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Ubisoft to support Nintendo's Wii U digital policies

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Posted by: Matt Liebl

Nintendo has already made it clear that they intend to kick their digital support up a notch with the Wii U, a move that Ubisoft is ready to take advantage of.

Using lessons learned from their digital release of PlayStation Vita games, Ubisoft confirmed their support of Nintendo's Wii U's digital policies.

"We'll absolutely take advantage of whatever the policies will let us do with the platform from the standpoint of providing digital content," Ubisoft's digital boss Chris Early told Eurogamer.

"Nintendo has not announced a lot of their digital programs at this point of time. Our key is, as you see from us from a content perspective in supporting the platform, is we're going to be there like we were with the Vita, and support the policy side of it as well. With the Vita all of our games are available digitally, and they're even optimized from that standpoint because that was a policy in place we were able to design to."

Ubisoft supported Sony and their policy of having every retail game also available for digital download on the PlayStation Vita.  At launch, Ubisoft offered Lumines and Rayman Origins.

"So from the same standpoint, I expect when the Wii U comes out and there are digital policies that are there, we will be in support of them as well," he added.

Nintendo has remained largely quiet about its digital strategy for the Wii U, revealing only bits of information.

In January, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced the new Nintendo Network to provide Wii U and 3DS gamers with a more involving online experience.  The new online network will have many features that owners of the Xbox 360 and PS3 are already accustomed to.  Games will also be available for digital download through the Nintendo Network.

Tags: Wii U, Ubisoft

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