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Wii U version of Watch Dogs still on according to product schedule

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Over the past few weeks there has been a flurry of rumors surrounding the Wii U version of Ubisoft’s much anticipated open-world hacking game, Watch Dogs. The rumors started flying when a GameStop in Italy refused to accept pre-orders for the game, which turned out to be a glitch in their system. Then an ill-fated fake USPTO filing showed up, making it seem as if Ubisoft were abandoning the game entirely, leading the internet to wonder if the game was cancelled on all platforms.

Despite the setbacks, it looks like the Wii U version of Watch Dogs is still on track to be released with other platforms, according to a product schedule released by Ubisoft. The schedule shows a launch date of Spring 2014 for the title, which means the earliest we could see the game is April, though several retailers like Amazon and GameStop have listed the title as not releasing until June 30th.

[via EuroGamer]

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  • TheHaydenator

    That’s good news, I might pick this up if I am able to.

  • LightupmyLife

    Thanks for the obvious news.

  • Rukia Trap

    The game is not cancelled.

    • LightupmyLife

      Nothing to be surprised about.

  • Christian Schoff

    April is Spring? I thought March was Spring.

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Financial spring starts in April.

    • Michael DeVore

      It’s only ~1/3rd Spring. March 20th, or Easter for Pagans

  • Nokonoko

    This site’s news update is pretty late, at least try to be on par with other nintendo news sites.

  • Frankie

    Why would a game past alpha get cancelled? They already invested time and money into. Games generally get cancelled way before Alpha.

    • Guest

      cuz you living under a rock, Watch dogs not Wii U Exclusive

      • Frankie

        I am just going to assume you are an idiot. I never said it was an exclusive. I said that games past the alpha milestone in production, generally do not get cancelled. Learn English.

        • nexxus6

          Anyone that uses the word “cuz” isn’t worth arguing with.

  • Nintenjoe82

    My conspiracy theory is that they were going to cancel it and then amazon got flooded with preorders so they changed their mind.

  • darkcreap

    Oh, thank goodness. It was time that all that shitty rumours got debunked

  • Donaald

    Finally! I wonder why Ubisoft didn’t comment on the rumors.

    • LightupmyLife

      Cause there was nothing to comment on. If it was canceled, quite sure Ubisoft would have just said so.

  • Rick Valenta

    AWESOME!! Day 1 purchase for me.

  • Dark-Link73

    I’m glad this is finally cleared by Ubisoft. I can’t wait!

  • Igor

    Why don’t you all just buy another console and stop crying?

    • Marcus Larsson

      I Will?

      • LightupmyLife

        PS Now ftw. Looking forward to using that on my tablet. Nintendo should follow along.

    • LightupmyLife

      Good idea.

    • GameChanger

      I hope you said the same thing to the cry babies and those that sent out death threats over Bayonetta 2.

      • Igor

        The same apply to those who wants Bayonetta 2. If there’s only one console releasing it, then buy it by all means. The only problem with Wii U is that it’s probably not going to stay for long. This crap of using the same name from past gen console was terrible. Lots of people don’t know what’s what. Not to mention Nintendo insists on not upgrading graphics to the competition standards.

        • nexxus6

          Yeah, because the name PlayStation hasn’t been used in every generation of Sony consoles. Seriously, anyone who pays the slightest bit of attention to gaming knows that the WiiU is a new system. I understand that there may be some casuals out there that are clueless but there is no excuse for anyone else. All this shows is the ignorance of consumers and hopefully Nintendo learns not to rely on the intelligence of the general public when naming their next system.

          • Igor

            Big difference. Sony puts a NUMBER on their systems. This is a global way of saying: this first, that next. Now “U” means nothing to people who don’t read about gaming related subjects. It could be an accessory or whatever hell comes into people mind. Don’t assume too much, as you said, people are dumb. But the subject in question here is another one. It’s if you want a game and it hasn’t been released on the console you have, just go and buy the other console (or pc version if you have a decent gaming rig).

          • nexxus6

            I realize Sony uses a number, but your original post said that they used the same NAME. You should have stated that your issue was with the “U” and that a number would have made more sense. So, in essence, you don’t have a problem with the NAME, but more with the character that denotes it is a follow-up to the original. The idea of buying another console or a high price gaming rig is good in theory, but not everyone has the funds or desire to have a second gaming option.

          • Igor

            And as such, should understand that they won’t be able to play everything in the market and stop being a spoiled brat crying all over the internet.

          • kensredemption

            And you should stop pretending to be a pretentious, stubborn and ignorant asshole…wait, no, keep it up. Turns out you have a knack for it. Don’t expect it to do you any favors, though.

    • Rob

      And give up the battle? Never.

  • Marcus Larsson

    Still want a comment from ubisoft

    • Ubisoft

      Shut up.
      How’s that for a comment?

      • Marcus Larsson

        Oh hilarious…
        This is probably the only site i know where people get some kinda of a kick out of being some company or spokesperson, either you are a fu-king nerd who has never had an orgasm in the company of a real girl…
        Or 10 years old

        • Potemkin

          Both.

      • LightupmyLife

        Weak.

  • Ducked

    I wouldn’t expect the game to be out until this Fall. After the voice actor confirmed they have another month before they’re finished.

  • 504HotBoy

    I guessing the earliest we’ll see Watch Dogs will be in May. Although I wouldn’t be surprised if it comes out in June.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Yes we know it’s not cancelled. That thing about pre-orders disappearing was a glitch and that thing about the trademark was a whole of nithing too – and even then it never specified the Wii U version would be cancelled.

  • Petri

    One thing they have cancelled though are all the special/collectors editions, that were initially set for Wii U.

  • bizzy gie

    #1 game for me. Can’t wait for it to launch.

  • Potemkin

    Good, that way I can get it. I would hate to buy a PS4 to be able to play the game.

  • matthew garcia

    Awesome now im not sure if I should get the ps4 or wii u version. Gonna be a difficult choice

    • LightupmyLife

      PS4 port has more upside to me. I suppose the choice is simpler for me. Depends if you wanna use the gamepad or play it the traditional way.

      • FutureFox

        The PS4 last I heard will have better draw distance to give a much more realistic vibe of viewing Chicago which I think counts for something.

  • InterTreble

    The real problem is that the disinformation about Wii U is always faster than the correct things, and now there are still people saying Wii U won’t receive Watch_Dogs because “I’ve read it”… Mission accomplished by GameStop, trolls and haters. But Watch_Dogs will be ours, and shame on them! ;)

    • jlahoud

      You are right unfortunatly there is an anti nintendo conspiracy and propaganda in many medias

      • NyallJodhan

        not trying to offend in any way, but did you know that media is already plural?

        • Alex Olney

          Actually it’s a mass noun.

          • NyallJodhan

            Let me share a bit of reading material with you. You are technically incorrect. The singular of media is medium. Full stop.

            http://grammarpartyblog.com/2011/07/21/confusing-plurals-data-criteria-and-media/

          • Alex Olney

            Your evidence is historic rather than contemporary – ‘media’ is used as a mass noun in modern-day English (both US and British). The broadening of a term such as media occurs when having multiple words becomes redundant, hence why nowadays we refer to television as ‘a form of media’, in the way one would use a singular noun, yet we say ‘look at all this media’ as though it were a plural. It is a mass noun as defined by its usage rather than an etymological nit-pick.

          • NyallJodhan

            Merriam-Webster phrases it nicely here:

            http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/media

            I will prefer medi(um/a) because medias sounds ridiculous any way you look at it. By the way, Chrome underlines medias as incorrectly spelled every time you use it. ;p

          • Alex Olney

            Don’t get me wrong, ‘medias’ is ridiculous, I was merely arguing the classification from the point of use as opposed to etymology :P

  • GregoryTheRainMaker

    Good. u.u

  • jlahoud

    Good I want it on my Wii U

  • steve

    i think you guys should take a break on these flip flopiddy watch dog articles..

  • Rinslowe

    I’m certain Watchdogs is a done deal for Wii U. Gamepad support for hacking and off tv play could makes this potentially – the (definitive version)…
    :)

    • LordiMcKill

      I just hope Ubisoft doesn’t pull Multiplayer and DLC from the equation like most other developers. Watch Dogs’s multiplayer looks fun and fantastic if done right.

  • LordiMcKill

    Spring starts in March not April.

  • Anthony Ank Mudshark Owdienko

    been a publicity stunt

  • nigeriangamer

    still no gameplay? we need to see how the gameplays on wiiu.really informing people on that aspect to get people interested with the wiiu version early.this what killed splinter cell they did little to no informing abt the game on wiiu.

    • Dylan Clark

      no the wii u killed splinter cell on wii u

      • nexxus6

        ….and that post just killed your credibility.

      • Elem187

        Splintercell on Wii U had great gamepad integration, but it’s sad the game itself was mediocre

        • nigeriangamer

          how was it mediocre?it played the same if not better due to the gamepad.yes sometimes loading was slower than the rest but that was really ubisoft not the console.

      • nigeriangamer

        how did the wiiu kill splinter cell?the game was simply not a focus on wiiu until close to the release date,no videos were shown until release.little to no info abt the wiiu ver to anyone.

  • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

    Thank God! :)

  • WellWisher

    Good to know. I’ll probably still get it on PC though unless it has some sweet gamepad functionality.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/GamersTreeHouse2013?feature=watch GamersTreeHouse2013

      Agreed. PC will visually look the best but If i have a great GPS built into the screen and I can access inventory easier, I’ll go with the Wii U version myself :D

    • nigeriangamer

      zombiU n splinter cell have good gamepad integrations no doubt the will also have the same.the gamepad functionality would be sweet

  • Dylan Clark

    cool still getting XB1 version. better graphics

    • Rukia Trap

      kk

    • tomtank91

      PS4 will be having better graphics. Atm the xbone seems to be pointless, especially when they have the inferior version and ps4 is better.

      • GmailIsDown

        If someone really cares about graphics s/he will get it on PC.

        • Elem187

          Correct, no console will touch the PC version, the ps4 doesn’t even come close…. But I’ll get it on Wii U for gamepad features and pick up the Steam version for eye candy when the price drops below $20, so maybe 4 months.

        • Dylan Clark

          well i dont have a pc i have an xbox one, xbox 360 and wii u the best graphics i can get are on my xbox one so yah

      • Jonathan George Anaya

        BUT, the X1 uses Dedicated Servers to turn it into an MMORPG. The City will be more vibrate because of the Cloud.
        Also, Ubisoft delayed it because of the X1. They need more drivers to better utilize the ESRAM

      • Elem187

        PC will be the best, full 1440p, 60fps….. Ps4 version is sub1080p and 30fps.

        • tomtank91

          That’s a powerful pc though. And I meant for consoles, but I’ll be getting it for the Wiiu anyway unless there’s a big problem in that version.

          • Dylan Clark

            its confirmed it runs at 1080p 60 fps on both ps4 and xb1. ps4 (besides that whole 1 tflop more) is the exact same as xbox one.

        • Dom Archibald

          Really? Really real? What the dealey deal? Surely not. xbox, maybe but ps4 is capable of 1080p 60fps…otherwise they’re lying to us! Viva la revolucion!

      • Dylan Clark

        lol us wii u owners should not be calling other consoles pointless lol. if any console is pointless at this point…

        • tomtank91

          When you compare the games between any next gen console of course Nintendos are better just because there’s more choice. But between ps4 and xb1, the xb1 is pointless unless you love dead rising.

          • Dylan Clark

            think about what you just said… you have more choice on a nintendo console.. a console that most likely will only mainly have first party IP’s. compared to a ps4 and xb1 where you can get lots of 3rd party games…. just let that stupid comment you made sink in for a lil pal

          • tomtank91

            Lots in the future but now it’s quite bad because they are all last gen titles

          • tomtank91

            I’m on about today what you can get not in a year.

      • kensredemption

        What’s the point of having the best graphics if you have no games to boast it? The only two that are graphically impressive on the PS4 right now are Killzone: Shadow Fall and Warframe. I would know, I own one alongside my Wii U. I buy consoles to play games, otherwise I’m stuck with a glorified Blu-ray player and a controller with a fancy light. At least Nintendo has enough faith in their own hardware to release a PLETHORA of first-party games and EXCLUSIVES. Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, DKC:TF, X, Super Smash Bros. U, and Zelda Warriors are coming out this year for the Wii U. All I’ve seen on Sony’s end so far is inFamous: Second Son and Deep Down – every other triple-A third-party title is being shared with Microsoft. I can’t possibly see what’s holding them back. I know Yoshida said he wants Nintendo to succeed, but I’d rather he deliver the coup-de-gras to Microsoft before E3 and get them out of the gaming community forever.

    • nigeriangamer

      the wiiu ver might not look as good as the xone or ps4 but it will look good all in all, n the gamepad feature would be great. am buying wiiu once this game comes out

    • Dom Archibald

      yeeeahhh, but it’s only gonna be runnin in 30fps, or at least inferior to the psFO version and probably even Wii u…that’s a shabby effort. I’m not starting a pathetic argument over something as trivial as games consoles, but it constantly seems xbone is slacking in the framerate department. What’s up wit dat?!

      • Dylan Clark

        pretty sure it runs the exact same as the ps4 version. framerate and all

  • tomtank91

    Why are people surprised? Ubisoft never said it wasn’t available on the Wii U. People need to learn that when a rumour comes along you should ignore them and wait for confirmation.

    • tomtank91

      What’s with all the hate? At least one person understood what I said.

  • nexxus6

    No mention of that horrible story about Emily Rogers and her supposed connections. I wonder why. Is it because it was a click-bait article about someone who has no actual insight on the subject? Might as well be an article that says “Bill from Apt 213 Predicts GTA V and VI for WiiU, Has 100% Accurate Record on Predicting Daily Sunrise”.

  • John

    Of course its still on.. No one ever said it wasn’t?

  • Optimusprime2314

    Happy to know that the Wii U version it’s not canceled because I really want to know how the Wii U version is like with the handheld gamepad. It’s going to be epic