Ubisoft Unveil The Final Phase In The Just Dance Competition

Ubisoft and the Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) today announced the list of qualified Just Dance players for the World Finals at Paris Games Week (October 30 to November 1, 2014).  The World Finals will take place on the central stage of the ESWC and will be live streamed on Twitch and Dailymotion. Here are the twenty finalists:

Finalists from World Dance Floor

Just Dance’s online multiplayer mode allowed players to compete against each other’s performances; here are the top performers:

1- Kelvin DA ROCHA SANTOS (Brazil)

2- Flavien ALONZO (France)

3- Alan FAUNDEZ (Chili)

4- Diego DOS SANTOS SILVA (Brazil)

5- Avery PRICE (United States)

6- Rosalia ROHWER (United States)

7- Josué DELGADO ROSALES (Peru)

8- Linda HUANTE CABALLERO (Mexico)

9- Nyugent VILLANUEVA RUEDA (Peru)

10- Jochem ROMIJN (Netherlands)

Finalists from Just Dance TV

The qualifications were also open on Just Dance TV where players submitted their best performance on Just Dance 2014 through Autodanceoption.

11- Carrie SWIDECKI (USA)

12- Luis Fernando LOPEZ CORTEZ (Mexico)

13- Tulio FURST AKAR (Brazil)

14- Mario SANTORO (France)

 Finalists from ESWC Qualifier Events

Live Just Dance competitions took place in Canada, Australia, Russia and Denmark over the last couple of months. The last two finalists will be selected during the French Finals at Paris Games Week where the eight best French players will compete against each other.

15- Che TAN (Canada)

16- Denzal VAN UITREGT (Australia)

17- Dmitrii STEPANOV (Russia)

18- Stefania Daniela MARRAS (Denmark)

19- French finalist

20- French finalist

As the home of the ESWC, France will give a special welcome to their players and the eight best French dancers from online qualifications will be invited to compete live on Wednesday, October 29. The qualifier will take place on stage at Paris Games Week and two winners will qualify for the World Finals.

Agenda of the competition

  • Wednesday October 29, 12pm-3pm: French Finals
  • Thursday October 30, 12pm-3pm: World Finals, Groups A & B
  • Friday October 31, 12pm-3pm: World Finals, Groups C & D
  • Saturday November 1st, 12pm: World Finals, Group E
  • Saturday November 1st, 3pm: World Finals, ½ Finals et Grand Finals 

Rules and Jury Process

  1. Every session is a duel (1 versus 1) danced to one dedicated song
  2. The final game score is worth 50%
  3. The jury’s score is worth 50%
  4. In case of a draw, the audience watching online will vote

The Jury will give a score on artistic qualities of the players (choreography, emotion, energy, etc.) and will explain its decision. The Jury will be composed of:

  • Matthew Tomkinson : Game Director
  • Véronique Halbrey : Character Director
  • Mehdi Kerkouche : Choreographer

The players will play the latest installment of the game, Just Dance  2015.

 

Ubisoft Says Poptropica: Forgotten Islands Is Out Now On Nintendo 3DS In US

Ubisoft has announced via Twitter that Poptropica: Forgotten Islands is out now on the Nintendo 3DS. According to the game’s description you’ll be able to meet new characters, play mini-games at random, explore worlds, upgrade your blimp to visit even more places and more. You will also be able to discover secrets about Poptropica by finding artifacts littered throughout the game.

Thanks, Holonboy

Ubisoft Announces Tetris Ultimate Release Date For Nintendo 3DS

Ubisoft confirmed today that Tetris Ultimate, the latest iteration of the world’s most loved puzzle game, will be available for the Nintendo 3DS from November 11, 2014.  In addition to delivering six exciting modes, Tetris Ultimate for Nintendo 3DS also includes an exclusive single-player Challenge mode.

Available digitally through the Nintendo eShop (11th November) and in as a boxed edition in retailers (14th November in the UK), Tetris Ultimate for 3DS offers exciting modes, fun features and unique visuals that allow 1–4 players to face off in seven different game modes:

  • Marathon – Complete level 15 and rack up as many points as you can.
  • Endless – Keep clearing lines until your stamina runs out!
  • Ultra – Race to score as many points possible before time runs out in this three-minute challenge.
  • Sprint – Clear 40 lines as quickly as you can.
  • Battle – Go head-to-head to knock out 1-4 challengers.
  • Battle Ultimate – Be the last person playing after using crazy power-ups! Go on the offensive with Carouseland make your opponent’s Well shift to the left after each move, or trigger Let it Rain and dump garbage down on top of them. Buzz Saw helps you out by clearing away a number of your lines, especially useful when you’re in a spot of trouble.
  • Challenge – With four mode variants, be prepared for a variety of challenges that will put any player’s determination to the test:
  • Master – The Tetriminos drop instantly and appear at the bottom.
  • Rotation Lock – The orientation of the Tetriminos are random and you cannot rotate them.
  • Escalation – As the game levels up, you’ll have to clear more lines
  • Invisible – The Tetriminos become invisible as they drop to the bottom.

Tetris Ultimate will also be available for digital download this winter for the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, and Windows PC.

 

Ubisoft Confirms Assassin’s Creed Unity Couldn’t Run On Wii U

Alex Amancio, creative director at Ubisoft, has confirmed to Red Bull that the reason Assassin’s Creed Unity won’t be coming to the Wii U is the system simply couldn’t run it. Amancio said that the team didn’t want to put out a lesser version of the game on the platform.

“It couldn’t, it really couldn’t. I mean this is why we from the beginning, this was going to be a new-gen-only title, because the crowds aren’t aesthetic, they actually have impact. If we did anything to hinder that or to reduce that it would have a detrimental impact, it wouldn’t be the same experience. I don’t think that would be fair to fans, to sell the same game but with different levels of experience. Even the seamless nature of the series and the scale of the game right, we couldn’t do that. We never load Paris. It wouldn’t be possible, in our minds we’d be cheating fans by providing a lesser version of the same game.”

Watch Dogs On Wii U No Longer Getting Dedsec Or Vigilante Editions

UK retailer GAME has confirmed that Ubisoft is no longer planning to offer Dedsec or Vigilante editions of Watch Dogs for Wii U. Both special editions contain a number of bonus items, including a collector’s box, official soundtrack, Investigation Bonus and ATM Hack Boost. Ubisoft recently revealed that the upcoming Wii U version of the game won’t include DLC or a season pass. Watch Dogs arrives November 20th on Wii U.

“It is with great disappointment that we can confirm that unfortunately on this occasion Ubisoft will not be producing either the Dedsec or Vigilante editions on Wii U,” GAME said in an email to customers.

The Creators Behind Child Of Light Have Become A New Core Team At Ubisoft

The creators behind the well-received Child of Light in the Wii U eShop have revealed that they are now part of a new core team at Ubisoft. The team will be tasked with tackling a brand new project that will no doubt be equally as exciting. Hopefully it will be released on the Wii U eShop once it’s been completed.

“The group behind Ubisoft Montreal’s Child of Light has been installed as a core development team at the studio and will explore a new project, CVG can reveal.”

“We are super happy with Child of Light. The team did a good job and the game had a great reception. We were proud to deliver something new and unique – a lot of people were surprised that Montreal was delivering this kind of game.”

Watch Dogs Wii U Won’t Be Getting DLC Or A Season Pass

The official Ubisoft Twitter account has confirmed that the forthcoming Watch Dogs on Wii U won’t be getting downloadable content or a season pass. The company pulled the aforementioned tweet, but that didn’t stop a Reddit user from posting it. Ubisoft announced that the Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC is being released today for all the platforms that the game is currently released on.