Watch Dogs: Legion is the third title in the hacking-focused Watch Dogs series, and the first to be set in a near-future, post-Brexit London.
Even more ambitiously, it lets you control almost any character in the sprawling open world – from grandmas to football hooligans – as you work to build up a resistance force against the private security company that’s taken over the country.
We got to try the game at E3 2019, so read our hands-on preview to find out more.
When does Watch Dogs: Legion come out?
Watch Dogs: Legion is due out on 29 October 2020.
It was previously due to launch in March, but was subsequently delayed for a few months. At least that helped it avoid competition from the other big titles that came out in spring 2020 – check out our guide to all the best upcoming games to see what else is on the way.
What platforms is Watch Dogs: Legion coming out on?
At launch the game will be available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia.
Ubisoft will bring the game to the PS5 and Xbox Series X too, but obviously not until the consoles have actually launched, so there’ll be a little wait for those versions.
Watch the trailers
First up, here’s the game’s initial reveal trailer from E3 2019:
Then check out the Tipping Point trailer from Ubisoft Forward, which brought with it the official release date:
What’s the gameplay like?
As we’ve already mentioned, Legion’s biggest new feature is that you can take control of just about any character in London.
What’s truly impressive is that Ubisoft claims each character is unique, with its own animations, voiceovers and traits, all having an effect on how you experience the game. The trailers have teased a few characters, from an ex-MI5 agent to a granny assassin, showing the true scale of what Legion looks to offer.
The above gameplay overview reveals more: each type of character will have its own special weapons and abilities to distinguish them. For example a construction worker could be armed with a nail gun and call in a cargo drone for assistance, while a football hooligan takes less damage while drunk.
Of course, Watch Dogs is all about the tech, and that’s true of Legion. London is the perfect setting for a game like this, with a vast CCTV network that players can utilise to track people of interest and remotely activate devastating hacks. The addition of killer drones and other dangerous tech can’t hurt either, right?