The Ubisoft E3 2018 conference has just concluded and even though it started a bit slow and steady, it climaxed in just the right times for just the right announcements. Beyond Good and Evil 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and The Division 2 are only a few of the titles that were revealed with a lot more we didn’t even see coming. Here’s the full Ubisoft E3 2018 show rundown, with trailers, release dates and all.
The show starts as Ubisoft almost always does, with some dancing. After the classic Just Dance choreography to hype up the upcoming title of the franchise the stage goes to a company favorite: Beyond Good and Evil 2. We get a whole new trailer featuring both new and already revealed characters. What we didn’t expect to see from this game is an evil Jade, right by the end of it. After it, Ubisoft announced the opportunity to be a part of Beyond Good and Evil 2 by submitting your own piece of art including concept art, music and more for a chance to see it in the game.
Moving on, Raibow Six Siege competitive mode and its esports scene is discussed upon with the reveal of a dedicated documentary for the matter. Maestro and Alibi have been revealed for the game but other than that, we didn’t get any new information about its future.
This brings us to Trials, another popular yet frustrating Ubisoft title that has players all over the world raging over their consoles. Trials Rising is the next addition to the franchise with a bigger than ever world and new graphics. A closed beta for the game has also been set for later this year, while the game itself releases on February 19th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
One of the most highly anticipated Ubisoft titles to be showcased during E3 2018 is The Division 2 and dare we say we saw a lot of it. Not only did the company reveal two trailers and explained more about what the game will feature when it releases but also the after show party featured 30 minutes of The Division 2 gameplay.
As Ubisoft announced, choices matter in The Division 2 and whatever you do will impact the people around you. Digging deeper into its gameplay, there will be new end-game specializations and… Raids. As if all those weren’t enough, we got to find out tonight that the game will get three different pieces of DLC bringing new stories, new areas, and new activities. Those expansions will become later after its release and will be completely free. The Division 2 releases on March 15th for the same consoles as its predecessor, that means no Nintendo Switch version for this one. We expected that; we can’t be mad.
Speaking of DLC, Rabbids are also getting a new one featuring Donkey Kong, to celebrate their collaboration with Nintendo. The DLC will release sooner than expected, on June 26th, with Season Pass owners having a day headstart over other players.
Moving on to the heavy artillery of Ubisoft E3 2018 conference we find Skull and Bones, which also got two trailers, one of which bore gameplay footage after it as well. Ship customization, battles, special ability mechanics and multiplayer “backstabbing” are only the base of Skull and Bones, making it a worthy successor to Ubisoft’s similar naval title Assassin’s Creed Black Flag.
Elijah Woods, our own famous Frodo Baggins takes the stage to announce his studios’ collaboration with Ubisoft in creating Transference, a horror-thriller title putting you inside the mind of others. The game releases this fall with no further information being given during their stage time.
Another huge one for Ubisoft, which didn’t seem that way at first is Starlink Battle for Atlas, which is a sci-fi cartoony shooter, also available on Nintendo Switch. What made Starlink a worth mentioning title is the fact that Starfox will be found among the game’s characters on the hybrid console, making fans dropping their mouths to his unexpected appearance.
For Honor also got its fair share of stage time announcing a new expansion called Marching Fire, which brings Dynasty warriors to the bunch. Furthermore, a new 4v4 multiplayer mode has been announced called Breach which also got its own trailer. To top that, Ubisoft announced that For Honor will be available to download from June 11th to 18th and if you do that, you keep it forever. So head to Uplay and claim your copy before you forget about it.
Moving closer to the Ubisoft E3 2018 conference we find The Crew 2. The game didn’t get any new information other than the start of its open beta which starts on June 21st on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Preload is already available so you can have it ready by then.
Last but absolutely not least, the stage moved to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. A few information about its story has been revealed along with a beautiful trailer showing its vast world and vibrant colors. You’ll be able to play the whole game as Alexios or Kassandra, the grandchild of the mighty Leonidas. During the game, you yield your grandfather’s blade which gives you special abilities as you set out on a journey across ancient Greece.
A gameplay footage video on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has also been shown, making us think that the game looks and sounds so much like The Witcher. This is good though as both its graphics and gameplay as well as its soundtrack look promising. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 5th.
This marks pretty much everything that happened during Ubisoft E3 2018 stage time. Stay tuned to SegmentNext for coverage on the remainder of it with Sony and Nintendo’s shows.