What was deemed the last true major third party publisher to support Nintendo this generation has now pulled the rug from underneath them. In a statement today from the French multinational game publisher, Ubisoft will not be showing any games for the Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS at this year’s E3. “We won’t be showing off any Nintendo games at E3 this year,” a Ubisoft representative said in the statement.
With more third party support dwindling from Nintendo (the Wii U specifically), this news may not come as a shock to some considering Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated last year that the company would review their partnership with Nintendo after poor Wii U sales. All this news confirms is that Nintendo appears alone with its efforts to revive the Wii U from its…for lack of a better term…sluggish start. Whatever the case, E3 2014 will serve as the barometer to how Nintendo will concentrate its efforts on the future of software on the Wii U. A tough break for Nintendo, but the company may find a way to reevaluate its assets.
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