Watch Dogs Legion Release Date Announced

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As we covered on Monday, a Watch Dogs: Legion demo Ubisoft showed at E3 was set in London and depicted a member of a revolutionary group, Ian, removing the "non-" from several non-player characters to help him fight government surveillance drones.

In context: Earlier this month, leaks started to hit the web that suggested Ubisoft has been working on the next entry in the dystopian, hacking-focused Watch Dogs action game franchise. After he died, the gameplay switched to Helen, a grandma who is more capable than you might imagine. Interestingly, Legion will let players "recruit" and take control of any NPC in the game, and your character choice will actually affect how the game plays out. According to developers, every person in the game is simulated with daily routines and voice acting, and all of them can be recruited by completing their origin story mission.

Furthermore, as seen in the demo, when your characters run into unsafe situations, they can die permanently.

London was teased as the next step in the Watch Dogs story at the end of Watch Dogs 2, and it's fitting that the game expands in scope in a really fascinating way here. Players can form their own team as they see fit, from street gangs to secret agents.

Pre-order Watch Dogs Legion, and you'll receive the Gold King Pack, which includes a Lux Car Skin, Uneasy Lies Mask Skin, and Serpent Sisters Gun Skin, with any version you choose. Watch Dogs Legion will be launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia, and we'll look forward to learning more in the coming weeks. The Collector's Edition, which includes 3-day early access, a usable "Ded Coronet Mask", a steelbook, Collector's Box, stickers, poster, and more, will run you $189.

All four editions are now up for pre-order on Ubisoft's store, with the Gold Edition running $99.99, the Ultimate Edition coming in at $119.99, and the Collector's Edition setting you back at not-insignificant $189.99.

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