Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Ubisoft

Valiant Hearts: the Great War goes over the top for console, PC

Valiant Hearts the Great War (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Valiant Hearts: the Great War, a new adventure from Beyond Good & Evil and Rayman Legends developers Ubisoft Montpellier, is now available for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. As a party of four characters, players will attempt to navigate the battlefields of World War I, using each in turn to assisst the others, as they follow a friendly dog out of the warzone. The characters “are inextricably drawn together, and friendship, love, sacrifice and tragedy befall each as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors of war.”

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Aiden bests Ratonhnhaké:ton, Watch Dog sets Ubisoft sales record

Watch Dogs (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Sales Data Announcement - Screenshot 1

A day after its release, Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs has sold more copies in its first 24 hours than any other title they’ve shipped to date. No actual figures were listed, but previously, Assassin’s Creed III was Ubisoft’s fastest-selling game at 3.5 million units in its first week. Connor and friends can still be proud, though, as Assassin’s Creed III still holds the studio’s record of most-pre-ordered game, followed by Watch Dogs.

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Aiden Pearce is on the loose, Watch Dogs released for console, PC

Watch Dogs (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The new open-world hacking-slash-action thriller Watch Dogs is now available for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. As Aiden Pearce, players are on a quest of revenge to track down the murderers that killed his family. He’ll steal cars, get in shootouts, and hack into the city’s Central Operating System to use Chicago itself to find and eliminate his enemies. A free ctOS mobile app for Android devices, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch launched alongside the game, offering dual-screen support and a way for players to engage their friends when away from their computer or console. An eBook, Dark Clouds, is also available as a follow-up to the game’s story.

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Ubisoft’s JRPG-inspired Child of Light launches for console, PC

Child of Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has launched their download-only role-playing game Child of Light. A reimagining of fairytales styled after classic watercolor art, Child of Light is Ubisoft Montreal’s take on traditional Japanese RPGs, with players taking on the role of the young princess Aurora in her quest to win back the heavens from the Queen of Night. In a twist on the formula, platforming has been added alongside a traditional turn-based combat system.

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Watch Dogs multiplayed detailed, demonstrated in new trailer

Ubisoft has released a new multiplayer-focused trailer for their upcoming open-world action title Watch Dogs. The nine-minute-plus video features more on three multiplayer modes, ctOS – Mobile Companion App, Competitive Decryption Combat, and Online Hacking Contracts. A multiplayer hack is shown from two perspectives, the player being hacked, who must find the person responsible, and the hacker, who has to hide out and make a safe getaway. The mobile app allows players with the app to use their mobile device to control all hackable devices within the game world to stop another player who attempts to avoid the obstacles while driving around in-game. The final segment features two teams squaring off to secure a file.

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Trials Fusion now in stores, online for 360, PS4, and Xbox One

Trials Fusion (360, PC, PS3, PS4) PC Beta Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 5

RedLynx’s follow-up to Trials Evolution, Trials Fusion, is out today for 360, PS4, and Xbox One. A download version is available for $19.99 for all systems, and a physical version, which includes a Season Pass and bonus in-game items, is available for $39.99 for PS4 and Xbox One. Fusion features the same trick- and physics-based gameplay as its predecessors, a track editor with the ability for users to share their creations, online play, and the new FMX tricks system.

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Watch Yoshitaka Amano create Child of Light-inspired artwork

Child of Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Amano Art - Header

Famed artist Yoshitaka Amano has provided his own take on the world of Child of Light. A new time-lapse video was released showing the Final Fantasy artist creating the work pictured above; a full version of the piece is viewable below. The art will be available as a poster in the Collector’s Edition that’s been announced for release in Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Unfortunately, there’s been no word on a North American release.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity announced for 2014, trailer released

The Internet has managed where the Templars have failed by revealing the next assassin. After word leaked of the next Assassin’s Creed earlier this week, Ubisoft has released a trailer featuring alpha footage of the next installment, Unity. At just over a minute long, the video gives gamers a glimpse at what they can expect as the next assassin amidst the chaos of the French Revolution. Just be careful not to cross Robespierre: “Pity is treason.”

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Trials Fusion beta access pre-order program announced for PC

Trials Fusion (360, PC, PS3, PS4) PC Beta Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

PC gamers who pre-order RedLynx’s upcoming obstacle racer Trials Fusion will be able to play a closed beta ahead of its April 24 release. The beta is set to kick off on March 21, and the promotion is open to several retailers, including Amazon, GameStop, and Uplay. Fusion is a sequel to Trials Evolution, and features the series’ traditional physics-based gameplay as well as multiplayer with support for global tournaments, a track editor with online sharing capabilities, and a new FMX tricks system.

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South Park: The Stick of Truth goes goooooooold for consoles, PC

South Park The Stick of Truth (360, PC, PS3) Gold Announcement - Screenshot 1

After surviving the closure of THQ, acquisition by Ubisoft, and all of the other myriad development bumps in the road, South Park: The Stick of Truth has officially gone gold. The Obsidian-developed role-playing game has been sent out for pressing and will be shipping to stores on March 4. As part of the gang, players will get to guide the budding heroes in their quest for the Stick of Truth, which will pit them against the town’s many monsters, from vengeful bullies and hippies to underpants gnomes (tip: they are easily distracted by profit).

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