Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:09pm 11/06/19 | 1 Comments
After getting leaked and then confirmed as the next game in the Watch Dogs series, earlier today as part of Ubisoft's E3 2019 presentation we got a detailed look at Watch Dogs Legion. Set in a post-Brexit London, it continues the story of DeadSec's resistance in a surveillance state - except this time you can recruit anyone you see to join in the fight.
Including, as per the headline, a Granny who although may not be that athletic is an expert hacker with her own stealth-bot. Ambitious and impressive, check it out.
In the near future, London is facing its downfall: people are being oppressed by an all-seeing surveillance state, a corrupt private military corporation controls the streets, and a powerful crime syndicate is preying on the most vulnerable. In Watch Dogs: Legion, the player’s mission is to build a resistance to fight back against the emergence of an authoritarian regime.
Thanks to a never-before-seen gameplay innovation created by Ubisoft Toronto, the studio behind Watch Dogs: Legion, players will have complete freedom to ‘Play as Anyone.’ Every Londoner in the open world is fully simulated, with a persistent life and backstory, and players can recruit anyone from the entire population into their team. From an MI5 agent to a tough bareknuckle fighter, from a brilliant hacker to an illegal street racer, or from a rising football star to a geriatric grandma, anyone can join the resistance and become the hero of the story.
Every character also has unique gameplay traits, based on their profile. Once they join the team, players choose their class, level them up, and unlock new abilities and upgrades. They can easily swap between them and approach the challenges of the game the way they want using hacking and drones, stealth, melee or combat, lethal or non-lethal.
In Watch Dogs: Legion, the players' choices have real consequences. If non-lethal force is used, the enemy will attempt to subdue and arrest the player. But if the player shoots to kill, their characters could be wounded or even permanently killed.
In Watch Dogs: Legion, players can even bring their unique team online and team up with their friends in four-player co-op, while sharing their progression between single-player and online.
With permadeath and getting to choose who you recruit, Watch Dogs Legion takes the hacker-based open-world game to new heights. Visually it hits both the serious tone of the original and the vibrant aesthetic of the San Francisco-based sequel. Each person you recruit has their own personality and traits, and depending on who you are the story will change and evolve in interesting ways.
Watch Dogs Legion has a release date of March 6, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. Stay tuned to AusGamers as we'll be bringing your our hands-on with the game at E3, plus an interview with the team behind its ambitious and genuinely fascinating new approach.