Ubisoft expected Wii U to launch earlier

Having been heavily involved with the early development process of the Wii U, Ubisoft had expected Nintendo to release the console earlier.

So much so that they had created a Wii U version of Rayman Origins for the system, according to creator Michel Ancel.

“To be honest, we were on Wii U very early – even for Origins,” Ancel explained to Nintendo Power.

“We did not know exactly when Nintendo would release the system, but we started making Origins for Wii U. [At that point], we thought Wii U would come out a lot earlier. We worked very closely with Nintendo [on Wii U] early on, giving them feedback on the various prototypes.”

Of course, Ubisoft will now deliver a sequel for Wii U instead, which was recently pushed to next year.

“When we finished Origins, it was time to start thinking about Wii U again, because [the hardware] was nearly complete,” Ancel added.

New Super Mario Bros. U will lead at launch, Nintendo surely hoping to build a steady install base throughout the Christmas period that will result in stronger sales for Ubisoft’s title.

[Thanks Eurogamer]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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