June 8th, Ubisoft has officially announced Watch_Dogs 2 and slated it for a fall release date. The original game centered Chicago, Illinois in which an operating system known as ctOS (Central Operating System) allows everything to be controlled remotely via computers. In this world, Chicago is the most advanced city in the world, however all information, including personal, traffic lights, etc., is connnected through ctOS.
The sequel now moves the setting from Chicago to San Francisco, California, home of the “tech revolution”. The new hero, Marcus Holloway, falls victim to ctOS 2.0 as it predicts and accuses him of a crime he never committed. In order to clear his name, Holloway sets out to shut down the OS. Naturally, hacking is his primary weapon of choice. The players will be required to traverse and navigate various parts of the Bay Area from Oakland to Silicon Valley.
“Our creative team is working hard to deliver an outstanding WatchDogs experience,” said Dominic Guay, senior producer, Ubisoft Montreal. “In WatchDogs 2, we’re excited to give players a captivating storyline with engaging characters that offers deeper, more meaningful hacking options, a greater variety of gadgets and weapons and a brand new seamless multiplayer experience that will appeal to fans of the original Watch_Dogs as well as players new to the brand.”
Naturally, the game will come with pre-order bonuses and various Collector’s Editions.
Deluxe Edition includes the Game and the Deluxe pack of digital customization items.
Gold Edition includes the Game, the Deluxe pack of digital customization items and the Season Pass.
Players can pre-order the Collector’s Edition – with either the Standard, Deluxe or Gold Edition of Watch_Dogs 2 – on the Uplay shop and receive the exclusive Wrench Junior robot, a motorized and endearing companion, controlled by an app available on smartphones or tablets.
Players who pre-order any edition get an extra mission named Zodiac Killer: An unwanted ghost of San Francisco’s past has resurfaced after fifty years. While completing the mission, the player unlocks an additional exclusive outfit.
Watch_Dogs 2 has received an official release date of November 15, 2016 for PC, PS4 and XBOX One.