E3 2017 is a little more than a week away and Ubisoft began teasing its reveals Thursday. The French mega-publisher plans to finally announce the next Assassin’s Creed along with brand new games. The E3 2017 lineup reveal trailer gives a wink-wink hint at how any new titles PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC gamers should expect.
Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference will take place on Monday, June 12 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT. It will be available to watch on the publisher’s official YouTube channel, Twitch channel, and website. Interestingly, long-time host Aisha Tyler (Archer, Whose Line Is It Anyway) will not return for this year’s event. The entire conference will be hosted by the Ubisoft developers instead. Amusingly, the teaser trailer comes with the note: “but we love you still Aisha.”
“E3 is truly a moment of excitement and pride, not just for Ubisoft but for our entire industry,” said Yves Guillemot, CEO and co-founder, Ubisoft in a released statement. “Ultimately, Ubisoft’s games are the result of the collective efforts of our talented teams from all around the world, collaboration with the biggest names in entertainment, and contributions from the players themselves. That’s why we can’t wait for the thousands of fans at this year’s E3 — and the millions watching from home — to discover our unique take on creating game worlds and the action-packed line-up we have in store for them.”
This is the first year that E3 has opened its doors up to ordinary gaming fans in a long time. There are expected to be more than 15,000 individuals at the annual convention to check out the latest games, hardware, and announcements.
Ubisoft’s booth will be available when E3 2017 doors open at noon Pacific Time on June 13. Its booth will be located in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center and feature plenty of games to play, live entertainment, and contests to win special in-game content.
Confirmed Ubisoft E3 2017 games
The line-up of confirmed games includes the recently announced Far Cry 5, with forced and faked controversies surrounding it, along with oft-delayed South Park: The Fractured But Whole. They will be joined by the latest entry in the open-world racing series, The Crew, plus yet another collection of songs for Just Dance.
The Ubisoft E3 2017 lineup teaser trailer has many cutout sections for games that are not ready to announce. The next Assassin’s Creed is obviously one of those and many gamers are likely familiar with the setting after a smorgasbord of leaks. Those leaks revealed it to be subtitled Origins and be set in ancient Egypt. Additionally, a t-shirt accidentally sold early at a Gamestop revealed the main protagonist to be Bayek and he is armed with a bow and arrow plus a shield.
It will be interesting to see if Ubisoft makes reference to all the leaks surrounding Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
What Ubisoft may announce at E3 2017
Another likely announcement for Ubisoft at E3 2017 will be Mario + Raving Rabbids: Battle Kingdom for the Nintendo Switch. Information and promotional images about the game leaked last week that described it as a role-playing game that mixes exploration and turn-based combat. Four characters from Super Mario will be joined by Rabbids dressed up as those same characters in a mash-up of potentially fractured spin on Nintendo’s key mascot.
Other possible reveals include a new Avatar game from the developers of The Division. Ubisoft recently announced it was partnering with Fox Interactive and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment to create AAA-games based on the upcoming Avatar movies using the Snowdrop Engine.
Avatar 2 is currently scheduled to be released to theaters in December 2018. If Ubisoft is attempting to get a game released around the same time, it may start promoting it at E3 2017.
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