Ubisoft have announced their software plans for the Wii U, claiming that they are preparing a list of seven games for the initial launch-window period. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told investors today that the software giant are already working on a total of five games aimed at the casual crowd, and a smaller two titles intended for core gamer audiences. At this point, it’s likely that one of the core games Guillemot is talking about is Assassin’s Creed III, and possibly Rayman Legends - depending on your definition of “core” and “casual”. Guillemot also revealed that the in-production Avengers title would make a good fit for the casual crowd.
I dunno about you, but I’d consider The Avengers to be pretty hardcore. There was nothing “casual” about that film. Alas, I await the day gamers decide to tear down these two perspective-based labels. But I digress, take a look at the announcement below!
Part of Ubisoft’s success is expected to come from Nintendo’s Wii U, launching at the end of this year. Ubisoft is a very strong supporter and is quite bullish on Wii U. The company will have five casual titles and two core titles. Guillemot pointed to the Avengers game slated for Wii U (and Kinect) as a title that should do very well with the casual market.