Watch Dogs 2 News!!

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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! 

4 thoughts on “Watch Dogs 2 News!!

  1. Great video to include. The graphics for these games keep getting better and better all the time. In another 5 or 10 years, I wonder if they’ll even need people to be in movies or TV shows, but I guess we’ll have to see if the graphics and motion capture improves enough to make computer generated characters look just like the real thing.

    For future post ideas, you could maybe analyze and critique the cinematics in game players like this one. I know cinematics aren’t exactly what people buy games for; they care more about gameplay graphics, the gameplay itself, and the storylines. However, it’s your website, so you can talk about gameplay vids all you want if you have room for it in between posts about video game news.

    1. Hi there Hilton, glad you like the post! As you said, the graphics keep getting better and better and it will be amazing to see what they look like years from now! Thank you for the suggestion and I will do look into that for future posts.

  2. Wow, that watch dogs 2 cinematic trailer really got me into the hype. I haven’t really researched this game lately because I was really looking foreward to the first game but then found out it kinda ended up being a meh game. I was lucky enough that a friend bought it and let me play it before I decided to buy it. But the graphics in this trailer are just jaw dropping! Loved the trailer too, very stylish, got a little bit of the steam punk atmosphere into it too!
    Open world games are one of my favorite genre’s of videogames! I may keep an eye out for this game after seeing this post!
    Looks like they’re really planning on stepping this game up too, allowing anything and everything to be hackable! Its kind of a cool niche that they’re implementing in the open world videogames, the hacking that is.

    1. Hi Jacob. Yeah Watch Dogs 2 is shaping up to be one of the best open world games to ever be released even supposedly challenging the might Grand Theft Auto V. The graphics look really good and I cannot wait to play this game. We are only a couple of weeks away from release so stay tuned!

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