Now that we've had our first glimpse at the actual gameplay of this slightly weird Mario-meets-XCOM strategy game, it will certainly be interesting to see how audiences react to the game when it sees release this August. You can send your characters out to different blocks in a tactical zone. Described as a "prequel and spiritual successor" to 2003's Beyond Good and Evil, the new game also promises a "multi-ethnic" world including many characters of colour. We will publish more details as they become available. Right from the start of the show, Shigeru Miyamoto himself appeared in the public holding none other than a bullet bill shaped canon blaster.
He emphasized the need to commemorate the franchise's 10th anniversary by going as far back as possible to where it all began.
Skull & Bones Takes Piracy Beyond Assassin's Creed..
The sequel to the not-so-well received motorsports game is here, this time taking it all "way beyond driving". While we learnt a lot during Microsoft's presentation yesterday we got a deeper look during the Ubisoft presentation which you can check out for yourself below. How do you feel about this new and curious team up?
In a Fifth-Element-esque, multicultural, multi-ethnic sci-fi society, the sequel will go back to a time before the original, where you will join a crew of insane characters fighting in the name of freedom. There's also some footage of the gameplay, including an offroad competition and a plane race through Manhattan.
It will probably be like five more years until it comes out, but hopefully the Internet-wide freakout that will follow that trailer will indicate to Ubisoft that yes, they should probably make sure the game finally gets finished. It's set in the Golden Age of Piracy in the exotic and untamed frontier of the Indian Ocean and it's basically everything you loved about the ships in Black Flag in a PvP setting. The title will feature a world that reacts to your actions and includes competitive events that might be season-based.
You'll switch from Exploration to Battle Mode against enemy Rabbid factions. In the trailer we are given a proper introduction to Hope County, hell-on-earth in the United States of America as players set out to liberate the region from its oppressors. Grace Armstrong will be your sniper, Nick Rye will bring death from above, and Boomer will be your loyal dog companion as you infiltrate and raise hell. He said he encouraged the developers not to create a platformer or a jumping game, presumably when Ubisoft and Nintendo's collaboration entered its early stages.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 isn't the only game announced at E3 that promises to be inclusive to people of colour, with Assassin's Creed Origins and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider both featuring black protagonists. This game has no release date at this point. It's expected in Spring 2018 for major VR headsets.
Just Dance 2018, a new entry in the cash cow series that nobody was surprised to see.
Ubisoft's 2017 online extreme sports title Steep will see its first round of add-on content on December 5 with Steep: Road to the Olympics.