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The launch of Watch Dogs 2 is just around the corner, which means the hype train is running full steam ahead. The latest trailer for the upcoming "hack-tion" game puts its setting front and center: San Francisco.
In the "Welcome to San Francisco" trailer for Watch Dogs 2, protagonist Marcus speaks directly to the viewer about his "playground," the San Francisco Bay Area. According to the trailer's announcement, players will be able to visit everything from the big city, to areas like Marin, Oakland and Silicon Valley. That's a pretty diverse set of locations that should make for some fun adventures in Watch Dogs 2.
With Watch Dogs 2 set to launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Nov. 15 (two weeks later on PC), there're only a few weeks left to plot your gaming vacation to the Bay Area. This latest trailer should help you do exactly that, with a nice look at the sights you'll want to see and some of the less-than-legal things you'll be able to do once you get there.
Since Marcus' drone will come into play quite a bit in the upcoming WD2, it's appropriate that he uses the hovering device to show off his home.
Honestly, there is a hell of a lot of nice little touches on display here, from the level of detail in the various settings to the random shots of wildlife and regular folks living out their lives in San Francisco. Clearly, a hell of a lot of work went into making the city look and feel lived in.
Marcus explains that the city is basically the perfect place for folks living in "counter-culture," such as him and his hacking pals. He describes the city's inhabitants as "free spirits," and invites the player to "take your curiosity for a walk or a ride."
That is, of course, followed by a look at all the "riding" you can take part in, for hitching a lift on various vehicles to cruising the streets and trails on your own. Also, it appears you can grab a boat and take it for a spin, just like every hacker dreams of doing.
But this wouldn't be a Watch Dogs game without copious quantities of tech, which Marcus is happy to introduce to the viewer. From there, we get a look at the actual hook of the game: corruption that comes from the power that comes from controlling the tech. Marcus and his fellow, clears throat, Watch Dogs will be coming together in this latest romp to put an end to that type of corruption and make life a living hell for the greedy folks behind it.
Marcus brags that he can hack anyone and anything, which is exactly what you'll be doing once Watch Dogs 2 finally ships. The trailer does a good job of making San Fran look like a blast to explore, so here's hoping it delivers on the hype come Nov. 15.