The trailer reintroduces gamers to Marcus, the main character of the game, while also giving a very cursory overview of the Dedsec hacking community. The counter-culture group is similar to the group from the movie Hackers.
The trailer highlights the upgraded, more powerful, more invasive, more evil CTOs, headed up by a game whose name sounds like “Douchebag My Man”.You can check out the trailer below courtesy of Punish, which Ubisoft let loose during this year’s Tokyo Game Show in Tokyo, Japan.
The trailer doesn’t really cover much of anything new that we didn’t already know about in previous trailers, other than giving us a look at the main villain, who seems to be one light-foam, mocha latte frappuccino away from changing his pronouns to “Xer” and “Xe”.
I don’t think they could have picked a better villain unless he had purple and green hair, problem glasses and resolved all his issues through textual violence by menacingly typing away on blogs like Tumblr.
We don’t really get to see what makes the “Douchebag My Man” so terrible outside of allowing two people to die for some reason. I’m pretty sure players will “accidentally” kill way more than two people throughout their adventures in Watch Dogs 2.
Nevertheless, I hope Ubisoft releases a trailer that gives the bad guy a little more oomph other than being a San Fran hipster we would all want to punch in the mouth. Then again, maybe that’s enough for some people? Usually I like my villains particularly nasty, or at least philosophically motivated enough to either root for them or hate them with distinct prejudice. Mild-mannered average guys as bad guys are a bad ingredient for a recipe of excitement.
Anyway, you can look for Watch Dogs 2 to launch on November 15th in North America and on December 1st in Japan for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.