Ubisoft’s Wayne Greenwell has told MCV that the company fully expects Watch Dogs to become one of the best-selling new IPs in recent memory. Greenwell believes that the game will prove to be as popular as blockbuster titles such as FIFA and Call of Duty.
“Excitement for the product remains incredibly high and gamers are desperate to finally get their hands on the title. This is reflected in our pre-orders which are hugely promising for a new IP and highlights the enthusiasm that has surrounded the product since it was first unveiled to the world.”
“With Watch Dogs, Ubisoft is building a new blockbuster brand to stand alongside other top tier triple-A titles and we expect it to be not only one of the best selling new IPs in recent memory, but also one of the best selling titles throughout 2014.”
French website Le Portail du Jeu Video is reporting that Ubisoft is busy developing a new 2D Price of Persia game using the UbiArt Framework engine which powers Rayman Legends and Child of Light. The site says “the same techniques of animation [as used] in the last Rayman” and see the Prince’s body “divided into several parts (torso, pelvis, leg, shin, foot, forearm, hands, etc..) that can be animated independently of each other. “This provides a real diversity / credibility in the postures and movements of the hero…. “The quality of the work is to believe [it is] 3D modelling [with] transitions [that are] are fluid and feel well made.”
Legendary games designer Michel Ancel teased fans with new art work for the lead protagonist in Beyond Good & Evil on a Rayman Legends Twitch stream that the team did recently. Beyond Good & Evil 2 has been in development for what seems like forever. Hopefully we will catch a new glimpse of the game at E3 in June.
Ubisoft has announced that they will be holding their E3 press conference on Monday June 9th. The show will start at 11pm in the UK and 3pm in LA. The company is expected to showcase Assassin’s Creed Unity, The Division, The Crew, and hopefully something for Wii U owners. EA’s press conference is set at 1pm PST, 9pm UK time.
Travel with Aurora in the World of Lemuria, where amazing adventures await. Discover fairytale landscapes in a magical world. Following Aurora in her quest to save the kingdom of Lemuria by bringing back the three sources of Light. Child of Light is due for release on a number of platforms including Wii U on April 30th.
Ubisoft’s North American Uplay Store states that the eagerly anticipated Watch Dogs for Wii U should arrive on the console sometime during Fall 2014. Watch Dogs was delayed so the team could concentrate their efforts on the other platforms. The game is still due to come out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and PC, on May 27th.
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artwork video for the upcoming and beautiful game, Child of Light. Join world-renowned character designer and illustrator Yoshitaka Amano on a journey through his spectacular artistry as he paints Princess Aurora in the mystical kingdom of Lemuria. Amano said that he wanted to express the challenges a child may face when they are born into the world and created darker tones around Aurora in stark contrast with her striking red hair.
Ubisoft has uploaded a new behind-the-scenes
A copy of Amano’s gorgeous artwork can be purchased with the Deluxe Edition of the game, which features an exclusive Igniculus key ring and a 24 page art book. Child of Light is due for release on April 30 for Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.
Ubisoft’s vice president of creative Lionel Raynaud has told Edge that the company would be stupid not to capitalise on the Assassin’s Creed franchise every year. Raynaud simply said that they will continue to offer consumers a new Assassin’s Creed every year as it would be stupid not to satisfy the need.
Raynaud was able to discuss the pressures of releasing a major new game in Ubisoft’s flagship series every year. “We are able to offer people a new Assassin’s Creed every year because they want Assassin’s Creed every year,” he added. “As long as this is true we would be very stupid to not satisfy this need, but it puts a lot of pressure on us to create something that will never disappoint.
French publication Gamesblog is reporting that there’s a second Assassin’s Creed game coming this year and it’s for “last-gen” consoles, which means Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The publication and Kotaku hasn’t heard whether this game will be coming to the Wii U. Ubisoft have already announced a new Assassin’s Creed game called Assassin’s Creed Unity which is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
“Comet will take place in and around 1758; that it will star a sailor named Shay who betrays the captain of his ship; and that it’s set on the Atlantic Ocean.Comet, GameBlog says, will continue the nautical theme established in last year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.”
“This fall’s last-gen Assassin’s Creed will indeed be set in North America and star a protagonist named Shay, who is a member of the Templars, the assassin-hating order that has traditionally served as primary antagonist in the Assassin’s Creed games.”
“We also hear that Comet will let you go to New York and do a great deal of sailing along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. One source describes the game as a cross between Assassin’s Creed III and the Freedom Cry DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV. Sources also say that Haytham Kenway and Adewalé will make appearances, among other returning AC characters.”
Ubisoft has released a brand new video for its eagerly awaited Watch Dogs. The video invites players to dive into the Chicago playground with this ingame-captured trailer, showing the game’s depth and diversity. Watch Dogs is due out on all formats May 27th, with the Wii U version coming at a later date.