Monster 4x4 World Circuit

Monster 4x4: World Circuit

Monster 4x4: World Circuit

What's that coming over the hill?

Ubisoft really does have the most massive crush on the Wii. Nintendo's demure little debutante certainly has its suitors - EA, Activision and SEGA, to name some names - but they've mostly chosen to play it cool, sidling up to the virginal young console and offering it some idle chit-chat, dropping a franchise name or two. Not so the lovestruck Gallic publisher. Unreserved as ever, Ubisoft is capering and fawning around the Wii like an obsequious courtier, opening doors, pulling out chairs, producing bouquets of flowers from behind its back, and generally throwing its oversized seven-game greatcoat down in the muddy puddle of launch week.

"You're short an original, mature-themed franchise, you say? Here's a little something I prepared earlier. Your own platforming icon's running a little late? Why, take mine! You need some stealth and shooting? I've got more than I can use - think nothing of it. And some racing games? Oh..."

(Rummages in pockets)

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Ubi targets seven for Wii launch

Ubi targets seven for Wii launch

Far Cry, Blazing Angels, more.

Ubisoft has demonstrated its confidence in Nintendo Wii with the promise of seven titles at launch.

The French publisher had previously announced Red Steel and Rayman Raving Rabbids for Wii, and this week followed it up with talk of Far Cry, Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII, Monster 4x4 World Circuit, Open Season and GT Pro Series.

A disputed French version of the publisher's press announcement also made reference to a Prince of Persia Wii title, although that release was soon retracted and reworded to reference other, unnamed games also in development.

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