Ubisoft announces Uplay Plus for $14.99, and there’s a free trial right now

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Ubisoft announces Uplay Plus for $14.99, and there’s a free trial right now

Ubisoft detailed a new subscription program for PC, Uplay Plus, which will give players access to brand new Ubisoft games on launch. The service also offers access to premium DLC and other extra content, including premium editions, for only $14.99 each month.

This includes new releases later this year, such as Watch Dogs: Legion and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, along with existing Ubisoft games; the publisher said 100 games will be available at launch. To get people in the door, however, Ubisoft is announcing free access, for a limited time, for those who sign up over the next two month (and supply a valid debit or credit card).

Rainbow Six Quarantine announced at E3 2019

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Rainbow Six Quarantine announced at E3 2019

At its E3 2019 press conference on Monday, Ubisoft announced Rainbow Six Quarantine, a new spinoff for the Tom Clancy series that appears to be inspired by the popular Outbreak event from Rainbow Six Siege. The game will be released as a stand-alone title.

Outbreak was a limited time event that came to Rainbow Six Siege as part of Operation Chimera in 2018. Set in the town of Truth and Consequences, New Mexico, the Operators of Rainbow Six must contend with an extraterrestrial pandemic.

The Division 2 goes back to New York for a manhunt

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The Division 2 goes back to New York for a manhunt

The Division 2 is a pretty solid game mechanically, but there’s one narrative problem plaguing the game since the end of the first The Division: The man behind all of this trouble, Aaron Keener, aka Vanguard.

Keener is a former Division agent who went rogue and has plans to destabilize the rest of the world. In The Division 2, we didn’t run into Keener at all — in fact, we only got an audio log that he had gone back to New York City, while were in D.C. However, today at E3, Ubisoft announced the third DLC for The Division 2 will take us back to New York, and we’re on a manhunt for a traitor.

Roller Champions is a 3-v-3 free-to-play game coming to PC

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Roller Champions is a 3-v-3 free-to-play game coming to PC

Ubisoft made Roller Champions official during its presentation at E3 2019, after details about the game leaked back in May.

Roller Champions is a roller derby-inspired game — which also reminds us a bit of the game in Alita: Battle Angel (albeit with a lot less violence) — in which two groups of three players race around a track, trying to keep possession of a ball. The more laps your team skates around holding the ball, the more points you get when ultimately tossing it through the ring. But the lap counter resets if the opposing team is able to knock your team members down to grab the ball.

Just Dance 2020 is coming to ... the Wii

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Just Dance 2020 is coming to ... the Wii

During Ubisoft’s E3 2019 press conference, the company had their usual, panda-ridden dance sequence to celebrate the next Just Dance game. While it was all pretty typical, we were surprised to see the list of platforms at the end of the demonstration. Yes, a Wii version of Just Dance 2020 is happening. Thank god.

Sure, the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One get a lot of attention. And yeah, they’re getting their own versions of Just Dance 2020 in November. There will also be a version of the game for Google’s Stadia. But who cares? It’s all about the Wii. Nintendo launched its motion-controlled console way back in 2006. Since then the company has released two additional consoles. But Ubisoft hasn’t forgotten that adorable white rectangle, even if you have.

For Honor’s newest limited-time event is now live

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For Honor’s newest limited-time event is now live

For Honor keeps chugging along with new content, this time delivering a limited time event called Shadows of the Hitokiri, which runs until June 27 on all platforms.

According to For Honor’s official website, Soul Rush is the new game mode and it will pit fighters from the Viking and Samurai factions in a kill/collection type setup. Players have a stock of souls, which they can lose if they are killed (with some transferring to the player executing them). Players can stash their stored souls in designated points on the battlefield; first team to 1,000 points wins. The official website has more on Soul Rush.

Roller Champions is a 3-v-3 free-to-play roller derby game coming to PC

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Roller Champions is a 3-v-3 free-to-play roller derby game coming to PC

Ubisoft made Roller Champions official during its presentation at E3 2019, after details about the game leaked back in May.

Roller Champions is a roller derby game in which two groups of three players race around a track, trying to keep possession of a ball. The more laps your team skates around holding the ball, the more points you get when ultimately tossing it through the ring. But the lap counter resets if the opposing team is able to knock your team members down to grab the ball.

Adventure Time’s Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum are joining Brawlhalla

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Adventure Time’s Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum are joining Brawlhalla

Brawlhalla, Ubisoft and Blue Mammoth Game’s 2D fighting game, is getting a trio of new additions to its character roster: Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time. These new characters are coming to the game as part of a crossover with Adventure Time that was announced by Ubisoft during its E3 press conference on Monday afternoon.

Along with these three characters, and some impressive combo abilities between them, this crossover will also include a brand new mode for Brawlhalla called Buddy — which looks like a team-based mode — and a new stage called Tree Fort.

We all love Helen, Watch Dogs: Legion’s Crime Granny

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We all love Helen, Watch Dogs: Legion’s Crime Granny

Ubisoft started off its E3 presentation with a very in-depth presentation of Watch Dogs: Legion. The trailer first introduced us to a skull-and-crown-wearing gentleman named Ian, who seemed to have been ripped straight from a Guy Ritchie movie. We also met characters like Jimmy, a drone hacker, and Naomi, an agent of the resistance ... but no one cares about those clowns, because we’re all about Helen.

Helen is an old lady who complains about no longer being able to feed the ducks, ruins guards’ shit, and deploys her robo-spiders to get into vents. If Ian is the typical protagonist you might expect from a Ubisoft game in 2019, Helen is his stern grandmother who doesn’t have time for any of that action movie jazz. She’s getting shit done, and I love her.