In a brand new gameplay trailer, Ubisoft reveals many of the updated game mechanics within Watch Dogs 2 including the first footage from the recently revealed Bounty Hunter mode.
Taking the franchise in a completely new direction, Ubisoft is hoping that Watch Dogs 2 can capitalize on the promise that many fans felt was missing from the first game. With a brand new open world city, a new lead character in Marcus Holloway, and different gameplay mechanics, Watch Dogs 2 seems to be going in the right direction. Multiplayer and co-op mechanics have also been updated as they were revealed for the first time at Gamescom 2016, though Ubisoft has not revealed actual footage from these modes until now.
Narrated by Watch Dogs 2 Animation Director Colin Graham, the 20 minute gameplay trailer gives fans another great look at an alpha build of the upcoming open world game alongside its seemless co-op and adversarial multiplayer modes, like Bounty Hunter. The lengthy demo begins with the enhanced hacking mechanics, which let players perform a quick hack by pressing the shoulder button or holding the button down for four contextual hacks they can perform. These updated features should help players interact more with the world including opening up new operations and side content.
Towards the end of the video, Graham dives into the multiplayer portions of the game first showing off the seamless co-op mechanics, where players can simply interact with another individual found in their game. Once in a party, co-op missions become available in the city, offering a greater challenge along with greater rewards. Players looking to take on other individuals can do so through new multiplayer modes like Bounty Hunter. If a player causes too much chaos in their world, up to three other players will have an opportunity to enter that game session and help the police take down the offending individual. While escaping, the hunted player can also try and take down the other players for additional rewards.
In addition to the major focus on co-op and multiplayer, the walkthrough also shows off other new and improved mechanics such as driving, using drones to interact with the environment, and just how large San Francisco and its surrounding areas really are.
These new features go hand in hand with what Ubisoft has already revealed about the game, such as the fact that the traditional tower mechanic seen in many of its other open world games like the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Far Cry 4, and even The Crew will not be around in Watch Dogs 2. Game director Danny Belanger, has also confirmed that the studio has also decided to ditch those augmented reality mini-games, from the first game as well. Instead, players will be able to discover new side missions and content through exploring the city.
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Watch Dogs 2 hacks its way onto store shelves on November 15, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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