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Ubisoft E3 2018 Press Conference Recap

By Zero Omega

Ubisoft is the last of the big game devs to host their press conference at this year’s E3. Bethesda came out strong, Square-Enix floundered, so where will Ubisoft fall? Let’s recap!

Just Dance 2019

Ubisoft had a pretty entertaining way to announce Just Dance 2019 with a dancing panda and full marching band. We’ll be seeing it hit shelves October 2018.

Beyond Good and Evil 2

At last we finally get some more information about Beyond Good and Evil 2. It looks absolutely gorgeous and all the characters designs are so unique. While we don’t know much about the actual story, we do know that Jade returns and that Ubisoft will be holding a “Space Monkey Program” which you can sign up for here. They are also partnering with Joseph-Gordon Levitt’s HitRECORD to allow for user generated content to be used inside the game, which you can get paid for!

Rainbow Six Siege

The game now boasts 35 million players, the e-sports pro league will begin in June and there will be other international tournaments throughout the year!

Trials Rising

A brand new Trials game is finally coming! Game maps have been designed by members of the community that are really good at Trials, and a beta will be hitting consoles soon. The game releases for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch in February 2019.

The Division 2

Some more game play from earlier that we saw, however we do get word that all post launch content will be free! Nifty!

Mario + Rabbids: Donkey Kong Adventure

DLC expansion will release June 26, 2018.

Skull and Bones

The new IP from Ubisoft is a massive pirate treasure hunting game on massive open seas that looks gorgeous and the game play comes across as incredibly fun.

Trasnference

A new VR game in partnership with Elijah Woods’ SpectreVision, this trailer showed off an haunting and very creepy game that I’m sure will be one of the next big game that people will want to watch YouTubers play. Scheduled to release in Fall 2018.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas

The big news coming out of this new trailer for Ubisoft’s new toy-controlled video game is that Star Fox will be joining exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. It will release October 16, 2018. Shigeru Miyamoto makes an appearance and is given the first prototype model of the Arwing in Starlink.

For Honor

The standard PC edition of For Honor is currently free to download. A new DLC, Marching Fire, will add 4v4 siege based game mode it releases October 16, 2018.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

The newest installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise confirms that it will take place in Ancient Greece and will star two new player characters, a male named Alexios and a female named Kassandra. We’re shown a game play trailer that shows off the action right from the beginning and the game also features branching dialogue options which allow you to lie when playing through missions. We’ve got a release date as well: October 5, 2018.

Thoughts

Without a doubt Ubisoft had probably the second most exciting game developer conference outside of Bethesda, with Square-Enix taking up the third spot. The new Assassin’s Creed looks incredible and looks to spark a new flame in the series. Trials Rising comes off an insanely fun and ridiculous trick racing game that shouldn’t be missed. Beyond Good and Evil 2 is building itself up to be one of the biggest games that’ll come out. Skull & Bones’ high sea, open ocean action is going to be a star, and you can pilot an Arwing in Starlink! It was definitely an impressive conference that I was certainly not expecting. Looks like it’s going to be a good couple years for Ubisoft.

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