E3 Day 2 – Ubisoft Conference

I love tuning into the biggest gaming event of the year, to hear about all the biggest new games coming and see the exciting reveals. It’s E3, the best time of the year for gamers! Gamers from all over the world are glued to their devices to get a glimpse of what’s to come. So why does Ubisoft think that starting their conference with a 5 minute choreographed dance segment to advertise Just Dance 2019 is a good idea? The intersection on a venn diagram of Just Dance players and E3 watchers would be mighty small. Besides the mind-numbing opening, Ubisoft delivered some exciting looking games including Beyond Good & Evil 2Trials Rising and Skull & Bones.

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Here’s the games that caught our attention the most!

Beyond Good and Evil 2
Initially revealed by Ubisoft at last years E3, there hasn’t been much news since so it was great to have some more information revealed. Some of the story was revealed in a cinematic trailer and we got to see some brief pre-alpha gameplay. In a very exciting move for the game, Ubisoft is partnering with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s company HitRECord to help crowdsource different aspects of the game, from poster designs and radio ads to music.

Trials Rising
One of the most frustrating game franchises of all time is making it’s big return. Although the reveal didn’t show anything unique for a Trials game, it didn’t need to. The game is loved for what it already is. Don’t fix it if it isn’t broken.

Skull and Bones
Ubisoft have the potential to be releasing the quintessential pirate game. This game has heaps of potential and can take the reigns of being the first pirate/sea game to really hit the mark. Recently Sea of Thieves failed to deliver on a more light-hearted version of the deadly sees but Skull and Bones is a lot more gritty and dirty. The prospect of forming an alliance with other ships to take down bigger foes is enticing and the customization on show offers the change to make your own dream pirate ship.

Dishonourable Mention
Starlink: Battle for Atlas – I thought we was getting a Lylat Wars/Star Fox game! I couldn’t believe it when Fox McCloud appeared on screen in glorious next gen quality.

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Honourable Mentions
Transference – This psychological thriller made in collaboration with Elijah Wood peaked my interest but based on what was shown I feel it will fail to deliver.
Assassins Creed Odyssey – Set in ancient Greece, this may be the AC game that brings me back in to the fold.

Checkout the links below to see everything that was revealed:

Just Dance 2019

Beyond Good & Evil 2: Cinematic Trailer

Beyond Good & Evil 2 Hitrecord Collaboration Trailer

Rainbow Six: Siege 

Trials Rising

The Division 2

Mario Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure

Skull & Bones – Cinematic Trailer

Skull & Bones – The Hunting Grounds Trailer

Transference

Starlink – Gameplay Trailer

Starlink – Star Fox Trailer

For Honor – Marching Fire Trailer

For Honor Breach Mode Trailer

The Crew 2

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey – World Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Gameplay Trailer

– Ciarán Hayward

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