The Ubisoft E3 RoundupBy Rick Givens | June 7, 2011 | News | No comments | Share
Besides the details for Assassins Creed, Ubisoft released some news on a few other titles gamers have eagerly awaited. The press conference detailed many titles, but I’m going out on a limb here when I say I just don’t feel you want to know the latest news on Just Dance 3… Instead, let’s focus on those other titles, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Far Cry 3, Trackmania 2, and Brothers in Arms: Furious 4.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Early on in the press conference, we got a nice look at the latest shooter from the Tom Clancy franchise, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Not a whole lot of detail was given out, but the press conference did touch upon the insane amount of weapon customization available in the game, breaking down weapons into individual parts rather than just attachments. We saw customizations that included an under mounted shotgun, and other focusing both on long range and short range engagements. And while all of this was interesting, perhaps the most interesting bit was the fact the game will now support the Xbox 360 Kinect.
In the demonstration, all the customizations were accomplished with voice commands, simple phrases which reconfigured the weapon for preset and randomized templates. In addition, the actual use of the weapons was shown with the Kinect, where the demonstrator was able to accomplish operation of the weapon, including aiming, zooming in, and engaging targets, without the use of a controller.
For more information, visit the Ghost Recon Home Page.
Far Cry 3
Here’s a franchise the put Crytek on the map. This time in full development from Ubisoft itself trough Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Shanghai, with the help of Massive Entertainment. Far Cry 3 will be available across the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC sometime in 2012. In Far Cry 3, players will take the role of Jason Brody, stranded on a remote tropical island. Featuring an open storyline where you will dictate which enemies and allies you will engage along the way, and which battles you choose to stand and fight.
“Far Cry 3 brings something new and unexpected, while still building upon the foundations of excellence that are inherent to the Far Cry brand,” said Dan Hay, producer at Ubisoft Montréal. “Whether you’re already a fan of the Far Cry series or jumping into the franchise for the very first time, you’re going to be blown away by the gritty story and epic adventure we’re going to deliver.”
For more information about Far Cry 3, please visit Far Cry online.
Yeah, yeah, I know, not the hardcore shoot ‘em up you expect of me, but I like anything loud, fast and action packed. Trackmania 2 is set to release in November, and be part of a massive series of community powered games called MediaPlanet, which will feature in the near future Shootmania and Questmania. Featuring multiplayer suport for up to Two Hundred Players (!), the game will allow players to create their own tracks and share them online. A beta is starting sometime this summer, with the release date for the other two games not yet announced.
For more information visit TrackMania 2 on the web.
Brothers in Arms: Furious Four
Here we go now! Hot DAMN. I’ve talked about an impending announcement of a Brothers in Arms title before, and I am glad to see I was right. Working with the original developers, Gearbox Software, Ubisoft announced the development of Brothers in Arms: Furious Four to be released across the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC in the first half of 2012.
Brothers in Arms; Furious Four will feature a First Person Shooter campaign mode which is also playable as a Co Op campaign with up to four other players, as well a brutally competitive Multiplayer Mode. The players will take the role of one of four Troops hot on the heels of the Nazis using special weapons and unexpected combat abilities to face down the threat of experimental super soldiers conceived in secret by the Reich.
“The Brothers in Arms franchise has been renowned for its gritty direction that has dropped players into the middle of World War II,” said Adam Novickas, U.S. director of marketing at Ubisoft. “With Brothers in Arms Furious 4, Gearbox brings the action to a whole new level filled with unexpected twists and over-the-top battles that are sure to please new players and fans alike.”
You can check out news of this release at the Brothers In Arms home page.
That about sums it up, oh yes as I mentioned there were other titles, but these are the main ones I’m betting you want news on. Of course, if Your Shape or Rayman Raving Rabbids is your thing, comment below and I will include news of that as well.