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Ubisoft reveals seven Wii launch titles, including Far Cry [update 2]

Ross Miller

Yesterday Ubisoft announced it would be bringing seven titles for the Nintendo Wii. Today the company revealed seven of those games, and promised to have all of those available within the console's launch window.

Including the already-announced Red Steel and Rayman Raving Rabbids, Ubisoft is giving Wii fans five more games:

  • Far Cry
  • Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII, a military dog fight sim
  • Monster 4x4 World Circuit, a truck racer
  • Open Season, an adventure game based on the upcoming CG film by Sony Pictures Animation
  • GT Pro Series, a new racing IP
Seven titles for a launch window, especially the ever-popular Far Cry, is an impressive number for any developer -- even more so for a third-party developer on a Nintendo console. Ubisoft has also noted that it has many more titles in development for the Wii. Are Nintendo's third-party woes coming to an end?

[Thanks, Zelda Master]

[Update: IGN is also running an interview with Ubisoft's North American president Laurent Detoc who says, "We made a bet by starting development for the Wii earlier than others and we intend to maintain our advance on the platform. You can see it as a double-down move. We don't have a crystal ball but we think the Wii is going to be a huge success right away and we want to be the number-one independent publisher for Wii in 2006." Hear that EA? You've got some catching up to do. Thanks for the link, Cameron.]

[update 2: minor typo fixing]

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