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E3 2019: Ubisoft Brings Out The Big Guns
Posted by Raphael Leynes on June 18, 2019

Ubisoft came out literally guns ablazing in this year’s E3. From the big announcements like Watch Dogs: Legion to the deluge of updates for their military shooters, to Adventure Time coming to Brawlhalla, here is everything from the Ubisoft Press Conference!

Watch Dogs: Legion

Ubisoft kicked off their presser with their biggest and most interesting offering at the show, Watchdogs: Legion. The latest installment of their hacker-shooter sees the series hop the pond over to jolly old London. However, this isn’t the land of tea and crumpets you remember but rather a dark, totalitarian, post-Brexit dystopia crawling with invasive surveillance, private armies and killer drones.

One of the main draws of the Watchdogs: Legion that caught everyone’s interest is definitely its new feature that lets you can take control/recuit/play as any citizen of London you encounter. The ambitious new mechanic also appears to render each individual citizen as a unique character with different voices, backstories and motivations.

I guess we’ll have to find out if the system will be as crazy and awesome it sounds when Watchdogs: Legion drops on March 6, 2020

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

Ubisoft curiously followed up with an appearance from Rob McElhenney, creator and star of hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. McElhenney announced that he and Ubisoft are co-creating a TV Series called Mythic Quest Raven’s Banquet.

The new series will air exclusively on Apple TV and will follow the misadventures of a fictional videogame development studio responsible for creating the world’s most popular MMORPG called Mythic Quest. McElhenney will star as the studio’s eccentric, egotistical creative director  Ian Grimm.

The show looks like it will be pretty entertaining. It definitely nails that sharp, tongue-in-cheek humor which will no doubt be the hallmark of the series. The show being set in the unique landscape of videogame development is also quite the rich and promising uncharted territory for a sitcom. Hopefully, the show releases on some other platforms so that curious fans without Apple devices could check it out.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Phantom Sight

Ubisoft also showed off a new update coming to its tactical PvP game Rainbow Six Siege in the form of Operation: Phantom Sight. The update adds two new operators to the game: Warden, a finely dressed gentleman with special Glance Smart Glasses that allow him to see through smoke and shrug off flashbangs; and Nokk, a incredibly stealthy operator that can completely camouflage herself using her HEL Presence Reduction gadget.

Adventure Time Comes to Brawlhalla

The iconic duo of Finn and Jake the Dog from massively popular cartoon Adventure Time have made their way to free-to-play Smash-like, Brawlhalla! They’ve also brought along Princess Bubblegum, a new Buddy Gameplay mode and a new stage called Tree Fort, based on their HQ/hangout spot from the show!

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint

Walking Dead and Marvel’s The Punisher star Jon Bernthal comes to the new Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. Bernthal will play the role of Cole D. Walker a former Ghost and leader of the mercenary army of rogue Ghost operators. Cole and the Wolves will prove to be more than a match for the Ghosts employing not only their own tactics against them but also a literal fleet of drones, UAVs and highly advanced, black market Skell Technology.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint releases on October 4, 2019

Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad

Elite Squad is a new mobile game that combines characters from each of Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy franchises namely Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, The Division, and Splinter Cell all  into one game. The gameplay appears to be similar to that of a turn-based RPG which might be a refreshing take on the characters. If it’s anything like XCOM but for mobile then were definitely in.

Just Dance 2020

Seriously, What’s to say? It’s Just Dance!

For Honor: Shadows of Hitokiri

For Honor, Ubisoft’s multiplayer action game seems like it will be getting some DLC in the form of Shadows of the Hitokiri. The Vikings, Samurai, Knights and Wu Lin will have a new way to do battle in Soul Rush. In the new game mode, players will race to collect souls by killing opposing soldiers and players. The chaotic, back-and-forth game of death will last from June 10 at 1PM PT, to June 27 at 6AM PT.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Quarantine

Ubisoft also teased their new project Rainbow Six Quarantine which hopes to “…do for PvE what Siege did for PvP” according to lead designer Bio Jade Granger when she took to the floor. Not a lot of details are available about the game yet but we do know that it will have 3-player co-op, release in early 2020 and will have some form of zombies or infected or whatever the case might be.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Updates!

Massive Entertainment has announced three new episodes that’s coming to their MMO  shooter The Division 2. Episode 1 will have new main missions to the outskirts of Washinton DC. Episode 2 takes players to the once mighty Pentagon. Episode 3 tackles the ominous Rebirth and how it might not be what we think it is.  They also announce that the company is also working with acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch on a Netflix movie based on the world of The Division which we will no doubt here about soon.

UPLAY+

Uplay+ is the newest game subscription service to hit the market featuring all of Ubisoft’s back catalogue as well as new releases day and date. They’ve also announced a collaboration with the upcoming game streaming service, the Google Stadia.

Roller Champions

Roller Champions looks very much like a stylized, futuristic version of Roller Derby mixed with some Overwatch-like character designs. If that sounds like some that tickles your twine then look for Roller Champions in Early 2020.

Gods and Monsters

Ubisoft capped off its presentation (rather anti-climactically I might add) with a gameplay tease of their new IP called Gods and Monsters. Apart front its tragically rote name, its hackneyed setting of greek mythology and Breath of Wild-like imagery we don’t really know much about the game.

Final Thoughts

We hold a lot of love for Ubisoft but this year’s presser as a whole honestly wasn’t very impressive. Watchdogs: Legion was probably the most exciting thing on their line-up and it made sense for them to lead with and devote a majority of their stage time to showcase it. The presser also focused on pushing a lot of its military shooter properties that kind of blend together when lined up in a bunch like that. The absence of an Assassin’s Creed title or any major non-Tom Clancy  property made the announcements feel a bit samey and one-note. Jon Bernthal’s dog Bam is a blessing though.


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