There was loads of good stuff on show at Ubidays. Loads. The announcement of Beyond Good & Evil 2 probably stole the show, but Prince of Persia and H.A.W.X. are also looking mighty promising. But you know what? We've covered those already. And they weren't the only games on show. No, with Ubidays, as with all things in life, you've got to take the good with the bad. And when it comes to Ubisoft, "the bad" is sadly, as always, the bulk of their Nintendo lineup.
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