Ubisoft is once again singing the praises of Nintendo’s upcoming console, codenamed NX. In an interview with GameSpot, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot had the following things to say regarding the secretive console:
“The new Nintendo [console] is a fantastic machine. It’s really a new approach, it’s really Nintendo, [which is] coming with something new again. We love it.
We always take disruptions on the positive side. We think each time that it’s an opportunity for our creators to take more risks. When a machine is installed, there are a certain number of brands that take up the time of players, so they’re going to buy the next Assassin’s Creed or Call of Duty. Even if they say, ‘I’m interested in what you’re doing,’ at the end of the day they first buy what they know, then go somewhere else. When they change machines, they consider that it is better to try what has been done for that machine. This gives us an opportunity to totally change an IP that we have done before, or to create new experiences and new IPs.
What we see is, players are more open when new hardware is coming. So we have the chance to come with something we have never done before, because we know that if we are the first there, people will try our game and maybe we’ll be able to get into that new genre. As our people wanted to do a game like ZombiU, they were happy they could just use the Wii U to do it. For us, a machine is a tool of expression, but when everything become stable it’s less open to innovation. We always want innovation.
However, if you try something a little new and it’s not perfect, you come back quickly to what you know and works. As a gamer, if you change to new hardware, you have no references, so you’re looking at what people are saying are [the best games] and then trying them. But if you have an [established] machine and there’s all the experiences you know on there already, you know you’re going to miss some of those to try something new, so you’re less inclined. For us, we know opportunities to try something new are a lot more rewarding when it’s a new machine.”
For all things Nintendo NX, keep it here. More as it develops.
Check out some sweet For Honor from its alpha stage above. For Honor is coming along very nicely and has now piqued my interest. When the game was announced originally, I let out a “Meh”, but as I see more and more of the game, I am getting excited to test it out myself. For Honor is being developed by Ubisoft and will release in early 2017. The game is headed to PS4, XBOX One and, mark my words, NX.
Here is nearly an hour of new footage for the game For Honor. Carve a path of destruction through the battlefield fighting for guts, glory, and survival in For Honor™, a new melee action game developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios.
Enter the chaos of a raging war as a Knight, Viking, or Samurai, three of the greatest warrior legacies. For Honor is a fast-paced and immersive experience, mixing skill with visceral, never-before-seen melee combat.
The Art of Battle, the game’s innovative control system, puts you in total control of your heroes, each with distinct skills and weapons, as you annihilate all soldiers, archers, and opposing heroes who stand in your way on an intense, believable battleground.
For Honor offers an engaging campaign and thrilling multiplayer. Enjoy the full experience with friends online, in split screen two-player co-op, or solo against AI.
Ubisoft has announced that they have a number of Nintendo NX titles in development beyond the yearly series, Just Dance. Ubisoft’s head of EMEA, Alain Corre, has confirmed to Games Industry that the developer and publisher has a number of surprises in the works for the Nintendo NX. Here is that they had to say regarding the Nintendo NX system:
“Another new technology that Ubisoft is excited to support is the Nintendo NX. Of course, Nintendo has yet to say anything at all about its new hardware while the rumor mill continues to present plenty of plausible possibilities, but Corre assures me that Ubisoft is gearing up for a slate of titles beyond Just Dance.”
“We announced that we’re developing Just Dance for NX and we have other surprises that we will announce later, but we also believe Nintendo has the power to reinvent the way families are playing,” Corre tells me. “Nintendo is a fantastic powerhouse of brands that are really cherished by a lot of fans and families… I am still impressed by the reoccurrence of success and appetite even today for the Nintendo franchises on the current system.”
I am fully expecting Ubisoft will have one GIANT title to announce for Nintendo (cough cough, Beyond Good And Evil 2 anyone)…
All rumors are pointing to Nintendo revealing the Nintendo NX next month. As always, we will keep you updated.
All new gameplay for Ubisoft’s For Honor title has hit so give it a watch above. For Honor is headed to PS4, XBOX One and PC (with a possible NX version as well). Enjoy the 11 minute gameplay footage for For Honor and let us know what you think…. I still don’t know what to make of this game.
Here is the live reveal video for the newly announced Watch Dogs 2 from Ubisoft. Watch Dogs 2 will be headed to PS4, XBOX One and PC. Expect more details regarding the game in the coming week as E3 2016 IS UPON US!!!!
Enjoy the reveal video (you will have to fast forward 14 minutes for the gameplay though).
Ubisoft is sending out Watch Dog 2 goodies so expect a full reveal for the game THIS MONTH during E3 2016. The original Watch Dogs, which received mixed reviews, still stands as a great selling game for the company so we will be interested to see how Watch Dogs 2 turns out. E3 2016 takes place in a few weeks so keep it here for all your Watch Dogs 2 news.
Things are shaping up for this year’s E3 show. E3 2016 will take place this June and another company has dated their official conference. Ubisoft has announced that their E3 2016 press conference will take place Monday, June 14th at 1pm PT. As always, we will be providing the best coverage for the big show so keep it here!
Fingers crossed for Beyond Good and Evil 2 (and signs are pointing to the new Nintendo system for this one)!
Here is the launch trailer for The Division. In case you missed what the game is, Tom Clancy’s The Division is a ground-breaking RPG experience that brings the genre into a modern military setting for the first time. In the wake of a devastating pandemic that sweeps through New York City, basic services fail one by one, and without access to food or water, the city quickly descends into chaos. As an agent of The Division, you’ll specialize, modify, and level up your gear, weapons, and skills to take back New York on your own terms. Tom Clancy’s The Division will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system, and Windows PC.
Sounds and looks like a winner to me. Will you be picking up The Division?