I was really hoping this would be the year we'd finally see Beyond Good & Evil 2 at E3, but now it sounds like that won't be the case. The following comes from Michel Ancel concerning the game.
Mhhh , not sure that E3 would be the best place to showcase Bg&e2 but we ´re working on the game so sometime this year , you should hear about it !
Can't you just show off a teaser, Michel?! That's really all I need to be happy. Just something to hold me over! Can you at least tell us if it's Switch-bound or not?!
Coming from Ubisoft Chief Financial Officer Alain Martinez...
“We will be delivering some great games for the Switch. The platform’s launch is going incredibly well and we believe the Switch has the potential to reach a wide audience. As you know, Ubisoft has been the leading third-party publisher on Nintendo’s console over the past 10 years, and we intend to maintain that position. Again, our assumptions are reasonable and we can’t wait to tell you more.”
Coming from Chief Executive Officer, Yves Guillemot...
“We have new guidance on the Switch. We have one new game not announced and we have also Just Dance that is coming on the machines, plus one or two others.”
The following info comes from Kotaku
- Kotaku has seen assets
- due out either August or September
- turn-based combat
- two-player local co-op
- goofy sense of humor.
- assets show Mario and crew wielding laser guns
- playable characters include Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, and, four Rabbids dressed up as Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Peach
A rumor on a rumored game. We know how silly that sounds, but the sources out there backing up the Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle rumor are, in my eyes, credible enough to believe.
With that said, we're also hearing multiple reports (outside of AND including the video above) that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be using Ubisoft's Snowdrop engine. That's worth noting, as both The Division and South Park: The Fractured but Whole use the same engine. If this rumor is true, it's great news to hear Ubisoft has gotten one of their major engines up-and-running on Switch.
French media giant Vivendi will accelerate acquisitions in video games and advertising this year to allay investor concerns about its strategy, mixed results and poor share performance, two sources close to the matter told Reuters. Advertising group Havas and video games maker Ubisoft are expected to be the first targets as Vivendi moves into the next phase of its expansion, the sources said.
Classic Rayman action!
In Rayman's world, nature and people live together in peace. But one day, the evil Mister Dark steals the Great Protoon that provides energy and balance in the world. Betilla tried to stop him, but she wasn't strong enough. Now strange new creatures appear and capture every Electoon they can find! They definitely need a hero... Rayman to the rescue!
Looks like Ubisoft is trying to gather info on just how they should support the Switch. Select customers are getting emails like the one above, which point to upcoming times when they can share their thoughts on the Switch. Seems like Ubisoft really wants to get some detailed info, as they are looking for an hour of your time each day of participation.
Coming from a South Park studio rep through Comedy Central...
"South Park: The Fractured But Whole won’t be coming to [the Nintendo] Switch."
There was some speculation the other day that a tweet from the official South Park Twitter account was pointing to a release on Switch, but now we have a clear-cut answer. Oddly enough, Ubisoft has declined to comment on the matter.