Watch Dogs Drops Jaws At E3!
Watch Dogs is actually a futuristic, open-world, third-person action game from Ubisoft - and thankfully not a BBC customer-satisfaction-em-up starring a CGI Anne Robinson *shudder*.
Following it's E3 reveal, Twitter was calling similarities to titles such as Hitman, Grand Theft Auto and Assassin's Creed... Grand Hitman Assassin's, anyone? What do we know about the game so far? Well, it's bloody beautiful for one thing.
You'll take control of cyber punk Aidan Pierce in a futuristic Chicago that's maintained entirely by computers. You'll be able to use his gadgets to cut off mobile phones, raise draw bridges and even shut down traffics lights, which will cause huge traffic pile-ups to impede or even kill your enemies.
iPads can also be connected to the game to monitor other characters and your mates, and the data is then added to the app on your tablet computer. The visuals look amazing, with Aiden's coat flapping in the wind and clothes beginning to get sodden as they're pounded with rain.
Rumours are that an extended cut of the E3 trailer shows Aiden being persued parkour style by multiple agents, who are supposed to be controlled by other players in co-op. What else? Some eagle-eyed geniuses noticed that scanning the man with a QR code for a face leads to this website: dotconnexion.ubi.com. The site promotes the digital art gallery from the game's trailer.
The CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, has confirmed the game will be for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC - however, with regards to whether Watch Dogs could appear on next-gen consoles, he said, "We’ll see."
Which is just vague enough to be exciting, but also so vague that it could end up meaning nothing at all.
Check out the Watch Dogs talk on Twitter below and let us know what you think of the game in the comments!
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