Ubisoft's E3 2016 press conference was the least-shitty press conference I've ever seen Ubisoft do, thanks mainly to an excellent presentation for South Park: The Fractured But Whole, For Honor single-player content and a Watch Dogs demo that actually interested me in Watch Dogs.
Then they talked about the Assassin's Creed movie and mucked it up quite a bit, but still! I give it a B+. Let's break it down.
- It started with a dance spectacular.
- No, seriously.
- Just Dance 2017 coming to all gaming platforms and PC, and the NX - that makes it the first western game announced for Nintendo's next platform.
- Ghost Recon Wildlands got a CG trailer and a big gameplay walkthrough. It launches March 7, 2017.
- South Park: The Fractured But Whole got a huge presentation detailing refined, tactical grid-based combat and character customization.
- And a sweet trailer!
- If you preorder it, you get a copy of South Park: The Stick of Truth for new-gen consoles right now!
- South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be out December 6th.
- some new DLC is coming to The Division.
- Eagle Flight (Ubi's VR game) got a 3-on-3 capture-the-rabbit demo.
- Ubisoft has a Star Trek co-op bridge simulator that I would totally play.
- For Honor got a story trailer - it has a story?! It also got a really nice campaign demo. Yes, it has a campaign! Launches February 14, 2017 - same day as Persona 5.
- Grow Up, sequel to Grow Home announced - coming this August.
- Trials of the Blood Dragon is a Trials game with Blood Dragon sensibilities, out today.
- Then they talked about the Assassin's Creed movie for like, forever.
- Watch Dogs 2 got a hot new trailer and some hot new gameplay, and looks like not-shit. It's coming November 15th.
- All Watch Dogs 2 DLC will come to PS4 30 days before any other platform.
- Ubisoft thinks that downhill skiing/extreme sports is a "completely new genre," and they're calling their game Steep. It looks not-bad.
And that was Ubisoft! It was wayyy better than years prior. We still love you, Aisha Tyler.