s Creed installment, Black Flag. With these numbers, the company is actually forecasting a decrease for the Assassin’s Creed series, as Assassin’s Creed 3 raked in a total of 12.5 million copies sold in its first six months. Yesterday, Ubisoft also announced that Rayman Legends and Splinter Cell: Blacklist did not perform in accordance with expectations, so perhaps the latest Assassin’s Creed projections are taking into account Ubisoft’s ailing overall sales figures. Here is a quote from CEO Yves Guillemot about the newest Assassin’s Creed game:
“We expect Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag to be a highly-rated game. Previews have been very positive and the title will again be among the highest performers of the year. We are very confident with the performance of Assassin’s Creed 4 and the numbers we have in our model, it is going to be key for the launch of the new consoles this Christmas.”
Ubisoft revealed during a conference call that both Rayman Legends and Splinter Cell Blacklist had lower sales than the company had originally anticipated. Splinter Cell Blacklist sold poorly on the Wii U during August and reportedly sold less than 10k during its first month on Nintendo’s latest platform. In total, Splinter Cell Blacklist sold 300k across all platforms. Rayman Legends sold the most units on Wii U, but that didn’t stop the game from doing poorly across all systems.
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Assassin’s Creed 4 game director Ashraf Ismail has explained that the game nearly had 1,000 people working on the latest edition to the Assassin’s Creed series. The Assassin’s Creed franchise has always had a lot of dedicated developers working on it, but this game promises to be the biggest Assassin’s Creed yet. Ismail was also asked if there’s a possibility that Ubisoft would create an Assassin’s Creed Universe.
“From a pure production standpoint, it would be very, very difficult to do something like that. On this game, we’ve had over 900 people working on it. With the Assassin’s Creed machine and being the game director, even I am sometimes amazed. It takes 900 people to create the content for this game, so to try to do multiple worlds that are all big and fleshed out with unique characters in them, I’m not sure it would bring that much to the player.”
Ubisoft has confirmed that the long-awaited Watch Dogs has been delayed until Spring 2014. The team said via the official Ubisoft blog that they had been contemplating delaying the unique title and it became clear to the company that they needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune each detail. The development team says that they ultimately want to deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.
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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, but it doesn’t look like it’s got its sights set on Wii U. The Freedom Cry DLC – which you can see in the trailer above – will follow the story of slave-born Adewale, who’s recently found freedom as a pirate aboard the Jackdaw. Unfortunately, the Wii U was excluded from the list of platforms mentioned – PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC - in the European press release, whereas the North American press release didn’t reveal which platforms the DLC would arrive on.
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A season pass was also announced alongside the reveal of the Freedom Cry DLC, which includes the exclusive Kraken ship pack, as well as more missions, weapons and multiplayer characters, offering a 20% discount. The season pass will retail at $19.99. Official confirmation is yet to come on whether the DLC will be included, but we’ll keep you updated for further news. Will you still be purchasing Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on Wii U?