Ubisoft E3 2017 Conference Recap

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Today is day 3 of E3 2017, and today Ubisoft powered their super awkward presentation. Despite a ton of awkward pauses and Miyamoto stealing the show with his overwhelming charisma, Ubisoft made a decent showing with a nice list of upcoming games.

 

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle:

Ubisoft opened their conference by inviting Shigeru freaking Miyamoto to help unveil Mario + Rabbids. It is a silly, cutesy little mash-up featuring Mario (of course) and Rabbids (of course) and laser-gun-arm-cannons (huh?) and… Roombas?

Okay, so it’s a weird-looking game, but I can’t deny that the gameplay looks fun. There is a clear level of depth in the tactics-style shooter strategy game.

 

Assassin’s Creed Origins:

Following Mario was an underwhelming trailer for Assassin’s Creed Origins. The trailer was much shorter and less interesting than the one we saw yesterday at Microsoft’s conference.

 

The Crew 2:

Then we saw a surprisingly impressive racing game. The Crew 2 has just about everything motorsports – including cars, dirt bikes, speed boats, and biplanes. There was a good variety of pretty locations as well.

 

South Park: The Fractured but Whole (heh heh):

We were eagerly waiting for The Fractured but Whole, and we got it. Through a story trailer, we got a glimpse of a game that looks even more faithful to the long-running cartoon than the Stick of Truth did.

 

Transference:

Then we got a quick look at a strange VR game called Transference. The trailer was trippy and featured Elijah Wood.

 

Skull and Bones:

Sea of Thieves isn’t the only pirate game this week. The Skull and Bones reveal included a trailer showing large-scale ship battles.

 

Just Dance 2018:

Evidently, Ubisoft realized they didn’t need to show an actual game to reveal Just Dance 2018. So instead we just got a little impromptu dance concert.

 

South Park: Phone Destroyer:

Alongside “The Fractured but Whole,” South Park will be seeing a mobile release in South Park: Phone Destroyer. Not much was shown in terms of actual gameplay, but there were clearly a large selection of off-the-wall character archetypes.

 

Starlink: Battle for Atlus:

Starlink: Battle for Atlus is a new sci-fi game, and it looks like it will include some sort of building aspect with your actual controller. The actual game looks decent, but I’m rmore interested in seeing how the controller thing works.

 

Steep: Road to the Olympics:

Steep had a bit of a mixed reception when it first came out, so I was a little skeptical with its new DLC, Road to the Olympics. I’m not ever sure exactly what’s new in thes expansion, but here’s the trailer.

 

Far Cry 5:

One of the most exciting showings in Ubisoft’s conference, Far Cry 5 unveiled a crazy setting with a lot of gratuitous, glorious violence. Far Cry 5 will take place in a cult-controlled Montana county. It looks like a good continuation of the series and a good place for players like me to start in the Far Cry franchise.

 

Beyond Good and Evil 2:

Probably even more exciting than Far Cry is the new Beyond Good and Evil 2. Taking place in a crazy universe inhabited by animal people and hot babes, Beyond Good and Evil 2 looks like a great return to the classically-loved game world.

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