Ubisoft Announces “Watch Dogs 2”

By Staff  |  06/08/2016

Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft's 2014 title, Watch Dogs, was praised for its unique gaming premise, in which players had the ability to hack into the world around them.

Following the initial praise, some critics weren't impressed, but it didn't stop sales. It sold more than 4 million copies in its first week, and went on to surpass 10 million units by the end of the calendar year.

Two years, a sequel is on the way. Ubisoft took to the Internet this week to announce Watch Dogs 2, which will officially debut at E3 next week.

This time around, the game is set in San Francisco's Bay Area and has a new cast of characters, starring newcomer Marcus Holloway. A wrongful victim of ctOS 2.0's crime prediction algorithm, he is a Oakland native who is skilled in hacking and combat, and joins an underground hacker group called Dedsec to take on the corrupt establishment and end its tech-led oppression and control of the Bay Area's citizens.

Check out some of the teasers behind Watch Dogs 2, ahead of its E3 debut, before its launch on Nov. 15.