As promised when the game was confirmed recently, Ubisoft has officially introduced the world of Watch Dogs 2 to the masses.
For our first look at the game, a lengthy 18 minute featurette has been released that talks in depth about the sequel, the world its set in, some of the things you can do and hack, and much more. The video also includes a cinematic reveal trailer, a main character introduction trailer, and plenty of gameplay peeks as well.
You can watch the full video below.
About Watch_Dogs 2
Watch_Dogs 2 is an open world action-adventure game where the San Francisco Bay Area is your living playground and hacking is your weapon to bend the city – and its people – to your will. Step into the shoes of Marcus Holloway, a brilliant hacker, and journey to pull off the Hack of the Century: a crippling shutdown of ctOS 2.0, an invasive technology used by the powerful to silently control everyday citizens. Watch_Dogs 2 will be available on PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and Windows PC on November 15, 2016.
WELCOME TO THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
Explore a massive and dynamic open world offering an incredible variety of gameplay possibilities. Hack your way through traffic while you engage in dangerous car chases through the winding streets of San Francisco, traverse the rooftops of the colorful and vibrant neighborhoods of Oakland, and infiltrate the cutting-edge offices of Silicon Valley companies. There are many secrets to uncover in the birthplace of the tech revolution.
HACKING IS YOUR WEAPON
Hack into the city’s infrastructure, every connected device, and everyone’s personal database. Take control of drones, cars, cranes, security robots, and much more. Hack your enemies and bystanders alike – manipulate them in different ways to trigger unpredictable chains of events. Every person, any vehicle they might drive, and any connected device they possess can be hacked.
YOU ARE IN CTRL
Use hacking and stealth to complete missions without killing a single enemy, or combine hacking and your weapons for a more ferocious approach. Develop different skills to suit your playstyle, and upgrade your hacker tools – RC cars, Quadcopter drones, 3D-printed weapons, and much more.
SEAMLESSLY CONNECT WITH FRIENDS
Stay connected to your friends with a brand new seamless multiplayer experience that includes both Co-op and Player vs. Player activities, all available in a shared open world experience.
The most surprising thing in all this is that not only has Watch Dogs 2 been announced, but it will be released THIS year on November 15th. I can’t say that seems like the best idea. The first Watch Dogs was just released in 2014, and it was not quite the game people were expecting after the first gameplay demo was shown at E3 2012. At least not at launch—it does still have a faithful fan following. But to have already made an entire sequel in half the time it took to get from that first demo to the first game’s release makes me a little nervous.
But hey, from what we’re seeing here it definitely looks fun and looks like it has potential, I just wouldn’t expect too many people who were let down by the first one to get their hopes up too high. And maybe that was Ubisoft’s plan: with expectations lower than last time, swoop in as quickly as possible and try to wow players with the follow-up.
We shall see! The first gameplay demo will be presented during E3 2016 next week. If you liked the first game and are already sold on Watch Dogs 2, you can pre-order the regular edition, the Deluxe Edition, and the Gold Edition now.