Ubisoft have quite obviously detailed further plans for many of their upcoming titles at E3. Want a quick round up?
The following excite us and will most definitely be on our hit lists for the months ahead. How will they play out? Will they be any good? Can Ubisoft deal a killer blow to their rivals? All those questions can only be answered as time progresses, but at least we’ve got some more details to keep us entertained!
Watch Dogs 2 will be all about how you use hacking as a weapon in the massive & dynamic San Fran open world.
In 2016, ctOS 2.0, an advanced operating system networking city infrastructure, was implemented in several US cities to create a safer, more efficient metropolis. Play as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker living in the birthplace of the tech revolution, the San Francisco Bay Area. Team up with Dedsec, a notorious group of hackers, and expose the hidden dangers of ctOS 2.0, which, in the hands of corrupt corporations, is being wrongfully used to monitor and manipulate citizens on a massive scale.
With the power of hacking and Dedsec by your side, launch the Hack of the Century, take down ctOS 2.0 and give freedom back to whom it belongs: the people.
Watch Dogs 2 is set with a Novemeber 15th 2016 release date on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Trials of the Blood Dragon
An epic single player experience, combining the top notch gameplay of Trials with the unique style and attitude of Blood Dragon. The game is expanding the skill of Trials riding into full-blown missions with a range of additional mechanics and multiple objectives. And all of this in the most awesome looking Trials game so far.
Take control of Rex Power Colt’s (voiced by Michael Biehn) cybercommando kids as they drive, shoot, swing, tame and travel through 7 wholly different environments.
Featuring a cast of colourful characters, fully animated cutscenes and a seriously deranged spectacular storyline. And as it is a Trials game, you can expect hot competition with Ghost mode, Global Score and Leaderboards. The road to the top is long and winding, and full of things that might go boom.
Trials of the Blood Dragon is available right now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Go grab it!
The Division: Expansion I: Underground
Tom Clancy’s The Division is expanding as agents get to fight the threat from New York’s treacherous and claustrophobic underground, tunnels and subways.
New features will include:
- Dragon’s Next incursion – the biggest incursion to date. Cleaners have been ramping up their efforts to destroy the virus with fire and are causing disorder that will eventually affect the Base of Operations if not stopped.
- Underground mode: Explore randomly generated dungeons comprised of subways, tunnels and sewers to fight deadly enemies. Players will tackle extreme threats and environmental hazards and dive into new challenges, receive new rewards and recover powerful loot.
Additionally, players will find that they will also be getting free content on all formats. Challenge missions including a visit to the Hudson Yards and Queens Tunnel will become available, whilst a Heroic difficulty setting will promise to push even the most hardened agents to the next level.
You’ll be finding the Underground expansion for The Division on Xbox One and PC from June 28th. PS4 players will need to wait until August 2nd. It’ll be available for £11.99 or as pat of the Season Pass. Ubisoft also briefly detailed the second expansion, that of Survival – if you’re looking for an even more hostile environment and some brutal weather conditions, then that will be the one for you!
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
We have a release date for Ghost Recon: Wildlands…you will however have a fairly long wait!
March 7th 2017 seems like a world away but that is when Ubisoft will push Ghost Recon: Wildlands onto the world. A massive open world military shooter that is playable as a single player title or in four player co-op, Wildlands will have you discover Bolivia, a country turned into a narco-state by the vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel. Sent behind enemy lines, Ghosts will have to cripple the Santa Blanca cartel’s operation, breaking alliances between the drug lords and the corrupted government, and saving the Bolivian population from the cruelty of El Sueño, Santa Blanca’s ruthless leader. To do so, players will have a total freedom of choice to accomplish their missions how they want and watch as the world reacts to their actions.
It can’t come soon enough!
Come Winter 2016, we’ll be hitting Alaska and the Alps, searching for fresh powder and looking for those runs that never end. Steep allows us to master the world’s biggest mountains on skis, snowboard, with a wingsuit or paraglider attached. A solo or cooperative experience, we’ll be recording and sharing our most insane moments and daring friends to try out our favourite lines before challenging the world in a trick-0ff!
RIDE YOUR WAY:
- Navigate the open world freely and create your own path as you decide how to explore your massive mountain
- Choose between four unique ways to traverse the mountain: ski, wingsuit, snowboard, or paraglide.
- Rip through snowy terrains and skies, discover hidden spots, or just take in all the beauty the highlands of
the Alps and Alaska have to offer.
LIVE UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS WITH OTHERS:
- Share thrilling, adrenaline-fueled experiences with other players.
- Seamlessly meet other players and choose to follow them or play together.
- Group with your friends to pull off the craziest stunts imaginable; you can even mix sports to create wild
- Challenge friends to beat your own personal records, lines, and scores.
PARTICIPATE IN A WIDE VARIETY OF CHALLENGES
- Prove that you’re the king of the mountain by dropping into unique and spectacular challenges that put your skills
to the test.
- Participate in specific challenges designed for each sport, such as Big Air, Proximity Flying, or Forest
- Compete with your friends and the community on any challenge through leaderboards.
- Play through epic riding quests to find out about the Mountain’s secrets and experience unique moments.
- Think your exploits are worth sharing? Relive epic moments and challenges, and share replays across all social
media. Each time you cut a fresh path down the slopes, you create a one-of-a-kind run that can be watched and
experienced by your friends online. Relive all your most spectacular runs, epic wipeouts, and wildest stunts.
Choose the ideal camera angles, pace, and speeds to create the perfect post and dare the world to do better.
The mountain will be yours to explore. So whether you’re an Xbox One, PS4 or PC player, will be looking to strap in, suit up, and drop right in.
Another game that we’ve heard details about for a while has finally got itself a release date.
For Honor brings together deadly elite warriors in a story driven campaign on Xbox One, PS4 and PC from Feb 17th 2017. It’ll mix skill with visceral melee combat with a solo experience, two player co-op, online and splitscreen options all available.
For Honor’s full-fledged story campaign is a tale of warriors in which players will experience a crucial moment in the war amongst Knights, Vikings and Samurai. A thousand years after a huge cataclysm destroyed their world, the Knights, the Vikings and the Samurai have united their scattered forces and what was a rampant conflict is about to turn into a total open war. Embodying the greatest warriors in each faction, players will need all their wits and skill to ensure the survival of their people and foil the plans of Apollyon, the merciless and bloodthirsty leader of the Blackstone Legions. Storming castles and fortresses, turning the tide of massive battles and confronting deadly bosses in intense duels, players will become Heroes of legend, symbols and models for their warrior legacies.
Deluxe and Gold Editions of For Honor were also announced. With the Deluxe Edition, gamers will be able to dominate the battlefield faster and in style with exclusive content, including gear, customization items, a special execution effect for all heroes, boosters and more. The Retail version of the Deluxe Edition will also provide players with an exclusive lithography and the original soundtrack of the game. The Gold Edition will include the base game, the Deluxe Pack items from the Deluxe Edition, plus the full Season Pass. Additionally, fans who pre-order For Honor will receive the exclusive Legacy Battle Pack. This pack includes three exclusive armor designs, inspired by ancient tales of our warriors, and gamers can embody the legendary sprit of each faction in these legacy armor designs. These three armor styles are exclusive to the Legacy Battle Pack and wearable by the Warden, Raider, and Kensei Heroes.
For Honor will release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC from Feb 17th 2017
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
The unmistakable humour of South Park will soon be hitting our consoles once more as Ubisoft announced South Park: The Fractured But Whole for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. It’ll be arriving on December 6th 2016.
From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, The Fractured But Whole is an outrageous sequel to 2014’s award-winning title, South Park: The Stick of Truth.
With crime on the rise in South Park, the streets have never been more dangerous. As the sun sets on the quiet Colorado town, havoc and chaos unleash a reign of terror and the seedy underbelly of the town comes alive. South Park needs new heroes to rise! Eric Cartman seizes the opportunity to save the town and create the best super hero franchise ever, his own Coon& Friends with himself as the leader, The Coon.
Continuing in their role as The New Kid, players will become a member of Coon & Friends and fight for fame and their place beside the other kids. Players must harness their fart based powers to fight crime and become part of the most marketable superhero franchise of all time.
You’ll be able to pick up The Fractured But Whole in three flavours – all of whcih will include the full game, with the Gold edition and Collector’s edition detailed below…
The Gold Edition (available digitally only) includes:
- The Season Pass
- A set of in-game costumes and a bonus perk to get fans started
- “Towelie: Your Gaming Bud”
The Collector’s Edition includes:
- The complete game
- “Towelie: Your Gaming Bud”
- A set of in-game costumes and a bonus perk to get fans started
- A set of physical lithographic prints with art from South Park Studios
- A six-inch replica figurine of “The Coon” by UbiCollectibles and ArtToyz
Anyone who decides to purchase South Park: The Fractured But Whole will receive South Park: The Stick of Truth for free and if you pre-order the game from select retailers, can start playing The Stick of Truth immediately.
Grow Up is a new acrobatic adventure game, following up from 2015’s critically acclaimed Grow Home, a title that will be familiar to PS players.
In Grow Up, players must guide little robot BUD around an entire alien world as he embarks on a dizzying mission that will see him leaping, rolling, bouncing and flying his way through a stunning and virtually boundless new open world. This new adventure comes from a small team at Reflections, a Ubisoft studio, who ended up creating a cute creature named BUD. In Grow Up, while out exploring the galaxy, BUD’s parental spaceship MOM falls to pieces as an unfortunate lunar accident sends her all over the place. Now her ship parts are scattered far and wide across an alien planet so rich in flora and fauna, it would make even the most jaded galactic gardener’s head spin. It’s up to BUD to collect all the parts and get them back to the moon, so he can rebuild MOM and reunite with her once again.
Grow Up will be available digitally Xbox One, PS4 and PC in August 2016.
So that’s Ubisoft sorted and you cna be sure we’ll be hearing even more about the titles above in the coming days, weeks and months. What are you interested in? Let us know in the comments below.