[UPDATE] The May 27 release date for Watch Dogs is now officially confirmed by Ubisoft. That date pertains to the console and PC versions of the game, not Wii U.That version is coming sometime later.
The original story is below.
Ubisoft today announced that its much-touted open-world action game Watch Dogs will launch on May 27. That date pertains to the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC versions. The Wii U iteration will come sometime later, though a specific date was not mentioned. The news comes from a trailer leaked on Xbox.com [clicking will initiate a download].
Watch Dogs was originally expected to launch back in November 2013 as a launch title for the Xbox One and PS4. Sony even prepared a special-edition Watch Dogs PS4 launch bundle, which it would later need to rescind.
But Ubisoft would delay the game in October to spring 2014. The delay, Ubisoft said, was an "intense decision," but ultimately the right one so the game could have expanded appeal, according to CEO Yves Guillemot.
When Watch Dogs does launch, it is expected to sell around 6 million copies, about the same figure as the original Assassin's Creed in 2007. For more on Watch Dogs, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.