Watch Dogs Legion Finally Revealed At Ubisoft E3 2019 Conference

Watch Dogs Legion is real.

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Following a retailer leak, publisher Ubisoft officially confirmed what was likely to be one of its more significant E3 2019 surprises: Watch Dogs 3, now known to be called Watch Dogs Legion. The franchise's Twitter account came to life following the recent leak, and it basically confirms the rumored London setting and more, as well as the assumption that it will be showcased during E3. After it didn't show up during Microsoft's event, it seems safe to assume the unveiling will happen today, June 10, as part of the Ubisoft E3 press conference.

[Update: Ubisoft's press conference is live right now, and the first game being shown is Watch Dogs Legion. So far, it consists of a gameplay demo that confirms the game is set in London. At one point, we see the player character die, revealing Legion has permadeath. From there, you're able to pick from a variety of other citizens with their own unique perks to assume control of.]

The teaser video states, "God Save the NPCs. Reveal at E3." According to the Watch Dogs Legion Amazon UK product description, the game takes place in a near-future, dystopian version of London. "It's a post-Brexit world in which society, politics, and technology have changed and altered London's fortunes," it says.

"God Save the Queen" is the national anthem of the United Kingdom, and the mention of NPCs in Ubisoft's tweet is likely referring to how Watch Dogs Legion reportedly has players controlling what would normally be considered non-playable characters in other games.

Watch Dogs Legion is not the first Ubisoft game to have leaked before E3 2019. A roller derby game called Roller Champions is also reportedly set for a reveal.

E3 2019 Conference Schedule

It's rumored that the main character of Watch Dogs Legion is an NPC that you select from the world, rather than begin locked into a single protagonist. The product description states, "Play as anyone, Every individual you meet in the open world, has a full set of animations, voice over, character traits and visuals that are generated & guided by gameplay systems."

Some parts of the game will play out differently based on the civilian you choose to play, according to a report. The system underpinning this is apparently very ambitious, so much so that it's led to at least one delay.

No platforms have been announced for Watch Dogs Legion, and Ubisoft also has not shared a release date. Presumably more details will come to light at E3 2019.

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cejay0813

And so is the graphical downgrade in 3... 2...


Edit: in all seriousness, WD1 wasn't horrible and I actually really enjoyed the sequel so I'm curious what they'd come with for the third iteration

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Daelusca

Despite the troll hate for the first WD, for me, that was a really good game....gameplay was average, but the story was decent. WD2 was a downgrade in every way with angsty hipsters fighting "the man"....and now "post-Brexit"....fml.....the production quality is good as they are all deved in Canada, but some of the narrative choices come directly out of HQ in Paris.....I might pick this up in a few years when it's on sale for a few bucks....I might not.....and I normally get all of Ubisoft's games.

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cejay0813

@Daelusca: Hmmm I have the opposite opinion. WD2 had way more personality and the gameplay was cleaner imo

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warmblur

@Daelusca: Couldn't agree more about WD2 being a downgrade the original WD was a much better game.

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meedokicky

W00t w00t!

I've been wishing/expecting a new Watch Dogs to be shown at E3 even before the leak. Seeing it is real now, I am very excited!

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sippio

Did we really want this ?

*I was so interested in WD1 but the game wasn't anywhere near as cool as the awesome E3 breakdown sold us on....

And WD2 was similar to what Division2 was.. a great improvement but my ghost of the past we're still there..

**Titanfall 2/Witcher3 is a example of how awesome & different a sequel 'can' be if it wants to..

*a vigilante hacker seems too cliché or too something..

I guess the whole idea coulda been a character/loadout class for a already established game...

Like 'the hacker' in BLAHBLAH game that shuts down enemies communications and hud etc..

Im not gonna go in negative but neutral.

just surprised this franchise is still going.

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Sepewrath

Sounds like an interesting idea, I need to get into this series. I actually have the first game, got it for free on Uplay; just need to actually play it.

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videogameninja

Love how games are revealed before E3 nowadays.

Really takes the wind out of these games’ reveals if you ask me but on the other hand I can see why it may be in some ways advantageous. Rather than having a developers title crammed in between a whole host of other titles revealing it ahead of time gives their product its own unique spotlight.

Let’s just hope that Ubisoft gives gamers a reason to be excited for this latest installment in the franchise rather than pulling an “Ubi” and saturating the market with yet another franchise.

-PULLING AN “UBI” NINJA APPROVED-

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warmblur

I wonder if we will be able to play as dogs now.

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meedokicky

@warmblur: Robot Dog maybe? yes why not? :D