All of the major videogame publishers have today pledged their support for Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U home console, but none quite so vehemently as Ubisoft which has revealed an enormous line-up comprising eight games.
What’s the best part of Ubisoft’s plans to support the Wii U? Both Rayman Legends and ZombiU have been confirmed as launch titles for the console when it’s released in November this year!
Rayman Legends is the wonderful continuation of a brand new series of beautifully realised 2D action platformers starring the once- and once-more-legend, Rayman. Rayman Origins was an incredible title, but Rayman Legends takes everything we know about that fluid, fast-paced platform game and adds a host of features unique to the Wii U, with asynchronous gameplay between players thanks to the use of the GamePad tablet controller.
El33tonline’s hands-on preview of Rayman Legends explains how this excellent game works in practice.
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Rayman Legends - Wii U Trailer
ZombiU is a brand new intellectual property from Ubisoft and puts players in the shoes of a survivor wrestling their way through a city full of blood thirsty, undead zombies.
As a first-person shooter, you’ll be fending off the advances of these shambling flesh-eaters with cricket bats, shotguns and melee attacks, while the newly unveiled weapon crafting feature lets players customise their equipment using the Wii U’s GamePad tablet contoller.
“At launch,” writes Ubisoft, “a limited edition ‘Wii U ZombiU Premium Pack’ will be made available that includes the game along with a black Wii U console, and a black Wii U Pro Controller.”
ZombiU - Wii U Trailer
Both Rayman Legends and ZombiU will be out in time for the launch of the Wii U on November 18th in the US and November 30th in Europe, but here is a collection of other Ubisoft titles that will become available following the release of the home console:
Assassin’s Creed III
“Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Connor, the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars.”
“Gamers become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date.
“Assassin’s Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier to bustling colonial towns and the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington’s Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army.”
Read El33tonline’s coverage of Assassin’s Creed III over here.
Assassin’s Creed III - Wii U Trailer 1
Assassin’s Creed III - Wii U Trailer 2
Assassin’s Creed III - Wii U Trailer 3
Just Dance 4
“Just Dance 4 is the fourth installment in the world’s No. 1 dance game franchise. Just Dance 4 features more than 40 new tracks, ranging from chart-topping Billboard hits to classic dance party tracks from artists like Rihanna, One Direction, P!nk, The B-52’s, and Flo Rida.”
“A new Puppet Master Mode that lets up to 5-players join in is an exclusive to the Wii U. In the new mode, the operator of the Wii U controller can switch dance routines and create choreographies that are performed by the other four players in real-time.”
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Just Dance 4 - Wii U Trailer
Marvel: The Avengers - Battle for Earth
“Battle against the forces of evil in this new Marvel adventure starring over 20 Marvel super heroes and villains, including Captain America, Thor and The Hulk. Based on the ‘Secret Invasion’ storyline, Marvel Avengers’ interactive environments are inspired by iconic Marvel comic artwork and backdrops.”
“Experience a variety of game modes by using the Wii U controller to execute explosive super attacks, unleash devastating special moves and battle friends or against the AI.”
Marvel: The Avengers - Battle for Earth - Wii U Trailer
“The Rabbids are bwaaaaaaack and this time they have invaded our favorite amusement park. Embark on an adventure to capture the Rabbids throughout the theme park and visit more than 20 attractions along the way, including an enchanted princess castle, the tunnel of love, a zany roller coaster and a spooky haunted house.
“Players use the Wii U controller to take control of the Rabbids in a variety of wacky ways, including aiming, tilting, shouting at, steering, touching and drawing on them on the controller’s screen.”
Rabbids Land - Wii U Trailer
“Sports Connection is the next generation of multi-sports games that brings families and youth together in an interactive and engaging setting.
“Transform your living room into the ultimate sports arena and experience all of your favorite sports like never before by playing across your TV and the new Wii U controller, switching from multiplayer to single player and teaming up for competitive co-op. The Wii U controller allows up to 5 players to compete simultaneously in a variety of sports including football, soccer and karting.”
Sports Connection - Wii U Trailer
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013
“With more than 125 different workouts and 215 exercise moves, Your Shape 2013 elevates fitness gaming to a new level. The game provides a personalized fitness experience packed with fun and exciting stimulants to achieve the player’s goals.
“Your Shape 2013 continues the tradition of the Your Shape franchise by offering the best in-class workout technology, including progress tracking, motivating online features, HD graphics and beautifully animated virtual coaches.”
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013 - Wii U Trailer
Here’s the full announced line-up of Ubisoft’s Wii U games:
- Assassin’s Creed III
- Just Dance 4
- Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
- Rabbids Land
- Rayman Legends
- Sports Connection
- Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013