Watch Dogs: Legion has been confirmed by Ubisoft during its E3 2019 conference.
The new addition to the series will be set in London, and will release March 6, 2020.
In a press statement, Ubisoft said: “In the near future, London is facing its downfall: the people are being oppressed by an all-seeing surveillance state, a corrupt private military corporation controls the streets, and a powerful crime syndicate is preying on the most vulnerable.
“In Watch Dogs: Legion, the player’s mission is to build a resistance to fight back against the emergence of an authoritarian regime. Thanks to a never-before-seen gameplay innovation created by Ubisoft Toronto*, the studio behind Watch Dogs: Legion, players will have complete freedom to ‘Play as Anyone.’
“Every Londoner in the open world is fully simulated, with a persistent life and a backstory, and players can recruit anyone from the entire population into their team. From an MI5 agent to a tough bareknuckle fighter, from a brilliant hacker to an illegal street racer, or from a rising football star to a geriatric grandma, anyone can join the Resistance and become the hero of the story.
“Every character also has unique gameplay traits, based on their profile. Once they join the team, players choose their class, level them up, and unlock new abilities and upgrades. They can easily swap between them and approach the challenges of the game the way they want using hacking and drones, stealth, melee or combat, lethal or non-lethal. In Watch Dogs: Legion, the players’ choices have real consequences. If non-lethal force is used, the enemy will attempt to subdue and arrest the player. But if the player shoots to kill, their characters could be wounded or even permanently killed.
“In Watch Dogs: Legion, players can even bring their unique team online and team up with their friends in four-player co-op, while sharing their progression between single-player and online.”
Check out the announcement trailer below!
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