Ubisoft today announced an October 29th release date for Watch Dogs: Legion and introduced a few of the potential stars in new videos. Legion hops over the proverbial pond to focus on DedSec operatives in London fighting The Man by hacking the oeuvre of David Mamet [the planet -rhyming slang ed.], and this time we can play all sorts of different people by recruiting NPCs around the world. Come meet some of them.
First, here’s a cinematic trailer directed by Alberto Mielgo (who won three Emmy awards for writing, designing, and directing ‘The Witness’ in Netflix’s Love, Death & Robots anthology):
That’s the broad idea: everyone around you could be an ally. After one awful Watch Dogs protagonist and one fun one, Legion skips to having hundreds, with every NPC out and about in the word potentially an operative, if you can recruit them. A bit like Metal Gear Solid V, but with a softer touch. Each NPC has different abilities, equipment, and access reflecting their archetypal backgrounds, from builders and drone experts to assassins and even undercover enemy employees. This narrated gameplay explain-o-vid introduces a few of them:
We’ve got a written preview from Alice Bee and a video preview from Matthew now too:
In recent weeks, numerous Ubisoft staff and studios have been accused of sexual harrassment, abuse, and discrimination by colleagues and members of the public. The company have vowed to investigate reports and to fix their culture. Another three executives resigned today in the wake of the allegations.
Whatever you call it, hit our E3 2020 tag for more from this summer's blast of gaming announcements, trailers, and miscellaneous marketing. Check out the PC games at the PlayStation 5 show, everything at the PC Gaming Show, and all the trailers from the Xbox showcase, for starters.