Ubisoft 2015 E3 Press Conference Recap!

Ubisoft’s press conference is in the books, and it was a surprisingly good one.  Kicking things off was the surprise reveal of of a new South Park RPG called South Park: The Fractured But Whole.  It is once again being written and voiced by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and it’s being developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, not Obsidian.  Ubi San Francisco’s previous titles are certainly less than stellar,   but according to their official site they assisted on development of Stick of Truth.  No release window was revealed, but this game will be a superhero game, not a medieval fantasy title like Stick of Truth.

Next up, Ubisoft revealed a brand new IP called For Honor.  The four vs four multiplayer game will pit two teams against each other in medieval combat as one of three factions.  Creative Director Jason Van Denberg took to the stage to speak about the weight that each of the swords will have to them.  We got to see a live demo of the game on PS4 and it was honestly spectacular.  Those at E3 can play it live right now, and fans can sign up for a beta that will happen…..eventually.  No date was given.

Next up, we got our first look at an expansion for The Crew called Wild Run.  It features bigger cars like monster trucks and sleeker ones like motorcycles.  This expansion will launch on November 17th, 2015.  We next got a look at a new expansion for Trials Fusion called  Awesome Level Max.  It comes with a “unique unicorn-riding cat” as well as “30 all-new tracks plus 10 Supercross tracks, 30 unexpected and various challenges to complete, unicorn bike & cat rider, 5 new garage items and more than 130 fresh new Editor objects.”  It launches on July 14th.

Massive Entertainment took the the stage next and revealed a new mode of The Division called The Dark Zone.  This will be The Division’s pvp area, where players can either work with or against every person they see.  In the demo below, our players try to get some loot by working with friends and some new “friends” they found along the way.  Naturally, betrayal happens.  Watch it below, and look for The Division on March 8th, 2016.  The beta will come first to Xbox One.

Ubisoft announced a new entry into the long running Anno series that takes it to the moon.  It’s called Anno 2205, and it’s coming to PC’s on November 3rd.  They also followed this up with info on Just Dance 2016, but honestly I’m going to skip over that.  I don’t think most of my readers would find it interesting.

Actress Angela Bassett was introduced as the commander of Rainbow Six: Siege’s forces.  Ubisoft went on to announce that TerroHunt is back.  It is a 1-4 player mode that pits you and friends against incredibly smart A.I.  We also got a live demo of the mode, and it looks tense as hell.  Look for Rainbow Six: Siege on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 13th.

Next up, Ubisoft revealed they are bringing their long running Trackmania series to consoles.  The developers took to the stage and gave us a live demo running on PS4.  It will be called Trackmania Turbo, and no release date has been announced.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate had a very minimal presence at Ubisoft’s E3 press conference.  They simply showed a CG trailer for the upcoming title and announced that it was playable at Ubisoft’s booth.  They did release a long gameplay demo, which I’ve linked to below.  Look for Syndicate on PS4, Xbox One, and PC October 23rd.

To close the show, Ubisoft did it’s famous “One more thing” and revealed a new Ghost Recon game called Ghost Recon: Wildlands.  It is a four player co-op online game set in a massive open world where players will take on missions to take down drug cartels.  The demo focused on the many ways that players can take out their target, either with stealth, open assaults or ambushes.  No release date was announced.

And that was Ubisoft’s 2015 E3 press conference.  What was your favorite part?  Let me know in the comments below!

by, Bobby Marquardt

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