• E3 – UBISOFT CONFERENCE ROUND-UP

    Ubisoft took to the stage in style in this year’s E3. With a few surprises up their sleeve, we struggled to pinpoint a standout moment. So how about we leave that in your capable hands to decide?

    Who let the Rabbids out?

    Ubisoft started off their conference with a showing from the ever-popular Rabbids, but not as we remember them.

    The moment Nintendo Director, Shigeru Miyamoto, took to the stage we knew something big was going to happen. We weren’t wrong as we were treated to a Mario/Rabbids mash up in the form of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – a turn-based strategy game that looks perfect for casual and hardcore gamers alike. The idea of iconic Mario characters fused with Rabbids classic sense of humour sounds like a perfect mix to us!

    It’s a bit of a coup getting Nintendo behind this, and we cannot wait to see Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle hitting the Nintendo Switch!

    Some big surprises

    Ubisoft clearly came into this conference looking to shock gamers across the world, and they did not disappoint.

    Opening with Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle was just the tip of the iceberg. We were given a look at cult classic Beyond Good and Evil 2, to rapturous applause from the crowd. This has been almost 15 years in the making. 15 years. Let that sink in for a moment. Set before the birth of Jade, this isn’t the Beyond Good and Evil we remember, but that just raised further intrigue. The sooner we can get our hands on the title the better. 15 years. We still can’t quite get over it.

    The surprises didn’t stop there; hello Transference. The trailer was led by none other than Elijah Wood, and promises to be a real brain melting experience. We’re still not quite sure what’s in store with this game, but the trailer alone certainly tempers our interest.

    And Ubisoft just kept going. They were spoiling us by this point. Ever wanted to take off into the seas and partake in a little bit of pirating? Well Skull and Bones may just be the one for you. The high seas have never looked so gorgeous. With intense 5v5 player on player action, it looks like we will be flying the skull and crossbones flag for a long, long time once this is released.

    The big hitters delivered

    Ubisoft have a fantastic back-catalogue of games, and they weren’t shy when it came to showcasing the next steps in some of their top franchises.

    Assassin’s Creed is back, in the form of an Ancient Egyptian foray for the Brotherhood. Entitled Assassins Creed: Origins, this looks set to be one of the biggest releases in the franchise history. After taking a year out, the series has returned and, based on what we saw in the trailers, a year out was just what it needed! Origins looks set to deliver a brand new assassins experience, with RPG elements being added into the games, already pretty robust, rota of features. Taking us back to where it all began, we are looking forward to traversing this world in all its sun-soaked glory.

    For the racers out there, The Crew 2 should be more than enough to rev your engines. Adding in bikes and planes – yes, you read that right, planes – The Crew 2 looks like it’ll take adrenaline junkies to the next level. The world looks as polished and beautiful as you would expect, given how stunning the previous entry in the series was.

    Far Cry 5 also made an appearance, and let’s just say it promises to be something special. Dealing with religious radicalism, the Far Cry series has never shied away from approach tough subjects. It’s going to be interesting to see how the story pans out, and we are looking forward to discovering the dark underbelly of this North American landscape.

    When it comes to humour, there’s not many that do it better than South Park. The latest game, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, it looks like we’re in for a barrel of laughs as the a tease into the storyline in tonight’s conference didn’t disappoint. The superhero inspired game is sure to a big hit with gamers across the world. Trey Parker and Matt Stone sure know how to get fans of the franchise excited and we’re looking forward to see what the game offers us.

    Ubi do it right

    Ubisoft sure did set the gaming world ablaze with a huge list of games to get us excited. We can’t wait to get our hands on all of them. What was the standout game? Well, like we said earlier, we will leave that for you to decide! Over and out gamers.

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