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Watch Dogs Legion Looks Wild And Ambitious, Will Be Out In March

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E3 2019E3 2019It's time for the biggest gaming show of the year. We've got articles, videos, podcasts and maybe even a GIF or two.

As leaked by Amazon UK last week, the next game in Ubisoft’s hacking adventure series is Watch Dogs Legion, due out March 6, 2020. It’s based in London, allows players to recruit and control a massive array of non-player characters and looks pretty amazing. Check it out.

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In a gameplay demonstration of Watch Dogs Legion that kicked off Ubisoft’s E3 2019 press conference today, the player hopped between different recruited operatives to perform different tasks. There are characters good at infiltration, some better with full-on combat. In the mission shown, players are attempting to recruit a character who can handle drones, useful for a future mission.

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This legion that players are building is in response to the threat of a growing totalitarian regime. The characters walking the streets of London are the stars of the game, fully-voiced characters with extensive back stories. Players can form their own team as they see fit, from street gangs to secret agents. It sounds like a huge amount of programming work.

You can watch the entire Watch Dogs Legion gameplay demo in the video below. We’ll have impressions of the game in action soon.

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mortal-dictata
Mortal Dictata

I really like the world detail and what appears to be commentary on creeping privatisation of public services but my god do all the “cockney geeeeeeezzzeeer” accents make me want to rip my ears off.

Also references to Brexit and the female Bletchley Park codebreakers being removed from history, um be interesting to see how Ubisoft claim they’re completely not political and this game isn’t commenting on UK politics...

Definitely looks interesting but I still remember how the first Watch Dogs tried similar levels of innovation at E3 and badly fumbled it upon launch. I’ll keep an eye on it for now.