There is a rumour circulating around the internet that there’s a Gravity Falls game in development for the Nintendo 3DS and it is published by Ubisoft. The game is based on the American cartoon which is broadcast on Disney XD. The show follows the adventures of Dipper and his twin sister Mable as they unlock the secrets of the myserteous town of Gravity Falls where there are plenty of paranormal and supernatural creatures.
We heard ZombiU was coming to other platforms. It has been rumoured for quite some time, but we don’t know how the game will change for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The original was centred around the Wii U GamePad so there’s bound to be some big changes in this revised version for current generation consoles. The Taiwan rating board has listed ZombiU as coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but instead of being called ZombiU the game will just be known as Zombi. I guess we should get some official details about the game soonish.
Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, has reassured gamers that the company has learned from the mistakes they made with Watch Dogs. No doubt if you were on image boards and internet forums then you will be aware of the visual downgrade the game received at launch, compared to the debut footage we were shown at E3. The game looked nothing like the one that was showcased at E3 2012 and Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, says this is something that will never happen again.
With E3 2015 we said, OK, let’s make sure the games are playable, that they’re running on the target machines. When we show something, we ask the team, make sure it’s playable, make sure gamers can immediately see exactly what it is. That’s what we learned from the Watch Dogs experience – if it can’t be played on the target machine, it can be a risk.”
Creative titles at Ubisoft have just received a boost as the company has revealed that Ubisoft’s internal studios can create low-cost video games without receiving executive approval. Providing the games budgets are cheap enough (between $500k – $3 million) then the studios can begin skipping the arduous pitching process. This should lead to some very interesting video games coming from the studio which has brought us games such as Rayman and Child of Light.
Today, Ubisoft announced that The Smurfs will be available this week on Nintendo 3DS across all EMEA territories (Europe, Middle East and Asia).
Developed by Magic Pockets, The Smurfs for Nintendo 3DS will take players to the colourful comic book world of their favourite characters. In this great new adventure, players will need to help the Smurfs rebuild their village while finding out what could have possibly caused its destruction. To complete their quest, they will have to play through a variety of 12 mini-games, collecting resources and avoiding Gargamel’s traps.
In this brand new Smurfs game, players will be able to build the greatest village for Papa Smurf, Smurfette and all their friends. Through multiple environments, from Gargamel’s lab to the deep forest surrounding the village, players will collect wood, rocks and bricks to help them in their quest. Customisation will be possible for both the Smurf houses as well as the whole village by sawing logs, nailing planks and stacking bricks.
All the mini-games are tailored for Nintendo 3DS, taking full advantage of its features: players will play hide and seek with the Nintendo 3DS stylus, pilot a plane through the woodlands, organise music contests or create their very own recipes by tilting the Nintendo 3DS to mix ingredients and blow in the microphone to cool their preparations.
It’s been rumoured for quite some time, but it would appear as though ZombiU will be headed to other consoles. The Australian Classification Board has rated a game called ZOMBI that is published by Ubisoft. It seems extremely likely that this is the rumoured ZombiU port that we’ve heard about. Guess we shall find out in the coming weeks. Currently it is only rated for the Xbox One.
We all knew it was coming and today Ubisoft officially confirmed that Just Dance 2016 will be arriving on the Wii U. We may be missing out on several other games, but at least we’ve got the Just Dance series, right? The game will be coming to the Wii U this October and will no doubt perform well. Ubisoft also announced the Just Dance Streaming Service to get new songs all year-long for your console.