Every game at the Ubisoft E3 2018 conference

Brodie Fogg 12 June 2018 NEWS

Beyond Good and Evil 2 strikes back at this year's Ubisoft E3 conference with returning characters and new pre-alpha gameplay.

As it does every year, Ubisoft kicked off its show with a Just Dance number. There was a panda, it was very colourful, it was Just Dance, it was Ubisoft at E3 2018. It was sad not hearing Aisha Tyler's voice introduce the show this year but we were quickly transported to a new trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2.

The trailer itself showed us a little more from our new characters; the roguish pilot Shannon and her foul-mouthed chimp companion aboard the ship. We were also treated to a few familiar faces, our porky pal Pey'j and original protagonist Jade.

While Pey'j seems to be making ends meat as the ship's chef (with a particularly diabolical chilli), Jade makes a badass superhero entry towards the trailer's end when an unseen threat seems imminent.

Name Game info Description Trailer
Just Dance 2019 Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Release date: 25 October 2018
Another entry in the phenomenally-popular dancing franchise. Just Dance 2019 will feature 40 new songs including tracks from Bruno Mars, MC Fioti and more. Watch trailer
Beyond Good & Evil 2 Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: N/A
Release date: N/A
Jade and Peyj return in the long, long-awaited sequel to Beyond Good & Evil. This time around, Jade is your foe as you lead your pirate crew through the vast reaches of space. Watch trailer
Trials Rising Developer: Ubisoft Redlynx
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Release date: February 2019
The tough, technical motorbike platforming of Trials is back and it's as wild as ever. Featuring tracks set across the world, Trials Rising has been built with assistance from top players in the Trials community. Watch trailer
The Division 2 Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Release date: 15 March 2019
Set seven months after the first game, The Division 2 focuses on humanity's attempt to rebuild society in Washington D.C. Flora and fauna have taken over the city, but so too have bandits and outlaws willing to kill innocents without remorse. Along with a story campaign, The Division 2 will feature raids and support for 8-player teams. Watch trailer
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: Switch
Release date: 26 June 2018
This DLC expansion for Mario + Rabbids adds Donkey Kong and a Rabbid version of Cranky Kong to the turn-based strategy game. Watch trailer
Skull & Bones Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 2019
Harnessing the ship combat systems of Assassin's Creed, Skull & Bones tasks players with becoming the richest, most successful pirates of the Indian Ocean. Players can team up to acquire intel, plan their attacks and take down massive warships for the best loot. Watch trailer
Transference Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, VR
Release date: Spring 2018
A psychological thriller set in a digital simulation built from the minds of a troubled scientist's family. Watch trailer
Starlink: Battle for Atlas Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Release date: 16 October 2018
Combining the toys-to-life genre with space combat, Starlink sees you journey across different planets in the Atlas star system as you battle against the Forgotten Legion. Nintendo Switch players will enjoy exclusive content in the form of Star Fox's iconic ship. Watch trailer
For Honor: Marching Fire Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 16 October 2018
A new faction, four new fighters and more single-player content are coming to Ubisoft's historical 3D fighter. Competitive players will also enjoy a new 4v4 multiplayer mode: Breach. Watch trailer
The Crew 2 Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 29 June 2018
Fly planes, race boats and drive all manner of four- and two-wheeled machines in The Crew 2's open-world America. Watch trailer
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Developer: Ubisoft
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 5 October 2018
Taking place in Ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian War, Assassin's Creed Odyssey follows the two characters Kassandra and Alexios, Spartan warriors sent on a mercenary adventure across the world. Will feature a greater focus on sailing and ship combat, with the ability to assemble your crew and customise your boat. Watch trailer

The Beyond Good and Evil 2 news didn't stop there. There was more news on The Space Monkey Program, a community-driven project to include art and music created by the fans. This project will be rolled out with the help of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's collaborative hitREcord platform. JGL also made a brief appearance on-stage to discuss his involvement. Any JGL is good JGL, so I suppose Ubi wins this E3? That was a fast turnaround from introducing the show with another Just Dance title.

Next up we got a bit of slapstick from those crazy Finnish fellows behind Trials. A brand-new Trials is on the way next February and will head to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. Trials Uprising seems to be a core addition to the series (and not another lazy Far Cry crossover) that is being worked on with the help of high-profile Trials streamers and community members known as the Trials Elite.

Next up, we got a quick tease of an upcoming documentary about Rainbow Six: Siege players from around the world. Folks who have had their life changed by this magnificent competitive shooter.

All Tom Clancy, all the time. Next up we got a closer look at The Division 2. While crummy dialogue is still a staple in the latest trailer, the details offered around The Division 2's gameplay and post-game were very interesting.

The Division 2 will have raids! And a second skill tree that unlocks after the core game is complete. There will be three paths to follow, each categorised by a different and very powerful weapon. Three downloadable episodes were also announced and they will all be 100% free.

Next up, we were blessed with the iconic Grant Kirkhope for an on-stage performance of a Donkey Kong medley. Wonderful! I wouldn't blame you if you missed the reveal at the end because you were dancing around your loungeroom. The Donkey Kong Adventure DLC for Mario + Rabbids will release 26 June (two weeks away).

Skull and Crossbones is a game that when first announced, sounded like a standalone Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag clone and I was more than happy to take the wheel. As more details emerged, it became more apparent this game is very much focused on ship warfare rather than third-person adventure and my excitement waned.

However, this year's E3 has done a solid job of reigniting that excitement. We got an extended look at Skull and Crossbones' gameplay and multiplayer mode, The Hunting Grounds, which seems like a Division-esque Dark Zone where players can run amok in open-world multiplayer on the deadly trade route of the Indian Ocean.

Its seafaring combat looks much more complex than I previously thought and looks like it might scratch the itch Sea of Thieves' shallow gameplay left.

Still no release date but Skull and Crossbones is sailing towards a 2019 release.

Elijah Wood took the stage to speak more about SpectreVision's upcoming project, Transference. Still a bit of an enigma, the core narrative of Transference seems a little clearer now and what started as a VR title will now be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC users as well. Transference will launch this spring (US).

Miyamoto is back on the Ubi stage, baby. After reintroducing us to Starlink: Battle for Atlas, the toys-to-life game that more or less flew under the radar last year, a very familiar logo flashed across the screen. Our main furry Fox McCloud was revealed to be back in the pilot's seat. Yes, Ubisoft will once again be working with Nintendo to merge two of their IPs. Starlink: Battle for Atlas will get Star Fox content as well as bespoke Star Fox toys to scan in.

The Star Fox content will be exclusive to Nintendo Switch when the game launches 16 October 2018. And just like that, Starlink flew onto your radar and into your living room in seconds. I have zero doubt which platform I'll be playing Starlink on.

For Honor is still here! And to prove it, Ubisoft is releasing a brand-new expansion For Honor: Marching Fire and is making the standard edition of the game free on PC.

One hour and fifteen minutes into the show, we finally get a look at two of Ubisoft's biggest and more imminent IPs, The Crew 2 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

The Crew 2 was pretty much what you'd expect this close to release: Cars! Cars! Cars! and a shiny new trailer to show them off with.

The Crew 2 will launch an open beta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 21 June 2018.

However, that was not the case for Assassin's Creed Odyssey. We got an extended look at Odyssey's Greece and the folks that live there.

At Odyssey's beginning, you get the choice to play as one of two main protagonists, Alexios or Kassandra. There was a lot of Spartan rage in this trailer and even with the Kratos now kicking it in Scandinavia, the region is still rife with war. In fact, that was one of the most impressive parts of the trailer and following gameplay, the large-scale war scene. Whether that's a once-off fight or a recurring feature will no doubt be shown during Ubisoft's post-show, which is still streaming now.

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