Ubisoft just finished their E3 2019 showcase, during which they shared the first look at Watch Dogs 3, which is titled Watch Dogs: Legion. And as we’re used to seeing with this series—for better or for worse—the game is certainly ambitious.
Watch Dogs: Legion shifts things over to London in the near future, where the people are being oppressed and a growing resistance is fighting back. But the ambitious part is that the game will apparently allow you recruit anyone into your group of resistance fighters, each having their own backstory. And if while playing as one of your characters you choose to engage in lethal combat and end up getting killed, it is a permanent death. This then forces you to choose someone else to play as, and continue on with your objectives.
To show off this mechanic an 11-minute gameplay walkthrough has been released along with a world premiere trailer. You can read more about Watch Dogs: Legion and watch the two videos below.
About Watch Dogs: Legion:
It’s time to take back London, and virtually anyone you see in this iconic city can be recruited to your resistance. The people are being oppressed by corrupt opportunists and it’s up to you to build a resistance to give the city back to the people. With an entire population of potential recruits and the city’s technology at your fingertips, you’ll need to hack, infiltrate, and fight your way to a liberated London. Welcome to the Resistance.
PLAY AS ANYONE
Recruit anyone from the entire population of London into your resistance: from an MI6 agent to a tough bareknuckle fighter, a brilliant hacker or an illegal street-racer, a rising football star or an inconspicuous old lady… Anyone you see can join your team and has a unique backstory, personality, and skillset.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR RECRUITS
Unlock unique perks to personalize each member of your Legion according to your playstyle. Level-up each character within classes such as Hacker, Infiltrator, and Assault. Customize them further with unique outfits and iconic masks.
HACKING IS YOUR WEAPON
Weaponize London’s tech infrastructure. Hijack armed combat drones, deploy stealthy spider-bots, covertly take down enemies using an Augmented Reality Cloak, and much more.
TOTAL FREEDOM, REAL CONSEQUENCES
Play the game the way you want. A brand-new melee system and a wide range of weapons and abilities means that the way you approach combat has real consequences. If you use non-lethal force, the enemy will attempt to subdue and arrest you. If you shoot to kill, you risk having your characters permanently killed.
OPEN WORLD LONDON
Explore a massive urban open world and visit London’s many famous landmarks – including Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Camden, Piccadilly Circus, or the London Eye – and engage in side activities like bareknuckle boxing, freestyle football, illegal courier contracts or street art.
TEAM UP WITH FRIENDS
Bring your team online and join forces with up to three friends as you freely explore the world together or take on entirely new co-op missions and challenging end-game content. Enjoy free regular updates adding new online modes, rewards, and themed events.
I haven’t played any of the Watch Dogs games yet. I was unbelievably excited for the first one when it was unveiled back in 2012, but we all know how that played out. After that I lost interest for the most part. I still intended on giving them a go at some point, and I have that first game locked and loaded for when I do decide to jump in, but simply haven’t yet.
This gameplay demo below made me want to get to those first two games sooner. I’m not going to get too excited—we all know to be patient these days—but I do love the curve ball of having to seriously consider whether or not to open fire if I’m playing as a character I like and don’t want to die.
On top of that, you can play as a bad ass ex-assassin granny who is already a fan favorite. That alone will win lots of folks over.
Watch Dogs: Legion is currently scheduled to be released on March 6, 2020.
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Watch the world premiere trailer of Watch Dogs: Legion. In the near future, London is facing its downfall: the people are being oppressed by an all-seeing surveillance state, private militaries control the streets, and a powerful crime syndicate is preying on the vulnerable. The fate of London lies with you, and your ability to recruit a resistance and fight back.
Watch the very first gameplay reveal of Watch Dogs Legion.
Watch Dogs: Legion delivers a never-before-seen gameplay innovation that allows you to recruit and play as anyone you see in the iconic city of London. Every single character in the open world is playable, and everyone has a backstory, personality, and skill set that will help you personalize your own unique team. Bring your characters online and join forces with friends to take back London in four-player co-op missions, end-game challenges, and daily events. Welcome to the Resistance.