Watch Dogs Legion Introduces Gameplay Innovation Enabling Players to ‘Play as Anyone’ in Near-Future London
Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced that Watch Dogs Legion, the newest instalment of the blockbuster Watch Dogs franchise will be available worldwide on March 6th, 2020, for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC. Watch Dogs Legion will also launch on the new generation gaming platform, Stadia.
This agenda is getting pushed, From Piccadilly Circus to Camden Market, through to Scotland Yard, find and recruit new operatives into your resistance. Because in Watch Dogs Legion, you get to build your resistance from anyone you meet as you hack, infiltrate, and fight to take back a near-future London that is facing its downfall.
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.
In addition, Ubisoft announced the Gold, Ultimate and Collector’s Editions** for Watch Dogs Legion:
- Gold Edition includes the base game and the Season Pass.
- Ultimate Edition includes Gold Edition and Ultimate digital content, including four weeks’ VIP Status to earn experience and currency faster.
- Collector’s Edition includes the Ultimate Edition plus the LED “Ded Coronet” Mask Replica, an exclusive Steelbook®, a set of three stickers and a double-sided propaganda poster, all inspired by the game’s universe, and instant access to the mask in-game. The Collector’s Edition is exclusive to the Ubisoft Store.
Fans who purchase the Gold, Ultimate or Collector’s Editions will be able to get the game up to three days early from the standard release date. Fans who pre-order Watch Dogs Legion will receive access to the Golden King Pack with the “Uneasy Lies” Mask Skin, the “Serpent Sisters” Pistol Skin and the “Lux” Car Skin.
Moreover, Ubicollectibles revealed Watch Dogs Legion: Resistant of London, its new figurine inspired directly from the world of Watch Dogs. This 26cm figurine shows a DedSec operative in an iconic pose, wearing either the “Winston” mask or the “King of Hearts” mask (as two switchable masks will be included) and stepping defiantly on an Albion mercenary’s helmet as a proud member of London’s resistance. This piece holds a burnt Black Jack flag, the symbol of the city’s decay. On top of that, a unique ULC code that unlocks the in-game mask, “King of Hearts”, will be included for free.
Watch Dogs Legion will also be available on Uplay+, Ubisoft’s subscription service for Windows PC. More details on Uplay+ can be found on Uplay.com.***
For more information about Watch Dogs Legion, please visit watchdogs.com, and join the conversation by using #watchdogslegion.
For further information about the Watch Dogs Legion Collector’s Editions and Ubicollectibles, please visit our website, store.ubi.com
*Associate studios are Ubisoft Montreal, Paris, Bucharest, Kiev and Newcastle.
**Final content and release dates subject to change. Some features may not be available at launch. Content may be available for purchase and/or as giveaway(s) separately at Ubisoft’s sole discretion at any time.
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Date published: 10/06/19
Written by: Joseph Opoku
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