Ryan Smythe ‘16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer
Surprising no one, Ubisoft will be featuring playable demos of three of its most anticipated titles at this year’s E3: Assassin’s Creed® Syndicate, Tom Clancy’s The Division™, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege.
Assassin’s Creed® Syndicate – The ninth major installment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Syndicate will be set in London during the height of the Industrial Revolution. Players will control twin master assassins, Jacob and Evie Frye as they help define the birth or organized crime. Coming after the notoriously glitchy Assassin’s Creed® Unity, it will be exciting to see if the massively popular franchise can regain its prior form.
Tom Clancy’s The Division™ – An online, open-world action/shooter RPG, players can team up with other Division agents to reclaim New York City from the chaos of a deadly pandemic. So far, the trailers and gameplay footage for this game have ranged from exciting to downright mesmerizing. Whether or not the Tom Clancy franchise has enough juice to support an online RPG has yet to be seen, but finger’s crossed that it pulls off everything promised.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege – A slightly less online-centric Tom Clancy game, Rainbow Six® Siege was inspired by counter-terrorism operatives around the world. Close-quarter fighting, tactical approaches, and teamwork are at the center of the experience. With a heavy focus on teamwork and blowing up environments, it will be interesting to see how it differs from The Division.
Along with these game announcements are the reveal of actress and comedian Aisha Tyler as the host for Ubisoft’s E3 presentation, as well as the return of the Uplay Lounge which will offer fans the chance to see and play the new games in Ubisoft’s E3 lineup, meet the developers, compete with other gamers, and more. Throughout the week, there will also be a series of Master Classes, where a number of newly announced games will be demonstrated live by the production teams. These Classes, which will include the three games listed above, will be streamed live on Ubisoft’s Twitch Channel.
The Uplay Lounge will be open in the afternoons of Tuesday June 16 and Wednesday June 17, and will be located at the SkySpace, on the 71st floor of the Bank Tower in Downtown LA. For more information about the Uplay Lounge and the Star Players in the lead up to the event and during E3, please visit www.uplaylounge.com.
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