Along with the other 32 listed games coming to the Nintendo Switch at some point or another, Ubisoft have decided to throw in a few of their own. Just Dance 2017, Rayman Legends Definitive Edition, and Steep will all be making their debut on the system this year, with Just Dance being the first Ubisoft game for Switch launch.
Up first we have Just Dance 2017, releasing March 3 along with the Switch. This year’s iteration features over 40 tracks already in the game, including the likes of “Sorry” by Justin Bieber, the new “Don’t Wanna Know” by Maroon 5, the classic “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, along with a Switch exclusive: “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris & Disciples. Along with said exclusive, Switch players will receive 3 months free access to Just Dance Unlimited, a subscription streaming service offering 200 additional songs, with new tracks being added periodically. Don’t worry about only having two Joy-Cons, players can also use the Dance Controller app with their smartphone, allowing up to six people to enjoy the game anywhere all at the same time. Below is the track exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version.
Next up we have the Rayman Legends Definitive Edition bringing the much loved Rayman back into the action. With quite a long history, Nintendo and Rayman have been together through Rayman Advance, Rayman 2 The Great Escape (I can remember reading about this in one of my old Nintend magazines), as well as Rayman Raving Rabbids for Wii launch. One of the things I really enjoyed about Rayman Legends were the song levels, especially Castle Rock (Black Betty). The definitive edition features the same story; Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies discovering the tent with the painting portals, as well as all the traditional features. However, we are in for some brand new surprises, though no word on what they are yet. Check out this interview with Michel Ancel, the director for both Legends and the original Rayman.
And lastly we have Steep, the open world gravity-defying sandbox for you and your friends to ski, snowboard, wingsuit, and paraglide through. While Steep isn’t quite the heavy story based or diverse action game a lot of us enjoy, the extreme sports and amazing views you can experience from the tip of the Alps makes it all worthwhile. That and showing off your sick stunts to your friends. Being focused around a culture of sharing and interacting with everyone around, expect to see seamless multiplayer and competitive leaderboards for the top scores. The slopes of Alaska will also be coming later after launch as a free update.
Overall this doesn’t sound like a half-bad lineup from Ubisoft, a couple of ports and a (hopefully) exclusive definitive edition. In the Wii U era Ubisoft may have abandoned Nintendo after the poor sales of titles such as ZombiU (which is actually great by the way), but now it looks like they’re striking up a renewed relationship. Let’s just hope it doesn’t end up the same way.