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Watch Dogs Legion shows an oppressive London in awesome new gameplay

Watch Dogs Legion shows an oppressive London in awesome new gameplay

It'll be DedSec's job to fight back against mass surveillance and oppression through hacking the world around you, but this time, there's an interesting little twist that separates Watch Dogs Legion from the games that came before it.

Though that might sound like an interesting game concept by itself, what truly grabbed the attention of many players was Legion's central mechanic: the ability to control any NPC in the game's world.

Saying that Ubisoft made a lot of announcements at E3 this week would be an understatement.

In the gameplay demo shown at the Ubisoft E3 2019 conference we see an elderly lady called Helen infiltrate a facility and brutalise some guards. From the walkthrough, Legion seems to take place in a post-Brexit UK.

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However, to fill in the gaps with important contextual information, Ubisoft has given us a pretty beefy gameplay video to chew on.

The government has turned totalitarian, freedom is a thing of the past, and killer, state-controlled "riot control" drones prowl the streets looking for anyone who might be stepping out of line. It means that nearly everyone in the game is a potential recruit for DeadSec. According to developers, every person in the game is simulated with daily routines and voice acting, and all of them can be recruited by completing their origin story mission. The game is set to release next year, on March 6, 2020.

Furthermore, as seen in the demo, when your characters run into risky situations, they can die permanently. You'll also be able to get started with the game three days early.

Pre-order Watch Dogs Legion, and you'll receive the Gold King Pack, which includes a Lux Car Skin, Uneasy Lies Mask Skin, and Serpent Sisters Gun Skin, with any version you choose.