Everything from Ubisoft’s E3 conference
All the news and announcements from Ubisoft's press conference.
Ubisoft's E3 press conference was a doozy, with plenty of brand new games and fresh details for titles we'd already heard about. Here's the rundown of everything that got announced:
Assassin's Creed: Origins
After its announcement at Microsoft's press conference yesterday, Assassin's Creed: Origins showed off its Egyptian setting in even more detail, giving us a look at wildlife like tigers, antelope, and alligators along with a glimpse of how massive Origin's open world will be.
Check out more details on Assassin's Creed: Origins here.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
News of a Mario and Rabbids mash-up game had already leaked prior to E3, but that didn't stop Ubisoft from revealing plenty of fresh information on its collaboration with Nintendo. A turn-based tactical adventure game taking place in the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be the first time Mario and co. have gotten their hands on guns, and it looks like it might be the most bonkers Mario game since Mario is Missing for the Super Nintendo.
Read more about Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle here.
The Crew 2
The Crew set itself apart from other racing games by giving you the entirety of America to drive around, albeit in slightly-condensed form. The Crew 2 looks to be even more ambitious, expanding players' garages with boats, planes, dirt bikes, and many other vehicles to race across the United States in.
Check out more of The Crew 2 here.
Ubisoft is getting in on the VR game with Transference, a virtual reality project headlined by Elijah Wood and his production company Spectrevision. Transference is billed as a deeply unsettling experience that plans to mess with players' minds, forcing them to question just how safe VR really is.
You can read more about Transference here.
Starlink: Battle for Atlus
Toys-to-life will see a new competitor next year with Starlink: Battle for Atlus. This space combat game will have you build your own physical ship model out of interchangeable parts, with that ship then appearing in-game for you to fly. 7 unique planets with their own ecosystems will feature in the game, and you'll have to vie for control over them with an enemy that Ubisoft promises will respond intelligently to your every action.
See more of Starlink: Battle for Atlus here.
Beyond Good and Evil 2
After years and years of teases, pseudo-cancellations, and rumours on top of rumours, Beyond Good and Evil 2 has finally received a proper trailer confirming its existence. The gritty sci-fi city depicted in the trailer is utterly gorgeous, and the interactions between the foul-mouthed anthropomorphic cast are hilarious. There's no real indication of how the game will play, but hopefully we'll hear and see more soon.
Check out all the details on Beyond Good and Evil 2 here.
Skull & Bones
With how popular the ship combat in the Assassin's Creed games has been, it's no surprise Ubisoft has spun it out into its own game. Dubbed Skull & Bones, this online, open-world pirate adventure will have you sailing the high seas in search of your fortune. You'll be able to build your fleet, ambush trade ships, and wage war against colonial empires either solo or with a group of friends when the game launches some time next year.
See more on Skull & Bones here.
Far Cry 5
More Far Cry 5 news came in the form of a haunting trailer and a brief snippet of gameplay footage from the upcoming shooter.
The gameplay trailer shows off how the Guns for Hire system will work, with recruitable resistance fighters that you can order around the battlefield to provide sniping cover or serve as a distraction while you sneak around and flank the enemy. A similar system dubbed Fangs for Hire will let you unleash a variety of animals on the savage cultists of Hope County.
Far Cry 5 will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 27, 2018.
Just Dance 2018
The immensely successful Just Dance series will be making its return this year with Just Dance 2018, featuring over 40 tracks from a range of popular artists including Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, Jamiroquai, and Hatsune Miku. As always, the game will be coming to almost every platform imaginable, with PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and Wii U versions in addition to separate mobile versions.
Just Dance 2018 is set to release on October 24.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
South Park: The Fractured But Whole received a new trailer at Ubisoft's press conference, showing off more of the game's no-holds-barred humour and irreverent tone.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 17.
Steep: Road to the Olympics
Extreme winter sports game Steep will be getting an Olympics-themed expansion taking players to the mountains of South Korea and Japan. There'll be a range of new events to celebrate the upcoming Pyeonchang Olympic Winter Games, including Downhill, Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Giant Slalom, Super G, and Big Air.
Steep: Road to the Olympics will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on December 5.
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