Watch Dogs Sequel Announced
A new game for the popular Watch Dogs franchise was revealed during Ubisoft’s E3 2019 press conference. Watch Dogs: Legion takes places in London. A group called The Resistance tries to take down the authoritarian regime that uses technology to strike fear in the people of the city.
The sequel’s main selling point is the multiple playable characters that players can use to progress through the story. Once these characters are critically injured, players have a choice to either surrender or resist. Ubisoft didn’t reveal what the “surrender” choice results, but they showed the consequences of resisting arrest through a character named Ian Robshaw.
After a thrilling chase around the streets of London, one of the drones following Ian finally kills him. Here, Ubisoft shows the concept of “permadeath,” where the character will remain dead for the rest of the story. This will not result in a game over. Instead, players can choose another character in the team to continue the mission.
The character selection screen shows that each character has their own unique set of skills. The chosen character, Helen Dashwood, is a hacker who controls a “Spiderbot,” an intricate machine that can kill enemies or hack computers.
Other characters shown include Peter Cox, an Enforcer who specializes in weapons and pyrotechnics, and Jada Wokoma, another hacker with a unique ability to attract nearby guards using her Spiderbot.
Watch Dogs: Legion launches on March 6, 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.