Just Dance 2017 - final Switch boxart

God bless her, one of the booth attendants at the Switch hands-on event I attended was trying to hard to get me to play Just Dance 2017. I have nothing against the game/franchise at all. I just know my limits when it comes to dancing. I can handle DDR and that's about it!

Could Michel Ancel is teasing the rumored Mario X Rabbids Switch game?

Everyday's life ... Got to fix the plumbery and felt a bit rabbitified...

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Let the speculation run wild on this one. The picture, married with Ancel's comment of, "Everyday's life ... Got to fix the plumbery and felt a bit rabbitified..." has people talking. Do you think it's a tease, or just a passing Rabbids reference mixed with real life plumbing problems? Thanks to Rif for the heads up!

Ubisoft bringing Just Dance 2017, Rayman Legends Definitive Edition and Steep to Switch at launch, more later

SAN FRANCISCO — January 12, 2017 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that Just Dance® 2017, Rayman® Legends Definitive Edition and Steep™ will be part of the lineup for Nintendo Switch™.

Ubisoft has been at the forefront of the constantly evolving video game industry, leading development of exciting games for each new platform launch. For years, Ubisoft and Nintendo have been partnering to deliver original, creative and memorable entertainment gaming experiences.

Nintendo Switch combines the best of two worlds: mobile handheld and traditional at-home console gaming. This new console brings Ubisoft and its teams new opportunities to express their creativity, develop fresh ways to play and push the industry boundaries once again.

“Ubisoft will initially be bringing Just Dance 2017, Rayman Legends Definitive Edition and Steep to the Nintendo Switch. We’re proud to be working closely with Nintendo on this new console, making sure players can enjoy great games on a device that shares the same philosophy these games: great accessibility and the ability to bring people together,” said Xavier Poix, Ubisoft managing director, French Studios. “These three games are just the beginning. We will share more about other exciting projects for the Nintendo Switch at a later date.”

Just Dance 2017 – Dancing with anyone – anywhere, anytime

2017 will be the first Ubisoft game released for Nintendo Switch at launch. The chart-topping dance track, “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris & Disciples, will be available as an exclusive track for Nintendo Switch owners via Just Dance Unlimited.* This hit song joins 40 tracks already available in the game, including “Sorry” by Justin Bieber, “Lean On” by Major Lazer Ft. MØ & DJ Snake, brand-new hits like “Don’t Wanna Know” by Maroon 5, party favorites like “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé and classics like “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen. Nintendo Switch players will also have three months of free access to Just Dance Unlimited, the dance-on-demand subscription streaming service, which offers more than 200 additional songs and access to exclusive tracks, with new hit songs added all the time.

More accessible than ever, Just Dance 2017 can now be played anywhere, with up to six players at the same time using a Joy-Con™ controller or by using the Just Dance Controller app (which turns your smartphone into a controller).

Rayman Legends Definitive Edition – Exploring Rayman’s legendary worlds

Players’ all-time favorite, Rayman, is back in the game thanks to Rayman Legends Definitive Edition, the ultimate version of the critically acclaimed Rayman Legends created by Michel Ancel. This edition includes all the game’s traditional features, such as Kung Foot, plus some brand-new surprises. Nintendo’s history has included the Rayman brand since the franchise’s beginning, with titles such as Rayman® Advance for Game Boy Advance, Rayman® 2 The Great Escape for Nintendo 64 and Rayman Raving Rabbids® for the launch of Wii™.

Rayman, Globox and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a different mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting.

Steep – Experiencing action sports in the beautiful open world of the Alps

In Steep, players drop in to the Alps and ski, snowboard, wingsuit and paraglide through the game’s massive open world playground, filled with exhilarating activities and breathtaking views. Developed by Ubisoft Annecy, Steep is designed for a culture that’s all about sharing experiences with the world. Steep features seamless multiplayer, populating the world with players as they naturally explore the Alps. Players and friends across the globe can take on challenges together or compete with each other to snag the top spot on the leaderboard. The open world of Steep will be further enriched by the majestic slopes of Alaska in a free update available this year.

*“How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris & Disciples is available through Just Dance Unlimited and can be accessed either via the free trial or by subscribing. The track will be available for all platforms later this year.

RUMOR - Mario X Rabbids RPG pushed back, given more dev time

For all the talk about this rumored game, it would be a real shame to not see something for it during the presentation. Even if it is pushed back in terms of released, I'd imagine there's some sort of teaser trailer ready to be shared.

RUMOR - New round of details on the Mario/Rabbids RPG title for Switch

The following info comes from Liam Robertson, who has proven himself to be in the know with multiple games/leaks before.

RUMOR - Grant Kirkhope handling music on the Mario/Rabbids RPG for Switch

Well that would be another lovely surprise for the game. When this sucker actually gets revealed, it's going to have a lot to live up to!

RUMOR - Assassin's Creed hitting Switch day 1

While I've never heard of the guy above, the information he gives out has been backed up by Laura Kate Dale. In my book, that makes things a bit more believable. According to him, Assassin's Creed is going to come to the Switch on day one, and it's going to be the same game you get on Xbox One and PS4. Ubisoft is aiming for platform parity between the games, which is excellent news to hear. Outside of that, all we know is that the game will take place in Egypt. Let's see if we find out on Jan. 12th!

More footage of the cancelled Rayman SNES game

I would really, REALLY love to have a chance to play this. I always find this kind of thing interesting. I am quite a big fan of the original Rayman, so getting a chance to play this version that predates it would be so exciting!