Much like the various leaks and early slip ups, Watch Dogs 2 is here and it’s coming on November 15 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will be set in San Francisco, and there seems to be a huge amount of improvements on the cards.
So what’s happening in Watch Dogs 2? Well, this time you’ll play as Marcus Holloway and once again join DedSec in the San Francisco Bay Area to take down a corrupted establishment. There’s hipsters, night life, parkour, and more gadgetry than you can shake a stick at.
Once again ctOS has taken over the city of San Francisco with version 2.0, a more advanced operating system than in the previous game, which in the wrong hands, can be used to control and manipulate every day citizens. One citizen, Marcus Holloway has become victim of this manipulation and has been accused of a crime he didn’t commit thanks to ctOS 2.0’s predictive algorithm.
So how’s best to tackle a corrupt OS? Simple, by shutting it down.
This time, players’ control extends further than hacking the city and the infrastructure around it, but they’ll also be able to control drones, cars, cranes, security robots, and much more. There’s also multiple ways to tackle missions, whether it’s cautiously and quietly, or going in with a bang.
Check out the Reveal Trailer below.
In addition, Ubisoft has also released a trailer highlighting Markus Holloway, though it’s more a showcase of his various different styles, along with some thumping tunes. If that’s your sort of thing, check that out below:
“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.”
Of course, it’s not a 2016 release without a handful of different editions to splash your cash on. Here are all of the various editions you can pre-order now:
- 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.
- 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 ingame Wrench Junior robot, controlled by an app (iPhone or Android).
Those who do pre-order the game, you’ll get an extra mission named Zodiac Killer: a copycat of the Zodiac Killer is murdering people and taunting the police with coded messages. Players are tasked with the mission of decrypting the code and finding the killer to complete the mission, those who do, will be rewarded with an outfit.
Watch Dogs 2 launches on November 15 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.