Ubisoft Forward September 2020 has now ended, and it was full of new announcements. Here’s our full coverage of the Ubisoft Forward September 2020 Event. You can find our coverage of the pre-show here, including news on upcoming updates for The Division 2 and For Honor!
Immortals: Fenyx Rising
Ubisoft kicked off the main event with a charismatic, colorful new look at the revamped Immortals: Fenyx Rising. This was previously revealed at E3 2019, titled Gods and Monsters. It’s a fantasy adventure, inspired by Ancient Greece, being developed by the team behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
It’s a grand, mythological adventure in which you play as Fenyx, a Greek warrior shipwrecked on the mysterious Golden Isle. This is a stylized world that you can explore in it’s entirety right from the beginning of the game. There, you meet Hermes, who shares a prophecy that you will save the Greek gods from an evil Titan. To do this, you will grow stronger and learn to use godly powers like gliding with wings. The team shared a few new details, including that the game is narrated by the Titan, Prometheus and God, Zeus. It will have a comedic tone, often generated by these two characters.
They also revealed that you can create your own custom version of Fenyx. Use the character creator to make your character unique, and then venture out into the world to explore. There will be lots of customisation in the game, including a range of gear and cosmetics to make your version of Fenyx different. Immortals: Fenyx Rising will release on all platforms on December 3rd 2020. You can preorder it for Xbox One here.
Prince of Persia The Sands of Time Remake
Ubisoft jumped straight into another announcement – a remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. It is being developed by the Ubisoft teams in Pune and Mumbai, who hope to bring more flavour to the game through a range of enhancements. The camera and combat have been upgraded, along with the visuals of the game. However, the team are clear about wanting to retain the story and the characters. They have even brought back original voice actor for the Prince, Yuri Lowenthal. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will release on January 21st 2021 on PS4, Xbox One and PC (and presumeably next gen consoles with backwards compatibility). You can preorder it now on Xbox One.
Hyperscape already has millions of players according to Ubisoft, and they want you to join them. They revealed some of what to expect in upcoming updates, focusing on new modes and rulesets such as Turbo Mode. Turbo Mode changes the game to be faster-paced, with max-level loot only, faster zone closure and faster health regeneration. Turbo Mode will release on September 15th 2020. The team promises there will be regular new content and features like this in the future.
Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Six Siege is almost five years strong now, and the team are excited for everyone to drop into the latest season ‘Shadow Legacy’, available now. This update adds Sam Fisher, of Splinter Cell fame, as a playable operator. To show us how he fits into the universe, they made a short animation which you can watch below.
This year is special, as it also brings the new next-generation consoles, and the Rainbow Six Siege team are excited to share what this means for console players. We are getting the best Siege experience on console, with 4K textures and up to 120FPS. This will also be available as a free upgrade to next-gen for players who already own the game.
Watch Dogs: Legion
Watch Dogs: Legion seeks to bring London to life, and the team wanted that to feel authentic. They asked Londoners who they thought should provide music for the game, and the answer was seemongly obvious. Stormzy will provide music for the game. They showed an in-game music video giving us a look at Stormzy in the game, as well as showing us more of Watch Dogs: Legion‘s London. There will be a Stormzy Fall On My Enemies mission in the game when it launches on October 29th.
The team then detailed more on how we’ll unlock new characters to control. The player will have to complete missions for people around London. Do this, and they might be inspired to join your cause. You can recruit seemingly anyone, but they won’t all be useful for missions. The team showcased how everyone is unique. For example, you might choose to play as a hitman to sneak into an objective… only to find they have hiccups which alerts enemies.
There was one final announcement for Watch Dogs Legion in the Ubisoft Forward September 2020 Event: Aiden Pearce, from the original game, will be returning. He will join the game as a playable character in post-launch content. He will be introduced in a standalone DLC, as part of a season pass, featuring a whole new chapter of his story arc. Watch Dogs: Legion launches on October 29th on Xbox One. It will also be available on the Series S and Series X when they launch just under two weeks after. You can preorder it on Xbox One here.
To finish the show, Ubisoft announced a new IP called Riders Republic. This game seems like a spiritual successor to Ubisoft’s Steep game which released back in 2016. Riders Republic is a next-gen social interaction game with a huge world to explore together with the community. You’ll be able to do a variety of extreme sports across the vast in-game world, experimenting on different terrains and in different environments.
The team wanted to depict real natural places, so they travelled the world to see which different locations would fit into the game. They then used GPS data to map this, so everything you see in the game is taken from our own world. Riders Republic will release on February 25th 2021, and you can preorder it for Xbox One here.
That’s everything for the Ubisoft Forward September 2020 Event. What did you think of the event? Let us know over on the forums, or on our social media! Why not check out some of our latest reviews whilst you are here?
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