French multinational publisher Ubisoft held its E3 2017 conference at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles yesterday. For about 75 minutes, Ubisoft devs both hosted the conference and showcased 11 brand new and exciting titles. In case you’ve missed the conference, don’t fret – we’re recapping it for you!
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot kicked off the conference with surprise guest Shigeru Miyamoto. The legendary creator announced his collaboration with Ubisoft, creating a crossover game with lovable characters and fun gameplay. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a strategy and tactics game that features characters like Mario, the Rabbids, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Luigi, and more. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is set for release on August 29th.
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Game Director Ashraf Ismail took the stage to finally officially reveal Assassin’s Creed Origins. On the franchise’s 10th anniversary, Ubisoft decided to celebrate by giving everyone the origin of the brotherhood experience. Set in Ancient Egypt, you play as Bayek – an Egyptian Medjay and possibly the very first Assassin ever within the franchise’s world and timeline. One thing that lots of us fans contemplated over the years was a playable Eagle, since Assassins have Eagle vision. Assassin’s Creed Origins offers just that with female Eagle, Sanu, who is Bayek’s companion. Ubisoft will launch Assassin’s Creed Origins on October 27th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X, and PC.
The Crew 2
Ivory Tower SASU reprises its role as the developer for Ubisoft’s The Crew franchise with the sequel, The Crew 2. Creative director Stephane Beley announced the title’s brand new features. Not only will it be an open and shared racing world like its predecessor, but The Crew 2 will include cars as well as motorcycles, light planes, jet boats, helicopters, you name it. You can register for The Crew 2 beta at http://www.thecrewgame.com/beta until the game’s 2018 release.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Ever wanted to play another South Park game with a hilariously sarcastic superhero theme? South Park: The Fractured But Whole comes out October 17th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
This one’s a bit trippy and slightly creepy – a psychologically-thrilling VR game about virtual reality. Starring Elijah Wood, the mysterious VR title Transference comes out spring 2018.
Skull and Bones
Inspired by the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag naval combat, brand new IP Skull and Bones is a gorgeous-looking, open world game set in the Golden Age of Piracy across the Indian Ocean. Creative Director Justin Farren introduced the game’s shared world system, and its multiplayer and 5 vs. 5 team-based PvP modes. Wouldn’t it be awesome if Edward Kenway made a cameo in this one?
Just Dance 2018
Typically, this one is announced earlier throughout the conference. Singer Bebe Rexha performed her song ‘The Way I Are’ with accompanying dancers to introduce Just Dance 2018, set for an October 2017 release.
South Park: Phone Destroyer
Want to play another South Park game on your phone instead? In South Park: Phone Destroyer, you’ll play against other players in real-time as a cowboy, a Native American Indian, a cleric, a buccaneer, and more. South Park: Phone Destroyer comes out later this year for Android and iOS devices.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Producer Matthew Rose announced Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Its story revolves around star pilots fighting to save the Atlas star system from the wicked Forgotten Legion. The special thing about Starlink: Battle for Atlas is that it’ll be a toys-to-life game – which will be a treat for Skylanders fans. You can change the responsive controller-connected accessories to update the parts and weapons of the spaceships in-game. It’s set for release during fall 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
Ubisoft Annecy Studio Director Rebecka Coutaz announced a new expansion for Steep. This is the only game in the Ubisoft conference that wasn’t brand new. The open world extreme sports title expansion will be titled ‘Road to the Olympics’ and will be available December 5th.
Far Cry 5
After announcing Far Cry 5 last May, Executive Producer Dan Hav showed off some gameplay for the franchise’s fans. Far Cry 5 is set in Old County, Montana – an isolated cult territory lead by “The Father”. Your objective as a player is to join forces with fellow rebels and innocents to overrule the cruel cult and its leader. February 27th, 2018 is when Far Cry 5 expected to hit shelves for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Beyond Good and Evil 2
This last reveal stole the show. It’s been approximately 15 years since Beyond Good and Evil was released for PlayStation 2, PC, Xbox, and GameCube. During this year’s #UbiE3, Creative Director Michel Ancel very emotionally announced the prequel, Beyond Good and Evil 2. The game is set in an intergalactic and futuristic world. See the highly anticipated awesomeness for yourself…
If you want a full dive into the Ubisoft E3 2017 conference, you can check out the full conference here.