Watch Dogs 2's Main Character Could Be This Guy

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An image of what is reportedly the protagonist of Watch Dogs 2 has appeared online. The picture, which you can see below, was found on an Instagram profile belonging to King, a performance artist.

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The account is now private, but an image of the post was captured by NerdLeaks. It features what looks to be a character of Asian descent sporting a baseball cap and a bandana covering his mouth.

He's also wearing a messenger bag, while holding a gun in one hand and a phone in another. Phones were a key part of the first game, as they were used by protagonist Aiden Pearce to hack the world around him.

The caption alongside the image reads "had a blast doing motion capture work as the lead character in a new video game series." The accompanying hashtags name Watch Dogs 2 specifically.

Although Ubisoft has confirmed Watch Dogs 2 is in development, it has not released any further details about the title. The image looks to be a work-in-progress render of a character, with a plain background, and so has naturally aroused some suspicions about legitimacy. GameSpot has contact Ubisoft for a comment.

Ubisoft previously stated a sequel to Watch Dogs will launch before the end of its next financial year, which is April 2017.

In April 2015, a senior gameplay programmer at Ubisoft indicated work on Watch Dogs 2 was already underway. The developer, who worked on the original Watch Dogs and its expansion, listed Watch Dogs 2 on a CV.

The first Watch Dogs sold more than 9 million copies into retail, and its creative director has been vocal about what he would like to do with the franchise next.

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urbanman2004

After looking at this when the pic leaked I thought the protagonist was white, but either way Marcus looks cool from the trailers. Nice job Ubi on the character design

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ps3gamer1234

Sleeping Dogs copy cat.

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FonsiCastroL

That looks terrible, Aiden's design was awesome, I have his figure from the Collector's Edition and it is amazing indeed, I really would like to see where Aiden go at the end, what he is doing now, you know?

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EG117

Not Aiden? That would be strange. Any chance a new type of MP character, like a co-op portion? Aiden's not the only one who could have a high-tech phone in the next Watchdogs. Anyway, as long as it is a good game then I don't mind a different main character. It will still take awhile before they release more info anyway. Maybe at the next E3?

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Jr_Hal

I actually loved the first one. Now, I'm going back into my backlog to platinum some games and Watchdogs is on that list. For a new IP I thought it was excellent.

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nayce54

I am ready to pre-order! Loved the 1st one and platinum'd it.

In my opinion, it's better than the Division!

Watchdogs had a unique emphasis on hiding places! Best ever!

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Jr_Hal

@nayce54: I agree.

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brimdunkleton

They didn't get dillionthehacker to be in the second game?!

Stupid fucking move, ubisoft. Keep fucking up more and more, twats...

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SkyHighGam3r

I really hope they start with someone else.
The biggest disappointment of WatchDogs was that it completely SKIPPED going from average-joe hacker to full blown vigilante.

That was the entire appeal of the story and they didn't just drop the ball, they punted it into the ****ing river.

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asifah30

Well, the story of WD was easily forgettable, in fact I didn't remember what was the story, main character was looking for revenge of his nephew..right or something like that....but I must confess that besides story the other gameplay elements (except driving) were great like hacking, shooting, gange\post takeout etc ....

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Ayzed

it looks like the most generic Asian kid ever with a bandana around his face

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ahmad996

This game had pretty solid stealth mechanics. Hopefully they carry on with that and add a better story and characters.

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rosinmonkekyx17

Never send a white man to a Korean's job

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LouiXIII

Oooooooo..k

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Michael-Ibbett

Lol hes clearly black. Not asian. Zoom in a bit there gamespot person.

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Ayzed

@michael-ibbett: just cause he did the motion cap doesn't mean they're gonna base the character off his looks/race

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Michael-Ibbett

@Ayzed: That has nothing to do with it. Hes basing it off of the picture. "It features what looks to be a character of Asian descent" .....which he doesnt look to be Asian. He looks to be Black.

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DrunkenPunk800

I misread that as "Sleeping Dogs 2". Now I'm disappointed.

I don't know a single person who liked Watch Dogs.

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bjklol

@DrunkenPunk800: I wasn't a huge fan either, but I think a sequel could have huge potential.

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DrunkenPunk800

I misread that as "Sleeping Dogs 2". Now I'm disappointed.

I don't know a single person who liked Watch Dogs.

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Jr_Hal

@DrunkenPunk800: I did. I loved it actually.

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Brakkyn

I played the first game and liked it. I didn't think it was anything standoutish but I didn't think is was crap, either. It did make me think of a Grand Theft Auto Lite, though.

As for the character above, out of a score of 0 to 10, I give it a "meh".

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ECH71

I'd prefer continuing to play as Aiden.

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esqueejy

@ECH71: Or the hipster dude with the dreads. T-Bone? I can't remember the name offhand. Beating people senseless with that big wrench was so utterly satisfying.

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brn-dn

It's sad how many people can't form their own opinion and just regurgitate what other people say. Watch Dogs was an excellent game and this sequel will be even better.

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Jr_Hal

@brn-dn: I liked it a lot myself.

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Ayzed

@brn-dn: I wouldn't say excellent. it wasn't without it's flaws but it wasn't bad either.

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brn-dn

@Ayzed: I enjoyed it a lot and the multiplayer is severely underrated, I find it to be excellent because of the multiplayer. Without it, the single player is still pretty great.

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rosinmonkekyx17

@brn-dn: No, it was overhyped

And people can't form their own opinion?

I could say that for you, at least 1000 (probably more) people share the same opinion as you, do you need to form your own opinion and stop following others?

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brn-dn

@rosinmonkekyx17: So because people set unrealistic expectations that makes it a bad game?

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Ayzed

@brn-dn: ubisoft themselves set the expectations too high with that original e3 reveal trailer lol

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brn-dn

@Ayzed: I've never really understood why that is always brought up. The same mission shown is still in the final game and the final game still looks good.

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rosinmonkekyx17

@brn-dn: The expectations were too high, not unrealistic

Stop bending my words

And you never even answered my second question

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esqueejy

Looks like a school shooter.

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rosinmonkekyx17

@esqueejy: That's not funny

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HesamB

@rosinmonkekyx17: it is.

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Fulcrvm

Needs a follow up article "watch dogs 2 graphics 'could' look like this"

<insert overdressed trailer>

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CaptainBerserk

I was bored out of my mind with the first game, actually i don't remember being this bored with any other game i played, so forgive me if i'm not holding my breath with this one.

Also, this guy looks more like a generic npc than a hero of an action game. Way to go Ubisoft.

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meedokicky

No trench coat? :(

I loved the first game and didn't mind Aiden *shrugs*. And I am all up for another round, but this guy looks way too generic.

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Spaced92

@meedokicky: Aiden was actually way more generic looking than this guy.

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meedokicky

@spaced92: Aiden had a unique trench coat and a cap that goes with it. This one looks like some random guy from GTA online.

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Shantmaster_K

I'll probably get it when it's cheap. Watch Dogs was tough to get through.

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bjklol

@Shantmaster_K: lol i got it at gamestop for 5 bucks brand new.

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BobaFettHatesU

Won't it be even more special after a week of the games release the devs announce that the main character is also transgendered.

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esqueejy

@bobafetthatesu: Depends. Do you promise to throw a pantwetting hissy fit worthy of me watching and egging you on by calling you a rancid bigot and other names? I mean, if it's just going to be this run-of-the-mill milquetoast GamerGater whining, then that's already gotten boring. Yeah yeah, we already know...your penises are tiny and your self-esteems are shriveled and your level of comfort with your own sexuality is such that you feel threatened yadda yadda yadda mommy didn't love you enough and something something daddy never gave you his approval.

You guys are going to have to pick it up a notch to keep yourselves relevant and entertaining or nobody's going to care anymore how butthurt you are over reality being something other than you'd prefer it to be.

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NoForceKen

@esqueejy: Hehe. Someone's mad that they can't use their restroom of choice.

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Spartan_418

@esqueejy: Is this a pasta?

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