Ubisoft announces Watch Dogs

Ubisoft's "ground-breaking" new IP.

June 4, 2012 / 07:30 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Ubisoft has lifted the lid on a new project in development at Ubisoft Montreal, the team behind Assassin’s Creed, for the past two years. Described as a “ground-breaking new intellectual property,” Watch Dogs is an open-world action-adventure game in development for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Watch Dogs follows the story of Aiden Pearce, “a new class of antihero” who is able to hack into any connected system, whether it’s “triggering a 30-car pileup by manipulating traffic-lights to trap an enemy during a downtown shootout or tapping into the city’s omnipresent security cameras to access anyone’s personal information.” Pearce is able to control “almost every element of the world” around him.

“Watch Dogs goes beyond the limits of today’s open-world games by giving players the ability to control an entire city,” said Jonathan Morin, creative director, Ubisoft. “In Watch Dogs, anything connected to the city’s Central Operating System becomes a weapon. By pushing the boundaries, we can provide players with action and access to information on a scale that’s never been seen in a video game before.”

A release date was not announced. Watch the introduction trailer and gameplay walkthrough below. You don’t want to miss it. It’s mighty impressive. (Stole the show for me!) Alternatively, view a set of screenshots at the gallery.

Introduction Trailer

Gameplay Walkthrough

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  • yencid

    Watch_Dogs actually

    • Sal Romano

      @yencid: Styling stuff annoys me. =\

  • FearMonkey

    Game of the Show so far.

  • yencid

    seriously, game of the show.

  • Rydak

    This looks incredible. So, two dogs on my radar now, this and Sleeping Dogs.

  • leokiko

    After AC I was about to close the tab, then ”new IP”. I was like ”hmm, let’s see what it is”….

    And then, HOLY SHIT THIS IS AWESOME!

  • yencid

    also can i mention how gorgeous Aisha Tyler is?

  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    Damn I was not expecting a new ip game is looking freakin awesome I love a game with a living breathing world.

  • zakou

    Few questions remain, what hardware can run this game?

    If the game looks so good, is the city very limited and small?

    Is this game Wii u exclusive?

    i dont know XD

  • Zero

    Absolutely fantastic.

    These types of surprise announcements are why I love e3.

    I also love to see new IP’s announced, and this game looks great.

  • Sal Romano

    Gallery updated with super huge screenshots.

  • DjangoRaijin

    The Dogs are taking on GTA and so far theyre winning by a long shot. I hope Rockstar s=doesn’t decide to skip this year.

  • howardmoonish

    holy frick that was awesome. day one purchase.

  • http://chaosraiden.blogspot.com/ Chaos Raiden

    Looks awesome. Ubisoft really did themselves proud for making gorgeous and fantastic looking games.

  • http://www.espadakiller.wordpress.com EspadaKiller

    Day 1 for sure. This is so unexpected lol, this game has stole the show in E3 for me! Along side will be The Last Of Us :P

  • TheDarkCloud

    O-O wooow owwow

    Increible! incredible!

    This game looks so good. I really enjoy this E3 NOW they are make really good games, now yes i can say that they are using all the capacity of the PS3 or Xbox360. If they keep doing games like this and tom raider, lost of us, this new ACreed, Beyond, etc etc. I can say that we have PS3 for three or four more years.