Ubisoft

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Ubisoft
Ubisoft's logo as of May 2017.
Founded March 12, 1986­
First Mario game Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (2017)

Ubisoft Entertainment (formally Ubi Soft Entertainment Software) is a French video game company headquartered in Montreuil, France. Founded by Christian, Claude, Gérard, Michel, and Yves Guillemot, they have developed games from numerous franchises, including Rayman, Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, and Prince of Persia.

Ubisoft has had a history with allegations of abusive working conditions, ethnic insensitivity, and sexual harassment. In 2020, company CEO Yves Guillemot promised an overhaul of Ubisoft's policies and announced departures or demotions of executives accused with sexual abuse.[1] However, an investigation made in 2021 reported that the policy overhaul had made little impact on Ubisoft's poor working environment.[2]

Mario + Rabbids series[edit]

Ubisoft has published the Mario and Rabbids crossover game Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle outside Japan, and the game has been developed by its Milan and Paris studios. Within Japan, it is published by Nintendo. The game would go on to be a huge success, becoming one of the best-selling third-party games on the Nintendo Switch. This would then lead to a sequel called Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope to be developed and published by Ubisoft, scheduled to release in 2022.

Other games[edit]

The track "Just Mario" in the Wii edition of Just Dance 3.

Trophies of Rayman, Globox, and Barbara from the Rayman series are present in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and costumes for the former two characters, based on Mario and Luigi respectively, can be obtained in the Wii U version of Rayman Legends and its Nintendo Switch port Rayman Legends Definitive Edition.[3] Rayman, Rabbid Mario, Rabbid Peach, and Rabbid Kong appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as spirits.

The Wii version of Just Dance 3 features an exclusive track named "Just Mario" with the artist credited as "Ubisoft meets Nintendo". The song is a rearrangement of the Super Mario Bros. overworld theme and its backing video depicts Mario interacting with various elements from the game. This track returned in the Nintendo Switch version of Just Dance 2018.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ubisoft Family Accused of Mishandling Sexual Misconduct Claims. Bloomberg. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  2. ^ Ubisoft has reportedly made minimal changes following abuse allegations. GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  3. ^ Ubisoft Canada (April 28, 2017). Rayman Legends Definitive Edition Trailer. YouTube. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  4. ^ Just Dance (October 20, 2017). Just Dance 2018: Just Mario by Ubisoft Meets Nintendo | Official Track Gameplay [US]. YouTube. Retrieved March 3, 2020.