Ubisoft Mexico has announced a release date for the Wii U version of Watch Dogs. In a Facebook post aimed at Nintendo fans, the publisher said the open-world title will hit Wii U in Mexico on November 18th. It was recently revealed that Watch Dogs will likely be the Wii U console’s final mature title from Ubisoft. The game has been available on competing platforms for a few months now.
Today, Ubisoft announced the release of Assassin’s Creed Birth of a New World – The American Saga available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC versions of the game, from October 3rd, 2014.
Assassin’s Creed Birth of a New World – The American Saga is an exclusive compilation of the three Assassin’s Creed games that witnessed the birth of modern America, and includes:
- Assassin’s Creed III: Challenge the Templar’s supremacy as Connor throughout the American Revolution.
- Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD: Combat the Spanish forces in Louisiana as deadly Assassin Aveline de Grandpré.
- Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag: Explore the Caribbean seas and join the fight against the Templars as Edward Kenway, during the Golden Age of Piracy.
Ubisoft and the Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) today announced the next phases of the Just Dance competition, which can be played by anyone around the globe. Just Dance players are now one step closer to the grand finale at Paris Games Week on October 30th and November 1st, 2014. Here’s how fans can still qualify:
World Dance Floor
Just Dance’s online multiplayer mode allows players to compete against each other’s performances; the remaining qualifying sessions are scheduled for September 7th, September 14th and September 21st.
ESWC qualifier events
Through Just Dance competitions, the next finalists will be identified and win their ticket to the world finals. After Montreal (Canada) in July, four new events are scheduled around the world, including:
- Sydney (Australia) at the Ubisoft EB Expo booth, on October 3 and 5, 2014
- Igromir (Russia), between October 3 and 5, 2014
- Copenhagen (Denmark), ESWC Finals with Sports-gaming.dk, on October 10 and 11, 2014
- Paris (France), on the ESWC stage, at Paris Games Week, on October 29
As the home of the ESWC, France will give a special welcome to their players and the eight best French dancers from on-line 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.
Just Dance TV
The qualifications are also open to the Just Dance TV where players can submit their best performance on Just Dance 2014 through Autodance option until September 21.
The top twenty Just Dance players will be flown to Paris Games Week to compete in the Grand Final of the Just Dance World Cup from October 30th to November 1st, 2014. During the Final in front of thousands of spectators, in the room and online (live on Twitch.TV and Dailymotion), the best 20 dancers from international qualifications will perform on the next installment of the game, Just Dance 2015 on Xbox One. The matcheswill be played in the final duel (one versus one), and the result decision based on the combination of several scores as follows:
- Technical score: 1 point awarded to the player with the highest score in the game.
- Artistic score: awarded by the three members of the jury, each of whom will give 1 extra point to the player of their choice for the bestchoreography and best visual performance.
- In case of a tie, the decision will be submitted to online voting, on the live stream.
Composed of professional dance and acting, the jury will be announced shortly.
So far, the on-line sessions have identified a temporary ranking, per platform:
- Wii U: Diegho.San (Brazil), Ferch12 (Mexico)
– Xbox One: BlazingGuitar14 (USA), KelvinJaeder (Brazil)
– Xbox 360: pedro13bkn (Chili), Mr_Manu_xD (Mexico)
– PlayStation 4 system: Klesko (Chili), RenoGroove (Netherlands)
– PlayStation 3 system: eaccy2397 (Mexico), samurox89 (Peru)
Today, Ubisoft announced that Poptropica: Forgotten Islands, the brand-new adventure based on the massively popular virtual world for kids, is coming to Nintendo 3DS system. The game hits the shelves on October 14, just in time for the holiday season.
Poptropica fans will embark on exciting quests in the ultimate on-the-go Poptropica 3D experience. In Poptropica: Forgotten Islands, players explore the vast, uncharted Island chains of Poptropica, discovering the secrets of their past one artifact at a time. They must uncover the truth to prevent a shadowy force from destroying the Forgotten Islands’ history forever.
On the adventure through the Islands, players will find items that unlock new areas, gameplay challenges and mini-games. They will encounter different types of challenges focused on literacy and building problem-solving skills, so kids learn while having fun! Players can also customize the look of their avatars with new clothes and accessories to create their own Poptropica style icon.
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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot and EMEA Executive Director Alain Corre have participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ubisoft employees then challenged Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, Andrew House from Sony and Phil Harrison from Microsoft to participate in the worthy challenge. We’ve still got to wait for Reggie’s turn.
Despite stating that their last mature game on Wii U will be Watch Dogs, Ubisoft still thinks there’s a chance Nintendo can turn things around with the Wii U. Alain Corre, Ubisoft’s European boss, says that two games will improve the fortunes of the console. Those two games are Super Smash Bros and Just Dance 2015.
“To be honest, we always want more consoles,” Corre said. “Just Dance 2015 is resonating very well. We think it will please a lot of [existing] Wii U owners and push more families to buy extra Wii Us. But we also believe that Super Smash Bros. will be a trigger to increase the momentum of the Wii U at Christmas. As a gamer, I was playing [Super Smash Bros.] over ten years ago, and it has some of the best moments that Nintendo has shared. I think that franchise could be magical [for the Wii U]. Nintendo has some of the best franchises in the world and it knows how to make great games. It proved that with Mario Kart, and it will prove that again with Super Smash
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Ubisoft is set to release two Assassin’s Creed titles this year for current and last generation consoles, but unfortunately Wii U owners will be seeing neither Rogue or Unity in the console’s upcoming games line-up. In a recent interview with Game Informer, Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot has said it’s just the nature of business as “Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed”.
The CEO continued by saying only a small portion – just three percent – of Ubisoft’s sales were on Nintendo’s home console by the end of the 2013-14 fiscal year in March. Guillemot concludes by saying that Watch Dogs is still coming to the Wii U, but will be the “only mature game” the company publishes for it. Here’s what the CEO said in full:
“It’s very simple. What we see is that Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed. Last year, we sold in very small numbers. What we see is that they are very interested in Just Dance, very interested by other kinds of games. So what we are trying to do is to focus more on the types of games they are interested in.
“[Watch Dogs] is coming to Wii U. It will be the only mature game we publish on it.”