Ubisoft Forward September 10th Recap
*Editor's note: No Pre-show information will be included in his recap
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Ubisoft Forward started off by giving viewers a first looks at Immortals Fenyx Rising, previously known as Gods and Monsters. Ubisoft released the world premiere CGI trailer today which can be seen above, putting in full display the beautiful art direction the game emphasis as well as hinting towards the story. While the reveal video did not have any gameplay, it was followed immediately by a gameplay presentation showcasing some of the various gameplay elements for the game. The player plays Fenyx, who must embark on a quest to defeat Typhon, the most dangerous of all titans. Players will be able to fully customize their Fenyx, and the game offers many forms of traversal such as climbing or gliding. The game will release on December 3rd 2020, and Google Stadia users will be able to play an exclusive demo soon.
Prince of Persia
Ubisoft finally announced the previously leaked Prince of Persia game, titled "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake". The announcement trailer, which can be seen above, showcases the game in a alpha state, and the presentation showed the differences between the 2003 original game to this brand new remake. Pre-Orders are available now, and the game is set to release on January 21st 2021 for current generation consoles including the Xbox One. The game will also be Xbox One X Enhanced allowing for HDR and 4K visuals.
Hyper Scape, Ubisoft's new battle royale game, will soon begin in a new season. This season will include a brand new "Turbo Mode" which will feature Max Level Loot, Faster Zone Closures, Faster Health Regen, and Shorter Match times. The new season kicks off on September 15th across all platforms and will also introduce a new battle pass, along with changes to the map, new weapons, and a few gameplay tweaks.
rainbow six siege world cup 2021
Ubisoft announced that the Rainbow Six Siege Cup will return in 2021, bringing back the fan favorite event for the ever growing Rainbow Six: Siege fanbase. On top of that we got a first look at the next season for Rainbow Six Siege. Sam Fisher will be making a return to the spotlight by making a guest appearance as a playable operator in the upcoming season, who was previously live on the PC version via it's test-flight mode. Sam Fisher and the new season are available now across all platforms. Additionally, Ubisoft announced the game will be coming to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 this holiday, with 4K support. It'll be a free upgrade to those who currently own the game and will support cross generation gameplay between Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
To celebrate the game's 10th anniversary, Ubisoft has partner to Universal to bring the classic beat em up Scott Pilgrim VS The World: The Game to current generation consoles. The game is set to release this holiday along with all previously released DLC packs in one neat bundled dubbed, the complete edition. Which there is no release date for the game, it is important to note that early access for the game begins on October 22nd for those previewing the game, meaning we'll most likely see a release sometime mid-November.
Watch Dogs: Legion
Watch Dogs: Legion was the next game to be shown, and the presentation here started off with the announcement that Stormzy will be curating the music found within the game, as well as make a smaller appearance in the game. It remains to be seen whether he can be recruited or not. On the topic of recruitment however, the rest of the presentation here centered around Watch Dogs: Legion's recruitment mechanic. We got to see brand new gameplay of the game centered around how this mechanic works and how players can use it effectively, or ineffectively should they choose. The presentation ends with the announcement that Watch Dogs Protagonist, Aiden Pierce from the original game, will be making a return in Watch Dogs: Legion's post game update plans. Aiden will come completely with his own playable stand alone story DLC within the game, of which will be included in the Season Pass for the game. Watch Dogs: Legion will release October 29th 2020 for both current and next generation consoles.
The last thing announced during the Ubisoft Forward Showcase was a world premiere trailer for a brand new IP (Intellectual Property), titled "Riders Republic™". Riders Republic is an action sports game that allows players the chance to fulfill extreme sports in a way never done in a game before. Players will be given the choice to ride how they choose, whether it be bikes, skis, snowboards, wingsuits, or more. The game is a vast massive multiplayer open world experience, that perfectly embodies the thrill seeking attitude the game strives for in it's presentation. The announcement trailer was followed shortly by a game preview trailer giving players more context for the game and deeper look into the various stunts, races, or events they can choose to partake in. Riders Republic will launch on February 25 2021, pre-orders are available now, and the game will be coming to both current and next generation consoles.
That wraps up all the announcements from today's Ubisoft Forward, but for more news on Ubisoft and Xbox, be sure to check back at My Xbox And Me.