Ubisoft went all out at their press conference with the official announcement of the latest Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy title at E3 2018. Apart from these two massive titles, the company also gave us new trailers of Skull and Bones and Beyond Good and Evil 2. If you couldn’t catch the livestream of the press conference, here’s a roundup of all the major announcements.
Assassins’ Creed Odyssey
After getting leaked a few months back, Ubisoft finally made it official that the next installment of Assassin’s Creed will in fact be based in ancient Greece. The timeline is during the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta. Visually, the game looks pretty similar to the previous one. The combat, weapon trees and graphics are similar to Assassin’s Creed: Origins with a completely new feature and a first for an Assassin’s Creed – an RPG style story driven element. You will be able to pick an answer and drive the story yourself. The game allows you to play as a male or female character named Alexios and Kassandra respectively. It’s too early for a new Assassin’s Creed but hey, we aren’t complaining. Odyssey comes out on October 5.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
It has been a while since we saw a follow-up to The Division and Ubisoft answered this year, The sequel of the game was teased quite a while ago and now, we have more important details. It was already announced at Microsoft’s press conference, however, we got to now some more details at the Ubisoft press conference. Set in Washington DC, the city is infested with a zombie-like plague. Targeting a launch of March 15, 2019, the game is going to include raids where the first one will allows players to form teams of eight members. Ubisoft also stated that the first three expansions of the game is going to be free for all players.
Beyond Good and Evil 2
The press conference became highly energetic when the new trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2 was shown. This movie is going to be a prequel to the previous game, set in Ganesha City. The game was showcased earlier at the last E3 and now, they have some WIP clips which look impressive. Jade and Py’j are going to be back while other significant characters will also be showing up. Additionally, Ubisoft collaborated with HitRecord for a crowdsourcing plan to generate art and music.
Trials is coming back with a bigger and better version with Trials Rising. The crazy motorcycle stunt platformer will serve more of the insane tracks and courses where you’ll feel right at home if you’ve been familiar with the franchise. The game is set to arrive next year in February on the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Currently, it’s available in beta.
Skull and Bones
Had fun doing the naval battle missions in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag? Well, Ubisoft is dedicating an entire game to it. Skull and Bones improves those battles by introducing several more customisations and a story behind your pirate journey. The game will be coming out this year on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Apart from the major announcements above, Ubisoft revealed details and news about updates and DLCs for their existing games.
- In the Ubisoft/Nintendo crossover of Mario + Rabbids, a Donkey Kong DLC was announced for the Switch.
- Rainbow Six Siege has a 35 million player community and they talked about three events slated this year.
- For Honor is getting a new faction update with Chinese warriors. Along with that, they are also releasing a new gaming mode call Breach which is a castle siege mode.
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas will witness the arrival of Fox from Star Fox in the toy-driven space video game.
- The creepy game Transference was presented by Elijah Wood for VR and regular platforms, as he is collaborating with Ubisoft through his production company. The game is coming out in the fall of 2018.
- The Crew 2 is going to host an open beta at the end of this month.
- Just Dance 2019 will be releasing in this October.
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