Watch Dogs prepares to launch with trailer

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I’m not quite sure I understand the purpose of a launch trailer. I suppose it’s the final hype push, the last step towards making us excited for a game. It might not really show anything new, but it bundles all the stuff we’ve seen into a nice package. Watch Dogs’ launch trailer does just that.

For those who don’t watch videos in general, we are treated to a quick and easy summary of Aiden Pearce’s motivations – he saw something he shouldn’t have, they took away someone he cared about, and now he will go after them. The finer points about who “they” are aren’t explored, but we do get some awesome hacking clips showing just how powerful Aiden can be with his cell phone that never seems to need a battery charge. I don’t like the idea of needing to manipulate hacking while driving in game – I’m a horrible driver in games. But seeing the whole city black out, well that just never gets old. I’m excited for this game, not so much for the big moments shown here, but for the smaller parts – I want to wander around Chicago hacking people and stopping crime.

Watch Dogs is almost upon us, launching 27 May – so next week. Will you be jumping on board the hacking train? I’m seriously amped for this game, but (as always) I’m worried that the hype will be too great and the game will end up feeling like a let down, even if it’s very good.

Unfortunately, our review for the game will likely be late, as we’ve yet to receive it.

Last Updated: May 23, 2014

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