Prior to the Wii U my interest in the Assassins Creed franchise was basically nonexistent, I found them boring and not of interest. However when I finally played Assassins Creed 4 earlier this year on my Wii U, I was in heaven the game was a perfect fit for the Wii U providing a map on my screen and a mostly great game. Following this I was hoping for the next Assassins Creed game to hit the Wii U but as it seems my hopes are broken and basically are never going to be repaired with Ubisoft now telling us that Assassins Creed is not coming to the Wii U at all because Nintendo players have no interest. This is basically why we won’t be seeing either of this years releases.
While speaking with Game Informer at Gamescom last week, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot explained:
“It’s very simple. What we see is that Nintendo customers don’t buy Assassin’s Creed. Last year, we sold in very small numbers.”
Guillemot also spoke about Ubisoft’s shift in focus on Wii U:
“What we see is that they are very interested in Just Dance, very interested by other kinds of games. So what we are trying to do is to focus more on the types of games they are interested in.”
And what of Watch Dogs, which has long been planned for Nintendo’s console? Fortunately, Guillemot once again confirmed that it’s still in the pipeline:
“[Watch Dogs] is coming to Wii U. It will be the only mature game we publish on it.”
It really is a shame that Ubisoft has no intention for Assassins Creed on the Wii U, I bought both games and played them and similar to my thoughts on Call of Duty I believe Assassins Creed has its best place on the Wii U and by not giving Nintendo players Assassins Creed Ubisoft are once again isolating Nintendo fans with the franchise. Maybe part of the problem is that Nintendo players have never had a reason to buy Assassins Creed and some only want to play on a certain platform. My recommendation for Ubisoft is that they maybe make an exclusive Assassins Creed to fully test the waters and if it fails then sure take it away from us. So Nintendo it is up to you maybe you need to talk to Ubisoft and organize an exclusive or even another Assassins Creed.