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E3 Wrap-Up: Ubisoft Press Conference

E3 Wrap-Up: Ubisoft Press Conference

Ubisoft takes us through new, colorful worlds during their E3 2018 press conference, adding to its wide array of action-packed adventures, introducing Skull & Bones and Beyond Good & Evil 2 alongside a host of new sequels, and expansions coming to existing franchises.

Let’s dig into Ubisoft’s announcements;

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Ubisoft takes players to the next chapter in the fight against the templar, introducing the colorful lands of ancient Greece through the eyes of either Alexios or Kassandra.

  • The full game is playable as either Alexios (male) or Kassandra (female) characters.
  • A full-blown RPG, weapons, gear, and abilities are yours to choose between to allow players to fit the character to their play style.
  • Four editions of Odyssey will be available for pre-order;
    • Standard ($60) — You know, all the standard stuff.
    • Digital Deluxe ($80) — Extra gear packs and a “naval pack.” Also, XP and currency boosts.
    • Physical Gold ($100) — Season pass and early access to Odyssey starting on October 2 (and presumably the Deluxe content).
    • Ultimate ($120) — Season pass and all Deluxe edition content, along with early access starting on October 2.
  • Odyssey is set to release October 5, 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

The Division 2

Sequel to the hit release that saw players take control of Division agents in New York City, this new release will see players take back the free world, fights against a corrupt government in Washington DC.

  • The Division 2 introduces ‘Raids’ and years of game content to come completely free, this seems to be a response to criticism of the first game, where the game suffered a lack of end game content.
  • The game introduces three specialist classes, Sharpshooter, Demolitionist, and Survivalist; each unlockable after you complete the campaign.
  • The PvP area, aka ‘The Dark Zone’ will return, though Ubisoft has said it has been revamped.
  • The Division 2 will launch onto PS4, Xbox One, and PC next March 15, 2019

Just Dance 2019

Fan’s are already dancing in anticipation for the next generation of Just Dance, fans can expect a brand new setlist and other new additions, though we’ll have to wait to learn more.

Skull & Bones

Ubisoft’s second foray into the world of pirates, bare witness to the rise and height of the pirating age, where the pirate’s fight for power left them weak, forcing them to take up arms together, fighting an even greater foe.

  • Skull & Bones is a shared pirate game “where every player encounter matters.”.
    • Attack or align yourselves with other players against a common foe
  • Alongside the main game full of NPC’s and things yet discovered, sits a PvP mode called Disputed Waters, where ships battle against each other in a fight to acquire treasure.
  • Skull & Bones launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019.

Beyond Good and Evil 2

Prequel to the original 2003 release Beyond Good and Evil, the new entry takes place shortly after Jade, the protagonist of the original, was born. Ubisoft revealed the first glimpse of actual gameplay during the press conference, showing fans the sheer scale of whats in store. A full action-adventure RPG, set in a massive universe for players to explore.

Beyond Good and Evil is being developed in partnership with Hit Record, founded by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, they will be working with community collaborators to create art, music, and assets for the new game.  Check out hitrecord.org to learn more.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Star Fox took a turn to save a friend, now he’s found himself in the world of Starlink, play as Star Fox, exploring the new world of Atlas in the second collaboration between Ubisoft and Nintendo. Starlink is an all-new toy to life game with a twist, Starlink uses a modular spaceship toy that attaches to your gamepad;

  • Mix and match items like ship parts, wings, weapons, and more, even player characters using a real-life Starlink toy.
  • Starlink launches October 16 for Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
    • Only Nintendo Switch players will get the chance to play as Star Fox however

Trials Rising

RedLynx and Ubisoft Kiev have collaborated to create one of the most bombastic Trials games to date, taking players around the world to a host of new locations and scenarios.

  • Players will race and platform their, desert canyons to city streets to football fields
  • Trials fans can expect all the same silly death, explosions and destruction from previous releases, some examples including being crushed by wrecking balls and knocked by enormous fans into the distance.
  • PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in February 2019.

Transference

In keeping with other publishers, Ubisoft has announced a virtual reality compatible release (akin to Resident evil 7), Transference; the resulting psychological thriller from a collaboration between Ubisoft Montreal and SpectreVision. Players take control of a boy struggling against his father’s obsessions. Transference is scheduled for a Fall 2018 release.

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