E3 2019: All the relevant news in Ubisoft’s Showcase

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One of the bigger showcases for E3 2019 is that of Ubisoft, with a lot of updates and new revelations for their beloved franchises mainly coming from the Tom Clancy-verse, like Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six. There are a handful of new games coming too. But the best highlight of their showcase is Jon Bernthal’s appearance on stage together with his adorable dog (and arguably the second best thing to happen in E3 2019 next to Keanu Reeves)! Here’s everything you need to know about Ubisoft’s showcase.

Assassin’s Creed Symphony

The only Assassin’s Creed news we got from Ubisoft’s showcase is the year-long Assassin’s Creed Symphony World Tour, which kicks off on June 29, 2019 in Palais Des Congres, Paris. Visit acsymphony.com for tickets and schedule.

Watch Dogs Legion

After its inevitable leak a few days ago, Ubisoft has officially announced the third installment in the Watch Dogs franchise, entitled Watch Dogs Legion. The showcase featured a lengthy 10-minute gameplay. Players can recruit and take control of a number of DedSec operatives, each with their own specialties and abilities. But the drawback to having a massive roster of characters is their permadeath. The game takes place in London, under strict police control, complete with fully-armed AI drones. Bagley, DedSec’s AI assistant, keeps all your characters updated, helps with the remote hacking, communication, and research.

As a tie-in, Ubicollectibles will also be releasing the “Resistant of London” figurine, standing 26cm tall, and with two interchangeable heads. The figurine also comes with a DLC code for an in-game mask “The King of Hearts.”

Release Date: March 6, 2020
Platforms: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia

Rainbow Six franchise

Rainbow Six Siege is expanding its Year 4 roadmap with the new Operation: Phantom Sight, already out now. Two new operators are added, Nøkk and Warden, together with Kafe Dostoyevsky map rework, reverse friendly fire, new weapon skins, Operator Balancing, and a ton of tweaks and improvements.

The other new Rainbow Six game is Rainbow Six Quarantine. It’s technically not the next titular game in the franchise (we think), but it’s still a standalone game. Quarantine is a PvE three-player multiplayer game that complements R6 Siege’s PvP gameplay.

Release date: Early 2020
Platforms: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One

Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Jon Bernthal and his adorable dog, Bam Bam, took over the Ubisoft Showcase to hype everyone more about Ghost Recon Breakpoint. AI squadmates are still a thing if you’re playing solo, just like Ghost Recon Wildlands. Also, a Terminator collaboration for Breakpoint is coming.

Beta Access: September 5, 2019
Release date: October 4, 2019
Platforms: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia

The Division 2

The Division 2 gets a Year 1 DLC roadmap for the remainder of the year and for early 2020, all of which are free content (hurrah!).

Episode 1 is entitled DC Outskirts: Expeditions, coming this July 2019, has three maps. The woodlands will have missions about attacking a presidential compound in search of a traitor needed to be taken down. The National Zoo is the next map, in the hunt of the leader of the Outcasts. The final map for this episode takes place in Kenly College, which focuses more on exploration and investigation about a military convoy gone dark.

Episode 2, called The Pentagon: The Last Castle, features the titular map, Pentagon, fallen into the Black Tusks. This episode will also feature the game’s second 8-man raid.

Episode 3, Coney Island: Homecoming, slated for an early 2020 release, will feature a familiar nemesis as players are headed back into the source of the outbreak in New York.

The Division 2 will also be free-to-play from June 13-16, 2019. Plus, it’s getting its own Netflix film, directed by David Leitch (John Wick, Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde), and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain.

For Honor

For Honor gets a new update called Shadows of Hitokiri, running from June 10-27, 2019. There’s a new game mode for this period only, called Soul Rush. Maps get an “otherworldly ambience.” And spectral customizations for all heroes.

New games in the pipeline

Other games featured during the showcase were Roller Champions, a roller derby-like sports game; the mobile game Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad; a short teaser on a new IP called Gods and Monsters; the Adventure Time update for Brawlhalla; Assassin Creed Odyssey’s Story Creator Mode; and Just Dance 2020 and the partial release of its official song list. You can watch the videos of all these at the bottom of the article.

Uplay+

Ubisoft is also launching a new subscription service called Uplay+. It works much like Xbox Game Pass, wherein subscribers can gain access to the whole Ubisoft game library for a monthly fee. Pre-registrations before August 15, 2019 will give subscribers a free trial period until September 30, 2019, and access to Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s beta.

Release date: September 5, 2019
Platforms: PC, Google Stadia (soon)


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