More overnight goodness from E3, in the shape of Ubisoft’s conference. Here’s a round-up of the big news!
We begin with something very tasteful and refined. Just kidding, it’s the follow up to last year’s South Park: The Stick of Truth, this time catchily titled South Park: The Fractured But Whole (get it?). Series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are helping to develop the title, and you should all know by now what you’re getting with this one. Bring it on!
New IP For Honor took the stage next, with a very intriguing cinematic trailer. Coming from Ubisoft Montreal, the game promises medieval RPG multiplayer combat, allowing players to choose between three factions: vikings, knights and samurai. Before anyone mentions the historical inaccuracy of this may I just remind you of one thing – video games. VIDEO GAMES.
Next up, Ubisoft took us through their upcoming shooter offering, revealing more details on The Division and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. The former now officially has a release date of March 8th 2016, for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The latter was showed off with more details on multiplayer, and promises to continue the trend of movie stars in games, this time with Angela Bassett front and centre. Ubisoft also announced that the beta for the title will begin on September 24th 2015, across PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate showed off some gameplay, revealing the ability to fight on top of carriages and trains, with a rope launcher and cane sword now added to your arsenal. The setting is certainly intriguing, so let’s hope this one sidesteps the issues that plagued the launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity when it launches this October.
Finally, Ubisoft announced Ghost Recon: Wildlands, the first open world title in the series. Promising a totally non-linear experience, developers Ubisoft Paris revealed that the game will allow solo of co-op exploration of a massive open world, where player choice will have “real, lasting consequences”. The title has been in development for the past three years, for PC, Xbox and PS4, and is certainly one to watch for fans of the series.
Aside from a few other mentions (Just Dance 2016, we’re looking at you), those were the big stories from Ubisoft at E3 this year. Plenty to get our teeth into, that’s for sure.