Ubisoft Plans to Bring uPlay to Wii U, Full Retail Releases on Nintendo eShop

By Jorge Ba-oh 11.11.2012 2

Ubisoft Plans to Bring uPlay to Wii U, Full Retail Releases on Nintendo eShop on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Ubisoft have outlined plans to support both the Nintendo Network together with their in-house Uplay service.

The Wii U's online system is designed to incorporate third parties, and Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot hopes that the company and Nintendo can work together. Uplay is used for multiplayer, achievements and digital distribution - networking fellow Ubisoft players regardless of hardware.

Guillemot also confirmed that plans are in place for Ubisoft to offer retail games on the Nintendo eShop once the option becomes available - including launch titles ZombiU and Assassin's Creed 3.

The publisher may also offer up download codes to retailers as "when people go to the shop they want to get information on what game to buy and also how to play it and so on".

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uPlay? But WiiPlay.
It will be interesting to see how it runs along side the Nintendo Network and if other services like these will appear by third parties and if they will be a hindrance or a god send. Ubisofts DRM isn't really well accepted expecially for PC gamers, I hope by using their own network services we don't start seeing it as a way for DRM on the console and the ability for them to just stop certain services not to long after a game is released.

The uPlay logo was shown on Wii U boxes a week ago.

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