Watch Dogs 2 Showcases Free Roam & Multiplayer in Latest Gameplay Video

Alessio Palumbo
Posted Aug 29, 2016
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Ubisoft shared today a new video of Watch Dogs 2, the upcoming open world game sequel.

Set in San Francisco and sporting a new protagonist, Marcus Holloway (a hacker who’s wrongfully convicted of a crime by the ctOS 2.0 and decides to fight back against Blume Corporation), Watch Dogs 2 features a number of improvements that are detailed one by one in the video below, narrated by Animation Director Colin Graham.

In this new demonstration, a small slice of the expansive San Francisco Bay Area is explored, as Marcus wanders through such world-famous landmarks as Coit Tower and Fisherman’s Wharf. Enhanced hacking and driving mechanics, use of drones, deeper customization options and world activities are on display in this extensive look into the gameplay experience.

Marcus also encounters various online multiplayer scenarios, where he gets caught in Bounty situations – both as the hunter and the hunted – and joins a friend for co-op missions.

Among the biggest new features there’s certainly parkour, allowing you to move effortlessly through San Francisco. Driving has been made more accessible than in the first game and it will be very much needed, since Watch Dogs 2 will feature a playable area estimated to be over twice as large as the one in its predecessor.

Hacking options have been greatly improved and multiplayer is coming back with a new mode called Bounty Hunter. If you’re connected online and are causing too much chaos, other players will be invited to join the police and hunt for you; of course, the classic one-on-one Invasion mode is also coming back.

Watch Dogs 2 will be out for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 15 worldwide.

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