Watch Dogs: Legion‘s release date is nearly upon us. Releasing on October 29th the latest entry in the franchise sees players in a near future London trying to rise up against corruption and take back their city. Who do you play as in the game?
Well… everyone. The game allows you to recruit a variety of different characters, each with different perks and personalities. All of this in a fairly solid recreation of London. One that is great to explore if you know the city and even if you don’t.
We got to go hands-on with the game again recently. You can see that gameplay at the top of the page. When we played Watch Dogs: Legion the other month this is what we had to say.
“There’s still refining that needs to be done with Watch Dogs: Legion but there’s no denying that it’s going to be an experience many will love. Watch Dogs is still a fairly young franchise and it’s great to see it already doing something so different. Although each of the playable characters definitely have unique personalities it will be interesting to see if story beats can still have the same level of impact with such a huge cast of possible protagonists.
The “gone forever” element of the game will create some interesting bonds with characters, similar to what we see from roguelike experiences and other permadeath games. It made me panic on more than one occasion when my health got low as I knew that I could lose that character forever. Watch Dogs: Legion makes London a playground of chaos. If it can work out its issues before release it will be one you’ll want to go to again and again.”
It will be interesting to see if much changes with the game before release. You’ll be able to pick it up on Xbox One, PC, Stadia and PlayStation 4 on October 29th. It will also be on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S at launch.