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The 4-day purely digital E3 2021 kicked off today with Ubisoft Forward. Let’s get right into all of the game announcements.
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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
In 2017 Ubisoft announced Ubisoft Massiv working on a video games adaptation of James Cameron’s Avatar. For the very first time we could take a look at the game today. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is scheduled to be released in 2022 for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia and Luna.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction
Rainbow Six Extraction is a cooperative first-person-shooter for 1 to 3 players. Use your special weapons and tactics of traditional Rainbow Six games in this alien invasion setting while making use of some completely new gadgets to free your crew mates in high risk missions. Rainbow Six Extraction is supposed to be released on September 16th, 2021 for PC, PS5, PS4, XSX|S, XB1 and Stadia.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Even Ubisoft was surprised by Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’s success, a turn-based strategy game set in a crossover of Nintendo’s Super Mario and Rayman’s Raving Rabbids. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope adds Rabbid Rosalina, Rabbid Luma and Bowser to the roster. Rabbids Peach uand Rabbids Luigi received new voice actors. The game is scheduled for a 2022 release on Nintendo Switch.
Far Cry 6
Giancarlo Esposito plays Anton Castillo, your nemesis in Far Cry 6. In a new cinematic trailer we find out more about the cruel ways of this South American dictator. Additionally a Season Pass was announced which includes not only Far Cry: Blood Dragon but also an all-new storyline featuring the villains of Far Cry 3, 4 and 5 – Vaas, Pagan Min und Joseph. To clarify: Yes, you’re going to shift perspective and play these fan-favourite villains in downloadable content to be released for Far Cry 6 which is planned to be released on October 7th, 2021 for PC, PS5, PS4, XSX|S, XB1 and Stadia.
Ten years after Rocksmith was released a completely revamped version is set to teach you to play guitar on PC and mobile devices.
Just Dance 2022
Just Dance 2022 will include 40 new charting smash-hits as Believer by Imagine Dragons, Level Up by Ciara and Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels by Todrick Hall (Just Dance version). The game is set for a launch on November 4th, 2021 for PS5, PS4, XSX|S, XB1, Switch and Stadia.
Assassins’s Creed Valhalla & additional updates
Eivor’s journey is not over yet. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will receive the DLC “The Siege of Paris” later this summer as well as a new Discovery mode. The next big piece of content will focus on Odin in Year 2 of AC Valhalla content . As a first in the franchise Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be supported for more than one year.
New content was announced for Rainbow Six Siege, For Honor and Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The movie Werewolves Within and a second season of the TV show Mystic Quest were also shown.
What is your take on this year’s Ubisoft Forward? Did the appearance of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora surprise you as much as it surprised us or was there another game you cannot wait to play?