Just in time before the E3 party, Ubisoft has announced Watch Dogs 2, which will launch on Xbox One on November 15th.

The second iteration in the franchise comes from the same team behind the first, with the game set in San Francisco Bay Area, as players assume the role of Marcus Holloway.

Marcus is a youthful hacker who has fallen victim to ctOS 2.0, an advanced operating system taking over the city’s network infrastructure. And you guessed it, it’s being misused!

Holloway wants to take down the OS for good using his best tool available, hacking. Players can hack into the environment, much like the first title, with added new mechanics such as hacking drones, cranes and security robots.

Mission play also varies in that you can go in all guns blazing or use your hacking abilities to complete the mission without killing a single person.

Dominic Guay, senior producer, Ubisoft Montreal said:

“Our creative team is working hard to deliver an outstanding WATCH_DOGS experience. In WATCH_DOGS 2, we’re excited to give players a captivating storyline with engaging characters that offers deeper, more meaningful hacking options, a greater variety of gadgets and weapons, and a brand new seamless multiplayer experience that will appeal to fans of the original WATCH_DOGS as well as players new to the brand.”

There will be several editions available for pre-order:

  • Deluxe Edition includes the Game, an exclusive sleeve, a San Francisco Map, lithographs and the Deluxe pack of digital customisation items.
  • Gold Edition includes the Game, the Deluxe pack and the Season Pass.
  • San Francisco Edition with its Collector’s box, includes the game, extra digital content: The Deluxe pack and Zodiac killer mission, the Marcus Figurine, SF-themed laptop stickers, lithographs, and a San Francisco Map.
  • Exclusively on the Uplay shop, fans of the franchise can pre-order Wrench Junior Robot Collector’s Pack and The return of DedSec Collector’s Case. The return of DedSec Collector’s Case contains the Gold Edition and DedSec themed memorabilia including among other collector items, the DedSec art Marcus figurine, Marcus’ scarf and cap replica and an exclusive 64 page artbook.

Wrench Junior Robot Collector’s Pack includes the Gold Edition and a 20cm replica of the ingame Wrench Junior robot, controlled by an app (Iphone or Android).

Players who pre-order the game will get an extra mission named Zodiac Killer – a copycat of the Zodiac Killer is murdering people and taunting the police with coded messages. Players have to decrypt the codes and hunt down the killer to complete the mission and get an additional exclusive outfit.

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