Ubisoft revealed a ton of new footage and information today for Watch Dogs 2, the follow-up to the hit Watch Dogs. You can check out the cinematic reveal trailer, the new character video for the new protagonist, Marcus Holloway, and an in-depth gameplay video in the players below.
One of the biggest changes is that Watch Dogs 2 moves the setting from Chicago, Illinois to the San Francisco Bay Area in California, the birthplace of the tech revolution. The game explores a new reality where an interconnected city and network of personal devices are now used to control and manipulate citizens on an unprecedented scale. Players take the role of the brilliant hacker Marcus Holloway to hack their way into shutting down the establishment behind the massive corruption.
Per Ubisoft, Holloway is a wrongful victim of ctOS 2.0’s invasive crime prediction algorithm. He opts to join the secret hacker group Dedsec to take on a corrupt establishment that is using technology to control and oppress the citizens of San Francisco. As Marcus, players will have hacker and combat skills to expose the corrupt and shut down ctOS 2.0 for good.
Watch Dogs 2 is due out on November 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Also here’s an official synopsis and more gameplay details from Ubisoft:
Watch Dogs 2 is an open world action-adventure game where the San Francisco Bay Area is your living playground and hacking is your weapon to bend the city – and its people – to your will. Step into the shoes of Marcus Holloway, a brilliant hacker, and journey to pull off the Hack of the Century: a crippling shutdown of ctOS 2.0, an invasive technology used by the powerful to silently control everyday citizens. Explore a massive and dynamic open world offering an incredible variety of gameplay possibilities. Hack your way through traffic while you engage in dangerous car chases through the winding streets of San Francisco, traverse the rooftops of the colorful and vibrant neighborhoods of Oakland, and infiltrate the cutting-edge offices of Silicon Valley companies. There are many secrets to uncover in the birthplace of the tech revolution.
Hack into the city’s infrastructure, every connected device, and everyone’s personal database. Take control of drones, cars, cranes, security robots, and much more. Hack your enemies and bystanders alike – manipulate them in different ways to trigger unpredictable chains of events. Every person, any vehicle they might drive, and any connected device they possess can be hacked. Use hacking and stealth to complete missions without killing a single enemy, or combine hacking and your weapons for a more ferocious approach. Develop different skills to suit your playstyle, and upgrade your hacker tools – RC cars, Quadcopter drones, 3D-printed weapons, and much more. Stay connected to your friends with a brand new seamless multiplayer experience that includes both Co-op and Player vs. Player activities, all available in a shared open world experience.