Five things we want to see from Ubisoft at E3

Beyond Good and Evil 2 Footage

Look, we know a sequel to Beyond Good and Evil is in the works.  It’s been announced already, and the only footage we’ve seen thus far are a quick teaser trailer and supposed game footage that hasn’t been confirmed as of yet.  With that, even though it’s being reserved for the next generation of gaming, Ubisoft would be smart to give attendees to their booth and press conference a sneak peek to what they can expect from the latest adventure of Jade and Pey’j.  C’mon, guys, we deserve that much.


Rainbow Six: Patriots Gameplay

Several months ago, Ubisoft confirmed that a new Rainbow Six game was in the works, the latest in Tom Clancy’s team-based shooter series.  But this one features an interesting new twist, as you take on a group of calculative counter-terrorists who have their own agenda to fulfill.  We saw an impressive cinematic from the game thus far, but we’d like to see even more at E3, in the form of gameplay and possible co-op features.  Show us just how much danger the world is in with these guys roaming around — and more importantly, what you can do about it.  2013 can’t come soon enough.

Brothers In Arms: Furious Four

There have been rumors surrounding this sequel, supposedly with the rights expiring on the game, though, honestly, we can’t see Ubisoft losing grips on this game.  After all, it provides a much-needed change to the Brothers In Arms formula, which has fallen into mediocrity with bland sequels.  A change of pace would do it good, and this Inglourious Basterds-style approach seems to be the ticket, with four-player co-op action and interesting characters that would keep the game from growing stale.  Here’s hoping Gearbox and Ubisoft work out a way to have the game at the show.  We’d definitely like to see it in action.

More Assassins Creed III, Maybe Multiplayer

When we first caught a glimpse of gameplay action from Assassins Creed III back at the Game Developers Conference, we were floored at the progress being made in the sequel, taking place in an all-new American Revolution locale.  But we’d like to see more of it in action at E3, possibly more story pieces revolving around such characters as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, who are confirmed for the game.  For that matter, we’d also like to see the game’s multiplayer in action, as it’d be interesting to see what rival assassins look like in this day and age.  Let’s see if we get our wish…



Ubisoft has a great gaming year coming up.  We can see it coming from a mile away.  Along with the recently released Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, the company is also planning several other big and small releases, including the likes of Far Cry 3 and Mad Tracks, which hits Xbox Live and PlayStation Network next week.  And let’s not forget the impact that Trials Evolution made.

So the question now is, obviously, what’s next?  E3 is just around the corner, and the company is promising to reveal some big surprises for Wii U, as well as more footage from its upcoming hits and a few other announcements.  And we’d even sit through their press conference to get it all, even if that means running into Mr. Caffeine or listening to James Cameron ramble on about the Avatar universe.  (There is a sequel coming, after all.)

Still, if we had our wish, we’d like to see these five things from the company at the event.  Here’s hoping Ubisoft makes it happen!

Rayman Legends: For Multiple Consoles

Rumors began circling about a follow-up to the critical darling Rayman Origins as soon as a couple of months ago, when first images hit the web on a Wii U unit showing Rayman running around a medieval world.  Though Ubisoft played it cool with the game’s existence, we should see Rayman Legends pop up sometime during E3.  It’s being rumored as a Wii U exclusive, but if the company were smart, it would announce it for multiple consoles, starting with a release on Nintendo’s console and eventually following on the Vita, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.  After all, Rayman is a lot more fun when you spread the joy around.  Origins proved that.