Ubisoft may have a few surprises for us this year

Ubisoft has not yet shared their full plans for 2010 and has some surprises in store, the company’s UK marketing director Murray Pannell has told MCV. While expecting the year to be “a very competitive time with most major publishers scheduling some pretty big titles,” Pannell is confident the titles Ubisoft has already announced as well as those still under wraps will be enough for them to stay competitive.

“We’re still to announce a number of significant titles that we know will arrive in the next 12 months, so rest assured there will be a great mix of established franchises and new IP that will hit across the range of current generation consoles,” Pannell said, effectively reigniting our hopes and dreams for Beyond Good & Evil 2.

“We are also really excited to see how we can maximise the opportunities that the new motion-sensing gaming technologies will present us later in the year” — Ubisoft is working on 10 games for Project Natal and 4-5 for Sony’s unnamed motion controller.

The titles the company counts among its top offerings in the first half of the year are Splinter Cell: Conviction, R.U.S.E. and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. While a third, multiplayer-equipped game in the Assassin’s Creed series is expected to be one of its late 2010 heavy hitters.