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Ubisoft Announces Watch_Dogs Release Date

Source: Ubisoft
April 29, 2013

Ubisoft announced today that Watch_Dogs will be available on November 19 in North America and on November 22 in Europe for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC.

The game will also be available as a launch title for the PlayStation 4 and is "also planned for other next-generation consoles," which is the next Xbox. The game will be available in four different editions for which you can check out details below the new "Out of Control" trailer.

In Watch_Dogs, players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago's central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city. Aiden will be able to tap into the city's omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control systems such as traffic lights or public transportation to stop a chase, and more. The city of Chicago is now the ultimate weapon.



Today, Ubisoft announced that its highly anticipated title Watch_Dogs will hit store shelves in the UK on November 22, 2013 on PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the WiiU™ system from Nintendo and Windows PC, as well as at the launch of PlayStation®4. The game is also planned for other next generation consoles.

Players will be able to choose from a selection of four different editions, offering a variety of digital and physical content allowing for a deeper immersion in the Watch_Dogs universe: the Dedsec Edition; the Vigilante Edition; the Uplay Exclusive Edition and the Special Edition.

Details of the Watch_Dogs collector's editions are as follows:

The Dedsec Edition (available at select UK retailers)

This premium edition includes:

Physical content:
- A 23cm Aiden Pearce Figurine
- Steelbook™
- DedSec Collector box
- Watch_Dogs Artbook: artworks and illustrations that inspired the game
- Original soundtrack of the game
- Watch_Dogs map of Chicago
- Set of 4 collectible cards: discover Watch_Dogs iconic characters through augmented reality
- Set of 3 exclusive badges

Digital content: 3 single payer missions with up to almost 60 minutes of additional gameplay:

- Palace Pack: A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an Internet mogul. His impressive databanks have intimate details on thousands of people...including Aiden Pearce. Break inside, wipe those hard drives and escape before the raid begins.

Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: investigation bonus allows gamers to unlock more investigative opportunities inside the network databanks, and ATM hack boost which boost the cash rewards when hacking bank accounts.

- Signature Shot: A biometrics weapon has been smuggled into Chicago for a captain of the Black Viceroys gang. The weapon only works for the first person who holds the gun. Breach a stronghold, steal the package and be the first to hold the weapon.

Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ulc mission: black viceroys gang colours outfit and biometric assault rifle.

- Breakthrough Pack: A secret gathering is underway. The Chicago Club is negotiating power with Corporate CEOs. The Club has hired scramblers to block surveillance devices. Drive around the city to find the scramblers and take them out. Retrieve all names from the meeting and upload their images to the world.

Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: vehicle expert perk allowing players to get free vehicles from underground car contact and earn discounts on select cars.

The Vigilante Edition (available exclusively at Game in the UK and GameStop in Ireland)

This edition includes physical items to replicate Aiden Pearce's iconic look:

Physical content:
- Vigilante Collector box
- Aiden Pearce's cap
- Aiden Pearce's mask
- Original soundtrack of the game

Digital content: 1 single payer mission:

- Palace Pack: A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an Internet mogul. His impressive databanks have intimate details on thousands of people...including Aiden Pearce. Break inside, wipe those hard drives and escape before the raid begins.

Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: investigation bonus allows gamers to unlock more investigative opportunities inside the network databanks, and ATM hack boost which boost the cash rewards when hacking bank accounts.

The Uplay Exclusive Edition (available exclusively via the Uplay website)

This exclusive edition is available only on the Uplay website, and includes:

Physical content:
- Exclusive Steelbook™

Digital content: 3 single payer missions with up to almost 60 minutes of additional gameplay:

- Palace Pack: A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an Internet mogul. His impressive databanks have intimate details on thousands of people...including Aiden Pearce. Break inside, wipe those hard drives and escape before the raid begins.

Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: investigation bonus allows gamers to unlock more investigative opportunities inside the network databanks, and ATM hack boost which boost the cash rewards when hacking bank accounts.

- Signature Shot: A biometrics weapon has been smuggled into Chicago for a captain of the Black Viceroys gang. The weapon only works for the first person who holds the gun. Breach a stronghold, steal the package and be the first to hold the weapon.

Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ulc mission: black viceroys gang colours outfit and biometric assault rifle.

- Breakthrough Pack: A secret gathering is underway. The Chicago Club is negotiating power with Corporate CEOs. The Club has hired scramblers to block surveillance devices. Drive around the city to find the scramblers and take them out. Retrieve all names from the meeting and upload their images to the world.

Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: vehicle expert perk allowing players to get free vehicles from underground car contact and earn discounts on select cars.

The Special Edition (available exclusively at Game in the UK)

This special edition features an exclusive single player mission:

Digital content: 1 single player mission:

- Breakthrough Pack: A secret gathering is underway. The Chicago Club is negotiating power with Corporate CEOs. The Club has hired scramblers to block surveillance devices. Drive around the city to find the scramblers and take them out. Retrieve all names from the meeting and upload their images to the world.

Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: vehicle expert perk allowing players to get free vehicles from underground car contact and earn discounts on select cars.





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