Train2Game News Watch_Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2Today, Ubisoft ® announced that Watch Dogs ® 2, the newest installment in the blockbuster WATCH_DOGS franchise, will be available worldwide on November 15 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.

WATCH_DOGS 2 is the product of over two years of intensive development by the original creative team behind the Watch Dogs brand. The topics of data security and privacy as well as and hacking are more current than ever in today’s society, and the Watch Dogs brand has been exploring these themes ever since the release of the first opus in 2014. WATCH_DOGS 2 offers a fictional environment linked to challenges players can relate to, while offering high-quality entertainment as they explore the San Francisco Bay Area with Marcus Holloway.

Players enter a massive and dynamic open world environment set in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is the latest city to adopt ctOS 2.0, an advanced operating system networking the city infrastructure, and in the wrong hands, ctOS 2.0 can be used to invasively control and manipulate everyday citizens.

Players will explore the birthplace of the tech revolution as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker who has fallen victim to ctOS 2.0’s predictive algorithms and is accused of a crime he did not commit. In Marcus’ quest to shut down ctOS 2.0 for good, hacking is the ultimate weapon, and players can not only hack into the city’s infrastructure but also every person and any connected device they possess to trigger unpredictable chains of events. With the ability to take control of drones, cars, cranes, security robots, and much more at their disposal, players can choose whether to use stealth hacking to complete missions without killing a single enemy or go guns blazing for a more ferocious approach. In this vast open world, players can hack their way through traffic while engaging in dangerous car chases through the winding streets of San Francisco, traverse the rooftops of the vibrant neighborhoods of Oakland, and infiltrate the offices of cutting-edge companies in Silicon Valley.

“Our creative team is working hard to deliver an outstanding WATCH_DOGS experience,” said Dominic Guay, senior producer, Ubisoft Montreal. “In WATCH_DOGS 2, we’re excited to give players a captivating storyline with engaging characters that offers deeper, more meaningful hacking options, a greater variety of gadgets and weapons, and a brand new seamless multiplayer experience that will appeal to fans of the original WATCH_DOGS as well as players new to the brand.”

In addition to the standard game, several editions are available for pre-order:

· Deluxe Edition includes the Game, an exclusive sleeve, a San Francisco Map, lithographs and the Deluxe pack of digital customization items.
· Gold Edition includes the Game, the Deluxe pack and the Season Pass.
· San Francisco Edition with its Collector’s box, includes the game, extra digital content: The Deluxe pack and Zodiac killer mission, the Marcus Figurine, SF-themed laptop stickers, lithographs, and a San Francisco Map.
· Exclusively on the Uplay shop, fans of the franchise can pre-order Wrench Junior Robot Collector’s Pack and The return of DedSec Collector’s Case. The return of DedSec Collector’s Case contains the Gold Edition and DedSec themed memorabilia including among other collector items, the DedSec art Marcus figurine, Marcus’ scarf and cap replica and an exclusive 64 page artbook.
Wrench Junior Robot Collector’s Pack includes the Gold Edition and a 20cm replica of the ingame Wrench Junior robot, controlled by an app (Iphone or Android).

Players who pre-order any edition get an extra mission named Zodiac Killer: a copycat of the Zodiac Killer is murdering people and taunting the police with coded messages. Players have to decrypt the codes and hunt down the killer to complete the mission and get an additional exclusive outfit.

For more information on these editions, please visit: http://store.ubi.com/watch-dogs-2
For more information on WATCH_DOGS 2, please visit watchdogs.com.

Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 11.05.15

Project-CarsIn the first time in 2 years a racing game is at the top of the charts with Project Cars taking the number one spot. The rest of the charts are practically the same just with a slight shuffle around with Watch Dogs creeping back in to the top twenty.

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Week ending 9 May 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 PROJECT CARS BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
2 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 2
3 MORTAL KOMBAT X WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 1
4 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 4
5 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 6
6 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 8
7 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE EA GAMES 3
8 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 7
9 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT 9
10 DESTINY ACTIVISION 16
11 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 5
12 FORZA HORIZON 2 MICROSOFT 17
13 SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM SKYLANDERS 19
14 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 10
15 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 12
16 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY 11
17 ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY UBISOFT 20
18 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT 13
19 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 15
20 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 04.08.14

the_last_of_us_remasteredAfter several weeks with no new games we finally have a new number one for the game charts. The Last of Us Remastered has knocked Watch Dogs down to the second spot and sits at number one. At the opposite end of the charts Need For Speed: Rivals has re-entered the charts at number twenty.

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Week ending 2 August 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 1
3 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 2
4 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 5
5 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 3
6 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 6
7 SNIPER ELITE 3 505 GAMES 4
8 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 9
9 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 10
10 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 7
11 TITANFALL EA GAMES 8
12 TOMODACHI LIFE NINTENDO 11
13 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 13
14 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 14
15 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 15
16 MARIO KART 8 NINTENDO 16
17 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 12
18 EA SPORTS UFC EA SPORTS 18
19 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 19
20 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS EA GAMES
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Train2Game News UK Top Twenty games – 28.07.14

Watch DogsAnother week another chart of very little activity. Watch_Dogs has remained at number one with Terraria and Pokémon Black coming back in to the top twenty numbers nineteen and twenty respectively.

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Week ending 26 July 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 1
2 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 2
3 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 6
4 SNIPER ELITE 3 505 GAMES 5
5 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
6 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 7
7 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 11
8 TITANFALL EA GAMES 8
9 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 3
10 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 9
11 TOMODACHI LIFE NINTENDO 14
12 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 4
13 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 13
14 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 16
15 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 17
16 MARIO KART 8 NINTENDO 10
17 TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK ACTIVISION 15
18 EA SPORTS UFC EA SPORTS 18
19 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS
20 POKEMON BLACK VERSION NINTENDO
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 21.07.14

Watch DogsOnce again the charts are irritatingly quiet. The only change this week is that Football Manager 2014 has once again breached the top twenty by squeezing in at number twenty.

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Week ending 19 July 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 1
2 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 3
3 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 6
4 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 4
5 SNIPER ELITE 3 505 GAMES 2
6 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 7
7 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 8
8 TITANFALL EA GAMES 5
9 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 10
10 MARIO KART 8 NINTENDO 16
11 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 11
12 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 14
13 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 13
14 TOMODACHI LIFE NINTENDO 9
15 TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK ACTIVISION 18
16 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 19
17 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 17
18 EA SPORTS UFC EA SPORTS 12
19 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL EA SPORTS 15
20 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 SEGA
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 14.07.14

Watch DogsYet another week in the charts with no new games in the top twenty. Watch Dogs has managed to regain the top spot but apart from that there has been very little change.

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Week ending 12 July 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 2
2 SNIPER ELITE 3 505 GAMES 1
3 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 3
4 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 5
5 TITANFALL EA GAMES 4
6 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 6
7 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 10
8 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
9 TOMODACHI LIFE NINTENDO 11
10 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 15
11 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 13
12 EA SPORTS UFC EA SPORTS 7
13 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 14
14 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 17
15 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL EA SPORTS 8
16 MARIO KART 8 NINTENDO 12
17 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 20
18 TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK ACTIVISION 18
19 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 19
20 GRID AUTOSPORT CODEMASTERS 16
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 16.06.14

Watch DogsFollowing my report last week on the charts picking up we have one of the quietest weeks I’ve seen. Watch Dogs retain the top spot and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil has risen to number two thanks to the start of the world cup. At the other end of the chart Terraria has risen to number twenty with Enemy Front entering the chart at number nineteen.

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Week ending 14 June 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 1
2 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL EA SPORTS 6
3 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 4
4 MARIO KART 8 NINTENDO 2
5 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 5
6 TITANFALL EA GAMES 9
7 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 7
8 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 8
9 MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT SQUARE ENIX 3
10 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 10
11 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 11
12 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 12
13 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 17
14 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 13
15 TOMODACHI LIFE NINTENDO 15
16 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 16
17 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 18
18 LEGO THE HOBBIT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 19
19 ENEMY FRONT CI GAMES
20 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 02.06.14

Watch DogsA battle for the top spots was held this week as two highly anticipated games were released. Mario Kart 8 reached number two being held off by Watch_Dogs which had the seventeenth biggest game launch in UK history.

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Week ending 31 May 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT
2 MARIO KART 8 NINTENDO
3 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 1
4 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 3
5 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 2
6 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL EA SPORTS 5
7 TITANFALL EA GAMES 4
8 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 7
9 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 6
10 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 10
11 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 13
12 LEGO THE HOBBIT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
13 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 9
14 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 11
15 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 14
16 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 16
17 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 ACTIVISION 8
18 BORDERLANDS 2 2K GAMES
19 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH UBISOFT 17
20 SKATE 3 XBOX 360 CLASSICS
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Train2Game News Watch Dogs sequel book

Watch_Dogs_Dark_Clouds-EBOOK_CoverUbisoft announced the ebook Watch_Dogs  //n/Dark Clouds, inspired by the highly anticipated video game Watch Dogs.

Authored by John Shirley, the ebook is a direct sequel to the events of the game and will allow fans to further explore the world of Watch Dogs with an all new story. The ebook is a first for Ubisoft, as it was conceived inhouse and will be released exclusively via digital channels.

John Shirley, prolific author of over 30 books and short stories such as A Song Called Youth, is a known figure in the hacker community and is a pioneer of the cyberpunk movement, and therefore is a natural fit to author the Watch Dogs ebook. Having unprecedented access to our Montreal studio dev team and writers, he has recreated the atmosphere of Watch Dogs, into his thriller, that combines high-tech crimes with both new and known characters.

“Working on Watch Dogs was enormously interesting to me because its world offers the convergence of cyberpunk and the edgy tech reality of our times; it all plays out with action and energy against the inner city backdrop that I thrive in” said John Shirley. “With hack tech in one hand and gun in the other, Aiden Pearce is a believable fusion of hacker and action hero who deliberately slips between the cracks of society to relentlessly pursue his agenda. The novel introduces Mick Wolfe, an ex-military, who get caught in a dangerous game in Chicago’s hyper connected and violent underground. Working with Thomas Geffroyd and Kevin Shortt at Ubisoft to develop the book was a rocking experience – Ubisoft is right out there on the frontier of videogame development. I couldn’t ask for more inspiration”.

Watch_Dogs //n/Dark Clouds will be available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish at game’s release on May 27, 2014. It will be available in two digital formats: an upgraded e-book version with interactive elements including videos and image and a classic e-book. For more information, click here www.watchdogs.com/ebook.

Train2Game News Watch Dogs release date

Watch DogsUbisoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced that Watch Dogs, the highly anticipated open world action adventure title, will offer additional content only available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

The exclusive content includes four extra missions, representing one hour of exclusive gameplay, as well as a unique ‘White Hat’ Hacker Outfit.  By playing this additional content, players will have a deeper knowledge of DedSec, a key and powerful faction in the Watch Dogs universe. Once complete, a Hacking Boost named Superior Capacity is acquired which gives players one additional Battery Slot.

The scenario takes place after Aiden Pearce, the vigilante hero of Watch Dogs, catches the eye of DedSec, a notorious hacker group fighting for freedom and security in the digital age. Aiden receives an encoded message asking him to help some members of this organization who want payback. Pearce must use his knowledge of Chicago’s complex ctOS network to discover digital vulnerabilities in Umeni Technologies’ security network and earn his reward.

We are pleased to also announce that Watch Dogs bundles for both PS4 and PS3 will be available for launch in Europe, which include all of the Sony exclusive content.

Watch Dogs will be released worldwide on May 27, 2014 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox One the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Microsoft Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and Windows PC. The Wii U version will release at a later date.