Overview Ubisoft Forward: Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow Six and more!
Ubisoft, the French publisher responsible for successful franchises such as Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, held a new edition of its digital event Ubisoft Forward this Saturday, September 10th.
The broadcast was approximately an hour long and brought news not only of some of the company’s games as a service, but also of several of its upcoming titles – especially the recently revealed Assassin’s Creed Mirage and three other projects related to the franchise.
For you to stay on top of the news, Voxel brings, in the following lines, everything that went down in the September 2022 Ubisoft Forward. Check out:
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Rope
The presentation began with an all-new trailer for Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Rope, the sequel to the game that mixes the universes of Super Mario Bros. and Rayman Rabbids. The game is scheduled for release on October 20th.exclusively for Nintendo Switch.
Fans had the opportunity to check out, for the first time, one of the game’s missions that takes place on the planet Terra Flora. The gameplay doesn’t just revolve around tactical combat, but also features moments of real-time exploration with lots of interaction with the environment.
The combat system revolves around the system of Sparks, which are creatures that grant elemental attack bonuses, resistances, and other benefits to characters on the field. You have to exploit your enemies’ weaknesses and work as a team to do well in confrontations.
Skull & Bones
After a turbulent development process, Skull & Bones received more details during the Ubisoft Forward and is closer to becoming a reality. Set in the late 17th century, the game takes users to the Golden Age of Piracy in the Indian Ocean and has received a new gameplay demo.
The game is scheduled for release on November 8, 2022 with versions for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
The Division: Heartland and Resurgence
Two new experiences from The Division franchise, Heartland and Resurgence, received details during Ubisoft Forward.
The first is a completely free multiplayer survival game that follows the traditional formula of the franchise, now with a rural setting. It arrives on PC and consoles between the end of 2022 and 2023. The second is a free third-person shooter for Android and iOS devices. Both have opened registration for their closed trials.
Rainbow Six Mobile
Rainbow Six Mobile had its closed beta confirmed for September 12 in Brazil and Android OS users can now sign up for a chance to try it out.
The game follows the formula of Rainbow Six Siege, which is a great success from Ubisoft, and will arrive for free on Android and iOS phones in 2022.
Already available on PC, Trackmania was confirmed for release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S during the Ubisoft Forward. The publisher has assured that the game will support cross-play and cross-progression. Release is scheduled for early 2023still without a set date.
The next release in Ubisoft’s dance franchise, Just Dance 2023 Edition promises a revamped experience, with revamped visuals, a new user interface, online multiplayer, and even seasons of content, with new music being added periodically. The idea is to turn the series into an on-demand dance platform.
Among the confirmed songs are Can’t Stop the Feeling (Justin Timberlake), If You Wanna Party (The Just Dancers), More (K/DA), Sweet but Psycho (Ava Max), Locked Out of Heaven (Bruno Mars), Love Me Land (Zara Larsson), Physical (Dua Lipa), among others. The release is scheduled for November 22 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft presented the first trailer for Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the next game in the franchise that will be set in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, in the 9th century. Its launch is scheduled for 2023still no date announced, with versions for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
As leaks already indicated, the game seeks to rescue the beginnings of the franchise with a focus on stealth action, assassinations and parkour skills to explore the city and get rid of enemies.
Assassin’s Creed Codename Red
While Mirage is focused on the franchise’s roots, Codename Red is the new main game that will follow the molds of open world action RPG. It is being produced by the same team as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft Quebec, and will be set in Feudal Japan. There is no release date or announced platforms yet.
Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade
Ubisoft also has ambitious plans for mobile devices with the release of Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade. According to the first information, the game is a triple-A action-adventure RPG and will be set in Ancient China. In addition, it will be free and will allow players to create their own characters.
Assassin’s Creed Codename Hexe
Still without many details revealed, Codename Hexe is a new Assassin’s Creed project that promises to be unlike anything the franchise has ever seen. The game is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal, with Clint Hocking as creative director, and the first teaser featured a darker theme.
We work in the dark…
That’s all we can say for now about Assassin’s Creed Codename HEXE.#AssassinsCreed pic.twitter.com/01YM9uXtr8
— Assassin’s Creed (@assassinscreed) September 10, 2022
Assassin’s Creed Infinity
Assassin’s Creed Infinity is no longer a game in the series, but rather a kind of platform or hub that will concentrate the single and multiplayer experiences of your universe, starting with the Red and Hexe projects. The launch should only happen in 2024 or later.