Ubisoft has confirmed that Just Dance 2020 – which released on November 5th, 2019 – will be the last game it releases on Nintendo’s Wii home console system.
In a statement to GI.biz, a Ubisoft spokesperson said: “We would like to clarify that Just Dance 2020 will be the last Ubisoft title to release on Wii. We can’t speak on behalf of other publishers or for Nintendo.”
However, Ubisoft is the only publisher to have released a game on the Wii to date in 2019 and for the entirety of 2018. It was also one of just two publishers that release a new game on the motion-control system in 2017, too.
Interestingly, while Just Dance 2020 was released on Nintendo’s original motion-control system – which is now 16 years old – Ubisoft chose not to release the latest iteration of the rhythm-dance game on the newer system, Wii U, which was only released in 2012 and ceased production in 2016.
When asked for a response to Ubisoft’s statement, Nintendo declined to comment.
To mark the tenth anniversary of its popular dance game, Ubisoft recently announced a new Just Dance Memories fundraiser to support Alzheimer’s Research UK. The campaign asks players to share their favourite dancing memories on social media in order to “help raise awareness and funds for life-changing dementia research”.
To participate, Ubisoft is asking the public to show their support by sharing a “specially created” film on social media, highlighting “how dance connects us to our loved ones”. For every share, retweet, or Regram of the film on social media or use of the campaign’s hashtag, #JustDanceMemories, Ubisoft UK says it will donate £1 to Alzheimer’s Research UK. The campaign is now live with the hope of raising £30,000 for the charity to power its “pioneering dementia research”.