Ubisoft planning 7 Wii U games for launch
We already know that Ubisoft is developing several titles for the Wii U, and that their support for the console is strong. Now Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot reveals just how strong their support for the Wii U is. Speaking to GamesIndustry, he revealed that the company is working on bringing 7 games for the Wii U launch. Five of those titles will be “casual titles” and two will be “core titles”. We assume that the “core” Wii U games from Ubisoft are Killer Freaks From Outer Space and Assassin’s Creed 3, while Rayman Legends, Rabbids Party Land, and Just Dance 4 could account for some of the casual games. Another recently announced Ubisoft Wii U game is Avengers: Battle For Earth, but it’s unknown whether this is a launch title.
Ubisoft was one of the biggest supporters at the original Wii launch in 2006, where they had about half a dozen games at varying quality. One of the big pitfalls last time was that the Wii was the recipient of a lot of “shovelware” titles — badly produced, low quality games that tried to capitalize on the then massive successive of the Wii. Hopefully the Wii U will avoid such future. The powerful hardware, and the ability to port Xbox 360 and PS3 games to the platform should help. So far, the Wii U games that have been announced and showcased are all quality titles. For more, check out our Wii U games list for all the confirmed titles.