Watch Dogs' Wii U Version Pushed Back Until Fall

Watch Dogs' Wii U Version Pushed Back Until Fall

Those hoping to do some hacking with their GamePad will be waiting a little longer than the rest of us.

Watch Dogs is often thought of as a "next-gen" title -- and has certainly been marketed as such to a certain degree -- so it's occasionally easy to forget that it's also coming out on less powerful systems such as last generation's PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as well as Nintendo's generation-straddling Wii U.

Now, it's emerged that the version of Watch Dogs set for at least one of these platforms has been hit with a delay -- specifically, the Wii U version has been pushed back to the fall of this year, as opposed to the imminent May 27 release date for the PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and 360 versions.

Earlier today, the North American Uplay store listed the Wii U version's fall release date. Though this listing has since been removed, Nintendo Enthusiast managed to obtain confirmation from Ubisoft that it was accurate; the game was indeed "targeting" fall 2014 as a release window.

This actually isn't the first time the Wii U version of Watch Dogs has been pushed back -- Ubisoft explained back in February that the Wii U version was unlikely to land at the same time as the other platforms in order to allow the company to focus on bringing it to systems with "the broadest possible benefit." In other words, Ubi wants to bring the game to platforms with a solid install base first, and then port it to Nintendo's struggling system a little later once the pressure of the initial launch is off. It seems this latest delay is simply this plan being put into action.

The PC version of Watch Dogs is available to pre-order from Steam; the various different versions of the game can also be preordered direct from Ubisoft via Uplay.

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