Just like always, Ubisoft showed off a variety of goodies this year at E3. We saw a performance to start, how they are working on expanding existing games like The Division, mind blowing changes to existing franchises like Ghost Recon, and we even saw a little bit more of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie. Some of the titles are coming out this fall, and some of the more violent ones are coming out just in time for Valentine’s Day! There was a lot of good stuff here so let’s get the general idea.
These games are not going to be in the order they were revealed, sadly. (I don’t remember the order.)
We can start with the game that was first revealed at the very end of last year’s E3, the insanely surprising Ghost Recon Wildlands. Wildlands was the game last year that had everyone wondering, what is this? An incredibly open world game where teams of an elite spec op group are going in on a target at every possible angle. Either at a distance, up front and sneaking in, or just blowing it all to hell because f*ck that guy!
While we didn’t get more in terms of what’s new in the game, Ubisoft revealed an actual in-game demo of Ghost Recon Wildlands, which showed just how free you are to do as you choose in the game. A team went in to capture a man alive for intel, and was doing great until one guy botched the whole thing up and got seen. The team then splits up while most of them chase the target while the last guy gets to the helicopter so that the team has an exit. While the game looked a little choppy for my taste, the game still has a lot more work to be done before release and definitely looks like one of the most promising shooters this year.
The most important thing shown about the game is, of course, the release! Ghost Recon Wildlands will be coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC next year on March 7, 2017. Get your teams ready.
Up next let’s ditch the serious guns and drugs for a moment and talk about some fart jokes. Everyone loved South Park: The Stick of Truth, right? Well the kids of South Park are sick of it now and have decided to play a new game. You, the new kid, must join the Coon and Friends and decide how you want the super hero franchise to play out. But, thanks to Cartman being the [email protected]$$ he is, he must be in charge of everything. This of course leads to a civil war among the heroes. Even though that’s not supposed to be until PHASE THREE. There are all kinds of heroes you can choose from and all sorts of powers like speed, strength, different forms of blasters, and new ways to fight in South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
The best part about this reveal is Matt and Trey, the makers of South Park, talking about how personal this game is, and that everyone can relate to it. This game is going to be hilarious.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is currently set to release December 6, 2016 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Let’s hope for no delays on this one, am I right?
Hold on there’s one more awesome thing about this, players who pre-order the game will also get a free copy of South Park: The Stick of Truth for the same system! This pre-order deal starts today!
The most interesting (weird) reveal during the press conference was the announcement of a love child between the games Trials and Blood Dragon, for which both games’ creators have come together and come up with Trials of the Blood Dragon. The retro inspired world of Blood Dragon has now fused with Trials in a way that lets you come up with and check what the strangest combinations of futuristic, space age, fantasy, sports, and crawler games would be. The game itself looks awesome and they had a very fitting video to go along with the weird game.
Trials of the Blood Dragon is actually out starting today on Playstation 4, Xbox one, and PC. Surprise!
Now, we all remember Watch Dogs, right? The game looked so incredibly promising with an open world run by technology just ready for you to hack on a whim. Well, Ubisoft seems to have taken to heart the criticisms of the so, so many players, and decided to give it another go with Watch Dogs 2. Nothing new was really revealed for the game that hasn’t been already established. The game has a new face, a new setting, and a new set of toys for hacking. However they did have a few really good videos showcasing the new game and it definitely was selling me on it.
This looks much better that the original. Watch Dogs 2 is coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC November 15, 2016.
The last game I’ll go into depth here will be the new IP revealed at the end, Steep. Steep is a game all about the mountains. Go skydiving, skiing, or snowboarding on some of the best rendered game mountains and do the craziest stunts and challenges you can think of. If you’re someone who loves recording and taking screenshots of your games, this is the dream. I could say more but Ubisoft’s video shows it best.
This game looks awesome and I hate sport related games. It’s currently set to release sometime in December this year for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There’s also going to be a beta you will be able to register for starting tomorrow, but we will provide more on that when it comes up.
Other games were also discussed and revealed such as the upcoming Tom Clancy the Division expansions as well as a few new outfits for the title. Survival was also revealed and set to release “very soon” whatever that may mean, a cute looking indie game known as Grow Up was shown, and some examples of what’s to come in the VR world from Ubisoft were presented as well. This year’s looking awfully fun for a year without a new Assassin’s Creed game. We’re getting a sweet looking movie instead, though so it’s ok.