E3 2018: All The Games From Ubisoft's Press Conference
Ubisoft took to the E3 2018 stage to discuss many of the newest games it has lined up for release this year and next, as well as games well beyond that. We already went into the show knowing the company would show Assassin's Creed Odyssey and The Division 2; both received new gameplay, cinematic trailers, and in-depth discussions about their mechanics. However, the company also went into detail on a variety of other games.
A new trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2 was shown, and it was even announced that actor Joseph Gordon Levitt would be helping create the game with his entertainment collaboration company, HitRecord. In addition, Ubisoft revealed more details about how Skull & Bones plays, as well as announce Trials Rising--the latest entry in the critically acclaimed physics-based motocross games.
But some of press conferences biggest surprises came in the form of unexpected crossovers. It was revealed that the upcoming toys-to-life game, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, will include Star Fox crossover content on the Nintendo Switch version of the game.
There were plenty of other exciting games to see at Ubisoft's E3 presentation, so be sure to check out the rest of this feature to see everything that was shown. And if you'd like to catch up on everything that came from the briefing, check out our news roundup. In the meantime, which games from the press conference are you most excited about? Feel free to discuss it in the comments below.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
It might have been leaked by merchandise, but this iteration of Assassin's Creed has been confirmed to be at this year's show. Titled Assassin's Creed Odyssey, the game will be set in Ancient Greece and allows you to play either a male or female Spartan warrior protagonist. It'll also include dialogue choices and naval combat.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: October 5, 2018
Beyond Good And Evil 2
We saw a teaser of Ubisoft's spunky new space adventure, Beyond Good & Evil 2, at E3 last year. What we know now is that it will be a prequel to the 2003 game and that players can choose a male or female character and explore different planets. However, it also appears the game will have characters from the original, like Jade and Paige.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC (Expected) | Release Date: TBA
The Crew 2
Ubisoft's new racing game The Crew 2 expands on the open-world nature of its predecessor by offering a much more diverse array of vehicles. That means more than just additional car types--you can drive planes, motorcycles, and boats. Not only that, but you can seamlessly transitions from one vehicle type to the next.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: June 29
Just Dance 2019
Just Dance returns this year sporting a new lineup of songs and dance routines. Like previous installments, players must mimic the on-screen dancer's choreography using either motion controllers or the game's associated mobile app.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Nintendo Switch, PC| Release Date: TBA
The Division 2
Ubisoft Massive is at work on The Division 2, a follow-up to its open-world shooter, as it looks to build upon the foundation established in the previous game. This time around it's set in Washington D.C. and deals with the exploits of the Division attempting to reclaim the capital.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One | Release Date: March 18
Skull & Bones
Ubisoft's Skull & Bones sets sail in the Indian Ocean, setting you on a quest to become a pirate of the ages. The game will feature single- and multiplayer options and is centered around naval warfare.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC | Release Date: TBA 2019
Starlink: Battle For Atlas
Starlink: Battle For Atlas is Ubisoft's take on the popular toys-to-life genre. It's a spaceship-themed action game. The E3 2018 trailer confirmed that the Nintendo Switch version will include exclusive crossover content featuring the popular Nintendo franchise, Starfox.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch | Release Date: October 16
Transference is an upcoming psychological thriller made to be played on consoles or VR. It's a collaboration between Ubisoft and actor Elijah Wood's film company, SpectreVision.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC | Release Date: Fall 2018
The Trial series is getting a new sequel in the form of Trials Rising. From the first trailer, it's bringing back the core physics-based dirtbike riding the series is known for. One of the major features this time around is that stages are set all around the world.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC Nintendo Switch | Release Date: February 2019