Watch Dogs 2 Announcement Detail

Today Ubisoft announced that Watch Dogs 2 is coming worldwide on the 15th of November 2016 on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.

"WATCH_DOGS 2 is the product of over two years of intensive development by the original creative team behind the Watch Dogs brand. The topics of data security and privacy as well as hacking are more current than ever in today’s society, and the Watch Dogs brand has been exploring these themes ever since the release of the first opus in 2014. WATCH_DOGS 2 offers a fictional environment linked to problematics players can relate to, while offering a high quality piece of entertainment as they explore the San Francisco Bay Area with Marcus Holloway".

Watch Dogs 2 will take place in San Francisco Bay Area and is equipped with ctOS 2.0, an advanced operating system which networks the city infrastructure. Naturally, this amount of power in the wrong hands is going to be the cause of a lot of mayhem and pain for the citizens of the technology hungry city.

You will play as Marcus Holloway, a hacker who has fallen victim to ctOS 2.0’s predictive algorithms and is accused of a crime he did not commit. This part of the story sounds a little like that movie Minority Report.

During his quest, Marcus will take on the ability to take control of drones, cars, cranes, security robots, and much more at his disposal. You will have more freedom to decide whether you take on missions in a stealthy manner or run in guns blazing.

“Our creative team is working hard to deliver an outstanding WATCH_DOGS experience,” said Dominic Guay, Senior Producer, Ubisoft Montreal. “In WATCH_DOGS 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.”

In addition to the standard game, several editions are available for pre-order:

  • Deluxe Edition includes the Game, an exclusive sleeve, a San Francisco Map, lithographs and the Deluxe pack of digital customization items.
  • Gold Edition includes the Game, the Deluxe pack and the Season Pass.
  • San Francisco Edition with its Collector’s box, includes the game, extra digital content: The Deluxe pack and Zodiac killer mission, the Marcus Figurine, SF-themed laptop stickers, lithographs, and a San Francisco Map. This edition is available exclusively at EB Games in Australia.
  • Hacker Edition includes the game, an exclusive Steelbook™, a set of DedSec decals and additional digital content. The Hacker Edition will be available exclusively at JB HI-FI in Australia
  • Exclusively on the Uplay shop, fans of the franchise can pre-order Wrench Junior Robot Collector’s Pack and The return of DedSec Collector’s Case. 

The return of DedSec Collector’s Case contains the Gold Edition and DedSec themed memorabilia including among other collector items, the DedSec art Marcus figurine, Marcus’ scarf and cap replica and an exclusive 64 page artbook.

Wrench Junior Robot Collector’s Pack includes the Gold Edition and a 20cm replica of the in game Wrench Junior robot, controlled by an app (iPhone or Android).

Players who pre-order any edition get an extra mission named Zodiac Killer: a copycat of the Zodiac Killer is murdering people and taunting the police with coded messages. Players have to decrypt the codes and hunt down the killer to complete the mission and get an additional exclusive outfit.

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