Ubisoft title Watch Dogs excited an entire gaming nation with the reveal of a fully-detailed next generation experience in the trailer for the original installment. Only a couple years later, the well-received third-person adventure shooter makes waves with news of a sequel and even the franchise's biggest critics took note of a truly impressive gameplay trailer at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016.
A brand new setting, the apparently vibrant and booming city of San Francisco, as well as the narrative's main protagonist, Marcus Holloway, were both shown off and met with praise from both fans and critics. Certainly, the gameplay mechanics sound intriguing and the graphics are certainly attractive, but what about the story? Well, Ubisoft Montreal and company hope to answer that question with a brand new video preview.
Showing off the game's personality, along with the personality of the sequel's main character, Ubisoft has just released the Watch Dogs 2 official story trailer. Complete with cut scenes from the game itself, this successor promises to provide gamers with an engaging plot in addition to impressive visuals and innovative mechanics. The game's official description can be found just below.
Marcus Holloway teams up with the Dedsec crew, an elite group of hackers engaged in a quest to shut down the plans of power hungry Blume CTO, Dusan Nemec and restore power to the people.
What this trailer demonstrates is some sort of interesting amalgamation of Mr. Robot and the Grand Theft Auto franchise. In an attempt to take down one of the most powerful (and presumably evil) technology officers in the world, Marcus and company band together to wound Blume CTO, Dusan Nemec from the inside. With a team of highly specialized hackers, gamers will play through a story filled with action and stealth as they attempt to fight for the little guy.
Despite a strong showing for the original Watch Dogs, both critically and monetarily, the title was generally criticized for its lifeless main character Aiden Pearce. This trailer, however, truly attempts to show off a bit more personality, certainly a sign of good faith, proving that Ubisoft and company have, in fact, been listening to their critics and fans. Not only does the world of Watch Dogs 2 appear to be genuinely interesting, but its main character Marcus Holloway is seemingly a far cry from the insufferably deadpan Aiden Pearce.
The follow-up to the award-winning Watch Dogs title is just around the corner, but it looks to be evenly matched with a number of other impressive looking games – Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, Gears of War 4, the long awaited Final Fantasy XV, Pokémon Sun & Moon, along with many others. If this impressive trailer is any evidence, however, perhaps Watch Dogs 2 won't get lost in the shuffle of the busy holiday gaming season after all.
Watch Dogs 2 will release on November 15, 2016, for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Source: Ubisoft US