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Ubisoft thinks the Nintendo Switch could “redefine the way we play games”

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One of the biggest tragedies of the last couple of years in the gaming industry, has to be the Wii U. It may have been home to some phenomenal games over the years, but the core idea behind that console just didn’t work. It was ugly, it lacked any third-party support later on its life and consumers just didn’t get it. I’ve got a good feeling about the Nintendo Switch however.

The Big N may finally be learning from past mistakes, instead of stubbornly refusing to adapt. And with a very different approach to gaming that doesn’t need to compete with the likes of Sony and Microsoft, the Nintendo Switch could be home to some very transformative types of games in the future as well. At least, that’s what Ubisoft is thinking. “With the Nintendo Switch’s unique capacities and design, Nintendo could again redefine the way we play games,” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said via GameSpot.

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The Nintendo Switch is accessible at its core and also seizes on the growing trends of sharing more experiences and playing anywhere at any time. Ubisoft and Nintendo enjoy a long-standing partnership and we are currently developing a number of games for the platform, including Just Dance 2017. We look forward to sharing more at a later date.

It’s not the first time that Ubisoft has waxed lyrical about the Nintendo Switch. Back in September, Ubisoft said that the Nintendo Switch was “a new approach, it’s really Nintendo, [which is] coming with something new again.”

As for other console details, don’t expect the Big N to be too forthcoming in the near future. Wall Street Journo Takashi Mochizuki tweeted that any future game and spec announcements will be saved for 2017:

In case you missed it yesterday, here’s the post detailing the reveal of the Nintendo Switch, an Nvidia-powered home and mobile console that may make the utter hell of air travel a little bit better in 2017.

Last Updated: October 21, 2016

50 Comments

  1. Archdruid Kromas

    October 21, 2016 at 07:59

    Ubisoft backing the wrong horse again.

    Reply

  2. Dungeon of JJ

    October 21, 2016 at 08:04

    Ubisoft usually has no idea what’s going on in the gaming world, so I disagree.
    The Switch isn’t something to compete with or change gaming, it’s there to add to and enhance experiences.

    Reply

    • HairyEwok

      October 21, 2016 at 08:11

      Ubisoft didn’t say anything about the PS Vita and look how that ended up.

      Reply

      • Dungeon of JJ

        October 21, 2016 at 08:15

        Hehe. That’s like saying. Zuma didn’t say anything about the Mercedes C Class, so look how popular it became XD

        Reply

  3. HairyEwok

    October 21, 2016 at 08:10

    Mochizuki heh…. Mochi.. Wonder how many times he’s been called a rice cake.

    Reply

    • Raptor Rants

      October 21, 2016 at 08:11

      Lol.

      “Listen here Rice Cake!”

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        October 21, 2016 at 08:12

        LACIST!

        ?

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        • Raptor Rants

          October 21, 2016 at 08:13

          no man. Like you know how you usually tune someone in a sarcastic angry way “Listen here cupcake!”

          Like that. But RiceCake

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            October 21, 2016 at 08:14

            [TRIGGERED]

          • Raptor Rants

            October 21, 2016 at 08:15

            #nottriggered

          • Admiral Chief

            October 21, 2016 at 08:19

            /tableflip

          • Raptor Rants

            October 21, 2016 at 08:29

            /tableunflip

      • Dutch Matrix

        October 21, 2016 at 08:37

        Using that in my next book. Will credit Raptor/Ewok.

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  4. Raptor Rants

    October 21, 2016 at 08:11

    MMmm. No. I don’t think there is any “redefining” to be done.

    This is something that’s there for the handheld market. The handheld market already does things like play on TV’s etc. BUT, the tech seems amazing and is really superb to fill that gap where you don’t want big title AAA gaming or the exclusive gaming on Console. It’s there for the fun, anywhere gaming market and that is going to make this worth while.

    Nintendo has always done better in the handheld market than in the console market. But this device seems to look to do a little bit of what the Wii could as well. A nice little crossover.

    Very cool

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    • Dutch Matrix

      October 21, 2016 at 08:22

      As much as I am impressed with Skyrim on a handheld, the thing that really makes me sad is the Switch will have zero benefit to myself. I mean it’s a great console/handheld, but sadly there will be no real reason for me to get this. My PS4 and soon to be upgraded PC will do gaming wise, and besides, my wife will stab me with an icepick if I play video games in bed!
      Sad Dutch is Sad…

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      • Raptor Rants

        October 21, 2016 at 08:30

        but you aren’t the target market. People like myself are.

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        • Dutch Matrix

          October 21, 2016 at 08:36

          OK. I am confused. Why are you the target market and I am not? (Sincere question. No fighting.)

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          • Raptor Rants

            October 21, 2016 at 08:46

            You said it yourself. It has zero benefit to you.
            For me, I want something console like but I don’t want a full on console. So handhelds and devices like this are perfect. When I game away from my PC I whip out my DS or my phone.

            This would be a perfect mix of the two for me.

          • Dutch Matrix

            October 21, 2016 at 08:52

            You game on your phone??? Filthy Casual!!! Though I hear you. I prefer a big-ish screen in anycase. So my PS4 still will do. Though the idea of playing games on the loo can keep me out of trouble and I do not think that last part needed to be shared but there!

          • Raptor Rants

            October 21, 2016 at 09:19

            Hey, loo gaming is bestest!

    • Admiral Chief

      October 21, 2016 at 08:24

      So, Casual++ ?

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        October 21, 2016 at 08:28

        That’s what I think

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      October 21, 2016 at 08:30

      It’s primarily a home console – not replacing the 3DS.

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      • Raptor Rants

        October 21, 2016 at 08:31

        but allows mobility too. Hence the crossover. BUt yes, I hear you. I still feel it’s nifty

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 21, 2016 at 09:26

          It’s NIFTendo!

          Reply

      • Ottokie

        October 21, 2016 at 08:32

        This will become my at “work” console 😛

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  5. Admiral Chief

    October 21, 2016 at 08:11

    Child of Light on this thing!

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  6. Ottokie

    October 21, 2016 at 08:14

    ubicrap aside… NINTENDO SWITCH HYPUUU!!!!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      October 21, 2016 at 08:28

      XD

      Reply

  7. jason mulryan

    October 21, 2016 at 08:46

    If I can play Fallout 4, DOOM and Dying Light on it, at home on my TV and at work during lunch, then I might consider it, otherwise I will stick with my PS4 🙂

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  8. Lord Chaos

    October 21, 2016 at 08:58

    need a nice handheld console thingy. Need to start riding the train soon so need something that’ll keep me occupied.

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    • Raptor Rants

      October 21, 2016 at 09:20

      Choo choooooo

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    • CypherGate

      October 21, 2016 at 09:24

      Wow you brave to take that on a train and game lol seriously. Lol not wishing bad on you but u know how the trains are.

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants

        October 21, 2016 at 09:25

        I think he meant Gautrain….

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        • CypherGate

          October 21, 2016 at 09:28

          If so then that’s perfectly awesome

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          • Raptor Rants

            October 21, 2016 at 09:30

            Because if he didn’t then he is the bravest man I’ve ever met. Metro train holding fancy equipment and tech? Wow.

          • CypherGate

            October 21, 2016 at 09:34

            Hahahaha true true. U never know it might become a type of sport to take metro and some awesome tech with and see how long you could last on the train.

          • Lord Chaos

            October 21, 2016 at 09:35

            Survivor: Third world transport

          • CypherGate

            October 21, 2016 at 09:44

            I smell a reality show in the making or a movie.

          • Raptor Rants

            October 21, 2016 at 11:48

            DIBS! TM!

        • Lord Chaos

          October 21, 2016 at 09:31

          Yep, the Gautrain, only way I’d be on another train is if my body was moved there.

          Reply

  9. CypherGate

    October 21, 2016 at 09:26

    I think this is brilliant. Imagine you and 4 buddies with one each. U could go away on a group holiday and instead of taking pics or consoles with. This will work brilliant. Easy to carry and from what I can see in the video that u could play multiplayer almost LAN style which is even more perfect. There are huge benefits to this form the switch is taking. So much more practical in a sense.

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    • Dungeon of JJ

      October 21, 2016 at 09:32

      Yea, that’s pretty sweet.

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      • CypherGate

        October 21, 2016 at 09:36

        Yeah I used to dream packing my PC to go LAN (back in the day when I had time on my side) now it’s different. Everyone has limited time so this in a small backpack with no extra monitors to carry is a blessing. Hopefully my Stingy friends would buy into this like I would. Then it would make more sense lol

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        • Dungeon of JJ

          October 21, 2016 at 10:00

          Hehe. Yea. I miss those days

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          • CypherGate

            October 21, 2016 at 10:06

            Yeah those days were awesome with gaming. Thats the only kind of multiplayer gaming I enjoy. The online gaming thing not so much cause most people wouldn’t want u to join them (ur experience level too low etc) makes me feel like I’m back at school trying to blend in

  10. Jonah Cash

    October 21, 2016 at 11:27

    I will be flying to Johannesburg and back every week from January… Will look at this to help for the hour I don’t sleep!

    Reply

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