With today’s Ubisoft Forward, E3 2021 has officially started and Ubisoft has made many exciting title announcements.
Based on leaks, teasers, and earlier speculation, fans of this publishing studio can expect many announced and unannounced titles on Ubisoft Forward. Anticipated games included Far Cry 6, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Update, Riders Republic, Rainbow Six: Extraction, The Crew 2, For Honor Update, Watch Dogs: Legion, Division 2 Update, and Division: Heartland.
While there were some major announcements this year, fans of other titles were left with no news on their favorite games. This article covers all of the games and updates that were announced at the Ubisoft Forward E3 2021 showcase.
Highlights from Ubisoft Forward
Nine announcements were made at the opening showcase of E3 2021 for Ubisoft Forward. You are:
Rainbow Six: Extraction
Rainbow Six: Extraction has received an initial cinematic trailer along with a detailed gameplay breakdown. The trailer shows a group of Rainbow Six Operators banding together to fight the Alaskan Archæan ecosystem, where they battle aliens to save one of their own.
Rainbow Six: Extraction is slated for release on September 16 on multiple platforms. The game will also allow cross-play, allowing players from different platforms to team up against the looming threat.
The newest entry in Ubisoft’s 10-year Rocksmith franchise, Rocksmith +, is said to be an “interactive music-learning subscription service.” The announcement at Ubisoft Forward states that it is currently in closed beta as the game will have many features such as progress tracking, riff repeaters and the promise to expand the existing library.
In addition to a cinematic trailer, Ubisoft also showed a glimpse of ego mountain biking, snowboarding and gliding between mountains with a rocket-powered jetpack. There will be all kinds of races including cross racing between different sports.
The game is slated for release on September 2nd for Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and PC.
Rainbow Six: Siege Update
Ubisoft’s biggest tactical shooter, Rainbow Six: Siege, is sure to get quality of life updates with its sixth year upgrade. The Ubisoft Forward Showcase showed the latest defensive operator Thunderbird in a cinematic trailer when she only fights a bear with a flare gun.
It will be available to players with the upcoming Rainbow Six: Siege North Star update on June 14th.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Update
A second year update and updates to The Siege of Paris have been announced for Assassin’s Creed; Walhalla at Ubisoft Forward. With the various additions to the Viking life in the game, with these updates and a firsthand experience of the Siege of Paris, Ubisoft is set to bring a new life to life.
Although there isn’t much to reveal about a Ubisoft Forward film, Ubisoft Forward has released a full trailer for their upcoming film “Werwolves Within”. The film is due to hit cinemas on June 25th, followed shortly afterwards by a streaming platform on July 2nd.
Far Cry 6
The newest title in Ubisoft’s long-running Far Cry franchise, Far Cry 6, received both a cinematic reveal and a Season Pass announcement at Ubisoft Forward. The cinematic trailer revealed part of the story of the protagonist Dani Rojas and the villain, Giancarlo Espositos Anton Castillo.
With the Season Pass, Ubisoft will bring back villains from previous Far Cry titles that featured Vaas, Pagan and Joseph.
Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope
The latest addition to the Mario franchise comes with the collaboration with the Rabbids franchise, as Ubisoft announced Forward Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. The game is slated for the Nintendo Switch next year.
Avatar: Limits of Pandora
After four long years of waiting, Ubisoft’s next generation Avatar project was finally realized when Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora was announced as the finale on Ubisoft Forward.
The first cinematic trailer showed fascinating images of Pandora and the residents of Na’vi in the new Snowdrop Engine. The game now takes place in a world that James Cameron left behind in “Avatar”. Ubisoft hopes to do it justice with heartwarming graphics and a compelling storyline.