Set to launch this November, Watch Dogs 2 is here to lead us into the weekend with a brand new story trailer, giving folks a chance to see what types of missions they'll be tackling and what sort of people they'll be meeting in this next hack-tastic adventure. Fans of the original game might even recognize a returning companion.
Arriving on Nov. 15, Watch Dogs 2 will take players to the San Francisco Bay Area in order to bring down greed and corruption with the help of some high-tech tools and a collection of computer-savvy friends. Along with a cast of fresh faces, you likely also spotted Raymond Kenny in the above story trailer, who was a side character in the first Watch Dogs game. Welcome back, Raymond.
As for this sequel, it looks like you'll be doing a handful of activities a whole bunch, including, parkouring across the city, smacking baddies with what appears to be a bike chain and, of course, hacking the entire damn city.
Coming from the team at Ubisoft, Watch Dogs 2 stars Marcus Holloway, a hip young hacker who gets brought on by the team at Dedsec, a group of like-minded individuals who want to bring down the power-hungry Blume CTO, Dusan Nemec. Their goal is to return the power to the people who, of course, have no idea they are being taken advantage of.
The cast of characters in Watch Dogs 2 looks like what you would get if real hackers shopped at The GAP, complete with stylish messenger bags, slick jackets, neck wraps and a mask that shows emoticons rather than a guy's real face.
According to the trailer, Blume is capturing oodles of information from around the world thanks to the fact that they have their hands in all things digital. Sounds familiar, yeah? In the game, the megacorp is selling this information to the highest bidder which, of course, doesn't sit well with the team at Dedsec. Apparently, the shady dealings are tied to rigged elections, arms deals, and the invasion of privacy on a grand scale.
After that initial setup, we get a nice montage of explosions, fast driving, hacking on a radio tower, hacking in a hallway, and hacking on a rooftop.
Snark aside, Watch Dogs 2 looks like it's going heavy on the action and we've already seen from the most recent E3 demonstration that you'll also have a lot of nifty tricks at your disposal, letting players get creative with how they want to carry out a job rather than trying to brute force everything. Also, the game is certainly easy on the eyes.
Some folks were a little underwhelmed with the original Watch Dogs, so here's hoping Ubisoft has injected enough oomph to make Watch Dogs 2 a big hit.