During the Ubisoft Forward event today, we now know the release date for Watch Dogs: Legion. After some delay, we can say the new, definite release date is October 29, 2020.
In Watch Dogs: Legion, London is in deep trouble. This dystopian London features drones, a private military force called Albion, and tons of chaos. The gameplay gimmick behind Watch Dogs: Legion is that players can take control of any NPC within the world, include an elderly old lady.
This was demonstrated in an in-depth look at the game. Players were tasked with infiltrating the Tower of London. To do so, you could choose from a myriad of operatives recruited for the cause. A construction worker, armed with a wrench, nail gun, and large construction drone helped players reach new heights and take out Albion guards.
As another mission, players were tasked with "crashing an organ farm operation," and again, you can choose whichever operatives you have at your disposal. In this case, there was a drunkard (who eventually passes out), as well as a hitman with skills rivaling that of John Wick.
Other characters were paintballers, police, Albion operatives, and drone pilots - but these are just some of the likely dozens of different NPCs you can control.
The trailer and official website for Watch Dogs: Legion offers some additional gameplay details. For example, your recruits are customizable, to add a bit of uniqueness to each operative. There is a heavy emphasis on tech gadgets like a "Spiderbot" and "Electro Fist," in addition to drones. It's also a multiplayer game, so four players at once can take on missions in London; additionally, "regular content updates" are promised for the online component.
Pre-order bonuses include weapon and vehicle skins, as well as a mask. There's also three different versions: Gold, Ultimate, and Collector's. The Gold Edition includes the season pass. In addition to the season pass, the Ultimate Edition has the "four weeks' VIP status to earn currency faster and new masks," and will be the version available for UPlay Plus subscribers. Lastly, the Collector's Edition has physical goodies like a mask replica, as well as what is offered within the previous tier.
Get ready to save London and fight the good fight - Watch Dogs: Legion launches on October 29, 2020, on PC via the Epic Games Store and uPlay, Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
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