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E3: Ubisoft Coverage

After a short showing from Square Enix earlier today, Ubisoft kept things rolling with their conference that showed off a number of games. Here’s what we got to see.

Just Dance 2019

This year, Ubisoft chose to kick off their show with Just Dance, which I thought would’ve been better suited for the middle of the show. It opened with a live performance that began outside before moving into the theatre, and it went on longer than I felt it needed to, but nonetheless, Just Dance is back this year.

Just Dance 2019 will release in October.

Beyond Good & Evil 2

After the performance, we got our first proper look at an upcoming game; Beyond Good & Evil 2. We were treated to a cinematic trailer for the game, where we got a deep look at what the game will be about. We were also gifted with a first look at some pre-alpha gameplay footage.

Beyond Good and Evil 2 is an action RPG that can be played by yourself or with your friends in a cooperative experience. The short gameplay demo showcased Ganesha, one of the bustling cities within the game. But it also holds a dark underworld, with filthy bars and dangerous back alleys.

Rainbow Six Siege

Justin Kruger, Community Developer for Rainbow Six Siege, popped up on stage next to announce that Rainbow Six Siege had exceeded 35 million unique players, as well as detail some of the upcoming competitive events that will be held later this year and beyond.

We also got a first look at an upcoming documentary on a collection of Rainbow Six Siege community members. Another Mindset will be released at the in August

Trials Rising

Next up, we got an official reveal of the latest entry in the Trials series, and it’s bigger and crazier than ever from the looks of it. Trials Rising takes you around the world to iconic locations as it puts you through some of the series’ toughest challenge courses yet.

The trailer focused primarily on the multiplayer portion of the game, and it looks like they’ve expanded the mode to support more than four players this time around.

Trials Rising will available in February 2019.

The Division 2

We got our first look at The Division 2 at Microsoft’s E3 presser yesterday, and it was back today with some more information.

Players are the last line of defence for the country against the dangerous factions that have been established since the initial breakout of small pox on Black Friday.

Also, it was announced that raids will be coming to The Division 2, where 8 players will be able to team up to take on the challenge. We also got information on its post-launch content plans. In its first year, The Division 2 will provide players with three significant content updates, all of which will be free.

The Division 2 launches on March 19, 2019.

Mario + Rabbids: Donkey Kong Adventure

To celebrate the release of the Donkey Kong DLC for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Grant Kirkhope appeared on stage with a band to provide a live performance, while we got a look at the new content that will be available upon release.

Donkey Kong Adventure will be available on June 25 for season pass owners, with the content being available on June 26 for everyone else.

Skull & Bones

Skull & Bones returned this year with a new trailer for the game to begin the segment. Piracy is no longer alive in the Caribbean. However, the Indian Ocean provides a massive opportunity for pirates to score thanks to holding the richest trade route in the world.

Skull & Bones is a shared world where there are no heroes. Every player encounter matters, as you choose to fight, or ally with each other to achieve success.

The gameplay demo saw our playable character launch an attack on a merchant ship in order to secure a legendary chest full of goods. Then, it saw four players take on a large warship together where they utilise their special abilities to take it down successfully. The battle was won, but the question of who gets the loot remains to be seen.

Skull & Bones releases in 2019.

Transference

Elijah Wood of Spectrevision is out next alongside Benoit Richer, Game Director of Transference, a new VR experience. Transference is a mind-bending psychological thriller that requires players to search for clues, and solve puzzles while shifting between the perspectives of family members to piece together the game’s mystery.

Transference will release later this year.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas

We saw this game last year, and Starlink is back again with a new trailer showcasing the story, gameplay and the toys-to-life element that will be present with the game. It was also revealed that Fox McCloud and the rest of the Starfox team would be making a guest appearance as well, exclusive for the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas will be available on October 16.

For Honor

For Honor showed up on stage next, and revealed that For Honor Starter Edition will be available for free up until June 18. Afterwards, we saw a new trailer detailing the Marching Fire content update that will be coming to the game. The update will also come with a new 4v4 castle siege mode called Breach.

The Marching Fire update will release on October 16.

The Crew 2

Next up, it was announced that ahead of its full release, the open beta for The Crew 2 would be available to play on June 21. However, you can pre-load the beta ahead of time on consoles and PC.

The Crew 2 releases on June 29.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey leaked last week, and it was confirmed that we’d get an official unveiling at E3. Well, it showed up as expected and this time around it’ll be set in ancient Greece.

In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you’ll play an outsider who will go on a journey to become the hero Greece needs. Odyssey will allow players to choose between two characters; Alexios or Kassandra who you’ll play as for the entirety of the game.

The developers also wanted to expand upon the RPG elements that we saw in Origins. Because of this, you can now impact the story based on the dialogue options that will be available to you.

It looks like we’ll be getting yearly entries for Assassin’s Creed again, which I’m not quite sure I’m a fan of. Nevertheless, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be available on October 5.

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