During Gamescom 2019’s opening night, Ubisoft has released a new Watch Dogs Legion trailer showing off new footage and detailing character perks.
Officially announced during Ubisoft’s 2019 E3 press conference, Legion is set in London and allows players to “play as anyone” in the game. In the game’s freshly-released trailer, Ubisoft has now further explained this new game mechanic.
Thanks to a never-before-seen gameplay innovation created by Ubisoft Toronto*, the studio behind Watch Dogs Legion, players will have complete freedom to ‘Play as Anyone.’ Every Londoner in the open world is fully simulated, with a persistent life and backstory, and players can recruit anyone from the entire population into their team. From an MI5 agent to a tough bareknuckle fighter, from a brilliant hacker to an illegal street racer, or from a rising football star to a geriatric grandma, anyone can join the resistance and become the hero of the story.
Every character also has unique gameplay traits, based on their profile. Once they join the team, players choose their class, level them up, and unlock new abilities and upgrades. They can easily swap between them and approach the challenges of the game the way they want using hacking and drones, stealth, melee or combat, lethal or non-lethal.
The trailer also confirms the return of full-customization options from Watch Dogs 2 for any character in the game.
Watch Dogs Legion releases on March 6 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.