Usually, Nintendo is the last company to make their E3 presentation. If you’re a Nintendo fan and you want to know what they’ve got up their sleeve, you have to wait and wait and wait through all the other guys’ boring videos about meatheads shooting aliens in order to to get there. Your only salvation is if there’s a leak, but those aren’t always reliable (still waiting on that Switch Pro reveal…)
If you don’t know the name of Michel Ancel, you’re probably familiar with his most famous creation, a thing with floating limbs and a big nose named Rayman. He’s regarded as the French Miyamoto, and….now he’s not making games anymore.
Which do you think will be released first — the next George RR Martin book, or the Beyond Good And Evil sequel? Feels like a toss-up, doesn’t it?
Turns out all the rumors you’ve been hearing about Watch Dogs Legion are true. Ubisoft showed off the game during their E3 conference today as the centerpiece of their 2019-2020 lineup. It’s set in a dystopian post-Brexit London, and all the NPCs on the street are playable. ALL of them.
It’s become tradition for Ubisoft’s E3 game lineup to completely leak out at least one week before their actual presentation. It’s almost like Ubisoft lets these leaks happen on purpose, but….naaah, that couldn’t be it.
The good news is, Assassin’s Creed Unity — the 2014 installment of Ubisoft’s long-running action video game series — is free of charge for the next week. The bad news is, it took the destruction of one of the world’s most beloved structures to make it happen.
Ubisoft’s artful Child of Light was released back in 2014 on then-current systems like Playstation 3 and Wii U. A platformer with RPG elements, it gained immediate critical praise, and has since been ported to newer systems. The Switch version arrived two months ago, and on the occasion of its release Ubisoft hinted at a sequel.
Ubisoft usually has a decent E3 conference, however this year they have brought out a bit more compared to last year’s E3. From updates to Beyond Good and Evil 2 to gameplay of the latest installment of one of their biggest IPs. Here are the things that were mentioned, but too small to bring up on their own.
The Might and Magic series has been around for some time believe it or not. It’s had some ups and downs, but more often than not it’s been a solid RPG series. And now, the series has been revived for mobile platforms via Might and Magic Elemental Guardians. A turn-based RPG of sorts that’ll have you leveling up various monsters on your way to become a powerful magic user.
Although a new Splinter Cell game might not be on the horizon, fans of the show can get their Sam Fisher fix in Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Ubisoft has revealed that the Fourth Echelon operative is coming to the game in a rather substantial crossover.
As part of Special Operation I, the first free piece of downloadable content that is coming to the title over the next few months, will bring across a range of new missions and items. The main draw is a new PvE level that sees the Ghost team having to assist Sam Fisher infiltrate an enemy base.
It’s interesting to note that Michael Ironside will once again be voicing Fisher. The mission is stealth based, as you might have expected, and is said by the developer to be much more difficult than many of the missions in the title.
In addition to the extra campaign, Special Operation I will introduce a series of weapons and gadgets across different classes. The DLC is set to launch on April 10 with a free week of the game available from April 12 until April 15 across the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One platforms.
Today, Ubisoft announced that pre-registration is now open for Might & Magic Elemental Guardians, a new free-to-play mobile RPG. Players entering the pre-registration will receive a special in-game reward.
EA has seen a dramatic drop in its Metacritic publisher ranking for 2017. The website puts together lists every year of all of the biggest publishers, putting them in order of how well their games performed in terms of reviews. This gives a good idea of how well a publisher and its titles performed over the last 12 months.
For 2017, EA actually fell out of the major publisher category altogether. This was due to the fact that they had a smaller release schedule than usual. To qualify as a major publisher on Metacritic, a company must release at least 12 games. However, EA also fell in terms of its ranking scores. These use a variety of measures to determine how successful a title was and rely heavily on whether a game was considered good by reviewers, which is judged by if they scored 75 or more on average.
With EA having less games to release in the previous year and the poor critical reception of both Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Need for Speed meant that they were only ranked fifth on the mid-tier publisher list. Nicalis, Paradox Interactive, Devolver Digital, and Warner Bros. Interactive all outperformed the California based company.
Bethesda and Nintendo led to the way for the major publishers. They had an average Metacritic rating of 79.9 and 78 respectively for their 2017 releases, with 90% of Bethesda’s games considered good.