Dorkly has put together a skit called “If Sega Owned Mario.” In particular, the piece pokes fun at Sonic Boom and how Mario and Luigi could potentially appear in games if Sega was in charge of designing them. The skit ends by taking a jab at Ubisoft and its initial release of Assassin’s Creed Unity, which launched with a number of noticeable technical issues last year.
Ubisoft has been sitting on an unreleased Wii U title specifically catered to families and friends for the past year – though has yet to release it for the system. According to Unseen 64, the game in question is named “Know Your Friends”, and we’ve known about it since its ESRB rating cropped up last year. As a party game, Know Your Friends was developed by Ubisoft’s Montreal team in 2013. Yet despite its completion last year, the company made an executive decision to withhold the game’s release due to its poor track record with Wii U sales.
Whether or not Know Your Friends will release on the Wii U is still unknown, though Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has stated in the past that “it will come”. According to various sources, the game took particular advantage of the Wii U GamePad and used it mainly as a pop quiz for social interactions. It also featured the GamePad’s camera – akin to Wii Party U – to take pictures of players and represented them on screen with a quirky paper art style. A video for the off-the-wall title can be viewed, here.
Area Effect, a studio made up of Ubisoft veterans, have announced that they’re bringing their new project Izle to the Wii U eShop. The Kickstater project will launch this spring “to support the development of the Steam and Next Gen Console versions.” The game is due for release on the eShop in 2016.
“Izle invites its players to build their own world by summoning the power of the gods and terraforming a variety of islands. Each unique island is randomly created and ready for players to explore, harness abilities and forge items into endless possibilities to create new character classes. Izle is currently in its Alpha stage.”
“Developed and published by Area Effect, a studio made up of Ubisoft veterans, Izle players will use terraforming to build their own unique island worlds. Players will acquire new items and abilities and combine them into endless possibilities to create their very own class. But with great freedom comes great responsibility, and if not defended, the kingdom will be shattered by the forces of shadows.”
“Izle is truly a passion project for us, and we are so proud of the reaction we have received at its early stages. Izle is a very ambitious project that we are excited to see come to life as our development continues and as the Izle community grows and flourishes.”
Today, Ubisoft announced the latest batch of DLC tracks for Just Dance 2015, the newest installment of the leading dance game franchise. The new songs are available now to download on all current and next-gen gaming systems, and include:
- “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus
- “Funhouse” by P!nk
- “Want U Back” by Cher Lloyd ft. Astro
- “C’mon” by Ke$ha
- “Kiss you” by One Direction
Just Dance 2015 features more than 40 of the hottest tracks and throwback tunes, including “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, “I Love It” by Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX, “Walk This Way” by Run DMC & Aerosmith, and “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj.
Today, Hasbro, Inc. and Ubisoft announced that the MONOPOLY Plus, My MONOPOLY and MONOPOLY Deal console games, all based on the famous MONOPOLY board game, are coming to Xbox Live for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, and on PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems. The party continues with the MONOPOLY Family Fun Pack, a retail-exclusive bundle featuring all MONOPOLY games.
The MONOPOLY Plus console game brings the classic board game to new heights with a colourful 3D-animated board that comes alive and evolves as players interact with it. Available as an extension to MONOPOLY Plus, My MONOPOLY downloadable content pack pushes the customisation options even further by allowing players to create their own personalised game boards and property spaces. Last but not least,MONOPOLY Deal card game is a new take on the fast-dealing property trading action of MONOPOLY. The MONOPOLY Plus, My MONOPOLY and MONOPOLY Deal console games introduce a fresh, new take on the world-famous family gaming brand, and are the first collaborations between Hasbro and Ubisoft for the Hasbro Game Channel.
MONOPOLY Family Fun Pack can be purchased at retailers on November 28 on Xbox One and PS4.
The MONOPOLY Plus console game will be available on November 26 to download through the Hasbro Game Channel on Xbox One and PS4 for £11.99, on December 10 on Xbox 360 and on December 17 on PS3 for £7.99.
My MONOPOLY console game will be available on November 26 to download through the Hasbro Game Channel on Xbox One and PS4 for £7.99, on December 10 on Xbox 360 and on December 17 on PS3 for £7.99
MONOPOLY Deal will be available on November 26 on Xbox One, December 3 on PS4 for £7.99, and on December 17 on Xbox 360 and PS3 for 3.99.
Despite Ubisoft saying they weren’t planning to release a sequel to ZombiU due to poor sales of the original on Wii U, Amazon France is now listing ZombiU 2. The listing on Amazon France has since been removed but it mentioned that the game will be set in New York and is set to be distributed by Bandai Namco. Let’s hope something comes of it as the original is looked upon fondly by Wii U owners.
Wonder how the Wii U version of Watch Dogs stacks up against the PC version? Well Tilmen from Nintendomination has you covered. The video embedded above gives a side by side comparison of the two versions and from an initial glance there isn’t too much in it. Be sure to give it a watch and leave your thoughts in the comments.