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Wii U Launch Game ZombiU Coming To PS4/Xbox One

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ZombiU was one of the more heralded launch games for the system that was designed to immerse you in a zombie survival experience like no game had before it. We covered the game, and even did a multi-part playcast on the game that you can check out.

Ubisoft has announced that the game will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 18th. The game will be rebranded as Zombi. Fans of the game had hoped that it would start a new franchise that would be exclusive to Wii U, but Ubisoft President Yves Guillmont has gone on record saying the original release was not profitable for the company.

According to the developer the game is being optimized for the current systems. It will be interesting to see how the game transitions to the platforms that don’t have the tablet as that was an integral part of the experience on Wii U, allowing you to manage inventory without having to pause the game. That also meant that zombies could sneak up on you while you were paying attention to the Game Pad creating an atmosphere that may be hard to match, even with the power of the newer consoles.

Nintendo Download: Week of July 16th, 2015

Blaster MasterIt’s a day late, but still we’ll get you all the news about Nintendo Downloads we can. Another week with no high profile game releases on Nintendo platforms. Blaster Master hits the Virtual Console on Wii U. Ubisoft drops the price of games like Rayman Origins by 75%. I highly recommend checking out Child of Light. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold gets a demo this week. If you’re interested in first person dungeon crawling give that a look.

Splatoon Splatfest happens this week. Starting today and running through tomorrow evening. Pick a team and battle it out in a turf war for the ages.

Head past the break for all the details on what you can pick up this week in the eShop on Wii U and 3DS.

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Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate Will Not Have a Companion App

AC Syndicate Box ArtAnd that’s a good thing. Ubisoft’s official reason behind why their upcoming game won’t have any sort of second screen companion app is:

“For Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the team wanted to focus all their efforts on the core experience.”

The better reason. It was dumb. It didn’t do anything to actually enhance the game or make it a better experience. All it did was frustrate players to the point that they completely ignored those spots on the map in the main game. One of the best things they did for Unity was remove that feature in an update so that you could actually open the chests just by finding them. I’m glad they’re making this change and no one will have to deal with that.

The developer also announced that, much like Unity, Syndicate will not have a multi-player mode.   While I’m glad they’re focusing on the single-player story to make it the best possible experience the multi-player in Brotherhood through Black Flag was a lot of fun. It was a very different experience from most competitive multi-player games and I enjoyed playing it.

I’m currently replaying Assassin’s Creed: Unity and streaming it live through Twitch. All of it will also be uploaded to Youtube.   I’m excited about the Syndicate. I think the setting is going to be interesting. If they can launch a game that actually works it could be a nice bounce back for the franchise.

Ubisoft Give E3 Time; New AAA Game Won’t Be There

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Today, we finally learned about Nintendo’s E3 plans however, they weren’t the only company to talk about E3 plans. Rayman and Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft has also revealed their conference time. The Ubisoft conference will be held Monday, June 15th at 3 PM PDT.  They’ve given no details about what they’ll be showing however we can probably expect to see Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

Yesterday during an investors meeting, they announced that they have a new AAA game in the works that should be out this fiscal year. However, they also stated it won’t be announced until this fall. Seems like this could be a missed opportunity for their E3. Who knows though. Plans change all the time.