Assassin’s Creed 2, Red Steel 2 confirmed by Ubisoft

January 23, 2009

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot revealed some of Ubisoft’s future plans in a financial report given yesterday, including confirmation that sequels to Assassin’s Creed and Red Steel are in development.

Guillemot also said more sequels in the Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and Anno series are on the way. In addition, Ubisoft plans to release three games based on new IP, including I Am Alive, a disaster survival game Guillemot said has been delayed until the 2009-2010 fiscal year because it “will require further development time.”

Guillemot accidently admitted that a sequel to Wii FPS Red Steel is in the works: “We have lots of products coming for the Wii next year; we have Red Steel. Sorry, I mentioned a game that I wasn’t supposed to mention.”

Also on the way: four license-based games based on properties like James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar movie, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Arthur and the Invisibles.

Ubisoft reported its holiday revenue of $737 million was a 13% growth from 2007. Worldwide, Far Cry 2 has sold 2.9 million copies, Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party sold 1.5 million and Prince of Persia sold 2.2 million. Shaun White Snowboarding came in second place among sports games in the U.S. and sold 2.3 million copies worldwide.