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The Best Of Ubisoft’s 2016 E3 Conference

Ubisoft’s E3 2016 conference lineup leaked some of its secrets early, that combined with the highly anticipated gameplays and demos made for some great reveals. Didn’t catch the presentation? You can watch each and every one of the trailers from the conference below.

Just Dance

It wouldn’t be a Ubisoft press conference without a wild Just Dance performance, and this year’s provided one of the best in recent memory. The annual dance franchise returns this year with Just Dane 2017 and will be coming to all platforms including the Nintendo NXJust Dance Dance 2016 was released just last October and included the brand new Showtime mode that allowed players to create their own music videos in the game.

 

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is noted as “the largest action adventure open world Ubisoft has ever done” . It reveals the game’s four-player cooperative gameplay as the players attempt to coordinate to infiltrate and raid a drug dealer’s compound. The number of vehicles used throughout it is particularly impressive; it looks similar to assaults on outposts in Far Cry 4, except with three other players and a bevy of tools to choose from. The game launches on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on March 7th 2017. Check out the gameplay trailer below.

 

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, came out on stage to talk about the next South Park game, The Fractured But Whole. The trailer they showed is appropriately lewd, and it looks and sounds exactly like an episode of the TV show. It’s hilarious. The Fractured but Whole game is a follow up to The Stick of Truth, the demo features the superhero lair, three classes and your hero’s tragic back story. It’ll be coming out on December 6th on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

 

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Ubisoft’s biggest new game launch to date, The Division is a massive online game that marries multiplayer, third-person shooting mechanics and tactical thinking. It was announced recently that they would be planning for a list of DLCs with the first of these expansions releasing on June 28th. The first expansion The Division: Underground is expected to add a new area and tons of new content to the game. Like the name suggests we’re expecting for most of the new game world to be underground in the subway tunnels.

The second DLC expansion The Division: Survival will be a “completely new way to play the game”. We’re assuming survival mode. The DLC pack introduces familiar elements of the survival genre to The Division, including scavenging for food and adapting to dangerous weather conditions. Survival is scheduled to release this Summer.

The Division‘s third expansion, Last Stand is scheduled for release this winter.

 

Eagle Flight

Back in December, Ubisoft revealed Eagle Flight for VR headsets. Today, we got to see some player vs. player gameplay from it. It looks crazy–eight people, all wearing VR headsets, playing against each other in a capture-the-flag match as eagles. It’s due out this fall for Oculus Rift and “other VR headsets.”

 

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is set in J.J. Abrams‘ movie universe and is a cooperative multiplayer VR game in which you and several other players take control of a Star Trek vessel. Each of the four players in the game’s titular bridge crew have a specific job to do, and all you can hope is that everyone is going to hold up their end of the game. “The bridge crew is the heart of Star Trek, it’s about the dynamics between these people, their relationships and how they survive together, and that is what the game is about.”

 

For Honor

We finally saw some more from For Honor, the upcoming melee-action game. A cinematic led into a lengthy demo that pitted vikings against samurai with the story focusing on the survival of your chosen faction against a warlord named Apollyon. Controls look unusual; even the guy playing the game had trouble blocking and parrying enemy attacks. For Honor comes out on February 14 next year on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Check out the gameplay trailer below.

 

Grow Up

There’s a sequel to the delightful 3D platformer Grow Home, and it’s called Grow Up. It features the same blocky robot character as the first one, and it looks just as pretty. The game will feature the return of Grow Home‘s protagonist, B.U.D. – now without the help of his AI protector, M.O.M. – and will take place across an entire planet. “Not only can you ride the giant star plants, but you can throw down seeds and use plants to bounce, shoot, and catapult yourself to new heights. All the way to the moon.” The game will be released in August 2016 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

 

Trials of the Blood Dragon

Trials of the Blood Dragon is a game made by the studio behind Trials: Evolution and the studio behind Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. It looks insane. The game once again stars Sergeant Rex “Power” Colt, as well as his wife and children. It’s out today on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

 

Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft showed off the first gameplay from Watch Dogs 2 and its version of San Francisco, and it looks really cool. The game’s protagonist, Marcus Holloway, was a kid raised in Oakland and incorrectly profiled by ctOS 2.0 – an updated version of the surveillance software from the original game. So, with the smarts and tech knowledge of someone who grew up around Silicon Valley, he’s inspired to make his own unique brand of ‘change’ – hacker style. The game will launch this year on November 15th on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. 

 

Steep

It’s Ubisoft‘s next big IP, featuring multiplayer extreme sports on open-world mountains. You can paraglide, wingsuit, ski, and snowboard with friends, dropping in at the top of mountains and then getting down in creative ways. One of the most interesting parts about Steep is that it’ll have very robust sharing systems–you can rewind your line down the mountain and replay it at any time.

Keep tuned to Unpause for more E3 updates. If you missed the Microsoft conference, catch our roundup here.

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