Ubisoft removing Wii U games from Japanese Nintendo eShop

The Japanese support site for Ubisoft has announced that a bunch of Wii U games will be delisted from the Japanese Nintendo eShop.

The selection includes...

Watch Dogs
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
Sprinter Cell Black List
Rabbids Land
Assassin’s Creed III
Sports Connection
Child of Light
Cloudberry Kingdom

The titles will be removed on April 24. If you already own them, you will be able to redownload the games.

Categories: Media, Consoles
Tags: wii-u


It's the true beginning of the end, end.

Is there a fee to keep your game listed on the eShop or something? Just wondering why Ubisoft would want to remove their games from a digital platform.

Hold on what's a Wii U? Is that like a obscure subscription service for the Wii?

Wii Pro was already taken so they just put a U at the end of it.

Why are Ubisoft doing this? Are they planning on porting some of them to Switch, those that aren’t already on the Switch eShop, and charge a higher price maybe than they cost on the Wii U eShop? Some of these titles are like €20 there and have been on sale before for a fraction of that. I don't see why Ubisoft are removing them. I'd love to know the answer.

Whatever the answer is, I'd say that's not the answer.

Likely some license renewal thing.

Wii U has a stricter license renewal thing than 3DS IIRC, so a lot of indie games have quietly delisted. I reviewed so many of them back in the day and almost 1/4 of them are gone without a word.

If this is the price we have to pay to get AC Unity for Free on PC for a week, then I think this is a good trade off

And this is why when you buy things digitally, you dont own them. At some point the redownload feature wont even work. So hope you keep your old consoles in tip top shape.

Rayman Legends and the Just Dance games are the only ones that will remain?

ZombiU, Watch Dogs and Splinter Cell should come to Switch. Seeing we are getting so many remasters from old generations, I am quite surprised these haven't hit the Switch yet

Definitely agree on Zombi U. The others... nah.


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