I Heard You Like Tom Clancy?
Ubisoft’s conference for E3 2019 is officially in the books and it was packed with plenty of games. The new watchdogs was finally shown off and it looks great, it was a great year to be a fan of Tom Clancy games, and Just Dance 2020 is coming to the Wii, proving that some things never die. Not only that but we saw the introduction of a new Ubsioft focused streaming service for $15.00 a month, and so much else.
It has never been a better time to be a Tom Clancy fan… unless you were looking forward to a new Splinter Cell game. Other than that major series in the franchise’s history not showing up again, every other active Tom Clancy series got major announcements today. Rainbow 6 Siege is getting the Clutch Royale update, along with a new operator. On top of that however, is Rainbow 6 Quarantine a 3 player PvE game focused on a new plague. Not only that, but we got more info and another look at Ghost Recon Breakpoint, which is coming out October 4. The Division 2’s The Tom Clancy hype wasn’t done there though. A new mobile game, featuring characters from every series, called Tom Clancy Elite Squad was announced to be coming this year.
The only big announcements there weren’t just games though, a new TV series called Mythic Quest. It follows the story of a video game production company with a horrible boss. That wasn’t the only bit of TV news though, Brawlhalla, which already has Rayman in the game, is getting three new characters from Adventure Time, Jake, Flyn, and Princess Bubblegum. The coolest off the wall announcement of the presentation was Roller Champions. In a conference devoid of diversity in games this stood out as one of the next big esports, its bright, its colorful, and it looks like it has tight competitive gameplay. We even saw a little gameplay of it and it looks like lots of fun.
The two biggest games of the show book ended the conferences however. Both Watchdogs Legion and Gods and Monsters looked ambitious in scope in the best way. If these games can deliver on what they are promising and are well made, they will be amazing titles. Watch Dogs Legion especially stood out with the idea of permadeath, and being able to recruit any NPC in the game, the possibilities seem endless for gameplay. There are some obvious concerns with repetition and variety in voice talent, but if that is the biggest complaint against this game then that is a success. The important thing though is that both games got release dates. Watchdogs Legion comes out March 6, 2020. And Gods and Monsters releases February 25, 2020.
Ubisoft had a lot of similar things to show this year. For a developer known for games like Rayman, Beyond Good and Evil, and Assassin’s Creed, it was noticeably shooter driven this year. While disappointing, it fits an overall theme trending with this E3 that the conferences aren’t as grand as we would hope because the best stuff is hopefully being saved for next year to match the release of the new console generation. It is still disappointing, however, to see what felt like so much of the same, just broken up by smaller projects that are different than a Tom Clancy game. The games themselves looked solid, the presentation was lacking, however. Maybe next year we will see a more diverse lineup of games, and hopefully Mr. Miyamoto can return to the stage once more along with the rest of Ubisoft.
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