Recap: Ubisoft’s E3 2017 Press Conference

Ubisoft kicked off day three of E3 2017 with their press conference. Here are the highlights.

Yves Guillemot took the stage to open the show. He introduced Shigeru Miyamoto and they talked about Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.

Xavier Manzanares took the stage to introduce Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. An extended look at the gameplay was shown, followed by a trailer for the title. It will release August 29, 2017.

Ashraf Ismail took the stage to discuss Assassins Creed: Origins. An extended trailer was shown. The game will release on October 27, 2017.

A trailer for The Crew 2 was shown. Stephane Beley took the stage to introduce an extended look at the game. It will release early in 2018.

A trailer for South Park: The Fractured But Whole was shown. It will release on October 17, 2017.

Transference (a VR title) will release in 2018.

Yves Guillemot returned to the stage to introduce a pirate game called Skull & Bones.

Justin Farren took the stage to discuss Skull & Bones. It can be played either solo or co-op and PvP will be a feature in the game. It will release in fall of 2018.

Dancers took the stage to promote Just Dance 2018 and Bebe Rexha performed live. The game will release this October.

South Park : Phone Destroyer will be released in 2017 on mobile.

A trailer for Starlink: Battle for Atlas will be releasing in 2018. Matthew Rose took the stage to discuss the game.

Rebecka Coutaz took the stage to discuss Steep. The first Steep expansion, Steep: Road to the Olympics, releases December 5, 2017.

A trailer for Far Cry 5 was shown. Dan Hay took the stage and an extended trailer was shown.

A trailer was shown for Beyond Good and Evil 2. Michel Ancel took the stage to discuss the game. Gabrielle Shrager joined him to give further details. Beyond Good and Evil 2 will be a prequel to the original game.

Yves Guillemot returned to the stage to close out the show.


Stay tuned for my recap of Sony’s press conference this evening!

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  1. I caught bits and pieces as it happened. All in all solid announcements. Just mostly not my preferred games. I’m weighing whether or not to try to catch up in Assassins Creed (I’m halfway through Black Flag, those follow missions really sapped the game’s momentum) before Origins releases. I’m still trying to recover from the fact that Origins has a $799 edition. I feel like that edition should come with your own actual assassin. Thanks for the overview!

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    • I was very excited about Assassins Creed: Origins, too, and I am super behind on the series as well.

      Oh gosh, when I saw that edition and the price I was like…really now? Who is buying that edition? Even huge fans of the series, who is buying it?

      And of course! I love this!


  2. I feel like Ubisoft had a decent conference, there was nothing mind-blowing but it was good. Assassin’s Creed Origins continues to impress. Most of all I’m looking forward to exploring that stunning Egyptian setting. And Far Cry looks awesome as always. Go Boomer!

    I am however a little confused by the reception that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is getting. The fact that it is removed from the story of the first and now a multiplayer focused game to boot seems a little odd. It just doesn’t seem like the game that everyone has been asking for, but maybe I’m wrong.

    Also thanks for including all of the release date information in these recaps; it’s been super helpful as I update my game watch list!

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    • I agree, though I am more excited for Origins than I have been about any other Ass Creed title.

      Oh my gosh, Boomer and I are going to have some good times, yessiree.

      I also was a bit puzzled by the Beyond Good and Evil 2 trailer. I mean, the first ended on quite the cliffhanger. I would have assumed they would want to pick up from there. Also I miss Pey’j.

      Of course! I LOVE this! :)


  3. I was pretty satisfied with Ubisoft’s conference. The titles I expected to see, Assassin’s Creed Origins and Far Cry 5, looked great. Skull & Bones and Beyond Good & Evil 2 were pleasant surprises that I’m looking forward to seeing more of and playing. I’m also glad for Switch owners that the Mario + Rabbids crossover is coming out soon since having new games to play for the system is always a good thing. I might check that out when I finally decide to get a Switch. Thanks for the recap Rebekah!

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    • I’m right there with you on your feelings about the conference. Many things looked good, but I wasn’t blown away. Still, a solid outing for Ubisoft.

      And you are quite welcome! I love doing this!


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