Company: Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft continue their 30th anniversary celebrations on uPlay. This time the publisher is giving away the 2002 classic, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell. Ubisoft’s promotion started last month when they promised to give one free game away each month until December. Last month the game was Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell marked the beginning of a somewhat ‘rivalry’ between Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid games. The only real comparison between the two series is that the Splinter Cell games used to be heavily focused on the stealth aspect, though that hasn’t been the case for some time now.
You’d think after the wholeyesterday on IGN, things couldn’t get any worse for Ubisoft, surely? It turns out they can! This time, Ubisoft have the advertisements on Twitch to thanks, as those adverts leaked both the trailer and release date of Watch Dogs 2.
Ubisoft were originally planning on revealing the game with a livestream today at 6pm (5pm UK time), but it seems website advertisements may have ruined that intention. Of course, these advertisements didn’t give away too much from the game, there’s still plenty to see from Watch Dogs 2.
The reveal of Watch Dogs 2 should not be surprising to anyone as Ubisoft have not been subtle in letting people know it exists, to the point where they've been. Anyway, Watch Dogs 2 is here, it’s real, and a site banner is the thing that has given us the first few hints of what’s to come. Clicking on the website banner sends people to the Watch Dogs 2 website, but the website is currently pointing to a countdown clock which will show the trailer once it launches.
So there’s not too much for us to analyse in this small banner advertisement, but we can take a pop at it anyway. The new character certainly does not look like Watch Dog 1’s protagonist, Aiden Pierce. We are almost certain this is a different character, though he appears to be sporting the classic Watch Dog ironic bandana.