Ubisoft’s lavish platformer has already dropped down to £20.99 on popular online retailer, Amazon UK. The price drop follows news that the Wii U version of the highly regarded game has completely dropped out of the UK individual formats charts, with only the Xbox 360 version clinging onto number forty. Will you be purchasing Rayman Legends at this price point?
Assassin’s Creed 4 marks the first step into next gen for the franchise. Learn how Assassin’s Creed 4 utilizes next gen technology to create realistic oceans, dynamic weather systems, ambient lighting, and seamless ship boarding. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is out October 29th in North America.
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There’s an extra groove riding on the airwaves today as Ubisoft has announced that its smash-hit title Just Dance has boogied its way up to 5 million sales in the UK. With Just Dance 2014 preparing to snap up those savings on October 4, the publisher has revealed how the franchise has boomed within the UK market, especially on Nintendo’s console the Wii. Love it or loathe it, the Just Dance franchise remains the most popular to purchase on the Wii above any other console.
Ubisoft’s senior brand manager Ombeline Wallon says that they’re hoping to continue the success on the Wii U, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well – you can check out his comments below. Will you be looking to buy the next Just Dance, and do you think it could boost Wii U sales? Just Dance 2014 will release October 4 for Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
“Just Dance is still the No.1 dance franchise in the UK and has continued to exceed expectations. It has been incredibly successful since it first launched and is a definite crowd-pleaser, particularly popular around Christmas.
“It has been a difficult couple of years, especially for the Wii market, which is where Just Dance has been the most successful so far. But we’ve also seen increasing interest from consumers on other formats. We are looking forward to seeing them embrace Just Dance 2014 on the next generation of consoles.”
More details have been revealed for the newly announced platformer RPG Child of Light. Developed by Ubisoft, you play as the female protagonist Aurora – a young princess with a pure heart whose soul is brought to the Kingdom of Lemuria – trapped in a waking dream. The Kingdom is in utter despair as the wicked Black Queen has taken the sun, the moon, and the stars for her own greedy desires and needs Aurora to restore the three sources of light to Lemuria.
Take an extraordinary journey through the vast world of Lemuria and explore its mythical environments, interact with its inhabitants as you discover new locations and their secrets. Core gameplay allows Aurora the power to fight creatures from the dark and to restore the Stolen Lights from the Black Queen in turn-based combat. And fighting alongside your firefly ally, Igniculus, will give the princess an extra edge in battle, as he can be controlled by another player in co-op mode to retrieve items and interrupt enemies – much like Murfy in Rayman Legends. Child of Light is on target for a 2014 release for the Wii U eShop. And if you haven’t seen the gorgeous trailer yet, you can view it here.
Last week, we reported that Ubisoft had leaked a number of new titles onto the world wide web, but no platforms were specified. This morning, Ubisoft confirmed the platforms and, unsurprisingly, the Wii U hasn’t been given much of a glimpse. In fact, the JRPG-inspired Child of Light is the only title that has been confirmed as appearing on the Wii U eShop. It’s a crying shame that Valiant Hearts: The Great War – which looks to be Wii U market material – has completely skipped the Wii U, despite appearing on all other platforms. Below you can see a list of all the games that were leaked and the confirmation of their platforms, with Ubisoft favouring smartphones and tablets.
- Valiant Hearts: The Great War – PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC
- Assassin’s Creed: Pirates – Smartphones and tablets
- Child of Light – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC
- EndWar Online – A free-to-play browser game for PC and Mac
- Rabbids: Big Bang – Smartphones and tablets
- Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC
- Rayman: Fiesta Run – Smartphones and tablets
- Trials Frontier – Smartphones and tablets
The absolutely gorgeous UbiArt-based project Child of Light has been officially confirmed for Wii U. Ubisoft published the above trailer today, showing off the stunning artwork for the fantasy side-scroller, as well as a look at the in-game battles and a great dragon emerging from the depths of a dark cave.
Child of Light is focussed on the female protagonist Aurora and her coming-of-age story, where gameplay is inspired from titles such as Limbo and Final Fantasy VI. The game itself is based on a fairytale Japanese RPG and will have a turn-based combat system. By all accounts, this is one of Ubisoft’s smallest projects, uses the UbiArt Framework which was used in Rayman Legends and Origins, and a third of the developer team was female. Child of Light will be available for purchase on the Wii U eShop in the near future. Let us know what you think of the trailer in the comments below.
Nintendo has released an accolades trailer for Rayman Legends. Ubisoft’s platformer has received very positive reviews from most publications, according to Metacritic. Giant Bomb awarded it with a perfect score and compared it to its predecessor, saying: “everything you loved about Rayman Origins is polished to a glistening sheen in this tremendously fun platformer.” USgamer, meanwhile, gave it a 2.5/5 and said it “needs more polish to be truly entertaining.” Rayman Legends is available now on multiple platforms, including Wii U.
The names of a number of forthcoming Ubisoft games have apparently been leaked online ahead of an official reveal at this year’s Digital Day event. The games in question include Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD and Rabbids: Big Bang. Platforms for the new games aren’t specified, but they are thought to include console and mobile platforms. Here are the games that have apparently leaked.
- Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
- Assassin’s Creed Pirates
- Autodance II
- Child of Light (I know we kind of know about this one, but it’s still new)
- Endwar Online
- Rabbids: Big Bang
- Rayman: Fiesta Run
- Valiant Hearts: The Great War
- Might & Magic: Duel of Champions
- Panzer General Online
- Poptropica: Forgotten Islands
- The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot
- Trials Frontier
- Watch Dogs
Assassin’s Creed Game Director Ashraf Ismail takes us on a tour of the Caribbean and its many locations to explore. Tavern fights, underwater shipwrecks, harpooning, smuggler’s caves… have a closer look at some of the new activities that await you in the endless open world of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. The latest instalment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise is coming to North America on October 29th and in Europe on November 1st.
The free Rayman Legends Challenges App is no longer being supported by Ubisoft as of yesterday, September 4th. The app, which was released last April and was exclusive to Wii U owners, contained weekly and daily challenges that earned players trophies based on their performance. To continue playing the challenges, you must purchase the full game, which launched a couple days ago in the Nintendo eShop and at retail. Rayman Legends costs $59.99.