With all of the big reveals and news coming out of Ubisoft Forward, there’s never been a better time to get caught up on classic Ubisoft franchises ahead of our upcoming releases, thanks to some big discounts. Before taking a trip to ninth-century England in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, why not journey back to Ancient Greece in the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Ultimate Edition for $15? Maybe before heading to a near-future London in Watch Dogs Legion, you’d like to visit the streets of San Francisco in Watch Dogs 2 for $10 (all editions are 80% off), or Chicago in the original Watch_Dogs for $7? Or perhaps you fancy a getaway to the shores of the Rook Islands of Far Cry 3 for $3 before you explore Yara in Far Cry 6.
These and many other Ubisoft games are heavily discounted throughout the Ubisoft Forward sale, which runs from July 13-20. Both Far Cry 4 and Far Cry 5 are also heavily discounted, starting at $6 and $9, respectively. All editions of Assassin’s Creed Origins are 80% off. The Watch_Dogs Complete Edition is available for 70% off! Head to the Microsoft Store to see these and other deals, and if you missed out on Ubisoft Forward, here are some highlights from the show.
The event kicked off with a pre-show, in which various teams from around Ubisoft shared updates on some existing titles. Fans of The Crew 2 will be happy to hear that the Summer in Hollywood event is underway and features the Flashy 80’s update, which will include legendary cars like the DeLorean. On the Trials: Rising front, the longest track in Trials franchise history, called the Gigatrack, will be released later this week for free.
Finally, there’s the Ghost Recon: Breakpoint title update 2.1.0, which will be hitting for all players on July 15. The big news here is that AI teammates are being added to the game, which will allow solo players to choose how they play. The title update will also add a new limited-time event kicked off on July 16, excitedly called Resistance! The event will see players attempting to save prisoners, attack outposts and stop convoys. For more on everything that’s coming to Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, check out our full story here.
Once the pre-show was over, the main event kicked off. The first game we were given a look at was Watch Dogs: Legion. After an intensely kinetic short film directed by Emmy Award winner Alberto Mielgo, we were introduced to the myriad characters you’ll be able to play as when Watch Dogs: Legion is comes to Xbox One on October 29. The game will set players loose in a dystopian vision of London where everyone in the open world is a potential playable character. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer also shared that anyone who purchases the game on Xbox One can also upgrade to the Optimized for Xbox Series X version – which takes full advantage of the next-gen console’s ray-tracing capabilities – once available at no extra cost using Smart Delivery. For more information, take a look at our full Watch Dogs: Legion story here.
Next up was the highly-anticipated Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which follows the thrilling saga of Eivor, a fierce Viking raider, as they search for a new home for their people among the fractured kingdoms of 9th century England. Throughout the journey, you can raid valuable sites, recruit deadly raiders, upgrade your settlement, and assault massive, fortified strongholds. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be hitting Xbox One on November 17 and those who purchase the game on Xbox One can also upgrade to the Optimized for Xbox Series X version once available at no extra cost using Smart Delivery. For a closer look, head over to read the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla article here.
The final surprise of the day was the announcement of Far Cry 6, which will be coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox One on February 18, 2021. This time out, you’ll be cast in the role of a freedom fighter. As you struggle for the liberation of your homeland, Yara, there is one man above all who stands in your way: Antón Castillo, portrayed by Emmy Award Nominee Giancarlo Esposito. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll be joined on your quest by Chorizo, who is described as a “dangerously distracting wiener dog.” To get the full details, give our Far Cry 6 announcement a read.
You can be sure that we’ll be bringing you a lot more info on all of the games Ubisoft shared today as soon as we’re able. While you’re waiting, be sure to take advantage of the Ubisoft Forward Sale that kicks off on July 13 and runs through July 20!
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