This is still floating around the rumor mill, but there's some hard evidence around it as well. Ubisoft may have canceled the release of the highly-anticipated Watch Dogs for the Nintendo Wii U. The questions remain: Does anyone care? Will anyone notice? According to market projections and sales figures for the Wii U, it's highly unlikely.
The Wii U hasn't exactly been Nintendo's product of the year. Original reports indicated that sales were strong in December, with 500,000 units being shipped out, and a series of new game launches, but there’s only so much one month can do for a product. Wii U title sales are expected to reach only 19 million units instead of the original 38 million. The Wii U, and Nintendo as a whole, is in trouble.
This rumor stems from reports that GameStop Italy has stopped taking pre-orders for the Wii U title. However, it seems GameStop is removing it, at least regionally, in the US as well. Ubisoft has not come forward with a comment on the situation as of yet.
Ubisoft's Watch Dogs has been marked as one of the most anticipated games of 2014, alongside Tom Clancy's The Division, another Ubisoft game produced by Massive Entertainment.
While there have been no official release dates as of the date of this article, Watch Dogs is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 sometime between April and June 2014 after being delayed from its previously announced November 2013 date.