Heading to DC
Microsoft showed off Tom Clancy's The Division 2 with a full-length gameplay demo, the first look we've had of the game since it was revealed.
Check out the brief teaser showed before the demo below:
In the gameplay, a squad of four Division agents seeks to take control of a downed plane near Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. The crashed plane turns out to be Air Force One.
Before the demo, we also got some background information about the game, including the location of the sequel and the fact that it takes place seven months after the outbreak that set the events of The Division in motion.
According to the trailer, America is on the brink of a new civil war between civilian survivors of the epidemic, and the Division agents are the key to stopping this war.
"If Washington DC is lost, the entire nation falls," the post-conference Ubisoft press release states.
In the gameplay demo, we saw that there are small guarded communities in the D.C. areas trying to survive by sticking together. We also got a glimpse at some of the abilities and gadgets you might expect to see in The Division 2, including seeker mines that target enemies automatically and some sort of AOE mortar gadget. The mini-boss of the encounter was an armored enemy that you slowly loses pieces of armor the more you shoot at, something not seen in the first game.
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is set for a March 15, 2019 release date and is being developed by Massive Entertainment, an Ubisoft studio. The game will come to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows 10 PCs, according to Ubisoft's press release.
You can sign up for The Division 2's beta here. More information concerning Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is expected at Ubisoft's E3 press conference on Monday.
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