Folks, there has been some HUGE news released recently for Watch Dogs 2! This is what I and a lot of people have been waiting for!
We now have an official release date for the game as well as what the game is about and setting it will take place. It is going to move out of the windy city and into the bay area or better known as San Francisco. From the looks of the trailer and what the developers are saying, this could be what the first Watch Dogs should’ve been.
There’s a lot more good information about the game over at Gamespot including the name of the new character in Watch Dogs 2. His name is Marcus Halloway and he is from that other city across the bay as well as being an extremely good hacker.
Here’s a little bit of info from Gamespot’s article:
“As a member of the burgeoning hacker group DedSec, Holloway finds, assists, and teams up with other hackers in the Bay Area. As director Danny Bélanger told GameSpot during a recent presentation at Ubisoft Montreal, Watch Dogs 2 emphasizes a team effort over the lone wolf approach of the original Watch Dogs’ protagonist Aiden Pierce.
Holloway’s outgoing disposition isn’t the only thing that sets him apart from Pierce. Holloway is much more athletic and scrappy, using his athleticism to navigate the concrete of San Francisco and Oakland, and wielding DIY weapons against his enemies: his go-to choice is a thin rope wound through a billiard ball.
“Marcus is much more expressive, both in his behavior and in his fighting style,” creative director Jonathan Morin said. “He’s going to feel completely different than Aiden. There’s a different flow to his approach.”
Marcus is much more expressive, both in his behavior and in his fighting style. There’s a flow to his approach.
Creative director Jonathan Morin
Marcus has new gadgets at his disposal as well–namely a quadcopter scout drone and a remote-controlled car–along with an acrobatic skill set that allows him to leap over walls and jump between buildings. From the footage Ubisoft showed me at the presentation, Marcus appears to be an athlete, leader, and computer whiz all rolled into one.
But these skills are only appealing as long as there are interesting ways to use them. That’s where Watch Dogs 2’s “fully hackable world” comes in. While only certain mobile phones and machines were accessible in the first Watch Dogs, each and every phone, and every car, can be used to further Holloway’s aims in Watch Dogs 2. As the group discovers corruption on increasingly larger levels, Marcus adapts his goals to meet the needs of the Bay Area’s innocent inhabitants.”
Just reading that little bit of information there has me so excited for this game and can’t wait to see more of it showcased at E3. The graphics from the trailer look amazing and San Francisco in the game looks like a true and bustling representation of the actual city!
Well there you have it folks, huge Watch Dogs 2 news to talk about! Also check out the official trailer below released by Ubisoft! What are your thoughts on this new upcoming sequel? Does it make you excited or still a little leery after it seemed the first Watch Dogs was overhyped? Feel free to post your comments and enjoy the trailer!