Ubisoft at E3: South Park, New IP for Honor, Rainbow Six Siege and Others

UbisoftUbisoft is having a series of conferences at E3 2015 and has announced the follow-up game South Park, its new IP, For Honor, as well as, Rainbow Six Siege and others. The Fractured But Whole South Park is the follow-up of last year’s The Stick of Truth. Its new intellectual property is For Honor, and it also showed off The Division and Rainbow Six Siege. Ubisoft ended its conference at E3 2015, by announcing Ghost Recon Wildlands.

South Park: Fractured But Whole is a role-playing superhero game that will be available in 2016, a sequel of the great fantasy RPG South Park: The Stick of Truth. Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators have made the sequel about superheroes, and it features New Kid as the player character.

Ubisoft then presented The Division. Introduced at E3 2013 as a gorgeous game, it did not have much movement after that, until now. It is now on track with a beta version coming out early next year while its release date is March 8, 2016 for the PC, PS 4, Xbox One. The Division is a team shooter game which theme is about survival in the city.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege has golden globe-winning and academy award nominee actress Angela Bassett. She will be the Team Rainbow leader. Siege is coming on October 13 while September 24 will see its multiplayer beta version.

Talking about expansion, Ubisoft expands The Crew with Wild Run, which will have a lot of off-roading as its features. It will be available in November. A level of expansion is in for Trials Fusion, with Awesome Level Max that will be out next month.

Meanwhile, there will be a subscription streaming service for Just Dance 2016 in PS 4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and One, on October 20. This time, the game allows the use of a smartphone as a controller through a free app, hence, the camera no longer needs to be hooked up to the console. Terr Hunt is back as well, playable alone or co-op. There is a live gameplay demo that will be out this September in beta.

Ubisoft at E3 announced South Park, new IP For Honor, Rainbow Six Siege and others. Tech website The Verge stated the game company’s showcases at the Entertainment expo had always been violent. This year is the same.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot introduced a new game, For Honor, a medieval game about sword fighting. It comes with a cinematic trailer. The violent game features various races of warriors, as well as knights and samurai. It showcases spectacular enemies, blocking abilities and executions. For Honor multiplayer is set for release this year.

Assasin’s Creed Syndicate has a violent, Victorian-era action loaded cinematic trailer, which, according to The Verge, was perhaps the event’s best moment. The game’s setting is London’s Industrial Revolution where some people needed to be killed in a bloody manner.

Ghost Recon surprised many with its return, with Wildlands, which seems to be a shooting spree, based on the player’s choice, that targets drug cartels. YouTube describes it as “havoc will indeed be wreaked.”

Then there is a city-building video game which sets beyond Earth. Anno 2205 is based in the solar system, where gamers can make towns on Earth, then launch ships to the moon. It will be in beta on November 3.

Tackmania Turbo will be in PS 4, Xbox One and it will run well in virtual reality. Ubisoft announced at E3, a new South Park, new IP For Honor, Rainbow Six Siege and others, such as, a four-by-four battle that game fans see as a Dynasty Warriors lookalike.

By Judith Aparri
(Edited by Cherese Jackson)

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