Monday 12 June 2017

E3 2017: Ubisoft's Conference [Events]

Ubisoft jumped straight in with the game everyone knew was coming. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. And they got Miyamoto on stage to talk about it. Ubisoft were basically given the freedom to take Mario to a place he’s never been before. Such is the result of this game. A strategic RPG that brings the rabbids into the Mushroom Kingdom, where some partner up with Mario and co. while others seek to wreak havoc. The game’s battles are about fighting these rabbids in turn-based combat that actually has some depth with positioning and such. New attacks and weapons can be unlocked through game progression, and this is Nintendo’s big August game, with it releasing 29-August.
Assassins Creed Origins got another trailer, and a release confirmation of 27-October. The Crew 2 showed off an epic trailer with cars, bikes, planes, and boats, and is looking to be the biggest racing game yet. This is looking as though it will be my racing game of the year. If… it was releasing this year. Dated for Spring 2018. South Park: The Fractured But Whole got a trailer to reaffirm its date of 17-October. There’s also a South Park phone game called Phone Destroyer.

Just Dance 2018 is obviously coming, and as usual is shown through a live stage dance. At least they gave us some good stuff beforehand. Starlink: Battle For Atlas is looking to jump into the Toys To Life business too late. Working with a crew to build ships and explore the open-world galaxy, it’s looking like an okay game.
Steep is getting an expansion to bring Olympic content to the game on 5-December. Far Cry 5 is coming, bringing its crazy action to consoles. And as a finale – Beyond Good and Evil 2, acting as a prequel to the first game. Skull & Bones is another pirate action game, with a better focus on fights.

I don't usually pay much attention to Ubisoft games. Yeah, Steep impressed me last year when it got announced, and I've been having fun with it, just free-roaming down the mountain. While I liked what The Crew offered, I had Forza Horizon to play through. However, The Crew 2 is offering more types of races, and I'm always up for more vehicle racing. As well as that, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is looking a lot more interesting than the rumours were making it out to be.