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Ubisoft rules out ZombiU sequel, citing unprofitable performance

Ubisoft will not pursue a sequel to the Wii U launch title ZombiU, company CEO Yves Guillemot revealed in a recent Q&A with GamesIndustry. Guillemot cites ZombiU's failure to turn a profit as the primary reason for abandoning the sequel, despite developer Ubisoft Montpelier's recent...

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Ubisoft Montpellier artist challenges dismissal over caricatures of management

After being dismissed for illustrating caricatures of his Ubisoft Montpellier managers, artist Alain 'Gaston' Rémy has decided to challenge the terms of the December 2012 decision. In a report filed by France 3's news desk, the former Ubisoft employee says that the illustrations were done...

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Rayman creator Michel Ancel appears in Legends delay protest

Rayman creator Michel Ancel and staff from Ubisoft Montpellier have shown implicit desire to have Rayman Legends released. Staffers including Ancel posted with fan Joffrey Babilotte and a banner he made, reading "Release Rayman, Support Ubisoft Montpellier" (in French). Rayman is on the banner...

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ZombiU co-op shelved early on, over 300,000 survivor deaths logged

We lauded the tense moment to moment survival of ZombiU play in our review, but some have criticized the game's lack of online co-op. Developer Ubisoft Montpellier says the idea was considered but scrapped fairly early into development. Producer Guillaume Brunier said "we thought we could not...

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Joystiq Top 10 of 2012: ZombiU

ZombiU had a lot stacked against it before it arrived. It's a launch game for a new Nintendo platform, from a company which famously over-promised and under-delivered with another launch game, Red Steel, for the Wii in 2006. It doesn't help that the Ubisoft Montpellier game is called ZombiU, a name...

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No plans for ZombiU DLC, but it's always good to be prepared

Ubisoft Montpellier doesn't plan to add any downloadable content to ZombiU because the team was able to accomplish all of its goals with the game itself, multiplayer director Bogdan Bridinel says. Nintendo Life quotes Bridinel from an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, where he describes...

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Rayman Legends a European Wii U launch title, dropping Nov. 30 [update]

We knew that Ubisoft's Rayman Legends would be launching on the Wii U sometime this Christmas season, but now we know specifically when, at least in Europe: November 30. The game was announced as a European Wii U launch title during Nintendo's European Wii U event this morning. Naturally, the...

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Rayman Legends is a Wii U exclusive

When Rayman Legends launches as a Wii U game this fall, that's all it'll be launching as. According to the last three or so seconds of the game's Gamescom trailer above, Rayman Legends will be a Wii U exclusive. Considering the amount of touchscreen/Wiipad stuff going in this trailer, it's clear...

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Running through the snow with Assassin's Creed 3 creative lead Alex Hutchinson

Assassin's Creed 3 protagonist Connor introduces more than just unpronounceable names to the AC series. Ubisoft creative lead Alex Hutchinson cheerfully elucidates those additions in the latest gameplay walkthrough, above....

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Play.com lists 'Ubisoft Triple Pack,' containing Beyond Good and Evil HD, Outland, From Dust [update]

It looks like more downloadable titles will be getting the packaged retail treatment, this time courtesy of Ubisoft. Similar to the various other retail packs we've seen in the past, the "Ubisoft Triple Pack" will contain three previously download-only titles for PS3 and Xbox 360: Beyond Good and...

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