Ubisoft intend to be “number one third-party on Wii U”
Ubisoft are intending to become the “number one third-party on Wii U”, according to comments from senior vice president of sales and marketing, Tony Key.
“We have big plans for Wii U”, Key stated during an interview with Gamasutra. “Our intention is to be the number one third-party on Wii U, just like we were on Kinect and just like we were on 3DS”.
Already in the works are at least five projects for Wii U, including Assassin’s Creed III, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online, Killer Freaks from Outer Space, a Rabbids title, and a sports title aimed to entertain “the whole family”.
Such efforts have been made possible through the relationship that Ubisoft have with Nintendo, in ensuring they had Wii U dev kits early on.
“We’ve always had a really close relationship with Nintendo, so I’d venture to say that we did have an advantage in getting dev kits earlier than other people. I’m not saying we got them earlier than everyone, but I do think we got them early.
“They came to us and asked us to make Red Steel. The thing is, once these dev kits show up in the building, you’ve got these other teams peeking around the curtain going, ‘Hey, what’s that?’ Before you know it, there’s three projects being developed for the Wii in that one room, and then another guy from another studio just happens to be visiting and brings back some ideas…”