Ubisoft today announced that Watch_Dogs 2, the next installment in the hacker series, will be available worldwide on November 15 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.
Since its reveal a new trailer, screenshots and artwork have been released, which you can view below.
In Watch_Dogs 2, players will assume the role of a brilliant young hacker by the name of Marcus Holloway who is accused of a crime he did not commit. Watch_Dogs 2 will take place in the massive and dynamic open world environment of the San Francisco Bay Area as well as featuring the vibrant neighborhoods of Oakland along with offices of cutting-edge companies in Silicon Valley.
As Marcus, players will be able to take control over drones, cars, cranes, security robots, and much more. Watch_Dogs 2 takes a slightly different approach to that of 2014’s Watch_Dogs with the added option of non-lethal takedowns to complete missions as well as the use of parkour to traverse the game’s rooftops.
“Our creative team is working hard to deliver an outstanding WATCH_DOGS experience,” said Dominic Guay, senior producer, Ubisoft Montreal. “In WATCH_DOGS 2, we’re excited to give players a captivating storyline with engaging characters that offers deeper, more meaningful hacking options, a greater variety of gadgets and weapons, and a brand new seamless multiplayer experience that will appeal to fans of the original WATCH_DOGS as well as players new to the brand.”
Several editions of Watch_Dogs 2 are now available for pre-order in addition to the standard edition:
- Deluxe Edition includes the Game, an exclusive sleeve, a San Francisco Map, lithographs and the Deluxe pack of digital customization items.
- Gold Edition includes the Game, the Deluxe pack and the Season Pass.
- San Francisco Edition with its Collector’s box, includes the game, extra digital content: The Deluxe pack and Zodiac killer mission, the Marcus Figurine, SF-themed laptop stickers, lithographs, and a San Francisco Map.
- Exclusively on the Uplay shop, fans of the franchise can pre-order Wrench Junior Robot Collector’s Pack and The return of DedSec Collector’s Case. The return of DedSec Collector’s Case contains the Gold Edition and DedSec themed memorabilia including among other collector items, the DedSec art Marcus figurine, Marcus’ scarf and cap replica and an exclusive 64 page artbook.
Players who pre-order any of the above editions will receive an extra mission entitled Zodiac Killer, a mission where a copycat of the Zodiac Killer is murdering people and taunting the police with coded messages. Players have to decrypt the codes and hunt down the killer to complete the mission and get an additional exclusive outfit.
Watch Dogs 2 is available November 15th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.