The E3 2016 Ubisoft Press Conference broadcast aired today, has revealed brand new information about Ubisoft’s Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, PS4, PS3, Wii, Wii U & NX game lineup. Ubisoft’s E3 2016 keynote conference started on June 13th at 1:00PM PDT / 4:00PM EDT / 9:00PM GMT and lasted an hour and a half. What follows is a bulletpoints roundup…
Exciting surprise reveals this year were: Just Dance 2017, The Division Expansions, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Trials of the Blood Dragon, and Steep.
Further gameplay reveals include Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, For Honor, and Watch Dogs 2.
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Here’s the full E3 2016 Ubisoft broadcast video: (starts at 29:20 minutes)
E3 2016 Ubisoft Press Conference Roundup:
• Just Dance 2017 announced during the show’s opening with dancers and wacky animals on stage dancing to Queen. Coming October 2016 on all current gaming platforms and to Nintendo NX in March 2017.
• Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands by Ubisoft Paris gets a new CGI trailer. Followed by an open world gameplay demonstration, where 4 Special Forces soldiers must take down drug lords and extract a high-value allied target. Use stealth or unleash deadly force from all sides with an ambush. Coming on March 7th, 2017.
• South Park: The Fractured But Whole gameplay reveal trailer shows the super heroes RPG follow-up to Stick of Truth, starting Cartman’s new hero costume creator including super tragic backstory. Series creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker came on stage again to explain the game’s mix of RPG with its expected comical cartoon storytelling. Cartman’s big plan is to make a billion-dollar movie franchise LMAO. Pre-order the game to get Stick of Truth for free on PC, PS4 or Xbox One. Coming on December 6th, 2016.
• Tom Clancy’s The Division – Expansion 1: Underground coming June 28th on Xbox One & PC and August 2nd on PS4. Free Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell & Rainbow Six outfits available from today to celebrate Ubisoft’s 30th anniversary. Tom Clancy’s The Division – Expansion 2: Survival trailer shown where you investigate the rumors of a cure, coming soon.
• Eagle Flight VR game gets an on-stage gameplay demonstration of Capture The Prey PVP mode of 3 VS 3. In this Capture The Flag variation the flag is a rabbit you fight over. Fly anywhere from inside the Eiffel Tower down to the sewers using gusts of wind. Coming to Oculus Rift PC, PlayStation 4 VR & other VR platforms in Fall 2016.
• Star Trek: Bridge Crew VR game announced with trailer. Demonstration shows Star Trek actors from different series & movies: Levar Burton, Jeri Ryan & Karl Urban. You’re aboard the Starship USS Aegis. It’s a 4-player crew that has to work together controlling the bridge as you explore space, fight battles and warp to new locations. Coming to all major VR systems in Fall 2016.
• For Honor by Ubisoft Montreal got a new CGI trailer. Knights, Vikings & Samurai battling it out during a 1,000-year-war. Live gameplay demo shows Vikings VS Samurai combat as they storm a beach fortress. Register at forhonor.ubisoft.com for the upcoming alpha. Full game coming on February 14th, 2017.
• Grow Up indie game announced with a trailer starring a flying little red robot called Bud. Coming to PC, Xbox One & PS4 as a digital download on August 2016.
• Trials of the Blood Dragon announced by the Trials & Blood Dragon creators, who made a baby together. Radical 80’s style toy commercial shows the game will be out on PC, PS4 & Xbox One today! It’ll be out at the end of the Ubisoft press conference.
• Assassin’s Creed Movie Producer Frank Marshall came on stage to talk about the movie that’s coming to theaters on December 21, 2016. Never before seen footage shown.
• Watch Dog 2 section starts with a teaser where Dedsec hackers ask the public to join them by downloading their mobile phone app. An on-stage demonstration shows the huge open world of San Francisco where you play as Marcus Holloway going on missions to free the people from being influenced by a new social media platform with evil intentions by politicians. Collector’s Edition comes with app-enabled robot on wheels. PS4 players getting Watch Dog 2’s DLC 30 days before all other platforms. Coming to PS4, Xbox One & PC on November 15th, 2016. Watchdogs Movie rights bought by Sony!
• Steep is a new IP by the Splinter Cell & Assassin’s Creed multiplayer dev team. Trailer shows base jumping, paragliding, wingsuit flying, skiing and snowboarding stunts, crashes & challenges. Gameplay trailer takes place at Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in France, where you play with/against other online players. You can switch from third-person to first-person gopro or selfie-stick views. You can share your replay videos of your best stunts or fails online. Register at steepgame.com to join the beta. Full game coming in December 2016.
Credit: Ubisoft Livestream. 53,000 livestream viewers at its peak on Youtube.
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Tags: Eagle Flight, For Honor, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Just Dance 2017, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Steep, The Division - Expansion 1: Underground, The Division - Expansion 2: Survival, Trials of the Blood Dragon, Watch Dog 2