On 13 July, 2020, Ubisoft made major announcements during its ‘Ubisoft Forward’ livestream event that featured Far Cry 6, Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
All games will be available on the next generation of consoles Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, in addition to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows for PC on the Epic Games Store and Uplay. The games will also be available on Uplay+, Ubisoft’s subscription service.
Far Cry 6
Unveiled for the first time, Far Cry 6 features Hollywood calibre talent with renowned actors Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad) and Anthony Gonzalez (Coco), a score created by film and television composer, Pedro Bromfman (Narcos) and an opening sequence directed by Emmy Award Winner, Patrick Clair (Westworld, True Detective).
Developed by Ubisoft Toronto, the game’s narrative follows controversial President Anton Castillo (Esposito) vow to restore his country, Yara, to its former glory while grooming his son Diego (Gonzalez) to follow in his footsteps. Yet paradise has a price, and enriching his country means subjugating those who don't adhere to his vision. In this island nation of turmoil, players will experience the adrenaline of guerrilla combat as they are swept up in a revolutionary movement to take down a tyrant.
Players will play as either a male or female Dani Rojas, a local Yaran caught in revolution against Anton Castillo. As Dani, players will become a guerrilla fighter and explore an entire nation from lush jungles, to Yara’s capital city, Esperanza. To succeed against the overwhelming power of Castillo’s regime, players will need to be resourceful as they employ an arsenal of unique weapons, vehicles and ‘Fangs for Hire’ like Chorizo, the cutest sausage dog on wheels.
Far Cry 6 is set to hit shelves on 18 February 2021.
Watch Dogs: Legion
Other announcements included the reveal of Watch Dogs: Legion’s official release date. The highly anticipated game goes on sale worldwide on 29 October 2020 and features the never-before-seen gameplay innovation ‘Play as Anyone’. This unique feature allows players to select any character in the entire city of London and recruit them as a member of their resistance, each with their own distinct backstory, personality and skillset.
Watch Dogs: Legion is set in near future London, facing its downfall courtesy of state surveillance, private military and organized crime. You are a member of underground resistance DedSec, who a mysterious entity has framed for bombings across London. Take back the city in a massive urban open world, fighting for the future as the character you choose - from MI6 agent to a bareknuckle fighter, brilliant hacker to a getaway driver or football hooligan to an inconspicuous old lady.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Also set to launch this year is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, unveiled to be released on 17 November 2020. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla invites players to live the saga of Eivor, a fierce Viking raider raised on tales of battle and glory. Offering a captivating Viking experience, the game brings players to a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages.
Playing can choose to play as either a male or female, Eivor, and will be able to dual-wield axes, swords and even shields against the greatest variety of enemy types ever seen in Assassin’s Creed.
In this latest iteration, players can take advantage of new features including raids, growing their settlement, building their power and expanding their influence
To watch the press conference see: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-au/forward
Further information can be found at Ubisoft.com