Ubisoft’s “Hero” New IP Storyboard Trailers Leaked

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Looks like someone has let the cat out of the bag early at Ubisoft as concept trailers for their new IP which is being dubbed Hero have found their way online. We heard earlier today that Ubisoft is developing a new IP which they hope to release before March 2016. Hero could well be the one that was mentioned. Ubisoft is apparently scrambling to remove the videos and the image. Guess it was a project that was due to be officially announced at E3 next month.

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Thanks, Adrian F

Mario Features 2nd In Top 20 Grossing Franchises At Retail In The Last 10 Years

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Ubisoft have just published their latest earnings from the last fiscal year. In their presentation, they’ve included a chart of the top 20 grossing franchises from 2005-2014 to showcase key success factors. The chart highlights Ubisoft games, naturally, but lets take a look at how Nintendo did! Mario is the second biggest grossing franchise, falling just under Call of Duty from Activision Blizzard. The other Nintendo title to appear– which may come as a surprise– is Wii Fit! Which includes hardware sales, and makes sense given all the families that jumped on board with the balance board. Super Smash Bros. also features 8th on a chart for the top 10 grossing games of 2014. Take a look at the charts yourself and see what you think, find anything else surprising?

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Wii U Accounted For 1% Of Ubisoft’s Sales From 2014 To 2015

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It’s probably not too surprising that recent Ubisoft titles have skipped the Wii U as the company has provided a breakdown of sales by platform and region and it clearly shows that the Wii U only accounted for 1% of sales in 2014 to 2015. In fact the original Wii shifted more software for Ubisoft than the Wii U. You can check out the sales breakdown in the chart uploaded above.

Just Dance Will Be The Only Last Gen Game From Ubisoft As New Games Will Be Current Gen Only

Ubisoft is no longer creating titles for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and is instead focussing its efforts on developing for the current generation of consoles. We’ve already heard that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will only be available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. However, the company says it will make an exception for the Just Dance series which has sold incredibly well on Nintendo platforms.

Ubisoft Releasing Unannounced AAA Game By March 2016

Ubisoft has confirmed today that they are hard at work developing an unannounced AAA game for a number of platforms which is due to be released by March 2016. The company wouldn’t give any clues regarding what the mystery title is, but we can assume it will be showcased at next month’s E3 event in Los Angeles. The company also revealed that they are now only developing for current generation consoles for their major titles, but Just Dance will come to last generation platforms. What would you like to see Ubisoft working on?

Ubisoft Officially Announces Assassin’s Creed Syndicate But Not For Wii U

Today, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the newest instalment in the blockbuster Assassin’s Creed franchise, will be available worldwide on October 23 for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The Windows PC version will be available this autumn.

Developed by Ubisoft Quebec in collaboration with eight other Ubisoft studios, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is an epic single player experience set in London during the height of the Industrial Revolution, an incredible age of invention that transforms the lives of millions. During this time, the gap between the poor and the rich expands exponentially, making workers’ lives little more than legalised slavery. The lower classes fight for survival by forming a new kind of family – gangs – and adapting to life in the criminal underworld. Players will embody both Jacob Frye and Evie Frye, twin Assassins raised to follow the Creed. Jacob, a determined, hot-headed and rebellious leader of an underground gang, is vastly different than his sister Evie, a master of stealth and control. Together, Jacob and Evie team up to challenge rivals, plutocrats and Templars alike to free the masses from poverty and corruption, and, ultimately, wrestle back control of London.

In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, players explore the largest, most modern open-world city ever created in an Assassin’s Creed game. The fighting is more brutal than ever, as players combat rival gangs and grow their sphere of influence throughout London using new weapons, including brass knuckles, a kukri knife, a revolver and the Assassin’s gauntlet. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate also includes innovative navigation and transportation throughout the open world, including a rope launcher for scaling tall Victorian buildings, zip-lining from rooftop to rooftop or performing aerial assassinations, and horse-drawn carriages and high-speed trains for free-running, tracking down enemies or escaping after daring raids.

“The ability to lead an underground gang, commandeer any vehicle on hand and use modern tools to take on an expansive and fast-paced Victorian London sets this game apart,” said Marc-Alexis Côté, Creative Director at Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has been in development for more than two years and this new modern take on the living open world will please Assassin’s Creed fans and newcomers alike.”

Next Assassin’s Creed Game To Be Revealed On May 12th

We kinda already know quite a bit about the next Assassin’s Creed game as Kotaku leaked a fair bit of information about the title. The next game is presumably going to be called Assassin’s Creed: Victory and will take place in Victorian London. Ubisoft has announced today that it plans to reveal the next Assassin’s Creed game at 5pm UK time on May 12th. The website mentions a variety of platforms including the Wii U. Guess we will have to wait and see.