Ubisoft usually impresses with their E3 conferences, and this year was no different. While most of the other conferences had their ups and downs, Ubisoft seems to find a right balance between new announcements and showing off more of already announced games. There were quite a few surprise announcements plus we got to see some more of the highly anticipated Beyond Good and Evil 2, easily the highlight of the event.
Assassin’s Creed Oddyesy – This is Greece!
After rumours speculating that a new Assassin’s Creed would be set in ancient Greece, it was officially confirmed by Ubisoft at their E3 conference.
It was revealed that the game will be drawing inspiration from the previous game’s RPG system and combat, which is great news. Naval combat, which was first introduced to the series with Black Flag, is also back. The story will pick up where it left off in the previous game and for the first time in the series players will be able to choose a male or female protagonist. One of the more notable changes is the introduction of branching dialogue choices, proving that Oddysey will be leaning heavily on its RPG elements.
Assassin’s Creed Oddyesy is set for release on the 5th of October 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 – A familiar character returns
One of our most anticipated games is Ubisoft’s Beyond Good and Evil 2, a game that has excited and fascinated many.
During Ubisoft’s E3 conference we were treated to yet another great looking (and hype building) cinematic trailer. The biggest surprise is that a character from the first game makes an appearance (shhh we won’t spoil it). The more we see of this game, the more we get excited about its release.
Sadly, Ubisoft didn’t reveal any release date, but as they always say, the best things in life are worth waiting for.
Skull and Bones – Rum, booty and plundering
Ubisoft released another trailer for their piracy game, Skull and Bones.
The game lets you set out on the high seas along with friends as you plunder those you come across and is set during the golden age of piracy as players will be tasked with building fleets, customising their ships and, basically, being a pirate. We did get to see some gameplay which reveals that the game is heavily focused on combat rather than just exploring the seas and surrounding islands.
Skull and Bones is set for release in 2018 and we can’t wait to get plundering.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas – Fox McCloud in a Ubisoft game?
Ubisoft is teaming up with the creative minds at Nintendo for a new game, titled Starlink: Battle for Atlas.
While Fox McCloud does appear in the game, he will unfortunately only be appearing in the Nintendo Switch version of the game. The game is, in essence, a space dogfighting game that takes place in a huge open world, but more interestingly it uses toys spaceships which are each modular, meaning that weapons and parts can be swapped out.
Now, to be honest, you had us at toy spaceships. Apparently, those who have had some hands-on time has referred to it as a No Man’s Sky for kids. And while it might be referred to as a kids game, we know the combination of toys and a great game will probably mean we’ll get hooked on it, even if we are adults.
The Division 2 – Welcome to Washington D.C.
Ubisoft revealed that The Division 2 would be releasing on the 15th of March 2019.
Along with the announcement of the release date, Ubisoft also showed off some gameplay and released a new trailer for the game. This time taking place in Washington D.C. after the virus spread and caused chaos. Still, there are those who survive and eke out a living. Ubisoft announced that raids will form part of the game which is a first and that the game will have specialisations that will unlock once the campaign has been completed. These include the Sharpshooter, Demolitionist, and Survivalist.
The Division 2‘s level cap will be set at 30 after which you will be able to choose one of the specialisations which will unlock new skills and talents.
Transference – Get creeped out
Elijah Wood’s film studio SpectreVision are working on a new psychological thriller VR game in partnership with Ubisoft. The game is called Transference. Beyond that, we don’t know much more besides that it looks truly creepy.
From what we can gather, the game seems to take place in a world where human memories can be digitally recreated. We are intrigued by this strange game that is set to release in 2018.
Just Dance 2019 – Kick off those shoes
Another year means another Just Dance game. Naturally, Ubisoft used its E3 conference to give us a look at the dance-inducing game.
The game is set for release in October 2018 and will feature 40 brand new songs to get your body moving.
Trials Rising – Test those skills
Ubisoft unveiled the latest entry in the Trials series of games titled Trials Rising during their E3 conference.
Players will have their motorbike skills put to the ultimate test when the game releases next year. The game looks just as difficult as fans have come to expect.
There will also be a beta available ahead of the game’s release which players can sign up for right now.