At this year’s Digital Days Ubisoft announced Valiant Hearts: The Great War, a downloadable 2D platformer set during World War I and inspired by actual letters from the time. Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier on the UbiArt Framework (the same studio and engine that gave us Rayman Legends and Rayman Origins), Valiant Hearts tells the tale of three strangers coming together on the battlefield to help a young German soldier find love in a story about survival, sacrifice and friendship.

Valiant Hearts: The Great War Announced

Solve puzzles and sneak through enemy lines while doing your best to stay alive. Each of the four playable characters (including the lovelorn German soldier) work alongside the same faithful canine companion at different times, all trying to survive in the trenches while doing their best to hold onto their humanity in the face of loss and tragedy. Though it’s set during a dark time in history, there are lighthearted (and even comical) moments spread throughout the game.

Valiant Hearts: The Great War will be available in 2014 on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One. Check out the announce trailer right here.

For information on other titles announced at Digital Day, take a look at these posts:

Child of Light

Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD

Assassin’s Creed Pirates

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Release date — June 25, 2014
Developer — Ubisoft Montpellier
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is the story of crossed destinies and broken love in a world torn apart by war. The emotional journey follows four characters inextricably drawn together over the course of the game as they brave the battles and difficulties of the Great War alongside their faithful canine companion. Friendship, love, sacrifice and tragedy befall each as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors brought on by war.

ESRB Rating: Teen (Violence, Blood, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco)
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Anne Lewis began her career as an editor at PlayStation: The Official Magazine, where she worked under Gary Steinman. She can now be found skulking around the UbiBlog, once more working for Gary. Alas. When Anne isn’t writing about games, she's alphabetizing her comic book collection or shooting at stuff with a bow. Follow her on Twitter: @BDRAnneLewis

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  1. DannyBoy on September 10, 2013
    First, utterly incredible-looking. Second, WHO is that narrator? I recognize the voice from somewhere, but I cannot for the life of me place it.
    • Zamiel on September 15, 2013
      Sounds like Jeff Bridges, to me anyway
    • Mindi on June 19, 2014
      The narrator is voice actor Dave Pettitt .
  2. JLM on September 10, 2013
    Why is this not on Wii U as well?
  3. Asdrubal on September 10, 2013
    Great game! Please Ubisoft, bring this game to the Wii U
  4. Nikos on September 10, 2013
    Please Ubisoft release it for Wii U too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. mario on December 1, 2013
    a lot will be happy to have a wii u version, great job, amazing game
  6. sandra on January 6, 2014
    When will valient hearts be released?
  7. Wouter on January 12, 2014
    Ubisoft could very well conquer the nintendo eshop with child of light but if this game were to be released on the eshop as well then they would dominate it! I never understood why the first World War/ the Great War is not as embraced as a video game genre as the second World War. I have always longed for a first World War game and this game definitely lives up to my expectations! Ubisoft if you could bring this game to the Wii U you would have my gratitude...and my money :D
  8. Sergio on February 8, 2014
    Please! Release it on Wii U. I enjoyed on it Assassins Creed III and Rayman Legends, and I will buy Assassins Creed IV, and Watch_dogs, and if you will publish Valiant Hearts on the eShop, I'll buy it too!Thanks
  9. Lucas on May 4, 2014
    There is positively absolutely no reason this shouldn't release on Wii U also. With that said, if this doesn't release on Wii U I will commit myself to never buying another Ubisoft title as long as I live no matter how great it looks. You can take that to the bank...
    • Lucas on May 6, 2014
      And that's on ANY platform I own. I buy every console but is rather much have this on Wii U. I will personally have a vendetta against Ubi and never buy a product of theirs again....even if that means good bye to a Child of Light 2 (CoL is in my top 10 fav games of all time) or even a Beyond Good and Evil 2 that I've been waiting forever for. Seriously, it's only too easy to put Valiant Hearts on Wii U...I know, I'm a developer of 15 years.
  10. Swede on May 7, 2014
    Will Coeur de Pirate be componing the Original Score?
  11. kelanflyter on May 7, 2014
    This game seems to be really great, and o'd love to buy it. But i can't because it's not on Wii U. Wii U is the only plateform on which i buy digital games.
  12. Börjare on May 7, 2014
    A Ubisoft game? Yes!! A game about the Great War? Oh yess!!! On Wii U? Oh no!!!!!! :-(Come on Ubi, bring it to Ninty. As an inhabitant of Brave Little Belgium (my native town lies next to Passchendaele), I want this sooooo bad!
  13. Riley on May 7, 2014
    Haha why are you all complaining about the wii u get a real game system already. Its not ubisofts fault the wii u is such a poorly built platform
    • Börjare on May 8, 2014
      Hey! I, as a WiiU owner, am asking it really politely! ;-) I just want to say that I want it on my platform. Whether you like it or not... Uhm, don't really care!Wait... I'm replying, so I must care, right? Never mind... ;-)
  14. Ethan on May 9, 2014
    Please bring it to the Wii U ; ;
  15. Spyro on May 14, 2014
    Not a Wii U relase ?Why ubisoft ? I'm enjoying Child of Light and Rayman Legends most on Wii U than other platforms
  16. Jarle on May 14, 2014
    Wii U version, pretty please? It probably doesn't mean much, but I would be extremenly happy and grateful if this could be released on the Wii U! I think Ubisoft knows what it's doing and probably have a good reason for not bringing it to the Wii U, but it makes me terribly sad... :(
  17. Fox on June 23, 2014
    I would love this on Wii U, but it looks like Ubi is purposely rejecting the console, they delayed Rayman, delayed Watch Dogs, miraculously got Child of Light this year, so Valiant Hearts it's the first game from UbiArt skipping Nintendo; The only game coming to Wii U this year is Just Dance, for that matter... Hopefully they're not screwing us on purpose, and we may get a "Wii U Edition" at some point.
  18. Matthew on June 24, 2014
    Please release this game on the Wii U.
  19. Alejandro Sorroza on June 26, 2014
    Please release this game on Wii U!! Child of Light looks great and plays great on Wii U, and this game was first announced on Wii U alongside all the other platforms, why now is out just like that after releasing a trailer for Wii U??
  20. Allan on June 26, 2014
    Why not WiiU again!? I desire to play this historical game too!
  21. Allan on June 26, 2014
    I desire not to buy this on overprice fake pc! What a disgrace of Ubisoft. The art shall not be wasted. I apologize to developers, that, it's painful for me to watch the story thus Youtube.
  22. Ali Afshari on June 26, 2014
    Dear Ubisoft:Please release this game on the Wii U. I have a PS3, Vita, Xbox 360, PC, and a Wii U. However, I want Child of Light and Valiant Hearts on Wii U. These kind of games are perfect on Nintendo's platform. It's a win-win....I support Nintendo and Ubisoft. Why won't you let me support you? Do you see how confusing it is when Child of Light is on the Wii U, but Valiant Hearts isn't?I own all Assassin's Creed games on the Xbox 360, bought AC: Liberation TWICE (once on Vita, once on Xbox Live), purchased Collector's editions of ACIII, ACIV, and I have AC: Unity Collector's edition on pre-order for the PS4 WHEN I DON"T EVEN HAVE A PS4 YET! I own Far Cry 3 and Blood Dragon on PS3...All the Splinter Cell games, Rayman Origins, Beyond Good and Evil HD, I EVEN USE YOUR UPLAY SERVICE WITHOUT COMPLAINT.All I'm asking for is Valiant Hearts on the Wii U.
  23. reasty on June 30, 2014
    please release it on wiiu! it looks brilliant, would sorely love to play it on the gamepad. to not release a download game like this for the wiiu just comes across a bit spiteful.
  24. EdwinJ on July 2, 2014
    Currently, 22 out of 28 comments want this to be on the Wii-U. Don't let this happen: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Ai1Th0yKWMfMdE9RaDJpM1hHd2lCbnRJMzZtODdUMHc&output=html Buy the 3rd party games you want, on the Wii-U.

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