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Ubisoft Keen To Support Wii U

More Rayman, Ghosts and Red Steel.

Ubisoft were the biggest third party publishing presence at the launch of the 3DS and the PlayStation Vita. They’ve been very strongly supporting new hardware since Kinect also hosted a number of Ubisoft titles at launch. Now their Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Tony Key, has stated that they will aim to do the same for Nintendo’s new console later this year.

In an interview with Gamasutra, Key said that the publisher “have big plans for Wii U. Our intention is to be the number one third-party” before going on to reiterate the strength of Ubisoft’s relationship with Nintendo. Key says that Ubisoft got hardware earlier than many and that breeds a healthy development environment.

They came to us and asked us to make Red Steel. The thing is, once these dev kits show up in the building, you’ve got these other teams peeking around the curtain going, ‘Hey, what’s that?’ Before you know it, there’s three projects being developed for the Wii in that one room, and then another guy from another studio just happens to be visiting and brings back some ideas…

Key said that Ubisoft now has seven titles aiming for the launch window, all grew out of the way the developers were engaged after seeing the hardware Nintendo supplied for Ubisoft’s Red Steel development.

The Wii U is expected to launch later this year, with some very speculative reports suggesting November 18th for the US.

Source: Gamasutra

  1. Sympozium
    Since: Aug 2009

    More like more Rayman Raving Rabbids… oh dear

    Comment posted on 03/04/2012 at 09:58.
  2. Taylor Made
    Since: Oct 2011

    I love Ubi, always there supporting new hardware. Good on them

    Comment posted on 03/04/2012 at 10:06.
    • amiga_dude
      Since: Aug 2009

      I dont know if it true but…
      I wouldn’t be surprised if Ubisoft negotiates a discounted rate that they have to pay console manufacturers. As they are keen early supporter of new hardware.

      I only saying that because if I did owned Ubisoft that what I would be demanding from the console manufacturers.

      Comment posted on 03/04/2012 at 10:30.
  3. Origami Killer
    Since: May 2010

    I like the fact Ubisoft have supported the Vita greatly. Rayman is fantastic btw :P
    Looking forward to seeing what they do with Red Steel. Hopefully it will be more like the first.

    Comment posted on 03/04/2012 at 10:11.
  4. aerobes
    Since: Aug 2009

    Hopefully there’ll be new stuff alongside the more recognisable titles.

    Comment posted on 03/04/2012 at 18:21.

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