Watch Dogs Release Date And Collector’s Editions Announced
Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC in North America on November 19 and in Europe on November 22.
Additionally, the company has revealed that the open-world action-adventure game will be available as launch title for the PlayStation 4, and is “also planned for other next-generation consoles”. That’ll be the next Xbox, then.
We’d heard previously that the game would be released in time for “Holiday 2013″, so it’s nice to know that every now and then rumours can turn out to be true.
In addition, four Collector’s Editions of the game have been unveiled for Europe only (so far): the Dedsec Edition, the Vigilante Edition, the Uplay Exclusive Edition and the Special Edition.
The Dedsec Edition is the big one, and includes a figurine of player character Aiden Pearce, a steelbook and collector box, artbook and soundtrack, four augmented reality collectible cards and three badges, as well as a map of the game’s Chicago. Additionally, three single player missions will be provided as digital content, adding around an hour of additional gameplay; the Palace Pack, centred on a police raid of an Internet mogul; Signature Shot, dealing with a biometrics weapon smuggled into Chicago; and the Breakthrough Pack, which tasks you with outing the criminals holding corporate CEOs to ransom.
The Vigilante Edition comes with a collector box, Aiden’s cap and mask, and the game’s soundtrack along with the Palace Pack mission, the Uplay Exclusive Edition comes with the steelbook and the three single player missions mentioned above and, finally, the Special Edition comes with the Breakthrough pack.
A new trailer’s also been released to celebrate the announcement. What’s interesting though is that it lists the release date, followed by the strapline “also coming to current generation consoles”; does this mean the PlayStation 4 and next Xbox could be out around that date? Seeing as Black Friday follows shortly after, it’s certainly looking possible.
Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think of it:
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