Article written by Girls on Games collaborator, Catherine Dumont.
Whoa! Though there's only a few days left until E3 2014 takes over the lives of gamers, here’s a hefty pre-E3 round-up of Ubisoft news that’s getting us excited for their conference. Ready? Let’s go:
Watch Dogs DLC:
“Things aint always what they appear to be – Trust me compadre, we got our work cut out for us”
Up today is Watch Dogs first DLC, Conspiracy! Digital Trip, a new game mode set in a digital world that brings a whole new challenge to Aiden. After receiving a mysterious earpiece, Aiden’s senses are altered and roaming the streets of Chicago is intensified by having to hunt and kill hordes of cyborgs. COOL.
You can pick it up for $4.99 as a stand-alone, or purchase the Season Pass for $19.99, which gives you access to upcoming DLCs a week early, including Single Player Story as well as Single Player Missions, outfits and weapons. If you’re a fan of the game, I suggest the latter: you save more than 25% in the long run.
Panzer General Online:
Ubisoft announces today the first in-game event for Panzer General® Online, its free-to-play strategic combat browser game, starting June 11th all the way through to June 25th. Lucky for us, we get to build our armies starting today in preparation for the upcoming multiplayer battles of the event. The event will also introduce new troops, a new command card and a new in-game event currency called “medals”. The main objective of the event will be to defeat your enemies, collect as many medals as you can, and use them to unlock new troops or the new command card. Players can participate in the event and play Panzer General® Online through their official websitewww.panzergeneral.com
Troops! Prepare for battles of epic proportion!
New Might & Magic Duel of Champions video:
Might & Magic Duel of Champions, Ubisoft’s Free To Play online fantasy card game, unleashes a new monthly news video to celebrate the first month of the “Road to Paris” Tournament series. The video will aim to give “insights into the May Road to Paris tournament, including the 900 players that took part and the 70 ‘best moves’ videos that garnered more than 4000 votes from Might & Magic Duel of Champions fans”.
Players, choose your hero and head over to the official website http://www.road2paris.com if you’re interested in joining the June Cup.
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot tackles Watch Dogs:
Ooooh, what do we have here? In celebration of Watch Dogs's (ridiculously successful) launch, the team over at The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot have launched an ode to the game by ways of content crossover, implementing Watch Dogs loot throughout the game. Until July 1st, you can grab new branded weapons, gear and Watch Dogs Castle theme available for all four character classes. You can either hunt them down individually in game, or trough the special pack that holds all the Watch Dogs exclusive content. Head over to www.themightyquest.com to get in on the action.
New map for Ghost Recon Phantoms:
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms introduced a new to map called “The Gallery” last week to the Free To Play multiplayer FPS’s arsenal, bringing the count of maps to 10. Inspired by the Guggenheim museum in New York, the creators state that the “main characteristic of this map is based on its design: with very little room to hide, Ghosts and Phantoms will have to use tactics to access the unique point to capture” CAMPERS, BEWARE. Also, GRP is bringing democracy to the game by allowing players to vote on which map they’d prefer to shoot each other on. Wicked.
In celebration of Tetris’s Dirty 30 birthday, publisher Ubisoft announces that Tetris Ultimate, a multiplayer/multimode spin on the classic game, will be available for digital download this summer for the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.
You can play with up to 4 of your friends in one of these six different game modes: Marathon, Endless, Ultra, Sprint, Battle and Power-Up Battle.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Developer Diaries 2:
The talented team over at Ubisoft Montpellier released their second video in the Developer Diaries for Valiant Hearts: The Great War series. Watch as Lead Designer Julien Chevallier and Game and Level Designer Simon Chocquet-Bottani break down the gameplay in their upcoming narrative-focused, action-adventure puzzle game based set in the First World War. It’s interesting to see the faces behind game development, and it’s even nicer to see how passionate they are about their creation
Valiant Hearts: The Great War series will be available on June 25th for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 as a digital download. If you’re lucky enough to have a golden ticket for E3, you can visit both the Playstation and Microsoft Booth to give the game a whirl.
Rabbid Invasion: The Interactive TV Show:
Two of my favorite things will be gloriously coming together in Ubisoft’s Rabbid Invasion: The Interactive TV Show. The game will be available as of November 2014 on the Kinect for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 as well as for the Playstation Camera for Playstation 4.
Based on the uber popular “kids” TV series created by Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the game will allow people to join the on-screen fun in a selection of 20 awesome episodes!
Here’s a rundown on Ubisoft’s new interactive video game concept:
“While the episode is running, kids will watch, play and interact with the Rabbids on their silly adventures. Kids will jump up and get moving with wacky full-motion activities like having a virtual egg battle with the Rabbids, quickly matching their silly poses, or even launching the Rabbids through the air! Up to four players on next-gen systems and two players on Xbox 360 can compete for the best individual score in each activity to become the episode champion, while their global score will allow them to unlock new episodes and content. With Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show, Ubisoft offers young players, their friends and family the unique opportunity to rediscover their favorite TV show in a brand new and innovative video game”
Sounds pretty neat. I don’t have kids, but I’ll be downloading it for, uh, research purposes. That’s right, research.
Don’t forget to tune in to the Ubisofts E3 conference on Monday, June 9th at 2:30 p.m (5:30 est). Unless you’re one of the chosen ones headed down to L.A. to watch it live, you can get the reveals and updates by streaming it online, or through us Girls on Games!