Tue, Jun 11, 2013 | 07:24 BST
Ubisoft E3 presser: The Crew, The Division hitting next-gen
Ubisoft kicked off its E3 press conference this evening by announcing Rocksmith 2014 Edition. But there was more: Tom Clancy’s The Division, The Crew, South Park, Rabbids coming to TV and more, Hit up the break for a full report.
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Ubisoft E3 2013 at a glance
Games you knew about already
Splinter Cell: Blacklist was discussed and shown, with Ubisoft calling it the “biggest” game in the series. The trailer, which is posted below, showed mainly gadgets and tracking. Splinter Cell: Blacklist is out on PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 in August; the franchise will continue on next-generation consoles when the hardware lands on shelves.
Rayman Legends was also shown at the conference, and the new video was rather nice as you will see below. It will contain a variety of environments, boss encounters, traps and musical maps. The game comes with 120 levels and will be released on September 3 on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. The PS Vita version will be releasing on August 29 in US and August 30 in the UK.
Two Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag videos where shown. Lovely as usual, showing loads of pirate fights on land and sea, and a bunch of unruly scalawags running around with our hero assassin.
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot has gone into closed beta. The free-to-play game tasks players with building castles, filling it with loot, and tasking creatures to protect it. Your friends can loot your castle, and may need to use different characters in order to get the job done. Sign up for the beta here.
South Park: The Stick of Truth is out during the holiday season – not necessarily this one though per Cartman. A new video of the game was shown at the conference, along with a special move called the “Nagasaki”. It’s a massive fart basically. Expect a lot of potty humor in the game when it finally releases.
Watch Dogs was shown. It was the leaked trailer from yesterday. NOt much else was said on the game that hasn’t already been said. Watch Dogs is coming to PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One November 22.
Next-gen: The Crew, Watch Dogs
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot took the stage to talk about about next-gen, specifically to announce The Crew -which has been rumored for ages – from Ubisoft Reflection Studios.
The Crew will be “the biggest game ever created” and features the “whole US”, and players will take over criminal organizations one city at a time – how you like, when you like – and it’s “very open”. The entire game is an online persistent world, with city-realistic maps, and can be played in co-op, multiplayer, and single-player – in all missions and races.
The game is a spiritual successor to Test Drive Unlimited 1 from the developers of that game, and the demo showed races in multiple environments and terrain – and you can go anywhere depending on the vehicle you are driving and it contains “thousands” of 20-second trials around the map to reward players for exploration.
Friends can jump into your game – no lobby needed. If you are having trouble with a mission, just ask and your friend can come in and help. The Crew will also have a companion app for car customization. More on that will be announced soon.
Just Dance 2014 will be out in October on “all platforms” according to MC Aisha Taylor, so all motion-control consoles. It was leaked yesterday. It is also coming to PS4 and Xbox One.
Rabbids Invasion was announced as an interactive TV show. It’s about to “launch very soon.” More interactive TV basically. Players, or those watching the game, will be able to use the game via Xbox One. You can play puzzles like “spot the chicken” – and kids can aim their finger at the Rabbid and toss eggs at them.
It is coming to Nickelodeon.
Alice in Chains’s Jerry Cantrell stepped on stage and started jamming to “Man in the Box.” He was introducing Rocksmith 2014 Edition, and he used voice commands for “Session Mode” in which the in-game band will react to the player. Specifics weren’t gone into on it, but there were demonstrations of using voice commands. This means it will contains some Kinect support. It’s out this October, for PS3, Xbox 360 and will be released on next-gen consoles as well.
Tom Clancy’s The Division from Ubisoft Massive was announced, and it’s the long-rumored Tom Clancy MMO – but it’s a next-gen, online, open-world RPG. Not an MMO as previously rumored.
It looks fantastic. It can also be played on tablets because one person was playing it on one. The game takes place after a pathogen is spread through cash on Black Friday in the US.
Within five days, society has collapsed and the Division has been called in to restore order and save humanity. The demo shown took place in Brooklyn, with the Division doing its best to reach a police station. Hit up the video below.
It’s in the works for Xbox One and PS4.
Trials Fusion was confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One from RedLynx. There is also a mobile title Trials Frontier in the works which will work in tangent with the console version. More on both games will be announced at a later date.
As usual, all the news happenings from the conference has been posted separately on the site. Trailers, screens and more information will be added when it hits our inbox.