Watch Dogs 2 Set in San Francisco, Launching in November

Watch Dogs 2 Set in San Francisco, Launching in November

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An ad that apparently went live early by mistake appears to have outed the release date and setting for Watch Dogs 2.

Watch Dogs 2 is set to be revealed tomorrow, as a countdown on the game's official site shows. Unfortunately for Ubisoft, an ad that mistakenly went up early on IGN today may have stolen their thunder.

This morning, the ad pictured below appeared briefly on IGN and was captured by Purexbox.com. It shows the new protagonist (whose name we still do not know) kneeling, with the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance behind him. This would seem to confirm that the game will be set in San Francisco. The release date is listed as November 15, 2016, just in time for the holidays.

While this may take some of the suspense out of tomorrow's reveal event, it's not all that surprising that Watch Dogs 2 is coming this holiday season, and the news that it is set in San Francisco had made the rounds earlier this year. Still, it's pretty much certain that Ubisoft would rather this ad hadn't gone live until it was supposed to.

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$10 on "silicon valley is evil" with Google-expy playing a lead role.

wow, the protagonist looks even more forgettable then the last.

Care and/or hype after the disappointing 1st game is zero. Bleh.

dragongit:
wow, the protagonist looks even more forgettable then the last.

I think it's still Aiden. The person on the bottom is someone else, from Mirror's Edge, by the looks of it.

Watch dogs one wasn't a bad concept, just underwhelming after the hype and a tad buggy.

If they've significantly improved upon it this could be a blast.

I'm not holding my breath for this, frankly.

Wouldn't be surprised if they pulled the same stunt a second time.

As the only person who liked the first game I'm really looking forward to more. Here's hoping they expand on the mobile companion game and don't just abandon the concept...it takes so long to get matches now.

And I bet the iconic main character will sport his iconic hat for his iconic mission in an iconic city to bring down the iconic bad guys using his iconic set of skills, iconic.

SnowyGamester:
As the only person who liked the first game I'm really looking forward to more. Here's hoping they expand on the mobile companion game and don't just abandon the concept...it takes so long to get matches now.

"As *one of the only people* who"

Thought I'd do some spell-check, 'cause I liked the first one too.
That said, I'm not terribly excited for this, oh, I'm gonna buy it, I'm just not terribly excited for it. I liked the first one, didn't love it but liked it, unless they show some seriously impressive stuff at E3 to get me on their hype train, it's probably gonna stay that way; even then I'll remember the nonsense that happened with the last game so I don't know, looks like I just wrote a lot to simply say "I'm gonna buy it but I'm not terribly excited".

Extra-Ordinary:

SnowyGamester:
As the only person who liked the first game I'm really looking forward to more. Here's hoping they expand on the mobile companion game and don't just abandon the concept...it takes so long to get matches now.

"As *one of the only people* who"

Thought I'd do some spell-check, 'cause I liked the first one too.
That said, I'm not terribly excited for this, oh, I'm gonna buy it, I'm just not terribly excited for it. I liked the first one, didn't love it but liked it, unless they show some seriously impressive stuff at E3 to get me on their hype train, it's probably gonna stay that way; even then I'll remember the nonsense that happened with the last game so I don't know, looks like I just wrote a lot to simply say "I'm gonna buy it but I'm not terribly excited".

I enjoyed it myself, though certainly it didn't really deliver on its hype, and a lot of the Driver-sequel-leftover junk in it kind of clogged up the game (and made the supposed morality of the protagonist seriously dissonant, in side-quest form).

Of course, one thing that eludes me is how they even tie it as a sequel. The titular Watch Dogs were a side (and sort of antagonistic) group to the main narratives. There was never any indication of Aiden or even T-Bone deciding to start up some vigilante club franchise. So why is some dude in San Francisco suddenly wearing Aiden's mask thing to be a vigilante? Assassin's Creed at least established that the Assassin's were a thing that existed, Watch_Dog's was a closed off tale about one guy.

They could go Far Cry on it, of course, but Far Cry didn't bother copying over one guys outfit to the next.

First game was ok, completely outshone by GTAV which released months earlier. The first trailer was very exciting and had amazing graphics (pity it was all bullshit). I was excited that the main character shared my surname haha (Pearce)

I bought into the hype for Watch_Dogs 1, will wait and decide for Watch_Dogs 2 after reviews come out. San Francisco is a good start as I've actually been there so I would recognise some parts. Never been to Chicago so I had no real connection to the city. When will they ever set a game in Sydney, Australia (even though my knowledge of the city is basically how to get to the airport lol) or something?

pearcinator:
San Francisco is a good start as I've actually been there so I would recognise some parts. Never been to Chicago so I had no real connection to the city. When will they ever set a game in Sydney, Australia (even though my knowledge of the city is basically how to get to the airport lol) or something?

Been to San Francisco too - it's actually the only place in the US I've ever visited (unless you include Hawaii). Absolutely beautiful city. Shame Aidan is going to tear it up. :(

And as someone who lives in Sydney, if you know how to get to the airport without any fuss, you're still a better navigator than me (if I'm travelling alone I usually just catch the train into the terminal).

I wonder if they will use the beach valley or silicon valley cliques as enemies.

dragongit:
wow, the protagonist looks even more forgettable then the last.

Given that hackers take great pains to look as forgettable as possible so noone would remmeber then being there...

Deathfish15:
Care and/or hype after the disappointing 1st game is zero. Bleh.

1st one was pretty good. Its not as good as the hype (obviuosly) but its actually pretty decent game with fun mechanics and good world.

SnowyGamester:
As the only person who liked the first game I'm really looking forward to more. Here's hoping they expand on the mobile companion game and don't just abandon the concept...it takes so long to get matches now.

God i hope not. i got absolutely 0 interest in mobile companion games and find they tend to diminish from the game itself.

Strazdas:
God i hope not. i got absolutely 0 interest in mobile companion games and find they tend to diminish from the game itself.

Have you played it? It's not some match three puzzle game or card collection rubbish that serves only as a stat booster. It's an actual game. An asymmetrical RTS - albeit a fairly simple one. It really needs more game modes but the base game is super satisfying knowing that you're smashing someone playing the main game. The asymmetrical drop-in/drop-out multiplayer modes are probably one of the best things to come out of the first game.

 

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