The hype train continues for new Ubisoft IP Watch Dogs. Revealed at last years E3 Ubisoft conference (you know, excessively awkward one with Aisha Taylor, Tobuscus and Flo Rida), Watch Dogs was a surprise hit with everyone in attendance, with its genuinely fantastic gameplay, interesting hacking mechanic and “dem next-gen graficks”(probable YouTube quote).
Well now we all know the game is heading to PlayStation 4, this probably solidifies it for the next generation Xbox (Infinity, 720, Loop, whatever) too, and now that Sony have pretty much said the PS4 will be out for the end of the year Ubisoft have finally given us a release date – and this article has finally got to the point- November 22nd 2013.
Alongside the gameplay trailer and release date came the reveal of four special editions, each with their own something special the others don’t have (…yay).
First up is the standard “Special Edition” (you know the version which will say special edition but is really just the standard edition) which is exclusive to GAME here in the UK. This includes the Breakthrough Pack- an exclusive mission and a perk for free and cheaper cars in the game.
Next up is the “Uplay Exclusive Edition” (also known as the one “Where did you get that!? Whats Uplay? Edition”) which comes in a steelbook case and includes three exclusive missions; “The Breakthrough pack”, “The Singature Shot and “Palace Pack”.
Okay over half way (theres more editions of this game than there are Blade Runner edits), next is “The Vigilante Edition”, exclusively available at GAME you will receive a replica of main character Aden Pearce’s baseball cap and mask, a soundtrack and The Palace Pack.
To conclude a news post that I thought would be a lot shorter is the “Dedsec Edition”. This final is set to be available at select retailers (so not just GAME- but it is nice to see them getting exclusives again). You will get the three exclusive missions, a steelbook case, an artbook, a map, collectible cards (…yay), badges (…yaaaay) and a 23cm Aiden Pearce figurine.
There you go then, from the look of the Ubisoft’s passion for the title, you would think they have high hopes for it, or something. Sarcasm aside, the game does look great and I cannot wait to play Wat Dogs when it hits shops on November 22nd 2013 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Wii U and probably the Next-gen Xbox.