We’ve been excited about Ubisoft’s new surveillance thriller Watch_Dogs since they unveiled it at E3 last year and this latest media makes me even giddier.
Taking many threads from Assassin’s Creed, like the third-person action and easy parkour system, Watch_Dogs wires (or rather, doesn’t) you into the lives of everyone around you as you wander the streets of a really glossy-looking Chicago. From this trailer, it appears you’ll have plenty of side quests to keep you busy. It’s nice to see a different twist on a familiar formula in Assassin’s Creed that’s spent the past six years getting buried in its own, perhaps ridiculous narrative. The game is coming to current-gen systems plus the Wii U, but will no doubt look super sparkly on a PC or on those next-gen consoles that’ll be out when the game releases later this year.