E3 2013: Watch Dogs Trailer Enters A Sushi Den Of Conspiracy

By William Usher 2013-06-09 15:44:49 discussion comments
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E3 2013 WD trailer by slayernl

Watch Dogs seems to be shaping up to be one part Deus Ex, one part Hitman, one part Assassin's Creed and two parts Grand Theft Auto. The game offers a lot of versality from what we've seen from in-game video footage. The latest trailer set to air during E3 tomorrow kind of gives gamers a bit more of a character-oriented story focus.

The new video is full-on CGI, so no it's not how the game actually looks. Also, unfortunately the video cuts out half-way through because Ubisoft has a copyright claim on the full YouTube footage and they didn't want you viewing this stuff before the big E3 rollout. But does it really matter that you get to see the video a day before the big event? Really?

Anyway, I don't know if I'm really digging this new Aiden Pearce voice...he sounds a lot like Solid Snake from Metal Gear trying to imitate Adam Jensen from Deus Ex. The original voice actor from this trailer here seems to sound a lot more natural and fits the part of an average guy with a not-so-average technological ability, given his access to any and every electronic infrastructure he can get his hands on. Perhaps Ubisoft thought generic tough-guy-voice works better when trying to sell the idea of revenge set against the conspiracy of corporate privacy invasion?

Well, other than the minor quip about the voice acting, Watch Dogs looks good. A few people joked that the timing of the game fits in perfectly with the themes of technocratic information surveillance currently standing front and center in the news media. If I had to hazard a guess, I might expect the PRISM DLC pack could either be a late pre-order bonus or a post-launch DLC release. They should also have a special bonus DLC for the Xbox One that allows you to use an in-game cell-phone to permanently shut off Kinect 2.0 also known as HAL 9000's cousine.

You can learn more about Watch Dogs by visiting the official website. The game is set for release this fall for current gen consoles and PC, as well as next-gen consoles including the Wii U, Xbox One and PS4.
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