Here’s a summary of the biggest announcements at Ubisoft’s E3 2014 press conference.
Far Cry 4
Though this trailer was all cinema, it showed off some of the character of Pagan Min, a ruthless eccentric who seems to have some sort of connection with the main character. The graphics on display in the trailer were rather impressive and the land of Kyrat is beautiful, but what’s even cooler is Mr. Min and his insane personality. A charismatic guy, as all good self-obsessed villains are, I can’t wait to tear ass around the jungle looking for him
I was excited about The Division’s gameplay, but after this trailer, I’m really invested in the story too. It’s really easy to gloss over the personal impact of widespread disease in stories like Resident Evil, but this trailer really hit you where it hurts. Without even showing people, a family is ripped down to nothingness by a sudden epidemic and the brutal work around them. If the gameplay made you like the game, this trailer will make you love it.
Assassin’s Creed 4
We now know a little bit more about AC4. The protagonist’s name is Arno Dorian and the game takes place around 1789. He’s Austrian and French and seems to enjoy the color blue. The freerunning capabilities in this title look much smoother than we’ve seen before and the interface is far less cluttered. Combine that with the four player co op shown off in Microsoft’s presser and this is shaping up to be the best AC title yet.
Ever wanted to play a game that actually makes you exercise and isn’t DDR? Shape Up looks like that game. The exercises/games it has actually look fun and when you throw competitive play into the mix, it looks like the most appealing exercise game coming out.
Rainbow Six: Seige
Remember how Battlefield Hardline was cops vs robbers on a huge scale? Think there’s room in your brainspace for cops vs robbers on a small scale? If so, Rainbow Six: Seige is right up your alley. The trailer features 5v5 competitive play with tons of tools on each side from drones to baracades, breach bombs to shield stands, it looks like a more strategic, better coordinated cops vs robbers game. With a smaller map and smaller teams, everyone must be on high alert and communicating if they hope to get the advantage, something that sounds incredibly fun.
Just watch this trailer. Warning: likely to make you cry.