first_imgNo Beyond Good and Evil 2 and no new Nintendo collaboration, but the show did end with an original title, Gods and Monsters, which seems to explore humanity’s relationship with the divine. It makes sense considering how increasingly mythological the last few Assassin’s Creed games were.For more on E3 2019 watch these trailers. Stay on target Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form As superfluous as it is that major third party publishers also now have their own E3 press conferences alongside console makers, I have to hand it to Ubisoft for consistently having enough different games to show to make their event almost seem necessary. Unlike some of other companies, the French Empire of video game development doesn’t have to rely on that much filler when franchises ranging from Just Dance to Tom Clancy are all under its umbrella.Although a bit lighter than previous years, this trend continued at Ubisoft’s E3 2019 show, which began after a nice but surreal PSA from Ice-T about gaming chat etiquette. An appreciated bit of progressiveness from a publisher that thinks saying The Division 2, a game about fighting through war-torn DC, is “apolitical” somehow makes it more mature as you storm through the Pentagon in new updates. Fellow rappers T-Pain and Lil Yachty participated in a Rainbow Six Siege session after the show.The next Assassin’s Creed game (and its new vikings theme) may not be coming until next year, but the opening Assassin’s Creed orchestra concert took us through the franchise’s musical history. And the symphony is going on tour later this month. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is also getting a Discovery Mode and free new story editor for creating your own horny adventures through ancient Greece.As leaks suggested, the third Watch Dogs game is Watch Dogs Legion (coming March 2020), an open world cyber thriller set in post-Brexit London where players recruit and take control of individual, interchangeable characters in the NPC masses to collectively rise up as DedSec. Between all the drone chases and AI assistant internet crime, it kind of reminds us of swapping between different thieves in The Swindle or survivors in Ubisoft’s own ZombiU. When your Guy Ritchie movie character dies, switch over to a nice and unsuspecting old British lady with a stealthy robot spider and stun gun. It feels like John Wick where half of everyone in New York is just casually an assassin.One-time Minecraft director and Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-creator Rob McElhenney showed a first look at his Apple TV show Mythic Quest. The show follows a fictional AAA game developer, and the creative team partnered with Ubisoft for the sake of authenticity. It kind of has Magic Circle vibes.Adventure Time may be over but its characters are guest starring in free-to-play fighting game Brawlhalla. Finally, Jake and Finn can fight Hellboy. A grim new Jon Bernthal-filled trailer for Ghost Recon Breakpoint made for some nice tonal whiplash following those cartoon antics. And then Bernthal himself showed up on stage with a dog. Take that, Keanu Reeves! Also the Terminator is in it? Man, between this, Gears 5, and those Mortal Kombat rumors, that time-traveling robot really gets around.center_img Roller Champions, another game that leaked, got an official reveal. In fact, a demo for the upcoming free-to-play arcade roller derby game is available now online. See for yourself if this even holds a candle to something like Rocket League.Uplay+ is Ubisoft’s new paid PC games subscription service starting this September for $15 per month. And it’s coming to Google Stadia as well. Oh and that Division movie, directed by David Leitch and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain, is still a thing for some reason and it’s coming to Netflix. What a kiss of death! Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad is a new game uniting characters from across the Tom Clancy-verse for some mobile military RPG action. I don’t think this was the Sam Fisher game Splinter Cell fans were looking for though.Considering how successful Rainbow Six Siege is as a game as a service, I was surprised that Rainbow Six Quarantine is a whole new game and not just some of expansion. However, this one focuses on PvE co-op instead of PvP. Plus fighting back against some kind of deadly disease should give the game its own identity.last_img