Ubisoft has announced that its highly anticipated title Watch_Dogs will hit store shelves in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand territories this November PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, WiiU and Windows PC, as well as at the launch of PlayStation 4.

In Watch_Dogs, players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smart phone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city. Aiden will be able to tap into the city’s omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control systems such as traffic lights or public transportation to stop a chase, and more. The city of Chicago is now the ultimate weapon.

The game will be releasing in a varied selection of different editions, offering a variety of digital and physical content allowing for a deeper immersion in the Watch_Dogs universe.

Watch_Dogs Release Date Announcement

The Dedsec Edition

This premium edition is ideal for Watch_Dogs fans wishing to immerse themselves in the hacker fantasy. It includes:

Physical content:

–      A 23cm Aiden Pearce Figurine

–      Steelbook

–      DedSec Collector box

–      Watch_Dogs Artbook: artworks and illustrations that inspired the game

–      Original soundtrack of the game

–      Watch_Dogs map of Chicago

–      Set of 4 collectible cards: discover Watch_Dogs iconic characters through augmented reality

–      Set of 3 exclusive badges

Digital content: 3 single player missions with up to almost 60 minutes of additional gameplay:

–      Palace Pack: A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an Internet mogul. His impressive databanks have intimate details on thousands of people…including Aiden Pearce. Break inside, wipe those hard drives and escape before the raid begins. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: investigation bonus allows gamers to unlock more investigative opportunities inside the network databanks, and ATM hack boost which boost the cash rewards when hacking bank accounts.

–      Signature Shot: A biometrics weapon has been smuggled into Chicago for a captain of the Black Viceroys gang. The weapon only works for the first person who holds the gun. Breach a stronghold, steal the package and be the first to hold the weapon. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: black viceroys gang colours outfit and biometric assault rifle.

–      Breakthrough Pack: A secret gathering is underway. The Chicago Club is negotiating power with Corporate CEOs. The Club has hired scramblers to block surveillance devices. Drive around the city to find the scramblers and take them out. Retrieve all names from the meeting and upload their images to the world. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: vehicle expert perk allowing players to get free vehicles from underground car contact and earn discounts on select cars.

Watch_Dogs Release Date Announcement

The Vigilante Edition

This edition is for gamers who want to embody a real life hacker vigilante with the iconic mask and cap of Aiden Pierce. It includes all they need to become a modern day hero:

Physical content:

–      Vigilante Collector box

–      Aiden Pearce’s iconic cap

–      Aiden Pearce’s mask

–      Original soundtrack of the game

Digital content: 1 single player mission:

–      Palace Pack: A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an Internet mogul. His impressive databanks have intimate details on thousands of people…including Aiden Pearce. Break inside, wipe those hard drives and escape before the raid begins. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: investigation bonus allows gamers to unlock more investigative opportunities inside the network databanks, and ATM hack boost which boost the cash rewards when hacking bank accounts.

Watch_Dogs Release Date Announcement

The Uplay Exclusive Edition

This exclusive edition available only on Uplay website addresses to gamers who wish to improve their hacking skills through 3 single player missions. It includes:

Physical content:

–      Exclusive Steelbook

Digital content: 3 single player missions with up to almost 60 minutes of additional game play:

–      Palace Pack: A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an Internet mogul. His impressive databanks have intimate details on thousands of people…including Aiden Pearce. Break inside, wipe those hard drives and escape before the raid begins. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: investigation bonus allows gamers to unlock more investigative opportunities inside the network databanks, and ATM hack boost which boost the cash rewards when hacking bank accounts.

–      Signature Shot: A biometrics weapon has been smuggled into Chicago for a captain of the Black Viceroys gang. The weapon only works for the first person who holds the gun. Breach a stronghold, steal the package and be the first to hold the weapon. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: black viceroys gang colours outfit and biometric assault rifle.

–      Breakthrough Pack: A secret gathering is underway. The Chicago Club is negotiating power with Corporate CEOs. The Club has hired scramblers to block surveillance devices. Drive around the city to find the scramblers and take them out. Retrieve all names from the meeting and upload their images to the world. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: vehicle expert perk allowing players to get free vehicles from underground car contact and earn discounts on select cars.

 Watch_Dogs Release Date Announcement

The ANZ (Australia / New Zealand) Special Edition

This Special edition features the retail copy of the game and a single player mission for gamers who want to step into the action right away.  In addition to this, ANZ customers will get 2 unlockable bonus packs:

Digital content: 1 single player mission:

–      Breakthrough Pack: A secret gathering is underway. The Chicago Club is negotiating power with Corporate CEOs. The Club has hired scramblers to block surveillance devices. Drive around the city to find the scramblers and take them out. Retrieve all names from the meeting and upload their images to the world. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: vehicle expert perk allowing players to get free vehicles from underground car contact and earn discounts on select cars.

 Single Player unlockable bonus pack:

–          Untouchables Single Player Pack: A nod to Chicago’s infamous 1920s criminal world. Rewards: Tommy Gun + 1920s Chicago Outfit.

Multiplayer unlockable bonus pack:

–          Multiplayer Pack: The visual incarnation of 2 multiplayer factions. Rewards: Skins of these 2 multiplayer factions + Double $$$ rewards for the contracts of these 2 multiplayer factions + 2 faction tags.

The ANZ Special Edition will be included as part of the DedSec, Vigilante and Uplay Editions.

Watch_Dogs will hit store shelves in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand on November 21, 2013

 

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First playing Pacman and Astro Wars Shane then moved to Nintendo's Game & Watches and the mighty SEGA Master System II. He has owned every major gaming console in the past 30 years of gaming and been in the Video Gaming industry for over a decade. He is also a diehard fan of all things horror and any Jim Carey movie aswell as anything gadgety and with blinky lights. He tries to convince others that he has Super Powers. He doesn't.

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