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E3 2017: Ubisoft Press Conference Round Up

Ubisoft returned to E3 to present us with their offerings and fill our hearts full of joy. While I missed Aisha Tyler this year, it’s always a pleasure to see Yves Guillemont looking so happy at what the Ubisoft teams create. So let’s jump in!

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Yes, you read that right! Chaos is about to be unleashed upon us all with this mash up of Rabbids and Mario. The reveal was pretty great but made even better by the appearance of Shigeru Miyamoto who came down onto stage and brought the spirit of Nintendo with him to present this turn based battle game featuring some cross dressing Rabbids and our favorite Mario characters. Check out the reveal and you’ll see what we mean.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Now I am sad to say that Ubisoft let me down here by letting Microsoft do the main reveal the night before during their conference and as a result, it just felt like Assassin’s Creed was skipped over and left as a gameplay experience at the end of the show. Still, from what I saw on the Microsoft conference and the gameplay session, it looks like it is going to be great. Set in Ancient Egypt, you will get to enjoy new combat, weapons and level systems, vast open world areas and actually use an Eagle for your Eagle vision from 27th October this year!

The Crew 2

Do you like to race fast cars? Are you ready for more of The Crew? Good. Check out the stunning graphics and fast paced action available in the new addition to the franchise and notice how it looks like Steep has influenced the new race modes to cover all Motorsports when it’s released in 2018.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

We are still waiting for the new South Park to be released but Ubisoft made sure they touched base to let us know that it’s almost here and will be available in October!

South Park: Phone Destroyer

And if you still need more South Park… well check out this crazy mobile game which you know you’ll be getting as soon as it becomes available.

Skull and Bones

Do you enjoy sailing on the seas in Assassin’s Creed Black Flag? Well, if you didn’t then you might not like this game… but you probably should because it looks fantastic. Ubisoft have taken the piratey bits and created a standalone game in which you get to blow up enemy ships, loot them and sing sea shanties! With a few features reminiscent of For Honor, we have high hopes for this title which is due for launch in the Fall of 2018. Check out the trailer below.

Transference

If you like your pshychological thrillers and think that experiencing that in VR would be a good idea, then look no further. I mean Elijah Wood is in the trailer so what more do you need? Releasing on VR in 2018, this game will immerse you into a world of techno-psychology as you explore this tale of one man’s obsession.

Just Dance 2018

If you like the Just Dance games, here’s a new one for you with a new songlist and some interesting on screen characters to copy.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas

The best description I saw of this game was ‘No Mans Skylanders’ and that looks to sum up this interesting title heading our way in Fall 2018. Available on PS4, XBOX, Steam and Switch, you will have an attachment on your controller which will hold your ship and allow you to change aspects such as your weapons which will then change in game. It looks like an interesting concept and could be fun for adults and not so small people because, you know, choking hazards everywhere.

Steep

The new expansion for Steep was announced in the form of Road to the Olympics offering new real-world sports such as Slalom, Skicross and even the Halfpipe. If you are still enjoying Steep then you can take on your friends and prove that you have what it takes to be the champ.

Far Cry 5

When it was announced a few weeks ago, we knew it would be at E3 and Ubisoft didn’t disappoint. The action packed trailer says it all…. so enjoy because you know that you’ll need this game in your collection.

Beyond Good and Evil 2

Yes, you did read that right. Beyond Good and Evil returns after 15 years! A big announcement for fans of the original game and quite an emotional one for the developers too. A great way to close out the Ubisoft show, check out the cinematic trailer below.

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