Ubisoft’s upcoming title – Watch_Dogs releases on May 27th, 2014 for Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. Today, the media embargo ended, which means we’ve got a ton of new information about the game before it launches next month, including details on the augmented reality games with… aliens!
First off, nine minutes of multiplayer footage from Watch_Dogs, directly from Ubisoft.
A NeoGAF user has created a nice summary of new details that we will see in the city of Chicago.
General tidbits of information
You have your own apartment in the city with a wardrobe, bed etc. It’s kinda similar to the buildings you have in GTA games
When you hack someones phone, you can hack their bank account but you can also steal their car registry information and then you get their car delivered to you.
When you hack certain NPCs, you’ll find out they might suffer from cancer or poverty and that might make it harder to steal their money or their car from a moral aspect.
There are clothing shops with an extensive amount of different outfits
You have ctOS facilities that can be compared to the forts in Assassin’s Creed and the outposts from Far Cry 3. You have to collect a security key from a guard so you can enter the server room and hack it. These facilities are being protected by armored guards with guns.
New way of stealth: You can hack a camera, jump from camera to camera till you find the security guard with the key. Hack into his phone, collect it and then jump from his phone to a different guard on patrol. When that guard enters the server room -> jump from his phone to the computer. You’ll then play a small hacking puzzle. When you complete that puzzle, the building is hacked. This means you did the entire thing without doing any physical action with Aiden himself. It’s pretty much digital stealth.
You may also get side missions from hacking people, they’re pretty dynamic. I found a guy stalking his ex-girlfriend and he was about to hurt her. I traced his location and beat him up before he could do a thing. I also discovered a rich guy who was into hentai and you could challenge him to a drinking game at the bar!
Controls/movement feels similar to Assassin’s Creed, but game itself feels very different and there is definitely more freedom
You can listen to music everywhere, you can hack other phones for music and you can even hack the music installation in a bar. You can also customize your playlist etc
You can also order cars through the phone. There’s a pretty expansive list, ranging from cheap town cars to luxury sport cars. You unlock them through the story, challenges or by simply buying them.
Augmented Reality Games
Some of you might remember the spider/alien looking thing in the recent Watch_Dogs – Welcome to Chicago trailer. It seems we now have reasoning for it’s inclusion into the game.
You can fight against aliens in Chicago. Nothing really changes in the city, but these small augmented aliens float around, you get a special augmented reality gun and you have to shoot them down wave after wave.
You also have Madness, which is basically Watch Dogs meets Carmageddon. I loved this. Chicago turns into some kind of hellish city, all the citizens are flaming zombies and you drive around the city with some kind of post apocalyptic car. You’ll get objectives like reaching a certain killstreak, killing x amount of zombies or reaching max speed for several seconds. You have to complete these things with a timer and it gets harder, but you’ll also unlock some new powers for the car.
Another AR game is where giant golden coins appear around Chicago and you have to platform your way to collect them while avoiding large skulls. Again, you have to collecting everything under a certain time and there’s awards based on your time.
You can also control a giant armored spider and wreck havoc around town. I don’t remember exactly what the objectives were, but it reminded me about Saints Row where you can drive around a huge armored tank and destroy everything. It’s pretty fun.
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