UBISOFT® CO-STARS IN NINTENDO DIRECT Wii U™ PREVIEW EVENT

London, UK – September 13 th, 2012 – Today, Ubisoft showcased three of its Wii U™ titles during a Webcast on Nintendo Direct, the online home for official and exclusive Nintendo news.

A replay of the Webcast is available at http://nintendo.co.uk/nintendodirect

Ubisoft showcased titles such as Assassin’s Creed® III, Rayman® Legends, and the survival-thriller and platform-exclusive ZombiU™, and is positioned to be the leading third-party on Nintendo’s flagship system. Exciting new gameplay features were revealed for ZombiU and Rayman ® Legends, helping to showcase the unique capabilities of the Wii U™ console and Wii U GamePad™.

  • ZombiU™: New footage from this exclusive survival horror first-person shooter revealed the Tower of London location and the Survival Mode in which the player only has one life to survive. The new video also showed the Weapon Crafting feature that allows players to customize their equipment directly on the GamePad, the use of a Spraycan to leave messages made up from symbols for other players, plus new online features in which online friends who are turned into zombies will then turn up in the player’s game. At launch, 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.

     

  • Rayman® Legends: A video featuring series creator Michel Ancel highlighted how this new 2D platformer creates a new gameplay dynamic due to the different roles players take on depending on which controller they use. The capabilities of the Wii U GamePad™ allow for a very tactile interaction with the game world such as pulling objects, turning parts of the level around, or shielding other players, and requires ongoing communication between all players to succeed.
Both titles will be available on November 30 th in EMEA when the Wii U will launch.

Other Ubisoft games in development for Wii U that will be available during the system’s launch window include:

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.

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.

Marvel 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.

Rabbids® Land: 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. 

Sports Connection™: 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.

Your Shape TM : 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.

About Ubisoft:

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2011-12 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,061 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.

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