July 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

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July 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Far Cry 6’s reveal brought with it the confirmation of who would be joining the ranks of the series’ iconic villains — Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian actor Giancarlo Esposito. Esposito plays Anton Castillo, a dictator in the island nation of Yara and its capital city, Esperanza. IGN spoke with Esposito ahead of the announcement to discuss Anton’s motives, his layered characterization, and a bit more about the fictional island nation at the heart of Far Cry 6. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/07/12/breaking-bads-ultimate-villain-is-now-far-cry-6s-final-boss”] “His father was a dictator before him and he wants to empower the people to take their country back. His…

July 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

We are now more than a month past the point when E3 2020 would’ve ended. But Fake E3? That’s eternal. It lives in your heart, in your soul, and on your television. (Or maybe your phone?)Today we finally reached the “1PM Monday Afternoon” slot, a.k.a. Ubisoft. Much of what Ubisoft showed at its faux-press conference, we already knew about—Watch Dogs Legion, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and the recently leaked Far Cry 6. But hey, they managed to keep Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad under wraps (for what that’s worth), and the Assassin’s Creed footage looked pretty neat.There weren’t many announcements, but you’ll…

July 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft has just finished its first Ubisoft Forward event – and announced that it will broadcast later this year. Ubisoft’s Yves Guillemot said that there will be “a lot more to come” from Ubisoft, and an Ubisoft spokesperson said the next conference will include “games news and updates” Today’s event saw release dates announced for Far Cry 6, Watch Dogs Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, among other announcements. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to newstips@ign.com.Powered by…

July 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will introduce new narrative elements for the Animus that provide lore justifications for new gameplay possibilities, namely the ability to switch the gender of the player character at will, as well as bring modern-day protagonist Layla into the historical open world. A recent hands-on demonstration of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla I took part in featured the ability to swap Eivor’s gender from a menu. But it turns out this isn’t a demo feature to allow journalists to show both male and female versions of the character to readers. Talking to IGN, Valhalla’s Narrative Director Darby McDevitt explained -…

July 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Watch Dogs Legion was originally meant to come out on March 3, but saw a lengthy delay (and will now arrive on October 29) – thankfully, creative director Clint Hocking says that allowed the game to improve, even allowing the team to incorporate ideas it thought were out of reach before the original release date. Speaking to IGN, Hocking explained that the delay was due to “reasons external to the project”, and described the mixture of emotions upon being told the release would be pushed back: “Obviously the day the word came down was devastating because you put yourself in the…

July 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

I guide my longship along the waterways of East Anglia, one of the regions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Anglo-Saxon map. Ahead is the shoreline of Beodericsworth, which will soon be the stage for one of this Viking-themed entry’s flagship features; raiding. With the blow of a horn, my crew begin bailing out, charging up the sands and crashing into the shields of the village’s unprepared guards. Wood splinters, blood gushes, and heads drop from shoulders. It’s exactly the kind of skirmish you’d expect from a Norseman raid. Inside, we hack apart the guard leaders defending the village’s treasures and take…

July 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

A construction worker, a private military contractor, and a graffiti artist walk into a bar. They drink a pint. They play darts. They look at their phones. And one by one, when nobody’s paying attention, they dip through the door marked “Staff.”If there’s a punchline, it’s that all three are secretly resistance fighters. Turns out everyone in the UK has a latent talent for snapping necks and shooting pistols. All they need is a push in the right direction. A push I’m happy to provide, because at the rate I’m burning through operatives, DedSec is going to need a long…

July 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

We fight for ruins. East Anglia is a world of mud and collapse, of bleak forests and treacherous fens. It is empty. It is quiet. Quiet except for the sound of iron against iron, the splintering of wooden gates giving way, and everywhere the screams and the yelling. A raid, Vikings stealing ashore to ransack a village and kill everyone that gets in their way. And when all the screaming and yelling is over? The ravens.The ravens are the only real winners in East Anglia.A tale of Midgard Earlier this week I spent three hours with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. I’ll…