Ubisoft E3 2012 Press Conference

Ubisoft’s event opened to Just Dance 4, which is out this year, with a troupe of dancers; a very energetic start.

Far Cry 3 then makes a showing with some visually stunning gameplay, even if it was filled with swearing and nudity!! I am still not sure about the game itself, it seems to focus on the sanity of the main protaganist. I don’t know if or how that will effect how the game plays out. Only time will tell.

Next up was some more Splinter Cell: Blacklist, which was on show earlier at the Microsoft presser. They showed a nice flashy trailer and confirmed that along with the single player, Spies Vs Mercs and Co-op will be making a return.

Ubisoft also aired a trailer for a new Avengers game called Battle for Earth. The trailer didn’t give anything away, but included Wolverine, Venom, Spidey, Storm and the members of the Avengers. The game will be for Kinect and Wii U.

Sam Fisher is back and better than ever.

What perfect timing to bring out Nintendo’s little pad! Rayman Legends was fired up and the team took us through a level that included a new character, Murphy, who will be controllable with the Wii U Tablet. They didn’t confirm if the game was exclusive on Wii U, but it’s highly unlikely, as they would want to get the game in to as many hands as possible.

Another Wii U title that was shown was ZombiU; the trailer looked cool, and rather brutal, but what the hell is with that stupid name? Anyways, it was just a trailer and little more is known, other than it is set in London.

Then out came the big guns. Assassin’s Creed III. Wow, that game looks great. Even in a more open environment, they still manage to keep the movement and flow of Connor at a slick pace. I expect lots from this game and so hope it doesn’t disappoint.

There then followed some 3 v 3 ShootMania gameplay, but the whole thing reeked of filler and was barely watchable. The game is currently in Alpha, but registration for the Beta will start shortly, if that’s your bag.

Last but not least was Watchdogs, a brand new IP. Take control of a city, from traffic lights to hacking cell phones, as you try to unravel a conspiracy. A playable demo was on show, and the game looks really interesting, with gunplay, combat and spying all mixing to create what could be as interesting a franchise as Assassin’s Creed. No release date information, but expect it to be 2013.

So far this has to be the most interesting presser when it comes to games. With two top notch sequels and an intriguing new IP, Ubisoft could be the dark horse in this years event.

John Whitehouse

News Editor/Reviewer, he also lends his distinct British tones to the N4G Radio Podcast. When not at his PC, he can be found either playing something with the word LEGO in it, or TROPICO!!!

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