Nintendo Switch “will probably have a similar impact” to Wii, says Ubisoft MD of French Studios

Nintendo Switch “will probably have a similar impact” to Wii, says Ubisoft MD of French Studios
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Nintendo Switch “will probably have a similar impact” to the Wii, Ubisoft’s managing director of French Studios (Annecy, Montpellier, and Paris), Xavier Poix has said.

Ubisoft has so far announced it is bringing Just Dance 2017, Rayman Legends Definitive Edition and Steep to Switch.

“These three games are just the beginning. We will share more about other exciting projects for the Nintendo Switch at a later date,” says Poix.

Poix was full of praise for the Nintendo Switch.

“The Wii attracted a very large audience – including kids and families – because it offered, on one hand, the motion controls, allowing for intuitive interactions with the console and on the other hand games with a strong social component. These aspects gave us the opportunity to develop Rabbids and Just Dance, for example,” he explained. “The Switch will probably have a similar impact, thanks to the mobility offered by the console. You don’t have to have a home console and a mobile console anymore; there’s one console, which is mobile, that you can bring anywhere.”

Ubisoft’s Switch line-up

Just Dance 2017: Arriving on the new console’s launch day, Just Dance 2017 will be Ubisoft’s first game on Switch. Players will get three months free access to the 200+ tracks on the Just Dance Unlimited subscription streaming service, including a Switch-exclusive track, “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris & Disciples. As well as being playable with the Switch Joy-Con controllers, the game also allows players to use their smartphone as a controller.

Rayman Legends Definitive Edition: “The adaptation of Rayman Legends for the Nintendo Switch is like a love story between Nintendo and Rayman” says Rayman creator Michel Ancel. The team is also preparing several surprises for this Switch version of the acclaimed platformer.

Steep: Open-world social snow-sports adventure Steep will be heading to Switch. Players will be able to ski, snowboard, wingsuit and paraglide through the game’s massive open-world Alps, enjoying the seamless multiplayer and social features as they go. The game will be expanded by the slopes of Alaska in a free update available later this year.

Source: Ubisoft Blog