Ubisoft was a bit late to a party it was throwing, as the planned reveal was plagued on all sides either from leaked promotional material or news websites reporting all the important information received from inside sources. However, Ubisoft didn't let the piss in its cornflakes get it down and pressed on with its announcement.
Watch Dogs 2 will be set in San Francisco, and players will be given the reigns of protagonist Marcus Holloway. Marcus is a member of the hacking group Dedsec, who he must collude with to clear his name after being framed for a crime. Using his parkour skills Marcus can travel through the streets of: San Francisco, Oakland, and Silicon Valley while fighting: street gangs, evil corporations, rival hacker groups, and the police.
Ubisoft has said that "everything" will be hack-able in Watch Dogs 2. Obviously this is hyperbole, but the already sizable amount of hack-able objects in Watch Dogs gives hope that Ubisoft Montreal will be forced to get creative with what can be destroyed/taken over with a press of a button. The player will have access to: various 3D printed guns, explosives, a remote controlled RC device for short circuiting equipment, a quadcopter drone that allows players to view areas from above, and a billiard ball attached to a bungee cord. The latter serving as the protagonist's weapon of choice.
The option to play the game using stealth or the simple "Kill Everything and Everyone" tactic will also be returning, as well as the game's highly touted "seamless" multiplayer mode that allows other players to invade your game. More info on various new elements will be revealed either at E3 or in the months before the planned November release.
Watch Dogs 2 will be released November 15, 2016 on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.
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