Aug 17, 2011
Ubisoft are starting to gain a reputation for innovation and support of new products. They stole the show with launch titles for the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo Wii U and now they have pledged support for the PSP Vita. This is great news for PSP fans as Ubisoft’s developers are sure to look for ways to make innovative use of the unique control features offered by the PSP Vita.
Here’s the full press release from Ubisoft detailing their plans for the PSP Vita.
London, UK – August 17, 2011–Today, Ubisoft® announced the development of six games for PlayStation® Vita (PS Vita), the new handheld console from Sony Computer Entertainment. A recognised pioneer and leader on new platforms, Ubisoft is taking full advantage of the power of the new handheld system, as well as embracing its unique and innovative features.
Ubisoft’s diverse line-up will include new intellectual properties as well as new iterations from its most popular franchises, including Assassin’s Creed® and Rayman®.
“With its processing power, dual tactile screens and cameras, PS Vita allows creators like Ubisoft new and unique opportunities to develop innovative games,”said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer of Ubisoft. “We’ve got a strong and varied line-up that will offer fun and immersion to all audiences of the PS Vita.”
Ubisoft games currently in development for the console include: Assassin’s Creed, Rayman Origins, LuminesTM, AsphaltTM, Dungeon Hunter Alliance and Michael Jackson the Experience.
“We’re delighted with the support and innovative content Ubisoft are bringing to PS Vita,” said Zeno Colaço, Vice President, Publisher & Developer Relations, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. “Great games are at the platform’s heart and with some of Ubisoft’s biggest and best brands coming to PS Vita, we are very excited to work with them in delivering the deepest gaming experience on the most powerful handheld entertainment system on the planet”
Gamescom visitors will be able to see both Dungeon Hunter Alliance and AsphaltTM at Sony’s Consumer Booth, located at Booth 1, Hall 7.