Officially announced by Ubisoft, Watch Dogs will finally hit the Wii U on November 18th.
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hooray.. I hope you guys did a little extra tweaking on the Wii U version and the gamepad better be used is some unique ways. Either way I still think this game will tank on the Wii U. Had it launched with the others, it stood a chance. But too many Wii U owners picked this game up on other consoles (myself included). And Ubisoft will blame us for not supporting it.
I held out for the Wii U version to have the more definitive edition. Watch Dogs was also met with Luke warm reception between critic's and Gamers. I won't be surprised to hear Ubisoft report bad news about Watch Dogs sales on the Wii U. Much like Rayman, Ubisoft just has their selves to blame.
The gamepad will probably be used for the hacking mini-games, Smartphone menu/UI, and selecting weapons/items. I think that would be good though, if I was a developer I would use the gamepad to take as much of the UI off the main screen as possible so that the player can enjoy the visuals and get more immersed in the game world. Honestly though, if you're a Wii U owner waiting for Watch Dogs just save your money and get something else. It didn't live up to its potential AT ALL. It ended up just being a GTA wannabe with some new mechanics. The hacking was cool but it got very repetitive and very boring by the middle of the game. So basically, it's just another Ubisoft game. Exact same formula, exact same overall structure, exact same problems. And the multiplayer is absolutely atrocious. Seriously, it's that poorly done.
"The gamepad will probably be used for the hacking mini-games, Smartphone menu/UI, and selecting weapons/items." Apparently it's only being used for map and off-TV play... http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
I'll be using the off-tv play a lot, since you don't want to play a game like this with the family around hehe.
Well... if they dont put in the Smartphone stuff and camera view... then I wont be getting it. Why should I buy it, if it comes late, looks worse and takes no advantage of what could make it the definit version... and probably it will cost full retail price and afterwards Ubi will complain it didnt sell... And the first delay makes no sense, at least not, if they say because of Mario Kart, because why is it better to release it then during the time of Smash Bros release? Not really a better timeframe, if you ask me.
SSB hype will kill this and Ubi will have excuse to never again release big AAA games on WiiU.
This is good for the Wii U owners. Despite it being popular to hate on Watch Dogs I felt it was a great game. I'm never swayed by hype--negative or positive--so I don't let that affect my perception of a game. Not everyone will love it, but I wouldn't listen to those who make it sound like it is a terrible game. It is FAR from a terrible game. It has an 80 on metacritic (and that's after the effect of all the incredible hype) with 64 positive reviews, 16 mixed reviews, and 0 negative reviews. Use your own judgement. Watch gameplay videos and make up your own mind whether you think it is something you will enjoy. You could very well enjoy it quite a lot, like I did.
November 18 in North America. I hope it doesn't cost 60 dollars in launch.
will be delayed when Smash Bros. Wii U has a November release date.
True. The delay because of Mario Kart makes no sense, if they release it during the release of Smash Bros. This way it will be even worse. I want Watch Dogs and held our for it, but if it offers nothing special on the Wii U, like good gamepad integration, then I see no reason paying full price, when I can play it on PC for around $15 by then.
I like how the title says the 20th but the description says the 18th, lol
I thought I was the only one that noticed lol, how the hell did this get approved with poor editing like that?!
Releasing right by smash bros, nice one ubisoft.
lol save yourselves the trouble, Ninty fans. You've got better games coming.
I won't pay full price for that game... just interested how well they are able to optimise it for wii u.
Even with the delay this will still most likely be a lazy port with little to no DLC and over priced. Good luck wih that.
Dear wii u owners, save your money and dont buy this game. Forgettable story, forgettable characters, repetitive gameplay and an anti climatic ending beyond belief.
what a slap in the face.
prepare to be disappointed, wii U owners. After all of the hype on ps4/x1, I certainly was.
All aboard the hype (ghost) train!....... :\
Late port being released in, what i assume, will be the same month that Smash Bros is released. Um, WHY??
It would have been better to release it around the same time as MarioKart 8.
Why is this being released now? I thought it didn't live up to the hype. Plus how's it gonna look compared to the PS4 and Xbox One versions?
Know what the saddest part is? Every single time a third party does this witha multiplat, Nintendo fans lose just a little more trust in third party multiplats. At this rate, by the time Nintendo's next home console comes out, even if it turns out to be the most powerful and least complicated console on the market to develop for, and third parties put all their games on the system, there just won't be enough trust left between third parties and Nintendo's fans to get them any sales off their multiplats, no matter how big the install base gets. Everyone keeps saying that it's Nintendo's job to fix things with third parties, but those people are ignoring the effect this is all having on the faith Nintendo fans have in third party multiplats in general. Nintendo doesn't control the trust levels between third parties and Nintendo fans. Third parties control the trust levels between Nintendo's fans and third parties. It's their job to grow and maintain that trust in the games they make, not Nintendo's, by bringing the games to the system in a way that entices the fan base to purchase them there, instead of anywhere but on Nintendo's system. Third parties need to repair those burned bridges between them and Nintendo fans >this gen, not next gen<, if they want any chance at all of gaining sales ground, using multiplats, with Nintendo fans again. The first step in that, should be the cessation of any instances of treating the multiplats as afterthoughts. No more delaying(unless it's happening to all versions) or cutting content out of multiplats, and show some marketing focus for the Wii U version for once.
You are so right a lot of people keep saying it's Nintendo's fault but they aren't the ones making those games they have no control whatsoever over what these third party's do only if they cough up cash
Sadly, the sales of Watch Dogs on Wii U will be pitiful, just like almost every other 3rd party game. The reasons? Nintendo fans just don't buy non-Nintendo games (for the most part) on Nintendo platforms. They whine and complain about 3rd party game companies NOT releasing games on the Wii U, then when those games actually come out, they just don't buy them. No wonder almost every company has pretty much given up on the Wii U. Oh, and the other big excuse lately: "I'm not gonna buy this because they screwed us fans by delaying the title on Wii U, so I'll punish them by avoiding it altogether" (when in reality, they probably would have bought the game on another system anyway, if at all). SMH
Shovel Knight says otherwise. Third parties are responsible for maintaining trust between their games and the audience they're trying to sell them to. Without that trust, they get no sales, AND they damage the chances that the few really good third party games have of selling all at the same time. When there are more multiplats treated equally on Nintendo's system, you'll see sales rise for the multiplats. Until that trust is restored, third party multiplats haven't earned the right to see positive sales on the Wii U. Anyone trying to pin this on some half-thought notion that they don't sell there "just because it's Nintendo", is being an apologist for third parties instead of holding them accountable for the mistakes they make with way they present their games.
I'm about to buy the definitive version of Watchdogs..
Not worth the wait.
How can Ubisoft believe gamers will buy a game that was delayed massively (twice in a row mind you!) just shows that they really should not bother at all. Why couldn't they just focus on the 3DS instead?
Who cares. They released it how many months later and then will complain it didn't sell well on the Wii u. It's a bloody cheek. Unisoft can blow me
So I guess Nintendo gave Ubi a case full of money for this to happen. Anyway, I find it funny how many people are saying they waited for the Wii U version, as if the gamepad is going to make all that difference. I'm always very positive and usually enjoy most games people love to hate, but I've already played Watch Dogs and can tell you that it was a mediocre game at best, and it won't be any better on the Wii U. Don't pay $60 for it, maybe $30, but no more than that.
When I was younger there was a legend told by the village wisemen- That one day "Watch Dogs" would come to WiiU... I waited everyday- but it did not come true.... Now that I no longer care, it has come to pass. The LEGEND is true... But I can Only SHRUG... (joking) OT I hope they have good WiiU specific features, and a WiiU gameplay video on the 'Tubes might help me get excited.
Guess what Ubi? I don't care. I've already played it on PC, it wasn't that great, and now you don't get my money. If you had waited to release the game when every other version was done, I would have bought it.
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