Ubisoft Forward September 2020

Posted on 11 Sep 2020 by
Jay Shaw

Last night was Ubisoft’s Ubi Forward stream and we’ve got plenty of new announcements to cover, including a couple of surprising but very welcome ones. We won’t spoil the surprise, you’ll have to keep reading to find out. As usual, the full show’s up top, and individual games are below.

Immortals: Fenyx Rising

Up first we have the first trailer for what we previously knew as Gods & Monsters. The trailer shows an androgynous looking winged hero fighting various monsters from Greek myth but doesn’t actually show any gameplay. Thankfully, people have gotten to play it (a demo is exclusively on Stadia) already so we know it’s an open world adventure with exploration that plays out very similarly to Breath of the Wild. Immortals: Fenyx Rising is releasing on 3 December 2020 for PC and consoles. A PlayStation 5 version will be available when the console launches.

Riders Republic

Ubisoft also revealed Riders Republic, a massively multiplayer sports playground with a multitude of disciplines; skiing, snowboarding, bikes, wingsuits, and even a jetpack. From the gameplay preview above, it looks like we can expect something very similar to Steep but with more varied environments and modes of transport. Riders Republic is launching on 25 February 2021 for PC and consoles.

Watch Dogs Legion

While we’ve known about Legion for quite some time, new details still keep trickling out. First up is the return of original Watch Dogs protagonist and badly worn leather jacket aficionado Aiden Pearce. Stormzy, apparently a famous British musician who we’ve never heard of, will also be involved in the game with both a character in-game and his music also being featured. Lastly, we’ve got another look at recruitment, which has been pretty well explained so far but apparently needed another look. Watch Dogs Legion is launching on 29 October 2020 for PC and current-gen consoles, 10 November 2020 for Xbox Series X/S, and whenever the PlayStation 5 launches.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake

Those who keep their ear to the ground of the rumours and leaks circuit have known about this one for a couple of weeks but now it’s official; the venerable 2003 adventure Prince of Persia: Sands of Time is receiving a remake. To what extent the game will change from the original is still unclear but brand new HD graphics are obviously on the table. The game will be releasing on 21 January 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition

Long lost in licensing hell, the excellent belt-scrolling beat-em-up based on the comics and movie of the same name will be making a comeback 10 years after its original release. The new release will include all the original DLC and is releasing sometime in Holiday 2020 for PC and consoles.

AGOS: A Game of Space

AGOS will be a VR space exploration simulation where players can construct their own ships as well as pilot them on an interstellar journey to deliver humans to a new home. Hopefully the end of the trailer where their colony ship is flying towards a black hole is part of the plan. AGOS is releasing on 28 October 2020 for Rift, Vive (including Cosmos), Valve Index, and Windows Mixed Reality.

Rainbow Six Siege

For Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft have announced their world cup tournament in which 45 countries will compete to be the best Siege players in the world. Perhaps more interesting for the average player is the second trailer, “Call me Zero” a minute and a half of animation where Sam Fisher beats the crap out of several other operators.

Overall, we’re a little disappointed in the lack of Far Cry 6 but the return of the Scott Pilgrim game is more than enough for us to be happy with our time spent watching the show. Immortals seems to borrow pretty heavily from Breath of the Wild, which lends it plenty of appeal too. Shame the demo is a Stadia exclusive.

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