Ubisoft Wii U offering not a "huge investment"

Rayman, ZombiU won't break the bank, third-party ally explains.

Ubisoft has said that, financially, it "doesn't have a huge investment" in Nintendo's Wii U, despite being the most prominent third-party publisher for the console's launch line-up.

Most of the publisher's planned Wii U output isn't new or exclusive, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot reasoned during a recent investor call (via Joystiq).

Porting something to Wii U costs just over $1.2 million (£773,000) per game, Guillemot explained. Ubisoft has also spent less on "original" titles such as ZombiU than the cost of other current-gen AAA titles.

"As we've always said when there is such an innovation, the need is not to have big production value but to concentrate on the innovation," Guillemot added. "This is what we are trying on Rayman and ZombiU."

Ubisoft currently has a vast list of games announced for Nintendo's next console - far than any other third-party, and almost as many as Nintendo itself.

These include Assassin's Creed 3, Just Dance 4, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, ZombiU, Rayman Legends, Rabbids Land, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013, Sports Connection and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online.

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