Ubisoft has announced an extra sweet treat for fans who pre-order the upcoming title Watch Dogs. The open-world action game features two additional content packages, depending on whether you pre-order from GameStop or Amazon in North America.
When pre-ordering the title from GameStop, players will receive a single player mission named ‘The Palace Pack’, which includes an investigation bonus and ATM hack boost. Both unlock exclusive in-game content, allowing you to find more investigations as well as increasing cash rewards when hacking banks through the ATM hack boost. And if you pre-order extra early, you’ll also receive a neat game poster, designed by comic-book artist Alex Ross.
Looking to pre-order on Amazon? If so, players will receive the Signature Shot Pack. The content comes as a single player mission that gives you access to the Biometric Assault Rifle, which was smuggled into Chicago for the captain of the Black Viceroy’s gang, as well as the Black Viceroy’s Outfit once completed. By all accounts, the weapon only works for the first person to make an imprint of their palm on the handle, so players will need to steal the package and make the imprint to be in with a chance of success. Watch Dogs is available for pre-order until November 18 and will be released in North America on November 19 for the Wii U.
Although EA made it clear that it has no games in development for the Wii U, another top dog in the video game industry plans to continue supporting Nintendo and its latest console. A Ubisoft spokesperson told GamesIndustry International that, as with any new console, the Wii U needs time to grow an established base. Ubisoft has numerous games that are scheduled to be released on Nintendo’s Wii U, including Rayman Legends, Watch_Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Splinter Cell Blacklist.
“As with any new console, it takes some time to grow an established base. Ubisoft has a varied and high-quality line-up for Wii U, with more big titles on the way including Rayman Legends, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Splinter Cell Blacklist. We’re confident that this will help in continuing to attract gamers to the Wii U system and that Nintendo will take steps to ensure that the Wii U is successful in the market.”
There’s no release date set for the Wii U console’s version of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online. And, today, the first-person shooter’s publisher, Ubisoft, confirmed that the Wii U version is still on hold, while efforts are being put into the PC version of the game. Last we heard, the game is scheduled to arrive this year on Wii U.
With the help of Maestro Interactive Games, Nintendo-licensed developer Notion Games is bringing 2D platformer Super Ubie Land to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U later this year. Although it previously called “Super Ubi Land,” the game was renamed due to requests from publisher Ubisoft, which is quite often referred to as Ubi.
Ubisoft is confident that its highly anticipated multi-format title Watch Dogs could sell as well, or even better, than the company’s acclaimed Assassin’s Creed. The original Assassin’s Creed game, which was released in 2007, has reportedly sold over eight million copies and counting. Ubisoft clearly has big ambitions for Watch Dogs, and rightfully so.
“Watch_Dogs can do probably as well or probably even better than AC1, in the target we’ve given we’ve taken quantity that are below AC1. So that’s the point”
We all love a good rumour, and Ubisoft Montpellier could be teasing a big one. The developer of the first-person survival horror game ZombiU is potentially working on a sequel to the successful Wii U title, but it’s still all hush-hush.
A member on the gaming forum NeoGaf spotted a tweet sent out by a fan to Ubisoft’s creative director Jean-Philippe Caro asking whether a sequel would ever be released. Caro replied with the following:
“Thank you for your interest in zombiu. The team is working hard on a prototype. it´s too soon to tell you more.”
In addition to this, Caro had a Twitter conversation with a fan over a possible sequel, saying it would be great if it could happen:
“It would indeed. *says no more*”
When developing ZombiU last year, Ubisoft Montpellier said they had a few ideas in the pipeline for a ZombiU sequel, giving even more relevance to this rumour. Would you like to see a sequel of the horror title? Let us know in the comments below.
Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag. The open-world game will see famed pirates such as Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Benjamin Hornigold and Charles Vane join the main character Edward Kenway on his adventures over the high seas.
The new trailer for Ubisoft’s latest instalment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise has been published today. The trailer, which you can see above, describes how the dawn of the eighteenth century led way to pirates, mutiny, betrayal and debauchery in
Though the trailer is a little scarce on gameplay, Ubisoft is sure to tease more details in the future to Assassin’s Creed fans. The title is due for a European release on November 1, and can be pre-ordered on Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as well as next generation platforms and PC.
Ubisoft Montreal Senior Producer Dominic Guay has confirmed that Watch_Dogs can be played “completely offline.” The upcoming open world action-adventure video game will also feature a multiplayer mode that has an element of player invasion, though Ubisoft has yet to thoroughly explain its overall scope and course. Watch_Dogs will be released in November on multiple platforms, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Wii U.
Watch Dogs. The video, which is posted above, explains the main objective in which the player must hack the main frame of each district in order to gain control of the area – drawing similarities to that of Far Cry 3.
There’s just under six minutes of gameplay footage kicking about on YouTube for the open world action title
Watch Dogs is set for a North American release on November 19 and Europe on November 22 for the Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. You can also get your hands on extra content when pre-ordering a special edition and collector’s edition of the title.
Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be released in August on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Wii U. According to Eurogamer, the “core version” of the game is being developed by Ubisoft Toronto, whereas the publisher’s Shanghai studio is handling the Wii U version. Ubisoft Shanghai is known for its involvement in the development of the Splinter Cell series. It made Pandora Tomorrow, helped with Double Agent, and it’s also working on the cooperative modes across all versions of Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
“What I like about what we’re doing with the Wii U is that Splinter Cell’s always about gadgets, and with the controller it’s a natural extension. It’s interesting on that side for sure, because we didn’t have to invent new ways of interacting with the game to support the hardware. It just makes sense.”
-Splinter Cell Blacklist creative director Maxime Beland