Ubisoft Forward Showcase Event Recap
The Ubisoft Forward Showcase Event promised to entice its audience with new trailers, new games, and electrifying gameplay previews. And it delivered.
Giving us exclusive peeks at everything from Assassin's Creed Valhalla to Watch Dogs: Legion, here's our recap of Ubisoft Forward.
Watch Dogs: Legion
In a treat for Watch Dogs fans, we are brought into the Legion world with a short film taking place in a London setting. Racing up tube escalators amongst bright techno colours on the backdrop of a rainy London, we follow a female "terrorist" in an effort to escape the police, as she arrives at her Resistance headquarters, headed by a man wearing a pig...head.
'Legion' seems familiar huh? Kind of reminds one of an international internet group dedicated to justice...
Watch Dogs: Legion tells the story of "ordinary heroes" coming together as a collective to fight for positive change. You can recruit members in an open world environment., and choose and invest in your heroes. Welcome to the Resistance.
With the city on its arse, it now falls to you.
Release Date: October 29, 2020
A Tom Clancy mobile game?! Sure! This 5v5 battle game features your favourite characters from Rainbox Six, Ghost Recon, The Division, Splinter Cell and more on your mobile device. Engage in the Campaign mode, as well as PVP and Guild V Guild.
Release Date: TBC
Hyper Scape burst onto the BR scene earlier this month, and Ubisoft Forward has given us an even more in-depth view of the game and it's lore.
This extended trailer shows us a global crisis, in which the world in 2054 is comprised of "Mega Cities", and Prisma, a technology company, has come up with a new VR living experience: the Hyper Scape, where anyone can play Crown Rush: Battle Royale and "become someone."
But now, users are disappearing from the "real world", and Huper Scape must be investigated.
Release Date: July 12, 2020
Assassins Creed: Valhalla
Ubisoft takes us on a deep dive of the new Assassin's Creed game. The developers tell us how they researched Viking culture and even went to Norway to do so.
Inspired by Viking's brutality and intensity of the combat, the devs decided to reinvent the weapons system for this game, and portray the true range of combat.
Harpoons and more feature in this brand new weapons system, including dual-wielding any weapons you wish (even two shields). It isn't all about bloody combat however, you must adapt and use stealth to outsmart your enemies.
The gameplay trailer (featuring in-game footage) relives the epic saga of the Viking invasion of England in the 9th century.
Raid, build, fight, command your crew, explore the country, hunt and forage, make new settlements, and more, as either a female or male protagonist.
Release Date: November 17, 2020
Far Cry 6
In a stunning display of graphics, and starring the legendary villain Giancarlo Esposito from Breaking Bad as El Presidente, we finally get the Far Cry 6 trailer we've all been waiting for.
A fascist government rules supreme, and the people riot in the streets.
Release Date: February 18, 2021
And there ends the Ubisoft Forward main event. Stay tuned at GGRecon for more news on Ubisoft titles.
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