Ubisoft have said that they are planning on announcing new free-to-play titles based on their most popular franchises at Gamescom in Germany next month.
The publisher are holding a press conference on the opening day of the Cologne based trade show, where they will supposedly discuss “plans in e-sports and other growing online game genres”.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot also said; “The total number of players and the resulting opportunities for our industry continue to multiply as new types of gaming take hold. After a successful E3, we’re looking forward to bringing a strong line-up to Gamescom so that customers can experience many of our hotly anticipated titles first hand.”
Some of the titles that will be available to play at Gamescom include Assassin’s Creed 3, Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, ZombiU and Far Cry 3. Gamescom organiser Koelnmesse said that it expects over 300 new products to be announced at the show, which takes place on August 15th through to August 19th 2012.
During Nintendo’s press conference at E3 2012 a trailer was shown with a montage of 23 of the upcoming WiiU titles featured. Compiled by yours truly, here is the list of all the currently announced (as of 8th June 2012) games that will be available on the WiiU at some point, launch or not.
TBA = To Be Announced
The format is as follows:
- Game Title – Release Date
- Pikmin 3 – Q4 2012
- New Super Mario Bros. U – Q4 2012
- ZombiU – TBA
- Rayman Legends – TBA
- Nintendo Land – Q4 2012
- Project P-100 – Q4 2012
- Sing – TBA
- Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition – Q4 2012
- LEGO City Undercover – Q4 2012
- Trine 2: Director’s Cut – Q4 2012
- Aliens: Colonial Marines – February 12, 2013
- Rabbids Land – TBA
- Game and Wario – Q4 2012
- Wii U Play – TBA
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – TBA
- Wii Fit U – Q4 2012
- Assassin’s Creed III – TBA
- Chasing Aurora – Q4 2012
- Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge – Q4 2012
- Your Shape: Fitness Evolved – TBA
- Zelda Wii U – TBA
- Injustice: Gods Among Us – TBA
- Tank! Tank! Tank! – Q4 2012
- Mass Effect 3 – TBA
- Super Smash Bros. Wii U – TBA
- Scribblenauts Unlimited – Q4 2012
- Metro: Last Light – TBA
- Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – Q3 2012
- Darksiders II – TBA
- Ben 10: Omniverse – Q3 2012
- Sports Connection – TBA
- Just Dance 4 – Q4 2012
- Dragon Quest X – TBA
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online – TBA
- Dirt – TBA
- Madden NFL – TBA
- FIFA Soccer – TBA
- Need for Speed – TBA
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – TBA
- The Sims – TBA
- Disney Animator – TBA
- Chase Mii – TBA
- Measure Up – TBA
- NBA 2k13 – TBA
- Wii U Sports – TBA
- Toki Tori 2 – TBA
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – Q4 2012
- Aban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes – Q4 2012
- Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – TBA
- Rise of The Guardians – Q4 2012
- Cloudberry Kingdom – Q4 2012
- Family Party: 30 Great Games – Q4 2012
During the Nintendo E3 press conference Nintendo land was announced and will arrive on the Wii U and will primarily use the the Wii U Gamepad. The Nintendo land is a theme park which has 12 attractions in which show off different types of gameplay in which is available and it will feature areas based on three big franchises in which are Animal Crossing Sweet Day, Luigi’s Mansion Ghost Mansion and Zelda Battle Quest.
Nintendo Land will make use of Miiverse for multiplayer and the multiplayer will allow the Wiimotes used with the GamePad.
Check out the gameplay trailer.
Wii Fit U has been announced during the Nintendo’s E3 Press Conference and will offer a range of ways to keep fit. The game uses the Balance Board like previously with the old Wii however, this can be combined with the new Wii U GamePad to create new workouts.
Check out this Wii Fit video.
SiNG has been announced at the Nintendo press conference and it has been announced for the Wii U. Lyrics for the karaoke game are displayed on the Wii U screen.
Check out this gameplay trailer
Jeremiah came on stage at the Nintendo Press Conference at E3 and announced that Scribblenauts unlimited would be coming to the Wii U and 3DS. There is now a multiplayer mode. “Scribblenauts unlimited Imagine anything and explore everything”
Scribblenauts Unlimited offers a new gameplay that allows you to combine words. Nintendo will release more details on Scribblenauts Unlimited tomorrow during a special 3DS only E3 presentation.
Check out this gameplay trailer.
At the E3 press conference today Microsoft showed footage from THQ’s upcoming South Park game. The press conference confirmed that the game is called South Park: The Stick of Truth. Creators of South Park Matt Stone and Trey Parker said they have been working close with Obsidian for nearly two years for this project.
The trailer showed buildings being destroyed and was referred to “vampires and hippies” and a new kid who moves to South Park was introduced.
There are characters shown the trailer including Butters and Jesus and also, you are able to create your own custom character.
The game will be released in 2013.
Check out this trailer.
At the Microsoft’s E3 press conference it was announced that there will be a Dance Central 3 and that it will be the next dancing title in Harmonix’s dancing franchise. Usher stated that he worked on the dance routines for Dance Central 3 and then Usher performed and danced over the Microsoft’s stage.
Through a press release it was brought to attention that Dance Central 3 would feature an all new multiplayer mode of eight players. There is an eight player Crew Throwdown mode which allows two teams of four to battle out in dance fights. The dancing within the actual game will be supported through the Kinect and you are able to import songs from other Dance Central games. Also, there would be 40 tracks which would include acts like Usher, 50 Cent, Gloria Gaynor and many more. The game will have a mode which will allow you to be able to create your own dance routines.
Here are some songs in which have been listed for the game
Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina – “Stereo Love”
Gloria Gaynor – “I Will Survive”
Marcia Griffiths – “Electric Boogie”
Usher ft. Will.I.Am – “OMG”
Usher – “Scream”
Van McCoy – “The Hustle”
50 Cent – “In Da Club”
Cali Swag District – “Teach Me How to Dougie”
Cobra Starship ft. Sabi – “You Make Me Feel…”
E.U. – “Da’ Butt”
No release date for the game has been announced yet but we will keep you updated.