The main announcements from Ubisoft during their E3 2018 Showcase were in relation to Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Beyond Good and Evil 2, Tom Clancy's The Division 2, and Skull and Bones. Here's a round up of all their other news.
“Trials is all about crashing with style, and getting up again” according to Antti Ilvessuo, Creative Director at RedLynx, after he rode in on a motorbike, clad in white leather, and fell over on stage into a strategically placed prop. He announced the latest game in the Trials series, Trials Rising. Here’s the trailer:
You can register now for a closed beta which will be happening later in 2018: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/trials-rising/
Trials Rising release date: February 2019 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch)
The audience was surprised by an introduction from Elijah Wood, who was there in his capacity as Creative Director of Spectrevision. “Whilst we’re known for our film content we’re also avid gamers” he said. It was revealed that Ubisoft and Spectrevision have collaborated to create a VR experience which combines the story telling elements of film with the interactivity of video games. Transference is “an immersive world with a dark and unsettling narrative.”
"Plunge into the experiment of a troubled scientist, a corrupted digital simulation of his family formed using their collective brain data."
Transference release date: Autumn 2018
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
This game was first revealed last year, and features an open world which is 400 light years away from Earth. In the game you can forge alliances with other factions, upgrade your pilots / ships / gear, all to save Atlas from the Legion. There is also an optional toys-to-life element, primarily aimed at younger gamers.
The game also features characters from Star Fox (a Nintendo game from 1993), thanks to the friendship between Ubisoft and Nintendo. In another surprise of the night, Shigeru Miyamoto was revealed to be in the audience – he took to the stage, much to the delight of the crowd.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas release date: 16th October 2018
For Honor: Marching Fire
Roman Campos-Oriola, Creative Director at Unisoft Montreal, announced that For Honor (Starter Edition) is currently free to download until 18th June 2018. Furthermore, they are releasing a new update called Marching Fire, which they described as their biggest and most ambitious by far.
In addition, there will be a new mode called Bridge which is a 4v4 multiplayer castle-siege.
For Honor: Marching Fire release date: 16th October 2018
The Crew 2
Delphine Dosset, Brand Director, spoke briefly about The Crew 2, which is an open world motor sports racing game. It will be released later this month, but there will be a free open beta from 21st to 26th June 2018 which is available to pre-load now.
The Crew 2 release date: 29th June 2018
Just Dance 2019
Last but not least, Just Dance 2019 was announced via a live dance number that opened the event:
Just Dance 2019 release date: October 2018