12 Jun E3 2017 - Ubisoft Conference Recap

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Check out the highlights of this year's E3 Ubisoft conference!

Assassin’s Creed: Origins (PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)

Expanding on the footage seen earlier at the Microsoft Press Conference, Ubisoft showed more scenes from Assassin’s Creed: Origins including of outdoor animals and more Egyptian mystical rituals. The game is slated for October 27th.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 (PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)

14 years after the original Beyond Good & Evil release, the franchise has returned with the official reveal trailer of Beyond Good & Evil 2. Set as a prequel to the original game, you are in System 3, a hive of interstellar trade and crime with groups fighting for control of natural resources. It shows new characters and environments that are dynamic and colorful. 

Far Cry 5 (PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)

Ubisoft revealed two trailers of Far Cry 5 at the show. The cinematic trailer showed more of the Montana wilderness and a closer look at the leader of the religious cult, singing Amazing Grace with multiple armed men in the congregation. The gameplay trailer showed different mechanics including air combat, sniper co-op play, and a dog buddy that’ll attack enemies and fetch their weapons for you.

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo Switch)

The first gameplay of the Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle was shown and it’s revealed to be a turn-based tactical adventure game in the vein of XCOM. Both the Rabbids and Mario cast are battling against “corrupted” Rabbids who have significantly changed the Mushroom kingdom. Players will be using a combination of weapons, abilities, and environmental effects to defeat enemies. The game is set to release on August 29th.

Skull and Bones (PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)

In a surprise announcement, Ubisoft showcased Skull and Bones, a ship combat game placed during the age of pirates. Taking the ship combat from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, you participate in a 5 v 5 PvP match between pirates and pirate hunters. There are different ship types and it is suggested you will gain loot to better your ship. It will be available Fall 2018.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)

More footage of South Park: The Fractured But Whole was shown at the press conference including glimpses of the different South Park characters you’ll encounter. The game has been confirmed for a release date of October 17th.

South Park Phone Destroyer (iOS and Android)

Another South Park game was revealed at the conference to be South Park: Phone Destroyer, a mobile real-time battle game where you use cards and strategy tactics to take out different opponents.  The game is set to release sometime in 2017.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One0

In a suprising reveal, Ubisoft announced Starlink: Battle for Atlas, a “toys to life” sci-fi game where you battle against evil robots with starships. You can switch out different attachments on your ships and possibly switch between different vehicles. The game is set to release Fall 2018.

Steep: Road to the Olympics Expansion (PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)

The first major expansion to 2016’s Steep is a leadup to the 2018 Winter Olympics called Road to the Olympics. The cinematic trailer showed Olympic athletes competing in ski and snowboarding events. The expansion is set to release on December 5, 2017.

The Crew 2 (PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)

Ubisoft showcased its own racing title with The Crew 2.  The cinematic trailer first starts off with Inception like visuals and then transitioned into multiple vehicles, suggesting that players can race in other vehicles besides cars (if not at the same time). It is set to release in early 2018.

Transference (PSVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)  

 In a collaboration with SpectreVision, Ubisoft announced Transference, a psychological thriller game that will not only be on traditional platforms, but as a VR title. The story focuses on techno-psychology with digital memories and other psychological subjects. The game is set to be released in Spring 2018 on both traditional platforms and VR devices.

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