Ubisoft announces a new release date for ‘Watch Dogs: Legion’

The game was originally intended to release in March

The highly anticipated Watch Dogs: Legion has received a new release date and fans won’t have to wait long.

During the Ubisoft Forward presentation, the publisher announced that the open-world adventure game will be released on October 29 for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Google Stadia. An enhanced version will also be coming to next-gen consoles in the future.

Alongside the announcement, Ubisoft also unveiled a lengthy gameplay trailer for the game. The story is set in London, after the city is put into lockdown following an attack by a group known as Albion. Players will be tasked to build a resistance and take back London.

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Watch Dogs: Legion
Watch Dogs: Legion. Credit: Ubisoft

The main gameplay feature for Watch Dogs: Legion is the ability to play as any character within the world. Any non-playable character (NPC) can be recruited and each come packed with their own skill set.

A mission set around infiltrating Albion’s headquarters based in The Tower Of London was the main focus on the trailer. Players got a glimpse at how various characters will be able to tackle the mission. A construction worker can use their tools as weapons, while a drone expert comes fully equipped with an array of gadgets to survey the area and attack enemies. Missions can even be tackled discreetly as players can recruit Albion members to infiltrate restricted areas.

Check out the full gameplay trailer below:

The Ubisoft Forward presentation also highlighted other upcoming games such as Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Far Cry 6. Release dates for both games were also announced at the event.

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Watch Dogs: Legion was originally intended to launch back in March, however was delayed to allow the team more time to focus on polishing the title.

Microsoft will be hosting its own event next week titled Xbox Games Showcase, and will provide a first-look at many upcoming Xbox Series X games, including campaign footage from Halo: Infinite and new gameplay for Psychonauts 2.

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