E3 2014 Madness!: Ubisoft Press Conference Round Up

Ubisoft E3 2014 Press Conference Round Up

Everyone’s favourite French developer’s come to play!

Ah, Ubisoft. What goodies did you have for us at E3 this year?

The Latest In Insanity is Rather Fashionable

To kick things off, they showed off a new trailer for Ubisoft Montreal’s newest project, Far Cry 4. The game caused a lot of buzz weeks ago when the promotional art leaked (link via The Escapist). The fancy-looking platinum hair dude, Pagan Min, is completely looney tunes, but I guess that’s to be expected from the series, really. Still, at least we saw something about it instead of speculating about it.

Pagan Min - Far Cry 4 - E3 2014

Is that the face of someone you can trust? No. No it is not.


Making Exercise Fun

I’m all for making exercise as fun as humanly possible. Ubi wants this, too, and has some options for ya.

Just Dance 2015 - E3 2014

I really wouldn’t mind dancing like a flailing flamingo if it meant having a giant doughnut hover behind me for no reason.

Just Dance 2015 decided to tap dance in next. Besides brand new tracks, the game also has a mode called Community Remix. Basically, you record your performance on a particular song, and the Just Dance community will give you a score.

But that’s not the only party in town. Just Dance Now allows you to play the game… with your phone. Download the free app onto your phone, go to justdancenow.com on your internet-enabled TV, and sync the app to your TV. Then play as you normally would, with the phone acting as a sensor. And anyone can join into your dance session, provided they have the app. I imagine that I could do this if I go onto the site on my PS3.

Shape Up! allows you to… well, shape up. It’s essentially the gamification of working out on Xbox One. Who wouldn’t want to beat their high score at push-ups?

I actually like the concept. I mean, whatever helps, yea?

Another Day, Another Bio-Attack

Tom Clancy’s The Division is next. They showed a brand new trailer, and (as we saw earlier at Microsoft’s conference), it looks great. Nothing much else to say here.

Freedom of the Road

The Crew, the MMO of cars, showed off how seamlessly you can drive from coast to coast in the US of A with no loading whatsoever. July 23rd is when the closed beta takes place, and you can sign up right now. It launches on November 11 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Vive La Révolution!

Assassin’s Creed Unity shows us the France at the dawn of the Revolution in the late 18th Century. Not only did they show a slick trailer, but more gameplay footage showing off the open world.

It looks real sweet, especially at the end of the demo when your three Brotherhood companions came out as backup. Nice. Psyched as hell.

Valiant Hearts - E3 2014
This is a beautiful game. Period.

The Feels. Oh, the FEELS!

I’ve been hearing a lot about Valiant Hearts: The Great War, and it looks lovely. It’s powered by Ubi Arts, the same engine that powered Rayman Legends and Child of Light. And the trailer shown broke my heart. I was crying my eyes out.



One More Thing!

And now… one last game. One last one to close it all out for Ubisoft… could it be what I’ve been waiting for, the elusive Beyond Good & Evil 2? What is it? What IS IT?

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege.

Final Thoughts

No Beyond Good & Evil 2 makes me a very sad panda. Why don’t they just formally announce the game in grand fashion already!? Valiant Hearts: The Great War did some good to mend my broken heart, and will definitely be a Day One purchase. Assassin’s Creed Unity still looks great, and I want to know more about Arno.

Check out the whole conference below, and let me know what you think on the Comments Section!