E3 is a triple-A company’s chance to shine, and the press conferences have begun. First on our list is Ubisoft, which has taken the opportunity to show off developments on existing games as well as new ones. Although Ubisoft is one of those developers that’s copped a bit of flack over the past few years for releasing some dodgy games (*cough* Assassin’s Creed Unity *cough*), it’s also got the rights to some much-loved titles such as South Park: Stick Of Truth. So it’s well worth taking a look at what they’ve got up their sleeve, as well as hoping that they restore some of their longer running franchises to their original glory. Here’s a list of the company’s biggest announcements:
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
There’s a new South Park game in the making, called South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Once you get over the name, it’s going to be a superhero RPG. The game will apparently focus on Kyle, Stan, Cartman, and Kenny making their own video game. It will continue the story from South Park: Stick Of Truth and will be developed in consultation with series creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. There’s no release date yet, but expect it sometime next year.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
The upcoming Assassin’s Creed Syndicate now has a new trailer. Ubisoft showed the crowd a bloody assassination mission featuring one of the two protagonists, brother and sister Jacob and Evie Frye. The game will take place in London during the Industrial Revolution and will apparently be all about overthrowing corruption. It will come out later this year. You can watch the video below.
The Division, a Tom Clancy game, now has a release date. After first being revealed back at E3 2013, we haven’t heard much about the urban-survival-shooter. We can now expect it to be out on March 8th 2016 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4, with a beta scheduled to be released a few months earlier.
Ghost Recon Wildlands
Perhaps one of the most surprising things to come out of Ubisoft at E3 this year is that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series will return. Wildlands will be an open-world shooter where users will play a US Special Forces operative and go kill bad guys. Apparently, the story will focus on a Special Forces team sent to the not-so-distant-future Bolivia to take down a drug cartel. Sounds like fun. You can see the E3 trailer below.
Rainbow Six: Seige
Angela Bassett, the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress will be joining the cast for Rainbow Six: Seige. This is the third announcement about a Tom Clancy game so far, by the way. Bassett has been cast as the leader of Team Rainbow, but it’s not yet clear how involved her character will be in the story. The game will release later this year on October 13th, with a beta coming out in September.