While Nintendo hasn’t disclosed the release date for its upcoming console the Wii U, that hasn’t stopped Ubisoft from establishing itself as one of the premier developers for the console – or so they claim.
Speaking to Gamasutra, Tony Key, senior VP of sales and marketing at Ubisoft reveals that they’re aiming to be the “number 1 third-party publisher on the Wii U.”
“We have big plans for Wii U. 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.”
Key admits that their close relationship with Nintendo on the Wii might have played a factor in them securing early Software Development Kits (SDKs) for the Wii U.
“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.”
While Ubisoft is known for casual game releases on Nintendo’s handheld – the 3DS, that doesn’t mean that they’ll be doing the same thing for the Wii U. On the contrary, the publisher’s lineup of confirmed Wii U games is quite impressive. They currently have Ghost Recon Online, Killer Freaks from Outer Space, Raving Rabbids and even Assassin’s Creed 3 all ready for launch when the console is released to the general public,
Hopefully, all this forward-planning pays off and we get more core games from the publisher for the Wii U in the future.