The Ubisoft Showcase was a huge disappointment. There were only a few games that piqued my interest but it was flat out boring. Aisha Tyler is great at what she does but I was so over her hosting the showcase. Another turn off, some of the speakers looked a little scatterbrained. I was not impressed with a lot of the games that were announced. Why mention expansion packs at a showcase? I didn’t quite understand that concept. And to have Jason Derulo on stage was great however comma he was WAY off key. Not a good look.
A- for the game line up
D- for the presentation.
In case you missed it, here is their entire conference
South Park is back with our favorite superheroes!!!! Ubisoft is currently developing a new South Park game called South Park: The Fractured but Whole. There currently isn’t a release date however, you have the opportunity to pre-order now. I fell in love with Stick of Truth and this new game picks up where the last one left off. The trailer was amazing so I’m definitely intrigued to see what is this game will bring to the table. Where’s my punch and pie?!?
Watching the trailer and the game play for this game was amazing. It is a multi-player game allowing you the option to play dashing as a Knight, a Samurai, or a Viking. The “Art of Battle” system gives you more control over your characters weapons. You can play solo or you have the option to play with up to 8 people broken down into two teams. This game will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Are you up for a good fight? Side note: Do the warriors favor some characters in Skyrim? Just an observation. Maybe I’m seeing things.
The Crew: Wild Run
Wild run is an expansion pack that will have your heart racing…maybe. It will be released November 17th for Xbox One, PS4 and Windows. So why was this expansion pack announced? Put it in a newsletter, send an email. Over it.
Tom Clancy’s: The Division
It’s been long time coming! The Division has added a multiplayer mode called DarkZone. You can team up with other players or double cross another group of players. You can even betray your own player. This is great if you need to let go of some frustrations for the day. Just ask your boss to play the game with you. The game is set to release on March 8th, 2016 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. If you pre-order the game you have guaranteed access to the beta. But wasn’t this the same video game we saw last year??
Rainbow Six is back and for the first time, Angela Bassett stars in her first video as the voice of Six. AWESOME!!! This action packed game has brought back the Terrohunt feature in which you play as a solo player or a team of players going up against AI enemies. The beta version will be available on September 24th on all gaming platforms.
Trackmania TM Turbo
Cars dropping from the sky and crazy track racing? I’m game! Trackmania is back with all new backgrounds and crazy tracks. Trackmania will feature 200 tracks which you have to unlock, allowing you to play with friends online or split screen offline. The game has 4 different game plays along with 5 levels of difficulty. And there is music to make your driving experience even better. The best part…you can build your own tracks. Each track you build is randomly selected with a push of a button. The game will be available or PC, The games is truly a virtual rollercoaster ride. More Dramamine please!
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
This game is has caught my eye so much that I’m going back to playing it. This game is going to kick ass. The action is going to be absolutely amazing. The fact that carriages are now a part of the game makes it that much more intriguing. The game takes place 1868 in London during the Industrial Revolution. You can ride on the top of a carriage and kick the driver out. Carriage surfing at its best. The game will be available October 23 on Xbox One, PC, and PS4. I’m over the Assassin’s Creed series. I’m still going to get the game.
Ghost Recon Wildlands
Takes place in Bolivia, South America. It is an open world shooter military style game. You can play as one of the Ghosts set to shut down a drug cartel. Although it doesn’t have a release date, the game will be available on PS4, PC, and Xbox One. Moving on. Is anyone else tired of Tom Clancy?
Anno 2205 is very much like Sim City but set in the far future. You can build your city, compete in the space race, and even construct a lunar city. That’s right! You can build a city on the moon. You will have to farm for your resources to build the ultimate city. I’m excited about this game only because I’m a fan of Sim City. You have the option to play solo or multiplayer. The game will be available November 3. It is available for pre-purchase on Steam and only released on Windows 10.
Just Dance 2016
Are you ready to get a serious workout? Just Dance 2016 is coming with all the bells and whistles. For the first time, you won’t have to use a camera to play the game. No one can tell you how silly you look dancing on social media. I’m glad of that because I know how I look when I play Just Dance with my kid. The game will be available on PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE!!! The PS4, Xbox One, and WiiU versions will have a streaming music service promising to bring you the latest trending songs. Just Dance 2016 will be release in October. Let’s boogie!