This is your SCIFI.radio coverage for Ubisoft’s #E3 Briefing. Here we go!
The show opens up with a question block with a Rabbid from Rayman’s Raving Rabbids standing below it. It begins jumping up and down and hitting the question block and expectedly making coins come out, Super Mario style. The Rabbid eventually gets stuck in the question block. Then another Rabbid ends up coming out and, pulling the first one’s legs to make the coins continue to come out until the block breaks and the Rabbid falls out alongside a mushroom. The second Rabbid ends up eating said mushroom and ends up growing too large for the screen, breaking the camera.
This is just the teaser for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, a turn based strategy game similar to X-Com but with Rabbids reprising the Nintendo characters such as Princess Peach, Yoshi, Luigi, and obviously Mario. Check out the trailer and get your smile on. 🙂
Next up is Assassin’s Creed: Origins. This will take the Assassin’s Creed series to ancient Egypt and to the origin of the Assassins as a whole. They will be utilizing some unique mechanics and changing up the formula to make this happen. Check out the trailer in 4k below.
Up next is something I didn’t expect to grab me, The Crew 2. I personally feel that the game’s name isn’t reflective of the things they are showing, but I will admit that this could be one of the most comprehensive games in Motorsports video gaming history if they do it right. Either that will happen, or we’ll see it as a game that could have lived up to its potential if they had only done one or two things differently. Here’s the trailer and here’s hoping they get it right.
Next up is a series that “almost” doesn’t need any introduction but I feel like doing it because it allows me to say its name: South Park: The Fractured But Whole. The trailer for the game is a bit NSFW so please be mindful when watching it and not trying to die laughing.
Next up is a VR project that seems to have actor Elijah Wood involved in it, Transference. Check out the trailer.
After this is a game that reminds me of the naval combat in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Skull and Bones. This game looks like it could be blast as you try to score some booty and loot from the opposing team and sink their ships. Check out the trailer, you scurvy dog.
After getting salty on the high seas, Ubisoft saw fit to make us “just dance” to Just Dance 2018. Check out the trailer for the song list for this year’s version and to see a panda dance. (seriously..)
After seeing the panda dance, I had to take out my phone and, lo and behold, there was a new game for me to play, South Park’s Phone Destroyer. (Again, somewhat NSFW but that should be obvious by now..) This game seems to be focused on the turned based battle from its console counterpart, but adding a card gaming mechanic as well. Check it out and whatever you do, don’t listen to Cartman.
Next up is a game where you can create your own ship piece by piece Lego style and it’s called Starlink: Battle for Atlas. It looks like it has some serious potential to be a wallet punch. Check it out.
Next up is Far Cry 5. This game takes you deep into the Montana countryside, where you are isolated and surrounded by a religious cult. You will either have to try and escape or take down the cult and save everyone. This game looks like it’s going to be sticking to the tried and true Far Cry formula and I personally think it’s better off that way. Check out the trailer they showed us.
Last but not least is personally my most anticipated game of E3 this year, Beyond Good and Evil 2. I’m not going to say much because you should just watch the trailer. The game, a prequel, is almost a religious experience compared to the cartoony visual design of the original game. This trailer is also NSFW, mostly because of rough language, but have a look anyway when you’re in a safe place. Enjoy.
This has been our coverage for Ubisoft’s E3 briefing. We have more E3 coverage coming soon for you. Stay tuned.