Aiden Pearce returning for Watch Dogs: Legion!
There’s been a lot of questions regarding whether the highly-anticipated Watch Dogs: Legion will bring back characters from the previous games and in Ubi Forward’s segment for the title today, it was revealed original protagonist Aiden Pearce will return as part of the game’s season pass! Check out the announcement video in the player below!
Aiden will be part of the game’s standalone DLC and will be a completely playable character with his own story arc that sees him older and more grizzled in the undisclosed years between Watch Dogs and Legion.
The game’s story focuses on the efforts of the London branch of hacker group DedSec in combating a dystopian surveillance state that has taken control of the United Kingdom, thanks to the advanced surveillance system known as ctOS. To assist in this, DedSec recruits allies from across London in order to liberate the city as a resistance force. Each character in the game will have their own background and skillset and provide a more dynamic influence on the game’s narrative as the story progresses. It features the ability to control multiple characters that can be recruited across the game’s setting and who can be permanently lost during the course of a playthrough, as well as feature a cooperative multiplayer that will allow up to four players to work together.
Build a team with a huge range of characters to choose from, all bringing their own unique abilities, from a brilliant hacker to a getaway driver, from a football hooligan to an inconspicuous old lady, everyone has a unique backstory, personality, and skillset that should be used in unique situations. Customize your Legion with enhanced gadgets, unique outfits and iconic masks. After a mysterious assailant initiates devastating terror attacks on London, DedSec, a secret underground resistance who is being blamed for the attacks and is on the brink of annihilation, needs your help. Your mission is to rebuild DedSec to fight back against those who wish to keep London oppressed. You will continue to meet colorful characters along the way – both villains and allies – in your fight for London.
Weaponize London’s tech infrastructure, and unleash DedSec’s mastery of technology: hijack armed combat drones, reconstruct past events using augmented reality to discover who is behind the terror attacks, and hack your way through the most advanced security systems. Upgrade and deploy tech gadgets such as the Stealth Cloak, the Spiderbot, a Micro-Missile Launcher, and the powerful Electro Fist in a brand new melee system. Explore a massive urban open world and fight to liberate London’s many famous landmarks—including Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Camden, Piccadilly Circus, or the London Eye—and engage in side activities like bareknuckle boxing, darts, freestyle football, illegal courier contracts or street art. Join forces with up to three friends in online multiplayer as you freely explore London together or take on special co-op missions, and unique game modes. Enjoy free regular updates adding new online content, rewards and themed events.
Watch Dogs: Legion is set to hit shelves for Window, the Xbox One family of consoles, Stadia and PlayStation 4 on October 29 followed by the Xbox Series X/S on November 10, while the PlayStation 5 release has yet to be announced.