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With E3 fast approaching, a lot of gamers are intent on finding out exactly what Ubisoft will be showcasing at the big event in Los Angeles, California. Well, the company finally revealed its plans for the press conference this June.
According to the publisher, there will be six games available on display during the conference at the Oprheum Theater in Los Angeles starting 1:00pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, June 11th. The games include:
Tom Clancy's The Division 2
Beyond Good & Evil 2
Skull & Bones
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
As you can see, there's a full line-up of games, two of which seem like they could really capture the chatter boxes and discussion forums once they're announced. As you might have noticed, Starlink: Battle for Atlas could prove to be an interesting game. It was briefly unveiled last year during Ubisoft's E3 conference, capturing a short two minute trailer, but we really didn't learn much more about the action sci-fi game.
The arcade space-sim is part of the toys-to-life genre, featuring the ability to modify and customize your in-game ship by utilizing real life accessories for the plastic model that you attach to your controller. I don't know how well it will all come together, but expect more than just a two minute trailer at this year's E3, as the company will likely want to flesh out the gameplay mechanics and give it a more thorough showing for PS4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch.
Another title that Ubisoft will likely showcase more gameplay of is Transference, which is a VR thriller game featuring Elijah Wood, the same Elijah Wood from Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. We didn't get to see any gameplay from the game last year, but we'll likely get to see what the upcoming VR title will be like when it airs during Ubisoft's E3 press conference this June. According to the Transference sub-domain, the game is actually due for release this fall, so expect Ubisoft to ramp up the promotional efforts quite heavily this year.
We also know that Skull & Bones has been delayed into either 2019 or 2020, so expect another short trailer to appear, but nothing serious. The Division 2, on the other hand, is a pretty big game and Ubisoft will likely have a strong showing for the game at this year's E3 since it's due out this fall for home consoles and PC.
There's also supposed to be another AAA game that Ubisoft will unveil at the event as well, but no details on that have emerged. Amazingly, the company has managed to keep any leaks from taking place. What we do know is that there will be show floor demos and a Ubisoft shop that will be open containing game-related items and collectibles based on Ubisoft's biggest brands.