E3 Recap: Everything You Need To Know From Ubisoft Press Conference
Here is a complete breakdown of everything announced during Ubisoft’s E3 press conference.
Did you miss Ubisoft’s E3 2018 press conference? Don’t worry we have you covered. You can view the full conference above along with all the individual games announced below.
Just Dance 2019
Kicking off Ubisoft’s E3 press conference was Just Dance 2019. The game is set to release in October of this year though outside of the dance routine Ubisoft put on there was no information regarding track listings or features.
Beyond Good & Evil 2
A new cinematic trailer was shown off for Beyond Good & Evil 2 where gamers were introduced to the various cast of characters you’ll meet during your journey. While we didn’t get too many fleshed out details regarding the game it seems that the game will have a darker tone with players going up against Jade, the antagonist of the narrative campaign.
Likewise, Ubisoft has introduced Hit Record which will bring the social media platform to the game allowing players to collaborate when creating music that could be featured within the upcoming video game release. Unfortunately, there is no word on just when the game will be released.
Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Six Siege made an appearance during Ubisoft’s press conference. While we didn’t get any new new update announcements, Ubisoft did reveal the new upcoming documentary called Another Mindset. This documentary will showcase various eSports teams as they compete in Rainbow Six Siege tournaments.
Speaking of tournaments, one of the biggest events is being setup for Rainbow Six Siege called Pro League. This tournament will take place over a course of six months as teams dwindle down in numbers from three separate Pro League events. At the end of the tournament, the very best of the best will compete against each other.
Trials is making a return. The video game series puts players on a motorcycle and tasked with finishing insane over-the-top courses. As you progress, you’ll have to carefully execute tricks while timing your jumps accordingly while you maneuver around a giant obstacle course.
Developers stated that the game will put even more focus on players mastering the levels by providing complex levels with tutorials that can allow gamers to quickly master the different courses.
Currently, the game is slated to launch within February of 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch platforms. For now, take a look at the new gameplay footage showing incredible jumps, tricks and of course, massive failures.
The Division 2
The Division 2 was first shown off at Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference where we learned that the disease threat from the first installment has come to an end. After nearly a year the focus turns into fighting off corrupt government.
Within the trailer showcased at the event, we can see that the world is rather bleak leaving civilians struggling to live a stable life as death and severe punishments dwindle over them. Players will be fighting to establish a safe order once again, however that won’t be the only focus in the game.
Ubisoft had confirmed that Raids will be making an appearance in the game along with three DLC packs being released during the game’s first year launch. These packs will introduce new stories, areas and activities, but best of all, they will be completely free for everyone.
Currently, The Division 2 is set to launch on March 15, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure
The upcoming DLC content for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was shown off through a musical act. Known as Donkey Kong Adventure, the game will add Donkey Kong along with Rabbid doppelgangers into the mix along with a new tropical world to explore. Gamers can expect the DLC to release later this month on June 26, 2018.
Skull & Bones
Skull & Bones was also another game that Ubisoft featured. After being teased during last year’s E3 event, the game once again showcases war between pirates and order. However, new information was given to viewers such as the Indian Ocean setting.
Apparently players will be fighting to steal as much coin as possible in order to claw your way to the top gaining attention across the seas. Gameplay seems to be similar to how ship battles were in Assassin’s Creed III: Black Flag and less like Sea of Thieves. Players will be maneuvering the ship and commanding your crew to deliver a barrage of attacks.
A bit of strategy will also come into play for the game as you can customize your ship to suit the mission or weather. Likewise, your crew can try to deceive the enemy by waving friendly banners. As for the release date for Skull & Bones, players will have to wait until some point in 2019.
Through a collaboration between SpectreVision and Ubisoft, players will receive a new psychological horror title known as Transference. The video game aims to provide gamers with a more movie-like experience as they dive into the consciousness of an entire family.
While there wasn’t too many details regarding the game, it seems that there will be puzzles for players to solve and that the game will have VR capabilities alongside of being a standard title for PC, PS4, Xbox and Xbox One platforms.
Currently, Transference is slated to launch sometime in Fall of this year.
StarLink: Battle For Atlas
The upcoming toys-to-life style video game, Starlink: Battle for Atlas was also shown off at Ubisoft’s E3 press conference this year. While we know that this is a space battle video game, the big reveal Ubisoft unleashed for the title is that Ubisoft had partnered up with Nintendo once again.
For Nintendo Switch owners, StarLink: Battle for Atlas will introduce Fox McCloud along with his Arwing figure. This had also prompted the appearance of Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto during the event.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas will be releasing on October 16, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.
If you haven’t already tried For Honor, Ubisoft revealed that the game Starter edition will be free for players who download it between June 11-18. However, that wasn’t the only announcement as the game will be receiving a new update known as Marching Fire.
Marching Fire will add a new faction from China known as the Wu Lin. This will introduce four new heroes for players to enjoy along with a new 4v4 game mode called Breach.
We recommend giving For Honor a try now that the title is being offered this week through Uplay. As for Marching Fire, the game update is slated to launch on October 16, 2018.
The Crew 2
The Crew 2 will finally have a beta later this month after it was announced during Ubisoft’s E3 2018 press conference. This beta will go live on June 21, 2018, and allow players to play until June 25, 2018. Outside of the beta, the new trailer showcases the various vehicles players will be able race within such as planes, cars, motorcycles, dirt bikes and even boats.
As for the video game release date, The Crew 2 will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 29, 2018.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was the last title unveiled from Ubisoft’s press conference. We know that the game will be set in ancient Greece during 431 BCE. Historically, this puts players in the brewing battle between Athens and Sparta and while the game will sport all the various mechanics and features that the Assassin’s Creed franchise is known for, there will be some new twists.
For starters, the game will focus on a mercenary outcast who must become a Greek hero. But this time around, players will be able to choose between two different characters, Alexios and Kassandra.
Likewise, outside exploring this new game world, players can alter the narrative journey. Within the narrative, players will be able to make decisions and vocal narrative choices.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be available on October 5, 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms.