[E3 2018] Ubisoft: Beyond Good And Evil 2, Assassin’s Creed Odissey and Skylander

Greek mythology and fighting against a virus.

Ubisoft introduced its first reveal in the most Ubi way possible: tons of people dancing, someone dressed as a panda to lead the group, trumpets and a live show on stage. Right after, Beyond Good and Evil 2 was shown in a new trailer, showcasing the new group of characters joining forces together against an upcoming attack.

Luckily, the new trailer was followed up with a pre-alpha footage gameplay of the action adventure RPG, playable alone or in co-op mode. The developers also announced that artists will be able to contribute to the world of the game with their work.

Rainbow Six Siege also have some time in stage, announcing there are already 35 millon players all over the world, along with other highlights brought by the community itself, including upcoming tournaments. At the same time, Trials Rising was announced for February 2019 on PS4, Xbox, PC and Switch, and players can already register for the closed beta on the official site.

The Division 2 was one of the major presences of the showcase: announcing raids and “years of major content packs”. They already announced the content for Year One in terms of DLCs, called Episode 1, 2 and 3, which will be completely for free.

The Donkey Kong DLC for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle as also showcased, coming out on June 26 and on June 25 for season pass owners, during a live performance with the game’s composer and artists.

Skull & Bones took the reigns right after, a multiplayer game built upon from the sea sailing system born in the Assassin’s Creed series, featuring different characters and seamlessly connection with other groups and ships in real time.

Both The Crew 2, For Honor and Assassin’s Creed Odissey followed up in the conference, showcasing all the new features from probably some of the biggest games of Ubi at the time. For Honor is getting Marching Fire, a DLC coming out on August 16. Before finishing up with Odissey, Starlink had another appearance announcing, with Miyamoto on stage, the presence of Starfox for the Switch version of the game.

The new entry in the Assassin’s Creed series was the biggest reveal of the conference, although thanks to several leaks in the past few days which lead to the unevitable announcement from Ubi, the surprise element wasn’t present. Thankfully, the gameplay was extense enough to showcase that, even if the publisher broke the promise of not going back to releasing one Assassin’s Creed game per year, developers took everything that worked on Origins and took it to a different scale in the Greek mithology.

Also, if it wasn’t first visible during the latest entry, the step for the franchise to a more RPG angle has become of notice. In Odissey, players can engage in conversations from different points of view thanks to a dialogue choice system a la The Witcher 3 and have romances with both main characters: Alexios and Kassandra.

That was all for Ubi, no information regarding Watch Dogs or Splinter Cell were given. For me, I can’t wait to dive into the new Assassin’s Creed.

By Diego Nicolás Argüello

Founder and EIC of Into The Spine. Probably procrastinating on Twitter right now. Talk to him about pinballs, Persona, and The Darkness. @diegoarguello66