Published on June 13th, 2013 | by DCXM1
Ubisoft E3 Press Conference Recap
Ubisoft came to the table third in the schedule for Monday, June 10th’s E3 line up of press conferences. Known for their array of games and game titles they came prepared with a little something for everyone. Rocking out the show with an opening from Jerry Cantrell, from Alice in Chains, displaying Rocksmith 2014 to the modern day vigilante game trailer of Watchdogs. Aisha Tyler, (actress) brought life to the presentation as she showed off Ubisoft’s new up and coming games.
Rocksmith 2014: The Fastest Way to Learn Guitar
Gamers can now use voice commands to select the band they want to help support them as they play the guitar to an array of songs, change instruments, and songs, including those from Alice in Chains. Now gamers can learn how to play the guitar while making it a fun and entertaining experience like never before. See ya later, Rock Band button mashers!
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Debuting at E3 2012, Ubisoft showed a trailer with game play to excite gamers. Blacklist is hitting the stores August 20th this year.
Joined by Barbra the Barbarian, Rayman sets out on a new adventure. The game will be released September 3, 2013. Ubisoft showed a trailer with game play for the game showing off the co-op capabilities to play along side friends or in verses mode. The game claims, “…to be the biggest Rayman to date.”
Mighty Quest of Epic Loot
A free to play game that allows players to build up their castle, create traps, and try to keep people from stealing the treasure that you’ve built up. Players can pick which character they want to be and visit other players castles to try and rob them of the loot they’ve piled up. The game is currently in a closed beta and can be joined at themightyquest.com
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Created based off the television series South Park, The Stick of Truth makes its way to game consoles. Ubisoft purchased the game from THQ earlier in 2013. The game will be released Holiday Season 2013 after being delayed from their Spring release.
The next generation driving game, though we’ve seen two other driving games from both EA and Microsoft, this game is the first one to offer multiple players to play at once together in the same game as “a crew”. The game is open world allowing for friends to do solo missions, co-op missions, or versus. Since the game is open world, gamers can drive anywhere they decide to go, if you can see it, you can drive to it. The game allows for customizing of cars and can also be done through a tablet and be available for download over the game network. Due out early 2014.
A new age vigilante that can take over anything electronic by hacking it and manipulating it. Aidan Pierce challenges the criminals of the City of Chicago all with the few touches of a cell phone. Developers give gamers the ability to explore Chicago in an open world environment and decide what is right and what is wrong and how to deal with situations. All going from stopping a guy from stealing a woman’s purse to taking down a dangerous crime ring or perhaps, see what happens when all the stop lights turn green, or enjoy the reaction of someone using the ATM and their account has been depleted.
Just Dance 2014
Ubisoft announced Just Dance 2014 with a slew of new features, up to six players can dance at a time, On Stage Mode, create your own songs with Just Dance DJ where movement creates the songs, and Party Master where you create the moves as your friends dance. Just Dance 14, will be out on all platforms in October 2013.
A new interactive television series coming to Nickelodeon working with Ubisoft and Microsoft. While also being an interactive TV show that allows you to play as you watch with interactive actions. This works with Xbox One and the interactive missions through the Kinect.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Ubisoft released another trailer for Black Flag, introducing more of what Captain Edward Kenway is about. What type of pirate he is, how he attacks his enemies on and off the sea. The trailer shows combat first at a pub but then when pursued by ship, Kenway dispatches his crew and takes over the other ship. The world is an open world to fight, roam, and explore the sea and land to fulfill that of what it is to be a pirate.
Trials Fusion & Trials Frontier
Announced for Xbox One and Playstation 4 is Trials Fusion and on mobile devices Trials Frontier.
The Division is a brand new IP about a pandemic endued by an act of bio terrorism. Ubisoft introduces a new what if game that could potentially happen. A new Massive-Multiplayer-Online (MMO) style game allowing for drop in drop out playing capability. The game also allows for game play with tablets. The Division demonstrated how players can play in a group against A. I. characters, allow for friends to come in and play to help at any given moment and then when the fire fight is over, the open world allows for finding supplies ammo and other things needed to survive. After the fire fight with the A. I. of the game, the group was then approached by another group of players ready to fight player versus player.
A ton of new games, for every age group brought to you by the developers at Ubisoft. No matter the genre, they’ve got you covered, music, action, racing, single player, co-op. These guys have definitely showed off the capabilities of the new consoles and pushed the envelope for games.