UbiSoft has some serious heavy hitters on display for its PAX East lineup, as evidenced by their press release below. I sure wish I was going to be in Boston on April 11th. If any of our faithful followers or readers are going to be there, drop me a comment and let me know what you’re excited for.
UBISOFT ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR PAX EAST 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — March 25, 2014 — Today, Ubisoft announced its PAX East lineup, featuring Watch Dogs, The Crew, Child of Light, Trials Fusion, The Next Level and a number of acclaimed digital titles. Attendees can check out Ubisoft’s lineup at booths 824 and 836 from April 11–13 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
PAX East attendees who visit the Watch Dogs area will be treated to a never-before-seen demo of the game. Visitors can also immerse themselves in an eye-opening Watch Dogs experience that lets fans see themselves through the lens of a hacker and get a look at how they could potentially be targeted. Fans pre-ordering the game on site will receive a free Watch Dogs T-shirt.
Also in the Ubisoft booth, attendees will get their hands on a demo for The Crew, the revolutionary driving game that connects players online like never before. Players will be able to the own the road in a massive, open-world re-creation of the United States that is brimming with exciting challenges. Fans who pre-order The Crew at the Ubisoft booth will receive a free T-shirt.
Attendees will be the first to get hands-on time with Trials Fusion, the anticipated next-gen sequel to the award-winning Trials Evolution®. Finalists from the Trials Fusion Track Jam will show off their creations at the Ubisoft booth, and fans will be able to race through – and vote for – these one-of-a-kind player-created tracks, which will also be featured as the top downloadable tracks when Trials Fusion launches on April 16. Also, while fans wait to get their hands on Trials Fusion, professional BMX riders performing stunts in Ubisoft’s very own in-booth skate park.
Ubisoft Digital Booth
PAX East attendees who visit Ubisoft’s booth can play some of this year’s most anticipated digital titles, including Child of Light, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Phantoms, The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot™, Might & Magic® Duel of Champions Online Card Game and an unannounced digital title that will have its first public hands-on demo during the show. Stage presentations, developer interviews, swag giveaways and first-looks at new game features will happen on the hour at the Digital Area for fans hoping to learn more about the games.
Fans of Child of Light will have their first opportunity to step into the magical world of Lemuria by playing a new hands-on demo of the turn-based RPG. Playing as main character, Aurora, players will use an active turn-based fight system to uncover mythical dragons and other enchanting creatures, as well as explore the gorgeous watercolor-painted 2D environments in a poetic journey inspired by fairy tales. Developed using the award-winning UbiArt Framework engine, Child of Light will be available to download on PC and current and next-gen consoles on April 30.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms, the next step in the evolution of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Online, will be playable on the show floor as part of the launch of the game. Attendees can step into the boots of The Phantoms to hunt Ghosts, back up teammates and put their shooting skills to the test in intense team-based gameplay.
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, the hack ‘n’ slash castle-looting adventure, has opened its gates for all to play and will be letting fans get hands-on time with The Runaway, the latest character to join the quest. Wielding a mighty axe, she’s a formidable foe for any castle. Players can also raid castles with The Knight, Archer or Mage and design their own lair of destruction to protect their gold.
Might & Magic Duel of Champions, the beloved free-to-play PC and Apple iPad® collectible card game, will be playable on PC on the show floor. Players can preview Heart of Nightmares, the new expansion coming in April that brings 100 new cards and the highly anticipated Base Set 2 update to the game which brings a revamped UI, rebalancing, new solo campaigns and new achievements.
The Next Level
Ubisoft’s heart pounding casual gaming competition is back and bringing coaches and teams into the mix. Players will still compete for the best all-around score, but this time will be battling for top scores for themselves and to contribute to their team’s overall score while four celebrity guest coaches, Scott “SirScoots” Smith, Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, Stephanie “MissHarvey” Harvey and Meg Turney, vie to recruit and mentor the highest-scoring team and player. The winning player walks away with an ultimate gaming package while the coach is playing to win a $5,000 donation awarded to their charity of choice. The competition is restarted each day for a total of three individual grand prize winners and $15,000 in charity donations.
Gamers will try their hand at games including some of Ubisoft’s most popular titles, The Crew and Trials Fusion, as well as a mystery title in the final round of competition. Gamers unable to make it to the show can watch from home at twitch.tv/TheNextLevel.
For exclusive updates and behind-the-scenes photos from PAX East throughout the event, please visit Ubisoft’s Facebook page (facebook.com/ubisoft) or follow Ubisoft’s Twitter account (twitter.com/Ubisoft). Visit the UbiBlog (ubiblog.com) for exclusive news and features from PAX East.