If there’s a publisher that should show they’re still ahead of the stage, it’s Ubisoft. And what’s even better than an event like Ubisoft Forward to introduce all the new services and games that will be released in the coming months. And so we evaluate the announcements, with news on already well-known titles such as Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, but also a whole bunch of information about new games about the Assassin’s Creed license.
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While Ubisoft Forward is there to highlight the big releases, other games may have benefited from some announcements before the event even started.
- Brawlhalla-vania: The Castlevania license appears in Brawlhalla, with the arrival of the characters Simon Belmont and Alucard.
- The start of a new season “La Dague du Mamono” for the game For Honor.
- New “Dominion Frozen” content for The Crew 2.
- New DLC “New Horizons” is coming towards the end of the year for Anno 1800.
- It will be possible to play these games for free until October 14 on Ubisoft+.
- A small presentation and an advertisement for some indie games: Two Falls, Second Stone, Evan’s Remain, Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark, Astrologaster, A Normal Lost Phone, The Last Friend.
- New content in 2023 for Just Dance.
Ubisoft Forward Summary
Mario + Rapids: Sparks of Hope
Unsurprisingly, with a release scheduled for October 20, Ubisoft is confirming its collaboration with Nintendo for Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope. This sequel to Kingdom Battle will include many DLCs that will be distributed through a Season Pass. We learn in passing that Rayman will arrive as a playable character in the third DLC. The game, inspired by Xcom, is not really around anymore, but we can still see new environments.
skull and bones
After several date changes, Skull and Bones is therefore expected to be on November 8, 2022 and Ubisoft once again confirms that it is a game centered around naval battles. It will be possible to customize your ship, its appearance and capabilities, as well as, for example, sell resources, even if they are illegal. The publisher is betting a lot on this online multiplayer game, especially in terms of the PVP aspect which on paper offers a lot of possibilities.
Ubisoft is taking advantage of a period to announce a partnership with Netflix, with three games arriving on the streaming platform, including Valiant 2 and Assassin’s Creed. In addition to producing a television series based on the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Assassin’s Creed: Mirage
The upcoming Assassin’s Creed game has been announced along with a trailer. The game returns to the beginning of the license with an even more story-telling adventure. We follow Bassem, twenty years before the events in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The gameplay should be closer to what we had in the old Assassin’s Creed, compared to the newer licensing games that were more focused on the RPG aspect. The game is expected to be somewhere in 2023.
Assassin’s Creed: The Jade Project
This is a mobile game set in ancient China, with the ability to fully customize your character. The developers promise intense combat and parkour on the Chinese wall. The dream becomes reality.
Assassin’s Creed Red
Ubisoft has finally revealed the future big game to license Assassin’s Creed, while remaining very scant on details. Anyway, we know that this episode titled Red will take place in Japan, and embody what a shinobi should be. Except that the game was developed by Ubisoft Quebec for a release somewhere in 2024, it will take patience to learn more.
Assassin’s Creed: Hexie
The next game developed by Ubisoft Montreal has just been announced with a short themed sequence. According to the publisher, Assassin’s Creed will be completely different. Along with Assassin’s Creed Red, Hexe will be part of Assassin’s Creed Infinity, the kind of community HUB that should ultimately unite players around Assassin’s Creed games.
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