E3 2013: Ubisoft Media Briefing Rundown

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  1. RockSmith 2014 Edition is up first with Jerry Cantrell. As per the last few years Aisha Tyler is the host. 
  2. Splinter Cell Blacklist is next with a length trailer feature it's Spies vs Mercs Multiplayer.
  3. Rayman Legends is next with two new trailers and releases on September 3rd. 
  4. The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is next with an announcement trailer with a little bit of talk about the game. Go to Questforloot.com to for a chance to enter its closed beta.
  5. Southpark: The Stick of Truth rolls out next with a new trailer.
  6. Following that up is trailer for the newly announced racing game The Crew set to be released in early 2014.  A live demo of the game is also shown with multiple players.
  7. Watch Dogs is up next with a brand new trailer and more high level talk about its concepts.
  8. Next is Just Dance 2014. with an announce trailer. The game is to be available on all platform holiday 2013. 
  9. Rabbids Invasion is announced with a TV show and interactive component as well via the Xbox One.
  10. Assassin's Creed IV gets two brand new trailers with a bit of pirate hyperbole.
  11. Trials Fusion/Frontier is announced with Fusion for Xbox one, PS4 and PC. Trials Frontier to be for mobile platforms. 
  12. A "one last thing" moment reveals a newly announced open world RPG from Massive Entertainment titled The Division for PS4 and Xbox One which looks extremely good.


E3 2012: Is Ubisoft's Watch Dogs the next big thing?



Watch the below video first if you haven't seen it yet or watch the shorter clips provided below.

The E3 2012 Ubisoft Conference Watch Dogs presentation in its entirety.

There is something brewing at Ubisoft Montreal. It's a game you smell, of course. It's open world. It's technically beautiful, and more importantly it most defintely got everyone's attention at the end of Ubisoft's E3 2012 Press Conference. If buzz and not droids is the word you are looking for you have landed in the right place. So now what? You've now seen a very impressive vertical slice of a game very few people knew about prior to a little more than 24 hours ago. Take a look again if you need to below.

Watch Dogs gameplay video #1

Are you still excited? If so, why do you think that is? I'll be the first person to say it took me quite a bit to get my jaw up off the floor after seeing this for the first time. It's so good it had many thinking it was a game meant for the next set of unannounced consoles after the target platforms went undeclared by Ubisoft. Although what we were shown is spectacular what is it that we really know about this game? 

You'll roam around a city with high tech gadgetry looking for targets after manipulating the NPC's you encounter on the way only to get into cover based fire fights just like every other action game set in an open world. Are you coming down from Cloud 9 yet? Of course you aren't. We all want everything we see that looks like a beatiful woman/man to be just that. Once we get our hands on the goods that's when we'll start to realize that their face might not be quite what we had imagined from afar. Maybe it'll be just like I'm Gonna Git You Sucka? Remember that scene in that movie. That is almost exactly what happens to us everytime we get hyped for pretty things. Give the PR team a hand. They sure know how to back that hype up with some solid PR gold too.

In Watch Dogs, players enter the dangerous world of Aiden Pearce, a new class of antihero whose ability to hack into any connected system could be his most powerful weapon.  Whether it’s triggering a 30-car pileup by manipulating traffic-lights to trap an enemy during a downtown shootout or tapping into the city’s omnipresent security cameras to access anyone’s personal information, Pearce is capable of coercing and controlling almost every element of the world around him.

“Watch Dogs goes beyond the limits of today’s open-world games by giving players the ability to control an entire city,” said Jonathan Morin, creative director, Ubisoft.  “In Watch Dogs, anything connected to the city’s Central Operating System becomes a weapon.  By pushing the boundaries, we can provide players with action and access to information on a scale that’s never been seen in a video game before.”

Watch Dogs gameplay video #3

Promises, Promises, Promises! I'm seen this before and so have you. Watch Dogs may turn out to be every bit as good as what was just shown. I truly hope so. But, before then I'll take a look at this other game announced at the beginning of this generation, Frame City Killer. Remember that game with quite a bit of E3 hype? You don't. That's because it never came out.

E3 2012: Ubisoft Media Briefing recap


*Tobuscus? Why? (that is all of the commentary needed)


  • First up is a dance number by Flo Rida for the Just Dance franchise.
  • Next up is a new gameplay demo for Far Cry 3.
  • A trailer for The Avengers: Battle for Earth is shown.
  • A gameplay demo for Rayman Legends on the Wii U is demoed.
  • A trailer for Wii U game Zombi U is shown.
  • A Wii U montage is played. Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013, Sports Connection, Just Dance 4, Rabbids Land, Rayman Legends, Avengers: Battle for Earth, Zombi U, and Assassins Creed 3 are all going to be Ubisoft Wii U Launch window titles.
  • Assassins Creed 3 is up next with a new trailer. Followed by a lengthy gameplay trailer.
  • “Tobuscus Railgun AllStars” is played. Why? Who knows, but the crazy minds who put this entire thing together deciding that they couldn’t entirely get rid of Mr. Caffeine from last year. ShootMania is the game played, which is being developed specifically for E-Sports.
  • Next is an Ubisoft montage showing off some of their top games like Trials Evolution, The Settlers Online, Tom Clancy’s: Ghost Recon Online, and more.
  • Last is a trailer for a new title from Ubisoft is shown followed by a gameplay demo. The new game is announced as Watch Dogs and it's save to say it has wowed everyone.


Ubisoft to Bring Free DLC Love to Assassins Everywhere on December 14th

Well, you literal backstabbers, you can acquire a new target; namely Animus Project Update 1.0. Ubisoft has not only enticed players of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood with an announcement of upcoming DLC, but has overjoyed them with the idea that it will be 100% free.

The DLC, which hits virtual shelves on December 14th, will include a new mode and a completely new map. The new mode, Advanced Alliance Mode, will be very similar to the existing Alliance Mode, but will definitely be much more challenging.

As far as the new map is concerned, be forewarned, this isn't just a regurgitation or addition to the already enormous streets of Rome. This is a completely new area. The location is said to take place in Normandy, France and will consist of "narrow streets, high-perched bell tower and multi-leveled architecture."

You know what that means, right? You had better put down the multiplayer and finish up that single player of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood before December 14th hits!