E3 2018 - Ubisoft
The Ubisoft conference at E3 2018 began with a musical bizarre performance, which was probably supposed to indicate Just Dance 2019. Figure in the panda suit amused the audience and many artists around have created an interesting musical atmosphere. The first presentation takes place immediately after the musical introduction.
Beyond Good and Evil 2
The first presented title is Beyond Good and Evil 2. Speculations were on point as always and the action adventure in the form of Beyond Good and Evil 2 returns. This title has been introduced by lead producer Guillaume Bruner and story director Gabrielle Shrager. Last year, we could see green-eyed captain Dakini lead a legendary divine group with the purpose of discovering mysterious land and obtaining artifact called Moksha. However, Dakini disappears during the expedition and the new captain becomes Shanny, who is leading the entire group into the depths of space galaxies, where they face their own sins. We will meet again with young Jade and pig Paige, who is also spacecraft cook. Another character is Uma, who is a medical mastermind or Callum, who is the chief engineer of the ship. Many other studios are working on the Beyond Good and Evil 2 – studios from Barcelona, Bordeaux, and Skopje. According to the statements, these studios deserve great thanks.
Behind the closed doors of this year’s E3, it was possible to see and get into the sacred city of Ganesha. We could witness the pre-alpha version gameplay. This announcement also encourages talented artist, who are eager to participate in the development of this game, to contact developers themselves. Devs are encouraging artists who create frescos, wall painting or are interested in making music. The developers also announced a partnership with the Hit-Record company, which was introduced by co-founder Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Hit-record is a company that brings together artists around the world who do not compete with each other. Therefore, if you are making music, you are an illustrator or an animator, if you are drawing or otherwise trying to break into the art of video games, do not hesitate to visit hitrecord.org where you can find the Beyond Good and Evil 2 tab for more information. Interesting information is that you do not have to be a professional in anything, you just have to have the passion for this interesting action adventure and you will possibly be able to cooperate on co-development.
And if you are a true Beyond Good and Evil fan, you might be interested in the fan meeting set in Montpellier, France this autumn.
Rainbow Six Siege
Justin Kruger, the community manager, has stepped out on the stage to talk mainly about the growing player base around the world. Within two and a half years, the community has grown so much that the developers in Montreal were inspired by the enthusiasm and support from the gamers. If you want to know the exact number, Rainbow Six Siege is played by nearly 35 million people. Up to 40 operators and 19 free maps can be found in the game. A newly added operation called Parabellum is now available. All the players out there, attention! Pro league in Rainbow Six Siege starts on June 18th. Six professional teams will also be in Paris in August. The climax of the competitive games will be in Brazil in November 2018. The last announced event will be 6th Invitational, which will be held in February 2018 in Montreal.
Justin Kruger showed a documentary that maps the lives of players, who chose to go on a long journey of Rainbow Six Siege professional player. The entire documentary will be unveiled during the Paris event, which is called Six Major and takes place on 13.-19. August 2018.
The show has to go on, so Antill II Vessuo came to the theatre riding cross motorbike, declared himself a Finnish prime minister and doing so, amusing the audience. During his arrival on the stage, he tripped and dropped the monitor display stand, making the audience burst in laugh. You can read more in our recent article about Trials: Rising from Ubisoft. Vessuo’s mission was that Trials: Rising is about constant falls and even if your motorbike does not listen to you, you always have to get up and overcome the obstacles in your way.
Trials will take you to many locations. The pillar of the game itself is a community of players, always competing against each other, so Antil II Vessuo invited Brad Hill, aka Professor FatShady, on the stage. FatShady reproached Antill for making a mess on the stage and started his speech. Brad Hill announced that he knew how it feels to overcome difficult obstacles and some trouble in Trials are no different. He decided to start a YouTube channel called Trials University back in 2013 with a goal to help players who have been stuck at some point in the game.
Many players and developers have worked on Trials: Rising. A countless number of streamers, professional players and speedrunners greatly helped in forming the Trials. If you want to be a part of this process, just register at trialsgame.com and get access to the closed beta version. Trials: Rising will be released on PS4, Xbox One, Windows and for the first time even for Nintendo Switch (February 2019). After the presentation, it was possible to go to the Ubisoft booth and try the game itself.
Tom Clancy’s: The Division 2
Creative director Julian Gerighty came on the stage to introduce us to the new information. A deadly virus was spread through the dollar bills among a huge number of civilians in New York City. Chaos and infection spread rapidly across the country. It took seven months for the virus to decompose itself and USA was torn apart. Washington DC became the epicenter of the fights of all fractions. The main task of the people is to rebuild the city as best as they could.
It is completely up to you if you choose to be remembered as the tyrant who controlled the whole country or if you choose to be the hero who liberated the country. You will also need followers, agents who will have the ability to help you against the rebellion. Specializations will allow you to upgrade your weapons and to choose your special abilities. It is again up to you, which specialization will you choose and it mostly depends on your playstyle. Eight followers will be allowed to help you clash with the enemies. Developers have learned from the first episode and prepared small surprise coming – three DLC’s, which will be completely free and which will offer us a new story, new environment, and new activities.
Tom Clancy’s: The Division 2 is coming out on March 15th. 2019
Mario + Rabbids: Donkey Kong Adventure
You just have to see the trailer attached below. It is far better than describing the whole game, where can you experience Donkey Kong’s adventure. The game will be available on June 26th for all player. There is DLC coming on June 25th, but only for the season pass owners.
Skull and Bones
Justin Farren, creative director for Singapore’s Skull and Bones studio, has come on the stage to introduce this interesting pirate title. Immediately in the intro, he pointed out that the piracy is kind of dead in the Carribean, so it is one of the reasons to move to the Indian Ocean, where tons of billions of dollars are traded annually, so “why not steal every f*cking coin?”
You will be able to join with others or to fight them in this pirate action game. For example, you will encounter a fleet that carries diamonds of immense value. So it is up to you how you obtain those diamonds and to show that you are the best pirate the world has ever seen. You are never alone on the see, so you will almost every time find yourself being a part of some conflict or fight. Pirates, get ready for a good sea cruise. Set up all the necessary components for your ship, which will be needed to get that amazing and glittering prey. Choose your fleet, set the cannons and sail to the open sea. Watch out for the fortresses that are able to immediately destroy your ship, find a secret spot to attack Portuguese merchants and steal all their stuff.
For more information, see our Skull and Bones from Ubisoft article.
Elijah Wood on behalf of Spectrevision came on stage to introduce the story game Transference. A psychological thriller in which you try to unravel the mystery through seeing into the minds of your family members and their most intimate thoughts. The tense atmosphere is on the point in this psychological thriller and the title should leave you in awe even after putting down the controller. The game will be released on all platforms and also on PS VR.
You can read more info in our not long ago released article about Transference from Ubisoft.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Starling will take you 400 light - years away from Earth to other planets you can discover. The space ecosystem is called Atlas. You will be able to find a different amount of raw materials on those strange plants. Save the Atlas galaxy from the growing danger called The Legion.
All this was possible thanks to long – term relationship with Nintendo so Starfox will be playable on the Nintendo Switch. Shigeru Miyamoto himself received a small gift from Ubisoft CEO in the form of spacecraft on the pedestal. Starlink will be available on all consoles on October 16th, Starfox is exclusively available on Nintendo Switch.
For Honor has been largely discussed topic for a long time. Unstable servers and other problems let down a portion of players, but most of them stayed loyal. We have learned that if u download PC version Starter Edition during the June 11th to June 18th, you will be able to keep this version for free. You simply become the owner of this Edition. Knights, Vikings, and samurais came after the cataclysm and civil war in China started at the same time. Developers thought of their dedicated players so they will add an update called Marching Fire and new 4vs4 mode – the siege of the castle. Marching Fire is coming out on October 16th, 2018.
Passion for driving or motocross can be savored in the game called Crew 2. The open beta version is released on June 21st on Xbox One, PS4, and Windows. The full version of the game is released on June 29th.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
The successor to Origin is a new title called Odyssey, which takes place in ancient Greece. Creative director Jonathan Dumont came on stage to introduce us to a new member of AC family. You will witness the rise of modern medicine, modern art and philosophy. An unusual RPG will take you not only on land but also on the sea. Discover and experience a great adventure. The Peloponnesian war divided Athens and Sparta. At this very moment starts the task to save your loved ones. You become an exile and you pursuit your own need of being the Greek hero. Development of Odyssey has taken three years and devs prepared for us the possibility of choosing either male hero (Alexios) or female heroine (Kassandra).
Deprecated Leonid’s spear gives you opportunities for close combat or to choose stealth abilities, which will help you fight off enemies. The storytelling has also changed so you can become a true part of Greek history. According to below-attached clip, Kassandra is talking to one of the citizens of the city and she is deliberately lying when responding about a thief, who escaped, although she probably killed him.
You can watch the gameplay in the clip below.
The Ubisoft conference has certainly been filled with news for gamers and a large number of them could be really happy with presented games. For example, the most interesting one will probably be AC: Odyssey, which is expected by a huge fan base of this famous saga. Beyond Good and Evil 2 will be a great prequel, which can still impress us. Last but not least, I would like to include Transference among the interesting titles. Trying to solve puzzles and riddles to get into the subconscious mind could be a very remarkable experience. It will also be a psychological thriller, so there are definitely more reasons to look forward to these games!
Below you can watch the full clip of E3 conference.
12. 6. 2018 19:19