Ubisoft details digital vision

Ben Parfitt
Ubisoft details digital vision

French publisher Ubisoft clearly sees 2012 as being a huge year for digital games sales, unveiling a huge number of new digital games at a US trade event yesterday.

Several Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network titles were announced which the firm hopes will build on the success of 2011 hits such as From Dust, Outland and Beyond Good & Evil HD.

God-game Babel Rising sees players assuming the role of none other than God, who is tasked with preventing humans from building the Tower of Babel. It will support 3D visuals as well as Kinect and Move functionality.

Also announced is a brand new ATV-style racer from Dead Island developer Techland, which for the time being is going under the codename Project Haste.

I Am Alive and Shoot Many Robots are also slated for a release next year.

A host of the Ubisoft’s triple-A brands are making the move to iOS, too. Michael Jackson: The Experience and Tom Clancy: Ghost Recon are both heading to Apple’s platform, while there will also be new titles in the Assassin’s Creed, Rabbids and Prince of Persia franchises.

“Continued advancements in mobile phones and tablets are bringing new audiences to gaming, and Ubisoft has the well-known brands and experience as an innovator on new platforms to bring quality games to mobile customers,” VP of digital publishing Chris Early stated.

“We’re excited to directly bring Ubisoft’s well-known brands and quality games to these players.”

As if that weren’t enough, Ubisoft also has three Facebook games in the works based on the CSI: Miami, NCIS and House IPs.

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