Ubisoft pitched celebrities, sequels, and music for E3 2018

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Ubisoft gonna Ubisoft at E3. It’s always interesting to see how Ubisoft’s quirky sensibilities translate to E3. You have the normal big budget stuff like The Crew 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and The Division 2, but then you have frankly strange stuff like a four minute live performance of music from Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure.

That wasn’t the weirdest thing. There was the intro from Just Dance 2019 with a truck dock as a backdrop. Joseph Gordon-Levitt pimped his media company Hit Record (pronounced like the verb “to record” and not the noun) that’s working with Ubisoft on Beyond Good & Evil 2. Elijah Wood then hyped his media company Spectrevision that’s partnering with Ubisoft on Transference. Starlink: Battle for Atlas is still a toys-to-life game, but on Nintendo Switch you can play with the Arwing from Star Fox. The cherry on top was when Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot brought Shigeru Miyamoto on stage to present a nifty model of the Arwing to him.

For Honor’s starter edition is completely free on PC through Uplay now, and Chinese combatants are coming in the Marching Fire expansion. Ubisoft also announced a new Trials game. Trials Rising is kicking off a beta soon. Finally, Skull & Bones, the multiplayer ship-to-ship pirate combat game got a neat cinematic trailer.