Game news Ubisoft Forward: all the information about the 4 games Assassin’s Creed, Skull and Bones, Just Dance, Mario + The Rabbids, Ubisoft +…
Published on 10.09.2022 at 23:44
Absent from conferences earlier in the summer, Ubisoft decided to host their own event alone. You may have been ahead of ZEvent 2022, in which case you missed out on a lot of the information shared this evening. Thankfully, we’re here to take stock of the most important Ubisoft Forward announcements.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Mirage, Red… Charged Showcase
Let’s start from the end. Indeed, today’s Ubisoft Forward ended with a special demo dedicated to the license that celebrates its 15th anniversary this year: Assassin’s Creed. And the least we can say is that the iconic Ubisoft franchise hasn’t finished talking about it in the coming months and even years. If Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is going to offer itself the final free expansion, then Assassin’s Creed Mirage is where all the expectations will be.
This opus, conceived as a return to the origins, will take us to Baghdad to embody Basim (seen in Valhalla). From wanderer to member of the Brotherhood of the Hidden Ones, we’ll follow his evolution through a more straightforward adventure than the last Assassin’s Creed, centered around three pillars: stealth, parkour, and assassination. No gameplay is foreseen during this Assassin’s Creed Showcase, but there are plenty of details that you can find in our dedicated article. You’ll even get to know some other details provided by Stéphane Boudon, Creative Director of the game (Ubisoft Bordeaux). Please note that Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series sometime in 2023.
But that’s not all. Ubisoft even went into detail about the future of the license more generally. In the program we find a fruitful partnership with Netflix, an open world mobile game, but above all two new games that will be released on the famous Assassin’s Creed Infinity, a future center dedicated to the franchise. It will first feature Assassin’s Codename Red, a game set in feudal Japan (a period that players are especially looking forward to) that puts us in the shoes of a shinobi.
With Assassin’s Creed Hexe, the license will offer us a completely different and darker game that should a priori draw us to the side of the witches. There is currently no exit window. It will just be necessary to be content with short teasers before learning more about these two projects.
Skull and Bones, Mario + The Rabbids Sparks of Hope… Rumors turned out to be true
Beyond Assassin’s Creed, we knew that Ubisoft would tell us a little more about two games coming out this year: Skull and Bones and Mario + The Rabbids Sparks of Hope. And it was the second one that came first. We were of course entitled to a little more gameplay, but above all a better vision for the future of the game, scheduled for October 20th, the title intends to last over time. It will indeed offer a season pass with no less than three DLCs planned at the moment. And the latter will meet the distinguished guest, because it is thanks to him that Rayman will become a playable character.
As for Skull and Bones, we were also able to enjoy the new gameplay. The latter in particular allowed us to learn more about the pirate lair, that player-specific location that allows you to start quests or upgrade your boat. But what should be remembered from this point on the game about piracy is, first of all, very good news: the name will be cross. So PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series and Xbox One players will be able to ride the waves together. And for that, see you on November 8th.
Just Dance, Netflix, Trackmania… Surprises
Ubisoft Forward lasted about an hour and a half. You can imagine that with such a long conference, we also had the right to make surprise announcements, although some were expected. This is especially true for Just Dance 2023 Edition, the next part of the license. The program, of course, has new songs, but above all, a new multiplayer mode to connect players from all over the world. Please note that this opus is scheduled for November 22nd on Nintendo Switch, PS5 and Xbox Series (later on Google Stadia). We also had news about Trackmania coming to consoles (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series and Xbox One) in early 2023.
The free-to-play game Tom Clancy’s The Division: Heartland also took advantage of this evening to show itself in pictures. Enough to please fans of the license, who will be able to discover the small town of Silver Creek for free. There is no release date, but please note that you can already register for the test stages if you wish. Similarly, the closed beta of Resurgence, The Division’s new mobile game, will be available this fall.
And mobile gaming will be on Ubisoft’s side in the coming months and years. If we mentioned Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade above, know that Rainbow Six Siege will offer a mobile version soon. Again, no release date, but closed beta in the fall. And then it’s important to talk about a big partnership with Netflix that will give life to three mobile games exclusive to this platform (Assassin’s Creed game, Might Quest 2 and Unknown Soldiers 2) as well as series, in particular one live. action in the AC world.
Ubisoft Forward has also reserved a whole section of services for us with Ubisoft+, which seems to want to enter the big leagues. With a large catalog, games available on the first day and a free month, Ubisoft gives everything to compete with Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus. Please note that during the pre-release demo, Ubisoft revealed two independent games that should also appear in the catalog after their release, namely Second Stone and Two Falls.
Here’s what to remember from this Ubisoft Forward. If you’d like to see all the announcements in detail, feel free to check out our live stream of events.