A recent leak on twitter showed that Watch Dogs Legion will allow players to recruit and play as descendants of Assassins from Assassin’s Creed. This week’s Ubisoft showcase began with never before seen footage of the new installment in Watch Dogs. The biggest difference between Watch Dogs Legion and previous Watch Dogs is the ability to recruit and play as different characters.
While Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2 only allowed players to play as the chosen protagonists, Legion has made it clear that players can recruit anyone off the street. Each recruit will fit into a different archetype, the ones Ubisoft presented included: construction worker, drone expert, Albion operator, and professional hitman. Each archetype has a completely different set of skills and specialties, leading to differing playstyles.
One of these recruits found in the game was a hitman (or woman) that is a descendent of Jacob and Evie Frye, the protagonists of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. This is a nod to the fact that Syndicate was set in the greater London area, as is Legion. It is difficult to say whether more Assassins will make an appearance in Legion, since the series takes place over a wide range of countries.
Ubisoft also presented the first look into Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, an AC game based around vikings and their invasion of Britain. Both Legion and Valhalla will be cross-gen, meaning they will be available across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.
Watch Dogs Legion will be arriving to consoles and PC on October 29 this year while Valhalla is set for a November 17 release. This will likely coincide with the release of next-gen consoles as well. For now, Ubisoft has promised more showcases to come.