E3 2012: Ubisoft innovates with Wii U GamePad

E3 2012: Ubisoft innovates with Wii U GamePad
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

June 5th 2012 at 6:02PM

Publisher confirms eight titles to be released on the next-gen console

Ubisoft has shown off how it plans to take advantage of the potential unique aspects of the Wii U gamepad.

Taking the stage at Nintendo’s E3 conference, the publisher showed how games such as Just Dance 4, where the GamePad holder was able to dictate how other players dance.

The user could either change the pace of the dance, or make players hold their position during a song.

Ubisoft also presented various uses through its ZombiU title, such as using it as a scanner, a sniper scope or as a motion controller to shake off enemies.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-aime was also asked to hold up the gamepad to his face, where the on-screen camera changed his facial features to look like a zombie.

Ubisoft is expected to release eight games for the Wii U in the first six months of its release.

These include Just Dance 4, ZombiU, Assassin’s Creed III, Rabbids Land, Your Shape Fitness evolved 2013, Rayman Legends, Sports Connection and Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth.