Ubisoft showed up at E3 with new titles in its popular franchises. These included the latest games from Assassin’s Creed to the Trials series. We also saw new updates to existing titles, and a big plush panda that revealed Just Dance 2019.
Here are some of the big announcements made during the Ubisoft conference at E3 2018.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
The latest in Ubisoft’s long-running Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes the series to Greece in 431 BC. Following the trend set in the previous Assassin’s Creed Origins, Odyssey will incorporate even more role-playing elements in the game. These include dialogue options, skill trees and more.
In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, players assume the role of Spartan warriors Alexios and Kassandra in a massive open-world adventure, complete with large islands and the return of naval combat. The game is set to come out on October 5.
The Division 2
We already saw The Division 2 being announced at E3 2018. However, Ubisoft offered an in-depth look at the game. The company revealed that The Division 2 will be set in Washington DC a few years after the first game. Ubisoft also revealed that the sequel will have eight-person raids, which will be released as free downloadable content for the game. You can watch an in-depth clip about the game here.
Ubisoft announced the latest title in the Trials franchise, called Trials Rising. Working with Red Lynx, this racing title takes things to the next level with new challenging maps. The debut trailer showed maps complete with explosive obstacles and wrecking balls that can throw you off course. Trials Rising will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Ubisoft showed a trailer and gameplay for Starlink: Battle for Atlas. However, the crowd went wild when Ubisoft revealed that Nintendo’s Fox McCloud, also known as Star Fox, will be a guest character with his own ship, as an exclusive for the Nintendo Switch. The bonus Star Fox content will also come with exclusive missions along with the character and his ship.
Beyond Good & Evil 2
Ubisoft also showcased a very brief cinematic trailer for Beyond Good & Evil 2, which showed the return of Jade from the original. The game will be set before the first Beyond Good & Evil, and might probably show how the main characters got together.
Joseph “JGL” Gordon-Levitt also took to the stage to announce that his production company, HitRecord, will help Ubisoft create new assets for the game. He mentioned that these assets, including art and music, will be created with the help of fans. This could result in some interesting designs, but we will have wait to find out, as we don’t have a release date yet.
Ubisoft targeted fans of its popular franchises at E3 2018, and to be honest, it worked. While there weren’t many titles announced, the latest names in these fan-favourite franchises might be exactly what Ubisoft needed.