Watch Dogs also confirmed for Wii U

Ubisoft had hinted at a Wii U edition of open-world hack 'em up Watch Dogs before, but only formally confirmed it last night alongside the announcement of a PlayStation 4 version. No, obviously it didn't drop this news during Sony's big shindig, but in a press release afterwards.

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Ubisoft had hinted at a Wii U edition of open-world hack 'em up Watch Dogs before, but only formally confirmed it last night alongside the announcement of a PlayStation 4 version. No, obviously it didn't drop this news during Sony's big shindig, but in a press release afterwards.

One can guess at special Wii U GamePad functions it'll have, but the confirmation itself is the only solid detail we have. The announcement merely listed Wii U as a platform, alongside PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PS3. It'll be a PS4 launch title this holiday season. Doubtless it'll be coming to Microsoft's new console too, whenever that's announced.

Watch Dogs stars a vigilante in super-connected society, hacking into everything from bank accounts and security cameras to road barriers and trains in his mission to stop naughty men from being naughty. It's okay when he steals money, though. Here's the demo Ubisoft showed last night:

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    February 21, 2013 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Watch Dogs also confirmed for Wii U.

    Ubisoft had hinted at a Wii U edition of open-world hack 'em up Watch Dogs before, but only formally confirmed it last night alongside the announcement of a PlayStation 4 version. No, obviously it didn't drop this news during Sony's big shindig, but in a press release afterwards.

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      February 21, 2013 6:59 AM

      I don't know if it is news no or not but I saw an article that said it is also confirmed for PC so I'm happy.

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        February 21, 2013 7:13 AM

        Very good news. But I wonder if I can build a PC for $600 in November that can outperform the PS4.

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        February 21, 2013 8:09 AM

        Alright that's great news, I don't want to have to buy a console to play that game.

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      February 21, 2013 8:05 AM

      Ubi seems to be the only friend the Wii U has.

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        February 21, 2013 8:12 AM

        It's a good friend to have, but it's interesting we heard nothing from EA last night either, wonder if they're in bed with MS atm? Actiivision still views Nintendo as kids only at this point I think, it will see Skylanders but I'm not sure if it will have much in the way of other 3rd party titles. That being said, given the cost of making these next-gen games the likelihood of them being released not just cross-platform but cross generation means a Wii U version might not be out of the question.

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      February 21, 2013 3:25 PM

      A little portable hacking interface via the Wii U tablet would be cool.

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      February 21, 2013 9:03 PM

      TBH I'm probably just getting this on PC, but I'm happy for Nintendo. I'm sure whatever they do with the GamePad will be cool.

      And hey, maybe such a cutting edge game coming to the system will shut up the Wii U haters for a few minutes. I can only hope.

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        February 21, 2013 9:05 PM

        well, it won't be cutting-edge on that platform.

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          February 21, 2013 9:54 PM

          Of course not, it will only be cutting edge on PC! And maybe PS4. But it'll be more cutting edge on Wii U than on Ninty haters' precious Xbox 360s and PS3s, that's for sure.