Posted June 13, 2021 by Andrew Cathie in Feature
 
 

E3 2021 Ubisoft Forward Wrap-Up

E3 2021 Ubisoft Forward
E3 2021 Ubisoft Forward

It feels like it’s been forever, but E3 2021 is official here, with the E3 2021 Ubisoft Forward kicking the show off. There were announcements, updates and reveals galore over the show’s 60 minute run time, with plenty to keep you entertained. Whether you’re into shooters, strategy games, music or more, there was something here for you at the show. With that said, not everyone feels like getting up at 5AM to watch a Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021.

For those that didn’t want to get up in the wee hours of the morning, here’s our E3 2021 Ubisoft Forward wrap up:

  • The show opened with Rainbow Six Extraction, beginning with a CG trailer to introduce us to the game’s story, alien enemies and some of its Operators (which may be recognisable to Rainbow Six Siege players). This was then followed up with a more in-depth discussion of the game, which is a 1-3 player co-op experience with a heavy emphasis on risk-reward, and a gameplay walkthrough. The game releases on September 16.


  • From shooters, it was on to learning guitar with Rocksmith+. This is a new subscription service build around teaching you how to play guitar. You can now play using the microphone on your phone, as opposed to in the past where you needed an additional adaptor.

  • Then, it was time for some outdoor sports, with a new trailer for Riders Republic showing off the game’s hub area, some snowboarding action, jet suits, skiing and plenty more downhill mountain biking. The game is looking much bigger than the initial reveal let on. It releases on September 2.

  • Next up was an update on the Rainbow Six Operators day job, Rainbow Six Siege. Cross-play and cross-progression is coming in the next future, with PC and Cloud coming later this month and console functionality coming next year. We also got a look at a new Operator coming soon.

  • After that, we moved into a short sizzle reel of games receiving updates this year. That included For Honor, Trackmania, Watch Dogs Legion, The Crew 2 and more.
  • Then it was a 20th anniversary trailer for Tom Clancy games, letting us know that more announcements would be coming throughout the year.

  • Now it’s time for some more music, with the announcement of Just Dance 2022 and the reveal that Toddrick Hall’s Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels would be getting a unique video for the game. The game will release on November 4.

  • Now it’s time for some more death, with a recap trailer on the content coming to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. This included a look at Siege of Paris, the next expansion for the game, which will include black box infiltrations. A new Discovery Tour mode will launch later this year as well.

  • Want more than just games from your games showcase? How about some TV and film sections? We got trailers for Mythic Quest and Werewolves Within, the latter of which will release direct to video on demand services in the coming weeks.

  • With that side story over, it’s time for Far Cry 6, with a new trailer introducing us to the beginning of Dani’s journey and introduces us to the game’s villain Anton. We also got a trailer giving us some details on the game’s season pass, where you will take control of the game’s past-villains, Vaas, Pagan Min and Joseph Seed.


  • Finally, it was time for a game that got leaked by Nintendo last night, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope! We got both a cinematic reveal trailer, which set up the game’s galactic adventures, and a gameplay sneak peek trailer. Expect more of the game to be shown at Wednesday morning’s Nintendo Direct.


  • Then it was time for one last reveal, with a cinematic trailer that gave us our first look at Ubisoft’s Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, which is coming to PC and current-gen consoles next year.


Andrew Cathie

 
Rocket Chainsaw's premier Fantasy-loving Editor. I basically play anything and everything that looks like it could be fun or interesting.