Ubisoft kicked off its E3 by showing the latest entries in popular game series. The French gaming giant talked about Assassin's Creed Origins, Far Cry 5, South Park: The Fractured But Whole and tons more. Click through for a tour of Ubisoft's show.
After a year off, Assassin's Creed is back and, as you might have guessed from the pyramid this assassin is climbing, it takes place in Egypt. Assassin's Creed Origins debuts on October 27 on Xbox One (and the new, more powerful Xbox One X), PS4 and PC.
Origins will actually depart from the normal action-adventure feel of earlier titles. It'll be a fully fledged role-playing game so you can level up your character as you choose while you explore the world. From the shot above, it looks like you'll be fighting some scary bosses as well.
Ubisoft showed off Far Cry 5 as well. The latest entry in the open-world shooter series brings the fight to America for the first time. Far Cry 5 is due out on February 27, 2018 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Far Cry 5 is set in a fictional region of Montana called Hope County. You'll be fighting off a group of religious cultists known as Eden's Gate that has taken over the disenfranchised area and is violently forcing its will on the populace.
The South Park gang are back for another role-playing game from Ubisoft. The Stick of Truth -- the first game in the series -- was surprisingly good. Ubisoft will look to recapture that magic with the aptly named The Fractured But Whole. This South Park sequel is due out on October 17 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto joined the Ubisoft press conference to show off a surprise title: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. The game will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch and released on August 29.
Gameplay will be tactical and turn-based. You'll explore the map with Rabbids and Mario characters, then engage evil Rabbids in a board-game-style battle. The demo made it look similar to XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
Since Beyond Good and Evil was first released in 2003, we've heard lots of rumors of a sequel. Ubisoft finally made that a reality. Certain gamers in the office may or may not have squealed in delight (it was me).