Watch Dogs out this holiday?

Leaked marketing material suggests Ubisoft's mysterious action game coming to "all home consoles" later this year.

Kotaku has obtained marketing material for the Chicago-set action game Watch Dogs that states the title will ship for "all home consoles" during this holiday season.

This lines up with comments from Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, who said last year during a financial call that Watch Dogs would be out sometime in 2013.

The poster for Watch Dogs features quotes stating the game will be a "truly next-gen adventure," though it does not specify any consoles. Next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony are believed to be on store shelves for this holiday season. Sony may even announce the PlayStation 4 next week.

The poster also features the words "Power Up Rewards," suggesting the material leaked out of GameStop.

Watch Dogs was announced during Ubisoft's 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo media briefing last June with no official word on platforms or a release date. It is an all-new intellectual property in development at Ubisoft Montreal that focuses on hacking.

Representatives from Ubisoft and GameStop were not immediately available to comment.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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320 comments
SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

The waiting game.. How i so enjoy it O_o

Kane04
Kane04

High hopes here.

Imatyta
Imatyta

Without question, this will be one of the PS4 launch games. Can't wait cause this looks sick! When I buy the PS4 I will be taking 3 weeks off work hehehe

itchyflop
itchyflop

pointless touch screen ugly controller

blooodravens
blooodravens

is this a follow on from sleeping dogs? or just the same people making it?

alex-willoz
alex-willoz

Surely there are 3 holidays each year.... Easter, Summer and Christmas (winter)...... I will never understand why americans refer to the Christmas Holidays as "Holiday season" Sure you have thanks giving etc and its generally the time of year when everyone has some time off work.


But why not refer to it as Q4 or Christmas........ 

GetafixOz
GetafixOz

Oh well Id rather it was well made, GTA V and Last of Us will get us through till then.

the_verybest
the_verybest

Holidays is too far away. I was hoping it would come out sooner. But I can't wait until this holiday though, this game will definitely be worth it.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

This is a game I look forward to playing. Hope they don't gimp the PC version.

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

If it is going to be in half as good as Sleepig Dogs I am in Watch Dogs!

The_Godfather_
The_Godfather_

this holiday? 2013? unlikely. because game is developing under a new engine and in the footage video, graphic details were stunning. I don't think current-gen consoles can handle such details. and Ubisoft doesn't develop pc exculusive games...

ghostwarrior79
ghostwarrior79

WHO let the dogs out?

UBISOFT let them dawgs out!

ghostwarrior79
ghostwarrior79

What do you think the system requirements will be when this game comes for the pc,eh?

Answers on a postcard! WEAPONS FREE, comment on my post!

Blazed
Blazed

I wish this was coming to next gen consoles instead., the current hardware is too weak .I really did wan't  this on console but I'll just get it on PC.

emperiox
emperiox

A: it's ubisoft, so not for PC

B: games always get delayed, I wouldn't get your hopes up.

jameston027dec
jameston027dec

This is completely irrelevant but what happened to No One Lives Forever I MISS THAT GAME

Garnog
Garnog

What is this 'holiday season' people speak of? I know of no such thing. Used to be there was this thing called 'Christmas', but too many people were offended by the concept of joy and giving so now there's just a holiday. Political correctness is strangling us.

itchyflop
itchyflop

@blooodravens no its completely different from a completely different company , ubisoft produce it. It looks great

crzysheeit
crzysheeit

@alex-willoz More people celebrate Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years combined than any other holiday in America. Diwali is right around the "holiday season" as well.

jiggybuff
jiggybuff

@GetafixOz  idk, GTA V was delayed till september which isn't that much closer then the holiday season.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@ghostwarrior79 Games really don't have that high or minimum requirements to play games as long as they release on the consoles.

icebox98
icebox98

@ghostwarrior79 ati: 6000 series or higher (min), 7800 recomended, 4ggb ram and 1 core 3...... nVidia 480 min, 4gb ram and core i3 or 5......

good thing i gat i7, 16gb ram

Frostyballoon
Frostyballoon

@Blazed It probably will come out for the next-gen, Look at resident evil zero. It was suppose to come out on the N64 but gamecube was around the corner so it ended up on that. They probably arent saying next gen because its hush hush in the industry its Sony and Mircosofts job to show off the new console not some gaming developer 

Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

@emperiox That's an uninformed statement.

damiger
damiger

@emperiox Question is if they will actually try and make a good port. Far Cry 3 was decent, GR & AC3 was terrible.

Darth_Kane
Darth_Kane

@emperiox I don't remember the last time Ubisoft didn't release AAA games for PC

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@emperiox 

But it is coming for PC, it was announced for PC, and the showcase was on PC. 

All of Ubisoft's titles came to PC. 

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@jameston027dec 

Wasn't successful enough to warrant a third installment, according to Monolith gamers were put off by a female lead. So they made F.E.A.R

Damn shame, i loved NOLF and had a huge crush on Cate Archer.  

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@Garnog As mentioned it is called the Holiday Season because there are many holidays that take place in a short period. The season also lasts longer than just Christmas time.

Believe it or not most people in the world don't celebrate Christmas.

emperiox
emperiox

@Garnog happy holidays to you. There's a war on Christmas, Fox News told me so. ;)

RubiksGenius
RubiksGenius

@Garnog 

Or some people don't believe in the roots of Christmas and don't wish to be excluded from the joy and giving. Why try to exclude them?




DMayns21
DMayns21

@Garnog Holiday Season is the day after Thanksgiving through January 1st.

ghostwarrior79
ghostwarrior79

@MAD_AI  and YODA says "watch the dogs will and ubisoft, realese the game they will for the pc!"

Serpentes420
Serpentes420

@RubiksGenius @Garnog By the roots of Christmas you mean the pagan celibration of the Winter solstice right?  Because the Christians utterly coopted it.

Garnog
Garnog

@RubiksGenius @Garnog Doesn't really matter, as long as you're spending money, which I think is the basic concept of releasing games during a block of time in which our wallets are expected to be more accessible ;)