Ubisoft has confirmed that the Watch Dogs release date is November 22 for the UK, with US markets receiving the city hacking action game on November 19.
Launching as a cross-generation title, Watch Dogs will be available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC as well as being a launch title for the PlayStation 4. A version of the game “is also planned for other next generation consoles”, said Ubisoft, meaning Watch Dogs could ship on the next Xbox unveiled May 21.
Available in four different editions, Watch Dogs will arrive with a variety of different physical and digital content for its UK launch. For physical perks, The Dedsec Edition will include a 23-inch figurine of protagonist Aiden Pearce, steelbook, artbook, soundtrack, map of the Watch Dogs Chicago, set of four AR cards and three badges.
The Vigilante Edition includes Pearce’s cap and mask and is available from GAME. The Uplay Exclusive Edition comes bundled with a steelbook and three extra single player missions, but the GAME Special Edition only includes digital content.
Along with the Watch Dogs release date announcement, Ubisoft also provided a new Watch Dogs trailer that features Aiden Pearce narrating over a montage of in-game footage and is titled “Out of Control”.
Watch Dogs Features
An open world adventure game, Watch Dogs is clearly influenced by Assassin’s Creed and is set in a near future version of Chicago.
Using hacking as a central theme, Watch Dogs follows the story of Aiden Pearce, a hacker with a troubled past looking to fight the authorities with any electronic-based tool he can get his hands on. One of the game’s taglines is “Everything is Connnected” and in the game this extends from the internet, streetlights and traffic signals to every database, financial record and personal history.
All of these are accessible to Pearce, who can then use them to close in on his targets, destroy them and protect himself.
Watch Dogs features third-person based gunplay, melee combat and high-speed traversal sections from what we’ve seen so far. Pearce can clamber up Chicago’s landmarks, hop onto moving trains or scale rooftops.