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Riki
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(01-23-2014, 11:03 PM)
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According to a random Italian blog, Gamestop Italy is telling customers that the WiiU version of the game is no more.

Normally, I wouldn't pay any heed, but going to the WiiU section of their site, the tag description for Watch_Dogs WiiU says Cancellato. (Though it could just be for the Special Edition?)

Nintendo is still promoting the game, and has shown it in recent Directs and even Nintendo France has said it was one of their big games for 2014. So hopefully Ubisoft can clear this up soon.

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Mod Edit: CVG reached out to Ubisoft, who responded with "We have nothing to comment at the moment". They've chosen to run it was "Rumour: Wii U version scrapped" which I think may be getting ahead of itself a little bit, but probably worth adding as a bit of secondary evidence to consider.

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Mod Edit: The game has re-appeared on GameStop.it with an earlier, February release date. No additional confirmation or changes from retail sources or clarification from Ubisoft.
Last edited by Stumpokapow; 01-24-2014 at 04:15 PM.
supahkiwi
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(01-23-2014, 11:03 PM)
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Not surprising
Bgamer90
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(01-23-2014, 11:03 PM)
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I had a feeling that this was coming (if true).

Just no point in making it with the recent news.
MemoryHumanity
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(01-23-2014, 11:04 PM)
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From Wii Italia

Translated from Italian:

The rumor comes from one of our readers, and has been unofficially by Italian GameStop stores. Last week, our reader received a call by a GameStop employee, saying that his previously preordered copy of Watch Dogs for Wii U was not going to be offered; therefore, our reader was advised to move the preorder to another game. Asking for reasons, the employee told him that Ubisoft scrapped this version.

Some days later, he went to another GameStop, in order to preorder again the game; even in this case, he could not do so, because Watch Dogs for Wii U was not available in the store database.

Wiitalia tried to contact some GameStop store, and in each case the conclusion was one and just one: Wii U version of Watch Dogs is not available for preorder because Ubisoft cancelled it. It seems that Wii U hardware and software sales played a role in this decision.

Uh-oh

Source: http://www.wiitalia.it/2014/01/23/ru...wii-u/lang/en/
SwiftDeath
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(01-23-2014, 11:04 PM)
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Eh needs more confirmation than this. Possible but unlikely I would say
Father_Brain
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(01-23-2014, 11:04 PM)
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Would certainly make sense. We'll see soon enough.
TriangularDuck
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(01-23-2014, 11:04 PM)
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The Wii U is deader than dead in Europe, I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't worth releasing in Italy.
Schrade
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(01-23-2014, 11:04 PM)
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Ouch. Signs not good.
steveovig
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(01-23-2014, 11:04 PM)
I guess it makes sense, from a business standpoint. I wasn't going to buy the game anyways but still.
MagnitudePopPop
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(01-23-2014, 11:04 PM)
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Oh man, losing Ubisoft support would be another huge blow to the Wii U...
DopeyFish
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(01-23-2014, 11:05 PM)
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They should cancel all last gen versions

Its dragging the game down
Yawnier
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(01-23-2014, 11:05 PM)
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Weirder things have certainly happened before....
kazebyaka
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alr1ght
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(01-23-2014, 11:05 PM)
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I guess Wii U only owners will have to watch it youtube, dog.
Tablo
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(01-23-2014, 11:05 PM)
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Ugh. That's fucked if true :(
GeoramA
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(01-23-2014, 11:05 PM)
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Sony's fault, obviously.
Majine
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(01-23-2014, 11:05 PM)
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So... if the game wasn't delayed, the Wii U version would still be released?

Weird situation if so.
AHA-Lambda
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Originally Posted by DopeyFish

They should cancel all last gen versions

Its dragging the game down

The game has a stupid high budget, they ain't going nowhere.
Brofield
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(01-23-2014, 11:05 PM)
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Certainly hope not. I looked forward to this the most with tablet controls. Seems like a waste anyhow when the game is already effectively compete on Wii U.
Captain Smoker
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(01-23-2014, 11:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by steveovig

I guess it makes sense, from a business standpoint. I wasn't going to buy the game anyways but still.

Invest millions until now.

Sell maybe 100.000 and get back some money.

Sell 0 and get back 0 money.


Don't see how this makes sense now.
Takao
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(01-23-2014, 11:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by MagnitudePopPop

Oh man, losing Ubisoft support would be another huge blow to the Wii U...

Wii U will still get Just Dance 2015.
maquiladora
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(01-23-2014, 11:06 PM)
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Woah.
Phazon
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(01-23-2014, 11:06 PM)
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Would be weird to cancel it so 'close' to release and after being so long in development.
Skeff
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(01-23-2014, 11:06 PM)
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Wouldn't be surprised.

But then again Ubisoft wouldn't back out of a Wii U deal would they? oh wait, my friend Rayman says they might.

EDIT:

Originally Posted by Phazon

Would be weird to cancel it so 'close' to release and after being so long in development.

Unless of course if the Wii U version wasn't 'close' and the others were 'close'
Lebron
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(01-23-2014, 11:06 PM)
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Game has been looking like hot garbage whenever they show something new. This may be a blessing in disguise.
poopninjamvc3mk
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(01-23-2014, 11:06 PM)
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I don't believe this whatsoever but that sucks if im wrong.
angular graphics
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(01-23-2014, 11:06 PM)
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The Definitive Edition.
benny_a
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(01-23-2014, 11:06 PM)
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Maybe it's just canceled in Italy. France is a very strong Nintendo country, so maybe releasing it there still makes sense and means there is no full cancellation.
cookie-monster
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(01-23-2014, 11:06 PM)
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Pretty sure this game is in dev hell.
Amir0x
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(01-23-2014, 11:06 PM)
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man, that was one of the few major remaining third party games coming to the system. huge blow if true for Wii U only gamers.
Magic Ovaries
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(01-23-2014, 11:07 PM)
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UBI has nothing to gain from releasing the Wii U version.
impact
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(01-23-2014, 11:07 PM)
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Any non-LEGO third party games left for Wii U in 2014? I imagine Ubi will release Just Dance 10 but thats it.
vinnygambini
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1 year after release, the Wii U is losing almost every third-party publisher and if Ubisoft is no longer on board, doom. No seriously, Ubisoft and Activision are the last cards Nintendo has to play in regards to third party relations. They can't loose 'em for their sake. Third-party relations are worse than the Gamecube era Nintendo :( Do something.
chubigans
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(01-23-2014, 11:07 PM)
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Wasn't there a rumor that the Wii u version was significantly behind in development?
sphagnum
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(01-23-2014, 11:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by impact

Any non-LEGO third party games left for Wii U in 2014? I imagine Ubi will release Just Dance 10 but thats it.

Project CARS.
tipoo
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(01-23-2014, 11:07 PM)
The new trailer apparently didn't feature the Wii U as a supported system either.

http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/uh...ulp.453238939/
Sanke__
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(01-23-2014, 11:07 PM)
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Now I just hope the ps3 and 360 versions get cancelled because it is too awesome for last gen to handle
Beysus
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(01-23-2014, 11:08 PM)
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I can't believe this...
Broken Joystick
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Originally Posted by Phazon

Would be weird to cancel it so 'close' to release and after being so long in development.

Yup. Even if it is a completely buggy, shitfess mess, some revenue is better than none at all. There's also very little from this "rumour", it was originally on that place you go to for Nintendo news. Until Amazon, BestBuy or Ubi takes it down from their own site, you shouldn't worry about anything.
GalacticaN7
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ass stormii
plank
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why did Riki make two threads?

Edit: Ah I see for more accuracy. Carry on then.
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TwilightPrincess
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(01-23-2014, 11:09 PM)
Donīt believe it.
euphemism
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What? Why? C'mon ubi!
DieH@rd
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If this is true, this is either technical, time consuming, or they are aware that AC3/Black Flag sold poorly. Most probably it is a mix of all three things.

Boss of Ubisoft talked that they will revisit their WiiU stance if situation does not get better.
Last edited by DieH@rd; 01-23-2014 at 11:14 PM.
Mlatador
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(01-23-2014, 11:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by kazebyaka

Why is the Wii U watching out of the window?
Riki
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(01-23-2014, 11:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by plank

why did Riki make two threads?

I didn't. Another similar thread was merged in to mine.
Phazon
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(01-23-2014, 11:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Skeff

Wouldn't be surprised.

But then again Ubisoft wouldn't back out of a Wii U deal would they? oh wait, my friend Rayman says they might.

EDIT:



Unless of course if the Wii U version wasn't 'close' and the others were 'close'

Wasn't the Wii U version in development long before the PS360 ones?
Tsundere
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(01-23-2014, 11:09 PM)
Maybe not cancelled, but more likely that they're just not going to stock it since they don't believe in the hardware.
Heyt
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But this makes no sense, Reggie said we'd have all the third partys on board and Ubi said they expected great things of the WiiU and never count Nintendo out!

This is a big fat lie, WiiU will have the mos unique and convenient version with the gamepad!
Epcott
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(01-23-2014, 11:09 PM)
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Very disappointing if true (especially if it's still coming for PS360).

And if it is true, I hope they give a reason why and NOJ takes note.

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