Ubisoft E3 Press Conference recap

Ubisoft brought plenty of games to E3 this year, as well as a final trademark surprise game.  Ubisoft opened the show with the first five minutes of Far Cry 4.  Opening with a journey on a bus, things quickly get out of control as a checkpoint turns into a bloodbath.  After the chaos settles momentarily, we are introduced the Far Cry 4’s antagonist, who I swear is voiced by Troy Baker.  More will be shown during Sony’s E3 press conference tonight.

Just Dance 2015 took to the stage next, detailing this year’s entry in the juggernaut dance franchise.  This year’s Just Dance will introduce group choreography, community remixes, and a companion app that lets people use their phone as a controller.  It can play with really any amount of people, from a party to an entire concert.

The Division was shown for the second time today, with Ubisoft revealing a truly gut wrenching trailer that showcased how the disaster began.  Peter Mannerfelt told the viewers that your team’s job was to discover the conspiracy behind the pandemic.  “Someone has to put it all back together” our hero says in the trailer, and you can do that in 2015.

Ubisoft next showed off The Crew, it’s open world racing game.  Creative Director Julien Gerity showed off a trailer for one of the game’s two hour plus races from Miami to Los Angeles.  It has four different demos playable at E3, with an open beta coming this July 23rd.  The game will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 11th of this year.

Next up, we got our second look at Assassin’s Creed Unity today with two new bits of media.  The first was an impressive CG trailer, that honest to goodness gave my chills.  The second was a seven minute look at Unity’s open world.  It showed off a classic Assassin’s Creed mission, but a mission that intersected with three other potential missions for you to join in.

Fitness games are coming back, with Ubisoft’s Shape Up.  This game looks to turn your workout into a game, with crazy new workouts in the vein of DDR and gameplay that looks like you’re completing a quest or playing a game.  It was followed by a heart-wrenching look at Ubisoft’s new downloadable title, Valiant Hearts.  It honestly had me tearing up a bit.

The show closed with Yves Guillemont once again introducing a final exciting title: Rainbow Six: Seige.  The pre-alpha gameplay footage shown below showcases a five v five multiplayer match.  It was a hostage rescue mission, from the POV of the police.  The gameplay showed off destructible environment, perma-death, and different potential ways for the cops to assault the building.  No release date or window was given.

What did you think of Ubisoft’s Presser?  Which of the three has impressed you the most so far?  Let me know in the comments below!

by, Bobby Marquardt

 

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