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Watch Dogs 2 leak reveals November 15 release date, San Francisco setting

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Watch Dogs

I love this time of the year. For writers, it’s like Christmas as leaks and news stories come flooding in. Pretty much like the last time I attempted plumbing, only a tad bit less messy. The latest such prE3 leak? None other than Ubisoft’s upcoming Snowden-esque sandbox and digital espionage game Watch Dogs 2: Electric Boogaloo.

It’s a sequel which has been about as badly secretive as Donald Trump’s combover. Everyone knew that Ubisoft would eventually get around to a sequel, and the leaks for Watch Dogs 2 have been pouring in for months now, to the point where the French publisher and developer pretty much confirmed the game and told everyone to be patient as a proper reveal would be shown on June 8.

And then IGN leaked a few details ahead of schedule. PureXbox broke the news, having saved for posterity a screen grab of the Watch Dogs 2 banner that IGN jumped the gun on. Here it is, in all of its glory:

Watch Dogs

So, quick notes: November 15 is when you can get your Watch Dogs 2 fix, and this time you’ll be hacking the city of San Francisco. As a sandbox, San Francisco is notable for having ridiculously steep roads, a network of trams and the iconic Golden Gate bridge. Should make for some nice locations, something which Ubisoft usually excels at.

As for that date, that makes Watch Dogs 2 the big end of year tentpole game that Assassin’s Creed usually is. With that franchise taking a year off, Watch Dogs 2 is filling in that void and will face competition in the form of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Dishonored 2, Pokemon Sun/Moon and Gran Turismo Sport. That’s some stiff opposition right there.

Look, I wasn’t a big fan of Watch Dogs. It had all the elements to be a winner, but it was a bland and boring game with a cliched square-jawed protagonist who did very little to drive the plot forward when he was surrounded by infinitely more interesting characters such as Jordi. Actually, just Jordi. Anyway the point is, is that I hope Ubisoft can do for Watch Dogs what they did for Assassin’s Creed: Craft a cracking good sequel with a protagonist that fans adore and admire.

And then release two spin-offs in successive years and various other annual games before giving the franchise a break.

Last Updated: June 7, 2016

21 Comments

  1. Interesting indeed

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  2. Ir0nseraph

    June 7, 2016 at 10:10

    WatchDogs was a pretty good game, the protagonist had no personality but I enjoyed the gameplay, especially some of the side missions, will be keeping my eye on nr 2.

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    • Nikola

      June 7, 2016 at 12:33

      Yeah I dont understand all the hate I enjoy the game quite a bit. Gameplay was fun the story was not that bad. Overall in my eye a good game.

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  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 7, 2016 at 10:13

    If they plan this crap again I’ll rather wait a month or two for the full game
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rvFXxV7qbiE/U3bBWBmuvDI/AAAAAAAAHks/syjVLI9_lxI/w1358-h610-no/Capture.JPG

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    • Captain JJ of the desert

      June 7, 2016 at 10:16

      It’s Ubi, so it’s quite likely

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    • Ir0nseraph

      June 7, 2016 at 10:17

      Indeed the one thing that there is no shortage of in November is games, so I can hold off for a special or GOTY edition.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 7, 2016 at 10:18

        Still have FC Primal to play anyways

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        • Ir0nseraph

          June 7, 2016 at 10:19

          Yeah you can tell me about that one, I have no interest in it, even if I can download it for free 😛

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 7, 2016 at 10:20

            XD

        • Captain JJ of the desert

          June 7, 2016 at 10:20

          I enjoyed FC4 quite a bit. Played it co-op and SP, but after a while it’s just more of the same. Without co-op I think FC Primal is probably going to last me even less.

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        • Ir0nseraph

          June 7, 2016 at 10:22

          Ubi has one game wildlands that might make me look past all their DLC crap, it just looks so fun.

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 7, 2016 at 10:25

            Yeah, looking for more info on that

          • Ir0nseraph

            June 7, 2016 at 10:25

            Yip , it is Ubi we are talking about so they can still f*** it up like no other.

    • HairyEwok

      June 8, 2016 at 08:53

      But if you buy your (enter gfx card here) right now you’ll get a FREE game key AND Alpha Beta Omega access.

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  4. Ottokie

    June 7, 2016 at 10:13

    Releases 15 Nov.

    Yea about that day. That day I am going to be the very best! POKEMON!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 7, 2016 at 10:22

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  5. Darren Peach

    June 7, 2016 at 10:21

    All I initially saw was micro transactions when I glanced at the headline.

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  6. Ottokie

    June 7, 2016 at 10:23

    I have been reading a book that keeps reminding me about Ubisoft for some reason…
    https://www.penguin.co.uk/content/dam/catalogue/pim/editions/277/9780718183813/cover.jpg.rendition.460.707.png

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    • Darren Peach

      June 7, 2016 at 10:26

      That dude looks suspiciously like a hipster.

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      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        June 7, 2016 at 10:38

        A hipster with a mandolin, tight pants that don’t fit, a comb over and NO SOCKS!! The recipe for failing to being taken seriously….

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  7. Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

    June 7, 2016 at 11:42

    Lol I still need to play the original…I actually have the game, a very awesome person gifted me

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