E3 2016: Ubisoft Conference Dated

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Things are shaping up for this year’s E3 show. E3 2016 will take place this June and another company has dated their official conference. Ubisoft has announced that their E3 2016 press conference will take place Monday, June 14th at 1pm PT. As always, we will be providing the best coverage for the big show so keep it here!

Fingers crossed for Beyond Good and Evil 2 (and signs are pointing to the new Nintendo system for this one)!

More as it develops.

THE DIVISION – LAUNCH TRAILER

Here is the launch trailer for The Division. In case you missed what the game is, Tom Clancy’s The Division is a ground-breaking RPG experience that brings the genre into a modern military setting for the first time. In the wake of a devastating pandemic that sweeps through New York City, basic services fail one by one, and without access to food or water, the city quickly descends into chaos. As an agent of The Division, you’ll specialize, modify, and level up your gear, weapons, and skills to take back New York on your own terms. Tom Clancy’s The Division will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system, and Windows PC.

Sounds and looks like a winner to me. Will you be picking up The Division?

NORTH AMERICA – UBISOFT WII U/3DS ESHOP SALE PRICES

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Ubisoft is holding a grand sale on Nintendo systems and you can check out the eShop deals below. I would highly suggest picking up a bunch of titles because most of these are very nice and they are at ridiculous prices. Check out the list below:

Wii U

Assassin’s Creed III – $14.99 (was $19.99)
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – $14.99 (was $19.99)
Child of Light – $3.75 (was $14.99)
Cloudberry Kingdom – $2.49 (was $9.99)
ESPN Sports Connection – $12.49 (was $49.99)
Just Dance 2015 – $19.99 (was $39.99)
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – $7.49 (was $29.99)
Rabbids Land – $12.49 (was $49.99)
Rayman Legends – $19.99 (was $39.99)
The Smurfs 2 – $14.99 (was $19.99)
Splinter Cell: Blacklist – $14.99 (was $19.99)
Watch Dogs – $22.49 (was $29.99)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 – $12.49 (was $49.99)
ZombiU – $22.49 (was $29.99)

3DS

Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars – $7.49 (was $29.99)
Petz Beach – $14.99 (was $19.99)
Petz Countryside – $14.99 (was $19.99)
Petz Fantasy 3D – $7.49 (was $29.99)
Poptropica: Forgotten Islands – $14.99 (was $19.99)
Rabbids Travel in Time 3D – $7.49 (was $29.99)
Rayman 3D – $7.49 (was $29.99)
Rayman Origins – $7.49 (was $29.99)
Splinter Cell 3D – $7.49 (was $29.99)
Tetris Ultimate – $14.99 (was $19.99)

FOR HONOR BOXART

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During Ubisoft’s E3 press conference, they showcased an all new IP entitled For Honor and we now have a glimpse of what the boxart will look like. Take a look at the image above as it seems like the official boxart for the game. For Honor impressed E3 show-goers with its unique gameplay and crazy battles. I wasn’t too sure but I am not going to cast judgement until I get my hands on this one myself.

The Crew – Everybody, Drive Social Trailer

In all its majesty of a massive US map and its action-driving splendor, The Crew comes down to one simple creed: NEVER DRIVE ALONE. The world of The Crew is simply too massive, too loaded with activities for it to be experienced alone. Watch how seamless the connected experience of driving and exploring in The Crew is and all the different cooperative and competitive interactions you can have within the sprawling network of friends and rivals.

The Crew is set to arrive at retail on November 11th.

WATCH DOGS WII U RELEASE DATE REVEALED

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Ubisoft has confirmed the official release date for the Watch Dogs on Wii U. The game is headed to Nintendo’s latest system on November 21 in the UK and November 20th in US. Here is what they had to say in their official press release:

Watch Dogs will take full advantage of the Wii U specific hardware with a detailed and interactive map of Chicago displayed on the Wii U GamePad. The game also features Off-TV Play, letting gamers continue playing Watch Dogs solely on the Wii U GamePad.

The development of Watch Dogs on Wii U is being led by Ubisoft Bucharest, in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal.

Watch Dogs tells the story of Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt his family, players will be able to monitor and hack their enemies by manipulating everything connected to the city’s Central Operating System (ctOS). Watch Dogs lets the player use Chicago as their ultimate weapon and exact their own style of revenge.

Ubisoft CEO & EMEA Executive Director ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot and EMEA Executive Director Alain Corre accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Thanks to BlueByte, RedLynx and Jim Ryan from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for the nomination! We challenge Andrew House from Sony, Phil Harrison from Microsoft and Miyamoto-san from Nintendo to participate and raise awareness for ALS.

Ubisoft Has Shipped 8 Million Copies of Watch Dogs

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Ubisoft has just announced that it has shipped 8 million copies of Watch Dogs since the game’s launch in May. The news stems from the official company announcement in its Q1 2014 – 2015 financial report.

In its first week at retail, Watch Dogs sales hit 4 million, making it Ubisoft’s “best-selling game ever in week one.” It also broke the publisher’s day-one sales records.

“The success of Watch Dogs and the quality of our games portfolio presented at this year’s E3 highlight our strategic positioning as well as our continuous drive for innovation, and affirm our long-term approach,” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in today’s report. “Watch Dogs is now well-positioned as a major franchise and we will be able to replicate and build on its success in the coming years. Its sales performance testifies to Ubisoft’s expertise as a creator of blockbuster brands.”

Awesome news Ubisoft. A Wii U version of the popular title is still set to ship later this year.

Incredible The Division Trailer

Ubisoft has just wrapped up their E3 2014 briefing and gave attendees a special trailer for their upcoming 2015 release The Division. The game is headed to XBOX One and PS4 sometime in 2015 and is shaping up to be something special. Although this new trailer isn’t a “pleasant” one, it sets the tone for what is to be a very serious game that will invoke emotion from its players.