New Games and New Updates Debut at Ubisoft E3 2019
Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters make their grand debut at Ubisoft E3 2019
Cole Watson |
Jun 10, 2019
As the PC Gaming Show closes in on its final act for E3 2019, Ubisoft is right there to pick up the baton and continue the rollercoaster of exciting game announcements. With well over 70 games showcased over the course of the weekend thus far, Ubi made sure to add to that total with an impressive conference packed with thrilling new updates to everyone’s current favourite titles and huge game reveals that players can’t wait to get their hands on in the near future.
Ubisoft kicked off their conference with the Assassin’s Creed Symphony Orchestra, celebrating the franchise’s pantheon of games with a brief compilation of many of the fan favourite themes across the series. Audiences can experience the World Tour firsthand starting June 29th, featuring a large 80 piece choir and orchestra.
However, we’re here for games, not just beautiful music. Ubisoft began their series of announcements revealing Watch Dogs Legion. Set in the rather bleak future of London, players are part of the resistance movement, DedSec, who are prepared to take back their city from the grips of the authoritative regime, Albion. The catch with this latest entry is that players are going to be able to recruit and control any person they find on the streets of London, each with their own stories and unique talents. While at first the gameplay reveal made the story feel much more serious in tone, akin to the first Watch Dogs, it quickly became clear that it still has that humourous charm of its last entry when the player took control of an elderly woman and proceeded to outsmart the enemies occupying a subway station with drones and other gadgets.
Next up, Rob McElhenney, of Always Sunny in Philadelphia fame, took to the stage to announce a new sitcom for Apple Tv Plus, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet. McElhenney takes the role of Ian Grimm, the ego-fuelled Creative director of the world’s most popular fictional MMO, Mythic Quest.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege was next in the spotlight, revealing their new operation, Phantom Sight, will be starting tomorrow with a new trailer starring their latest operative, Warden.
Jake the Dog, Finn the Human, and Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time officially join the growing cast of Brawlhalla today.
Audiences quickly shouted out in anticipation as they watched the new cinematic trailer for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, starring Jon Bernthal, as the game’s primary antagonist, Cole D. Walker. This gun touting badass is the leader of The Wolves, a powerful PMC that is ready to put players in a world of hurt as they struggle to survive in the wild. Hopefully Bam Bam the dog will also be able to make an appearance in the upcoming 3rd person shooter as well. To bolster the segment, Ubisoft also announced players will be able to get early hands-on gameplay of Breakpoint on September 5, 2019, by pre-ordering the game or signing up for the beta online.
A new Tom Clancy game was revealed in the form of the new mobile experience, Tom Clancy Elite Squad, featuring characters from across the rich roster of Tom Clancy games, including operatives from Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell, and even Ghost Recon.
It wouldn’t be an Ubisoft conference without the Just Dance crew hitting the stage with some new choreography to amp up the crowd. Celebrating 10 long years, Just Dance 2020 is headed to all platforms this November.
The western fighter, For Honor, continues be updated with new content in the form of their latest event, the Shadows of Hitokiri.
Next up, players can get excited for a new shooter, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Quarantine. Built off the bones of Rainbow Six Siege, Quarantine continues to emphasize cooperative team play as players take part of a four-man squad and combat the horrific forces populating the world.
Terry Spier came up on stage to announce new details on the upcoming expansions for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Starting with Episode 1, D.C. Outskirts: Expeditions, players will be heading out of the city for the first time and venturing into a variety of new environments, including a zoo and a run-down school. Episode 2 Pentagon: the last castle will be available this fall and will debut the second raid along with its release. Episode 3 rounds out the first year of Division 2 content and will be available early 2020. To round out The Division 2 news, Spier ended the segment teasing the new Division movie in the works, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and published by Netflix.
Ubisoft debuted a new subscription service for PC players today in the form of UPlay Plus. For $14.99 USD a month, players will have unlimited access to over 100 games and all of their available DLC. People can sign up for the new service today and get their first month free when the service officially releases this September. The new service will also be available on Google’s recently revealed console, Stadia.
PC Players can get their hands on a new type of sports game right now by installing Pre-Alpha E3 demo for Roller Champions on UPlay. Stephane Drapeau hit the stage as a representative for the dev team, introducing the PVP sports game to the crowd for the first time with both a debut cinematic and gameplay trailer. The game is free-to-play until June 14th.
Closing out the show, Yves Guillemot, CEO and Co-founder of Ubisoft, was up next to help announce a new and exciting project from the creative team behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Debuting with a cinematic trailer, Gods and Monsters is an all-new adventure game set in Ancient Greece, but instead of being grounded in history, this new title embraces the rich tales of Mythology. Players begin their journey to save the Gods on February 25, 2020.