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Ubisoft's Watch Dogs announced for the Wii U
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February 21, 2013, 04:19:30
 
It may be a Sony day today, but there was some news for Nintendo fans as well. Ubisoft fired off a press release about their much-hyped game Watch Dogs. From the press release:

In Watch_Dogs, players will experience the realities of living in our fully connected society, where individuals and corporations are at risk of exposure by our ever-increasing reliance on networks and technology.

Players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago's central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city. Aiden will be able to tap into the city's omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control systems such as traffic lights or public transportation to stop a chase, and more. The city of Chicago is now the ultimate weapon.


CHICAGO STYLE BABY!

Also this:

Watch_Dogs will be available on PS4 at launch, along with its release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo and Windows PC.

Of course, the question in my mind is; will the "current" gen versions be scaled down in some fashion? It really depends on whether the game is being built for the PS4 first and foremost, or the reverse. I suppose we shall have to wait and see!

Source: Ubisoft press release

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Posted: 02/21/13, 04:19:30    
 
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@Andrew Eisen
Ha, good video.

Doesn't work for me though, I'm one of the pesky fans who has yet to jump on board Wii U because I'm not impressed by the system or the games. I'm waiting for new IPs and new ideas, NSMB, Mario 3D, Donkey Kong Country, Mario Kart, Smash, none of those things really do it for me because I already have those games on other systems! New IPs and WUG innovations are what Nintendo needs to get me on board, and I think/hope they're coming. Until them I'm drowning in 3DS goodness.


Posted by 
 on: 02/11/14, 16:25:48
@Andrew Eisen

Your Old Spice parody was the best. I still laugh about that one.


Posted by 
 on: 02/11/14, 16:31:17
@deathly_hallows

It sounds like one of the things Iwata is focusing on this year is more GamePad usage; unlike a few people who think Nintendo should just axe the GamePad and lower the price, I'm excited to hear that they're doubling-down on it.

@Andrew Eisen

Hah, nice vid. The crazy thing is it didn't even include my personal two favorite games on the system, NintendoLand and Pikmin 3. The Wii U's amassed a nice library already, and I'm ready for some DK next week too. I'd just like to see a little more GamePad usage in the future.


Posted by 
 on: 02/11/14, 17:08:02
Looking at it from Ubisoft's perspective I can understand the problem they are having. If the Wii U version simply needs more time to make it a good port then you are looking at either delaying the game or releasing an inferior version alongside others that are more ready for release. I don't think delaying the game for all platforms makes much sense because unlike Rayman which received ports on two other huge consoles which significantly increased its potential market we are talking about delaying the versions that will sell 95% of copies so that the other version could be ready. The alternative is outright cancelling the game which is probably what most other developers would have done.

It's a shitty situation to be sure but until the Wii U sells better this is type of treatment it will get.


Posted by 
 on: 02/11/14, 18:32:24
lol I so called it. Any Wii U game news I see immediately puts me ob guard for delays, cancelations, cut content, or any other kind of drama. Never fails.

That goes for every game that isn't made by Nintenfl. Geez.

Wii all over again. Basically only Ubi put forth any real effort (Zombi U really, everything else was port or was sabotaged) and they expect their games to sell. Third parties don't give a shit. Nintendo should give a shit though.

They need to improve relations with third parties. Above all, even above tech, that is the core issue.
They know nobody likes these droughts. They don't like these droughts. Their investors don't like these droughts. NO ONE DOES, SO FIX IT.

If not, at least be the most indie friendly company in existence and get ALL indie games.


Posted by 
 on: 02/11/14, 19:12:48
@carlosrox

This is the Wii TURNED UP TO 11!!!


Posted by 
 on: 02/12/14, 00:16:04
I don't think it'll be cancelled. Ubisoft has been sticking to their guns about the whole "multi-platform" structure of their company. Even when Rayman got delayed, it just fell in line with their new focus going forward. It's a terrible sign, as is the lack of further comment or any actual sightings of the game. I have no doubt this game will sell terribly, likely across all systems by the time it releases. It doesn't have the name brand behind it and from all accounts it looks very barebones for an open world game. Especially coming off GTA V.


Posted by 
 on: 02/12/14, 02:49:54
@Deerock69
Well hopefully the successor comes sooner than later or they make the 3DS/Wii U development not so fucking lop sided.

Wii had plenty of awesome games though. Anyone who says otherwise is full of shit.


Posted by 
 on: 02/12/14, 03:16:32
deathly_hallows

I hear ya. No matter how good Mario 3D World may be (and it's fantastic), sometimes franchise fatigue sets in. While I love the old standbys, I too always look for something new. That's probably why ZombiU is my favorite game on the system so far. Not only is it a fantastic game in its own right, its for my money the absolute best (and damn near only) example of why we would want a controller with a touchscreen.

I haven't played Wonderful 101 yet but I own it and am really looking forward to playing it.

LEGO City Undercover was awesome. I don't know if you'd count that as a new IP being a LEGO game and all.

And as far as new IP goes... yeah, that's about it. Hopefully we see more soon. Like, you know, Watch Dogs...


TriforceBun

I'm not the biggest fan of Nintendo Land but if I owned Pikmin 3, I've no doubt I'd have held it up with rest (same with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. I own it but my copy's digital). I actually bought Pikmin 3 a while back but it was damaged so I had to return it. I just haven't picked up a new copy yet.

I'm really excited for the new Donkey Kong game too. Absolutely loved DKCR and still maintain that it has better level design than the Mario Galaxy games.



Andrew Eisen


Posted by 
 on: 02/12/14, 06:16:39
@Andrew Eisen Just a quick note... if you hit the "reference" link under someone's post it will automatically put in their name with a link to their post. Example um... your name at the start of this post!

Also it's kind of cool to me that we're in the same game together (I did the soundtrack for Shapes of Grey.)


Posted by 
 on: 02/12/14, 06:23:34
@Andrew Eisen
Seeing at the end how the game was designed specifically for time trials makes it super special.

3D World had a similar design as well.


Posted by 
 on: 02/12/14, 10:26:35
Zero said:
@Andrew Eisen Just a quick note... if you hit the "reference" link under someone's post it will automatically put in their name with a link to their post. Example um... your name at the start of this post!

Also it's kind of cool to me that we're in the same game together (I did the soundtrack for Shapes of Grey.)

How could you not call it 50 Shapes of Grey?!


Posted by 
 on: 02/12/14, 16:33:06
Eh, the sequel, Watch_Dogs + Cats is going to be better anyway.


Posted by 
 on: 02/14/14, 03:19:27
At this point, if I ever buy it, it'll be cheap on a Steam sale or something. I don't really care all that much anymore.


Posted by 
 on: 02/14/14, 16:11:52
Andrew Eisen said:
That's probably why ZombiU is my favorite game on the system so far. Not only is it a fantastic game in its own right, its for my money the absolute best (and damn near only) example of why we would want a controller with a touchscreen.

Andrew Eisen

All who haven't yet, listen to this guy..


Posted by 
 on: 02/18/14, 01:35:49
So anyone been watching the train wreck this game has gone through over the past few days? Release date was officially announced and the graphics (seemingly) took a massive swan dive.





Funny how the first showing people thought it was running on previous gen tech, then we hit the point where there was no-way it could run on previous gen tech, and now we've gone back two generations in tech for the final version.


Posted by 
 on: 03/08/14, 19:28:39  - Edited by 
 on: 03/08/14, 19:34:41
I haven't been following very closely but are they still planning to hamstring the Wii U sales by releasing that version after the others?


Posted by 
 on: 03/08/14, 19:35:27  - Edited by 
 on: 03/08/14, 19:35:48
@NinSage
Last I saw, yes. Wii U version got put on the back burners because they needed people to work on the PS4/X1 versions.


Posted by 
 on: 03/08/14, 19:39:33
At least they are trying something new and ambitious, even if it's a hot mess I'd rather them fail at making a new IP then release a carbon copy of an old game.


Posted by 
 on: 03/08/14, 21:50:12
Ugh, just cancel it and get it over with.


Posted by 
 on: 03/09/14, 00:32:53
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