Source: http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/741/741517p1.htmlOctober 24, 2006 - Packed in with Ubisoft's otherwise dry and stuffy earnings statement was some good news, and some bad news, for gamers.
First up, the company has good news for Nintendo fans. "Ubisoft managed to take full advantage of Microsoft's Xbox 360 and should now benefit from the much awaited PlayStation 3 and Wii launches, with in particular 7 titles available for the Wii", said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. At least one of those seven is an unannounced all-new brand for Nintendo's next-gen system. Ubisoft had previously admitted they are working on a version of Prince of Persia for the Wii -- perhaps that is part of this new group of titles. Along with the seven titles at the system's launch, Ubisoft will bring 14 games to the Wii by March of 2007.
The company also announced that anticipated sneak-and-strike action adventure Assassin's Creed and sequel WWII shooter Brothers in Arms Hell's Highway will not be released in the fourth fiscal quarter. Instead in that timeframe Ubisoft will offer Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, the sequel to the future-soldier first-person shooter. This means we'll see GRAW 2 before the end of March 2007. No further details on GRAW 2 were available at this time.
The company said holding Assassins and Brothers back "will now strengthen fiscal year 2007-08" -- which for the rest of us means the games will now arrive sometime between April 2007 and March 2008. Both titles were tentatively scheduled to be released in the first part of 2007 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.