E3 2021 Recap: Ubisoft Forward and Everything You Missed

Ubisoft had some interesting reveals over the weekend while others fell a little flat. Either way, there's bound to be something for everyone to get excited about.

Saturday kicked off this year’s E3 2021 event which was practically all online for viewers to check out from the comfort of their own home. Yeah, you know why- pandemic stuff. But enough about that. Let’s get to why you are here: Ubisoft.

Ubisoft had a handful of goodies to show off including some trailers for a few games that have us super hyped. First up on our list is Rainbox Six Extraction.

Rainbox Six Extraction

As the threat grows, our Operators rise to meet it. In Extraction, Rainbow Six has been united under REACT. Their mission: learn about the enemy, stop its spread at all costs… and leave no one behind. Hibana has gone Missing in Action. See Operators Ela, Lion, and Nomad, under commands from Eliza “Ash” Cohen, mount a daring rescue mission, as they use intel, teamwork, and improvisation to save one of their own from a dangerous new enemy. Who’s Got YouR6?

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora™ is a first-person, action-adventure game developed by Massive Entertainment – a Ubisoft studio, in collaboration with Lightstorm Entertainment and Disney.

Built using the latest iteration of the Snowdrop engine, and developed exclusively for the new generation of consoles and PC, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora brings to life the alluring world of Pandora with all of its beauty and danger in an immersive, open-world experience. In this new, standalone story, play as a Na’vi and embark on a journey across the Western Frontier, a never-before-seen part of Pandora. Explore a living and reactive world inhabited by unique creatures and new characters, and push back the formidable RDA forces that threaten it.

Coming in 2022 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Stadia, and Luna.

Riders Republic

Riders Republic invites players to jump into an exhilarating massive multiplayer playground where they can experience the thrill of outdoor sports through some of the most breathtaking landscapes the United States has to offer!

Live out the rider’s fantasy as you roam free in a huge, vibrant open world, always buzzing with other players around you. Immerse yourself in iconic American national parks including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Mammoth Mountain… all mashed up for you to shred! Squad up with your friends and compete in a wide range of multiplayer modes: feel the rush of downhill races, dominate maps in team vs team competitions, or give it your best shot in epic mass PvP races with more than 50 other players.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Team up with Mario, Rabbid Peach, and their friends on a mission to save the galaxy! Mario + Rabbids® Sparks of Hope, coming 2022 on Nintendo Switch.

Cursa, a mysterious and malevolent entity seeks out energy to further its nefarious plans, plunging the galaxy into chaos. Twisting the planets with its evil influence, it’s determined to consume all the energy of the Sparks, uncanny creatures formed by the fusion of Lumas & Rabbids, and destroy all who stand in its way. To bring order back to the galaxy and save the Sparks, Mario and friends team up with Rabbids heroes in a journey through mysterious and ever-surprising planets.

Meet Mario & the Rabbids Heroes and build your dream team with three Heroes among an eclectic roster of nine, including all-time favorites Rabbid Peach, Luigi, Rabbid Mario, Princess Peach, and some unexpected newcomers. Take advantage of Heroes’ special abilities to outwit even the strongest enemies in battle.

Far Cry 6

Escape isn’t an option from Yara. Watch as Giancarlo Esposito plays the most powerful Far Cry villain yet.

In Far Cry 6, players are immersed in the adrenaline-filled, chaotic world of a modern-day guerrilla revolution. Welcome to Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time. As dictator of Yara, Antón Castillo is intent on restoring his nation back to its former glory by any means, with his son, Diego, following in his bloody footsteps. Become a guerrilla fighter and burn their regime to the ground.

UBISOFT+

Play Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and new Ubisoft releases with our gaming subscription. Embark on a journey in over 100 games on PC. Plus, play across your devices from the cloud (beta).

Ubisoft took the time to introduce us to yet another subscription service that, well, is exactly what you would expect. Pay a premium each month and get access to the majority of the Ubisoft catalog of games, over 100+. Seems cool but it’s not really our thing. Pricing starts at $6.99 per month then jumps to $14.99 each month after that. Some players may find the value, and it is there to an extent, but others may skip out on this entirely, which is probably where most of the GO staff will be.

Here is a rundown of some key features of Ubisoft+ that may interest you:

  • Play new titles the day they release and get access to our growing catalog
  • Get access to expansions, season passes, and more content
  • Every month, get new customization items, boosters, and in-game rewards
  • Easily jump back in your subscription whenever you want

Check out the official site on Ubisoft+ for more information.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Upcoming Content

Curious to know where your journey with Assassin’s Creed will lead you in the coming months? Learn more about Assassin Creed Valhalla’s upcoming second expansion, The Siege of Paris, as well as free updates, Discovery Tour, and more in this Upcoming Content Recap.

In addition to the above, Ubisoft took to showing off new seasons for shows such as Rainbow Six Siege: North Star, Mythic Quest, and the feature film Werewolves Within. Other game announcements included Rocksmith+ (interactive music learning) and Just Dance 2022.

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