E3 2012: Ubisoft’s “Watch Dogs” Announcement Makes Google Stalking Seem So Last Year

on June 4, 2012 7:29 PM

Facebook creeping has hit a whole new level. Ubisoft today exhibited their new techno-stealth title Watch Dogs. In the game you control one Aiden Pearce, an assassin with a direct network connection to sheer omniscience. Aiden can employ a veritable Batman-esque cornucopia of technological gadgets and apps to do all sorts of amazing things, including jamming phones, tapping and tracing calls, pulling up each and every individual’s personal and public profile, and even adjusting things like traffic lights and train schedules.

The trailer shows off Aiden’s first mission, where he is tasked with executing Joseph Demarco, a modern artist.  While on the mission, he is spotted by one of Demarco’s assistants. Before he can be caught unaware, Pearce listens in on her phone call to Demarco, he finds out where Demarco is headed and learns that gallery security is made aware of his presence. Pearce is not just some nerd with a smartphone; he’s a highly trained and experienced assassin. Armed with a night stick, he takes out one of the guards and find his way out of the gallery, where he causes a traffic disturbance that results in Demarco’s car being taken out in a collision.

Demarco’s guards open up on Pearce, as he uses the cars as cover to sneak, jump, shoot, and slide his way to his target’s window.  As Pearce completes his mission and runs away from the scene, the gameplay cuts to another agent who is tasked with shadowing Pearce to keep him alive. The game looks absolutely amazing, and I can not wait for the opportunity to play it. You can view the announcement and gameplay trailers below.

 /  Staff Writer
I'm a twenty-seven year old video game design student from Sunset Park, Brooklyn. If I'm not working or doing schoolwork, I can typically be found on Xbox Live under the name "Red Ring Ryko". I am thoroughly enamored with video games as a means of interactive expression, and am fully dedicated to bolstering the legitimacy of the medium and its culture.