Ubisoft is really pushing the open world genre with their next gen offering of games, which includes Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Watch Dogs, and now, Tom Clancy’s The Division. Ubisoft smartly saved the third game, a brand new IP, for last. It’s visually very impressive, and I’ve always said there can never be too many post-apocalyptic online, squad-based RPGs. After the break you can enjoy a paranoia inducing trailer, along with nearly seven minutes of gameplay footage.
Obisidian Entertainment’s South Park: The Stick of Truth might’ve switched publishers in mid-development when THQ collapsed, but that doesn’t looked to have much of an impact on the game, because it still looks hilarious. Cartman and friends were present at Ubisoft’s pre-E3 press conference in a short trailer where Stan’s dad shows a kid the art of the fart. Nothing beats a little flatulence humor, am I right? Check it out after the break.
In Watch Dogs, human trafficking is very, very bad. Bad enough for Aiden to take time out of his day to ruin yours. In this new trailer we get to see anti-hero Aiden Pearce do just that. All he needs is a cell phone, a gun, and a stylish trench coat.
For the unfamiliar, Watch Dogs is an open world game with elements of stealth and action adventure games. It takes place in near future Chicago, and revolves around Aiden, a man with some rather impressive aptitude for hacking anything and everything with his phone. It’s being published by Ubisoft for the PC, Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Check out the new trailer after the break.
I hope you’ve adequately prepared yourself for what is destined to become the biggest E3 in nearly a decade. After enduring the longest console generation in the history of this wonderful industry, my body is ready — it aches — for some new consoles. I’m looking forward to seeing what the PlayStation 4 looks like, and I’m especially excited to see what Microsoft does to improve their image. Fifteen exclusives is a damn good start, but it’ll require a lot more than that.
The pre-E3 press conferences, an annual tradition, are set in stone and you can be sure I’ll be here all day on Monday to report on all of the exciting news that will come out of the event. I refuse to sleep until every one of you has had your fill of gaming news. Conference schedule after the break.
I was afraid Ubisoft’s Dark-Souls-meets-Dead-Island launch title for the Wii U would be a one-off. According to our very own David Harley, it was a mix of terror and tedium, and I’d agree. Its difficulty might’ve bordered on too unforgiving at times, the combat could’ve used a bit more work to make it less repetitive, and the world didn’t ever feel fully realized or all that interesting. Even still, it was a survival horror game that wasn’t afraid to experiment, and it built a strong foundation for a sequel I was almost certain we’d never see.
There’s still a definite possibility we won’t see a ZombiU 2, but a recent tweet from Ubisoft creative director Jean-Philippe Caro at least gives us a bit of hope. “The team is working hard on a prototype,” Caro told a fan on Twitter. “It’s too soon to tell you more.” So it’s confirmed, Ubisoft Montpellier has an early prototype in the works. That leaves us with one question — what would you like to see from a ZombiU sequel?
Watch Dogs was easily the most exciting announcement to come out of E3 last year, but it also felt so far away. Today that changes, as Ubisoft has revealed a launch date alongside a brand new trailer. What attracted me to this game — outside of the fact that everything else that came out of the event was decidedly “been there, done that” — was how intriguing its concept was.
It’s an open world game set in the modern day, so the setting isn’t exactly unique, but the ability to hack into and control the environment around you is a nice addition. It also looks gorgeous, though that isn’t all that surprising seeing as it’s also coming to next-gen consoles.
Back at E3 2011, Ubisoft introduced Killer Freaks From Outer Space, a sci-fi/horror first-person shooter made exclusively for Nintendo’s recently announced Wii U. The trailer’s over-the-top sense of humor raised some eyebrows and then… it fell off the radar. There wasn’t a peep for months until Ubisoft unveiled ZombiU at this year’s convention, a completely revamped version of the concept that aimed for a more serious, tense experience for the hardcore gaming crowd. While we’ll never know if the goofy alien invasion shooter would’ve worked, the tonal switch gave birth to a high concept survival horror game with incredible atmosphere and big ideas. Sadly, a lot of those ideas are better in theory than execution, turning ZombiU into an uneven mix of terror and tedium.
Tomorrow sees the release of Ubisoft’s downloadable game I Am Alive and BD Music wants to hype it up just a little bit more by bringing you an exclusive interview with composer Jeff Broadbent. Check it out below!
Don’t forget to download the official I Am Alive app on iTunes
. It gives you exclusive hints, a list of all the resources and achievements, and also the O.S.T. including six tracks composed exclusively for the app.
Coming March 7th, 2012 on XBLA and PSN is Ubisoft’s action/survival horror game I Am Alive. Everyone I’ve spoken to regarding the game simply cannot wait to give it a shot (I’m included in that category), so any news just stokes the fire and gets us even more pumped up.
So, with that, below you can hear the theme to the game, which is composed by Jeff Broadbent (Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
). Check out Dead Pixels coverage of I Am Alive here
Xbox Live’s House Party is coming up this month. It aims to bring us a new XBLA title every Wednesday, and the roster of titles is pretty exciting. The event begins on Feb 15 with Warp for 800 MSP, and continues with Alan Wake’s American Nightmare on Feb 22 for 1200 MSP, Nexuis on Feb 29 for 800 MSP, and concludes with I Am Alive on March 7 for 1200 MSP. Those four games cover a wide variety of genres, from puzzles, to horror, to shooters, and survival/action.
Head past the jump for some pointers that could very well end up saving your life when the nukes drop, the dead rise, or the aliens invade. READ MORE
It’s that time of year. And by that I mean the time of year where companies start rolling out their lists of video games they will be showing off at this years E3 convention. Some small companies thus far have announced their games, but there isn’t anything noteworthy.
That brings us to Ubisoft, who have been around for going on 25 years, and brought us tons of amazing games. Their line up looks pretty decent, but I’m expecting better from some other companies. Head past the break to see their line up. READ MORE
It’s getting to be that time. E3 is right around the corner, and the video game companies are going to start spilling the beans on the games they will be “showing off” this year.
This year Ubisoft will be showing off Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Shaun White Skateboarding, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier, and the next game in the Driver series. READ MORE