My other E3 Most Anticipated Announcement threads
Welcome to part 5 of a planned series of these most wanted E3 announcement threads. I'm planning to do one a day, in chronological order of the press conferences (EA > MS > Bethesda > Square > Ubisoft > Sony > Nintendo).
Ubisoft is doing something new at E3 this year. They have invited a skilled player from each of the main franchises' gaming communities to represent those games at E3, presumably by playing them in on-stage demos.
1. Blood Dragon 2 with Blood Dragon spun-off into it's own IP. Status- Unlikely. I have wanted a sequel to Blood Dragon ever since the standalone DLC for Far Cry 3 released in 2013. The quirky mix of 80's Action movie references, Far Cry gameplay, and synth music was right up my alley. Unfortunately, despite being the fastest selling digital only title in Ubisoft history, and in spite of Blood Dragon 2 being listed in the official Far Cry setting survey a few years ago, a sequel has yet to release. The closest we got was a poorly thought out and executed crossover between Blood Dragon and Trials. Recently however, there were some Blood Dragon themed missions in Far Cry 5, which made me somewhat hopeful that Ubisoft had future plans for the franchise. However, seeing as it has been absent from all E3 leaks so far, I'm not expecting a sequel to be announced this year.
2. Assassin's Creed Japan. Status- Unlikely. Japan has been my most wanted Assassin's Creed setting ever since a Japan setting was first hinted at in AC1 (Yonaguni is among the cryptic messages Desmond could see with his Eagle Vision, which were left on the walls with Subject 16's Blood). Unfortunately, despite being among the choices in 2 different official Assassin's Creed setting surveys, 10 main series AC games later we have still yet to get an Assassin's Creed set in Japan. This is unlikely to change this year. Though an Assassin's Creed game is expected to be announced at E3 and released Q2 next year according to leaks, that AC game will be part 2 of a trilogy focused loosely around Bayek and Aya, with a Greece setting.
3. Child of Light 2. Status- Possible. Child of Light released in 2014 as part of an experiment by Ubisoft to try their hand at smaller, indie sized games. It was a sales and critical success, with Ubisoft revealing that it sold well enough to warrant a sequel and hinting that one was in development back in 2015. 3 years later however, a sequel has yet to be released. If one is not announced at E3 this year, the sequel was most likely cancelled at some point.
4. Watch Dogs 3.Status- Possible. Watch Dogs 3 is known to be in development, with a teased London setting, but we don't know for sure if it will be at E3. Ubisoft suggested they had an unannounced AAA releasing this Holiday in a financial report not long ago which could be Watch Dogs 3. Ubisoft's beta digital assistant Sam had a programmed response about Watch Dogs 3 that hinted that development on it was further along than development on the next Assassin's Creed which has been leaked for a Q2 2019 release. However, Watch Dogs 3 was absent from the Walmart Canada E3 leak (which contained 4 other Ubisoft games) and so far no Watch Dogs player has come forth to say that he is representing Watch Dogs at E3, which might mean that Watch Dogs 3 is skipping E3.
5. Splinter Cell- Status- Very likely. At this point we now have multiple hints from Ubisoft that Splinter Cell is returning soon, not to mention multiple leaks pointing to a Splinter Cell announce at E3 with a planned release window Holiday 2019. It's safe to say we'll be seeing more of Sam Fisher very soon.
6. Beyond Good and Evil 2 gameplay. Status- confirmed. Beyond Good and Evil 2 is confirmed to be at E3 this year.
7. A new Trials- Status- Likely. 2018 marks 2 years since the last Trials spinoff series game and 4 years since the last main Trials game. It's pretty likely we will see a new Trials at E3.Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 16 May 2018