Ubisoft’s conference was quite a treat to watch. Here are three big takeaways from the presser.
Peyj & Jade are in Beyond Good & Evil 2
Ubisoft showed off yet another amazing cinematic trailer for their highly anticipated upcoming title. Beloved characters Peyj and Jade make an appearance, but seeing this game is a prequel, how is Jade even there?! As a person who played the original Beyond Good & Evil years ago and is fuzzy on the details, I’m unable to give any further insight. Feel free to share your theories in the comments. I am very interested in doing an in-depth analysis of this trailer in the future.
Star Fox characters in Starlink
After revealing Starlink: Battle for Altas (a space action game) last year, Ubisoft surprised audiences two-fold this year. For one, Ubisoft showed off the game’s story; second, Star Fox characters are making an appearance in the game! This comes as a big shock. However, if any publisher could pull something like this off with Nintendo, it would be Ubisoft. Star Fox content will be available only on the Nintendo Switch.
Choose to be Alexios or Kassandra in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed shook things up this year by revealing that they are allowing players to play through the game as one of two preset characters, Alexios or Kassandra. Yes, that is correct, you can play as either a male or female in the next Assassin’s Creed title. However, unlike in AC Syndicate, it appears you will not have to forcefully switch between each assassin as they both have the story tailored around them. This takes the total number of playable female protagonists in Assassin’s Creed up to three. They are Aveline from AC Liberation, Evie from AC Syndicate, and Kassandra from AC Odyssey. The combat takes several notes from Origins, but there are some new cool animations and extra sense of forcefulness to it. The environments also look great.
Ubisoft did not disappoint. They have shown over two consecutive years that they can be among the best publishers at E3. Stay tuned for more E3 coverage!
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