RUMOR: Ubisoft Multi-Plats Wii U Bound

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

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Ubisoft Wii U Watch Dogs Rainbow 6 Patriots

Ubisoft, what a roller coaster of emotions you provide for Wii U owners!

A leaked EB Games upcoming release list seems to point to a Wii U release for a couple of high profile multi-platform titles from Ubisoft. These titles being Watch Dogs and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots. If true, this news would certainly be a boon for the Wii U. This is especially true following less than stellar news of late. Speaking of less than stellar news, this list still has Rayman Legends set for a February 26th release, so a good dose of skepticism may be warranted.

On a side note, the listing also shows Pikmin 3 as having a release date of May 1st.

Watch Dogs is the latest open-world title from Ubisoft Montreal. It is set for release sometime this year. Rainbow 6: Patriots is the latest game to be based on the works of author Tom Clancy. It is also set for release some time in 2013, and it is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal with additional development by Ubisoft Toronto and Ubisoft Red Storm.

With the announcement of a 3DS and Wii U focused Nintendo Direct announced for tomorrow, is it possible that we might be seeing some third-party announcements? Well, we can always hope, but, as always, it’s best to remain skeptical. We’ll just have to wait for some concrete announcements (hopefully) in the future.

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  • Pikmin 3, May 1st. 😮

  • Randy_Thompson

    Also note that the print out was on the 9th, soon after the Rayman Legends delay, so it just may not have been fixed in the system yet. Here’s hoping Wii U will get more third-party love!

  • no Wonderful 101? bummer 🙁

    • Hec4Mets

      It’ll probably be May or June (I think Pikmin will be out in April not May to be honest). Nintendo’s said they’ll have a first party release every month from March onward so it shouldn’t be far off.

  • Bob

    May 1st seems odd. It’s on a wednesday, while recently Nintendo games have been releasing a lot on Sundays and Mondays.

    On an unrelated note, I have no idea why people are hyped for Watch Dogs, the demo showed at E3 looked REALLY bad gameplay-wise.

    • fjurbanski

      I think people were mostly surprised that a new IP was revealed at E3 without being leaked prior to the show. It was one of the only true E3 surprises, which we don’t get enough of lately. So that makes people excited for it even though it doesn’t look to be any better than any other 3rd person action game. That said, I don’t think it looks “bad”, but I do think it looks average. Either way, it’s a nice multiplat that the Wii U could obvious use.

  • FrancisUnderwood0482

    if this is true I’m lifting my UBISoft boycott.

  • Hyperiona

    First- this list is FAKE. Gamestop lists NEVER have the system listed after the title- AND the list is actually LONGER than that. The SKU prefix isn’t 70 either. I feel the need to also point out, that many times they also list “soft” dates simply so that the games can be reserved. This is far from a leaked list; you can walk into any Gamestop and ask for them to simply print out a new release list for you at any time.
    Should have done a bit of research before posting, I have to say. I know it’s popular to hate on GS, but really….

  • I hope so. Putting Watch Dogs on the Wii U would amend the ills caused by delaying Rayman Legends.

  • Some of these looks like placeholder dates.

  • call me when its beyond good and evil 2, then i’ll rejoice.