E3 2021 games: Ubisoft looks to dazzle gamers, announces Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Rainbow Six Extraction, Far Cry 6
E3 2021 games: It’s going to be a very busy year for both Ubisoft and gamers, with new releases and updates coming fast and furious. The top announcements by Ubisoft included Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Rainbow Six Extraction, Far Cry 6 and more.
E3 2021 games event got off to a scintillating start with a huge number of exciting announcements that will satisfy even the most hardcore gamers out there. Several game publishers have taken the opportunity to show off their upcoming titles set to arrive this year or in 2022, including Ubisoft, Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Nintendo. Some of the most exciting game titles announced this year are the ones revealed by Ubisoft over the weekend. These include the new James Cameron movie-inspired Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, the new Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Extraction, the upcoming Far Cry 6 which will also let gamers play as previous villains.
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Along with the previously mentioned game titles that are slated for release in the near future, Ubisoft will also release a sequel to the Mario + Rabbids series, along with new characters for Watch Dogs: Legion - Bloodline, better content for Assassin's Creed Valhalla and more.
Here we focus on Ubisoft's most important announcements made at E3 2021 and when you can expect these games to arrive on your computer or compatible gaming console.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
James Cameron's Avatar movie took the world by storm in 2009, featuring beautiful visuals of the fictional planet Pandora, and the peaceful Na'vi that lived in harmony with nature. Ubisoft has now announced that it will let users don the role of a Na'vi and play a standalone adventure exploring the planet's Western Frontier and doing battle with the RDA forces that seek to bring harm to the planet with their weapons and technology. It will also feature beautiful visuals from the company's in-house Snowdrop engine, so it might not work on your ageing computer hardware or gaming console.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction
On Saturday, Ubisoft took the wraps off its upcoming Tom Clancy title, Rainbow Six Extraction. Set in the same Rainbow Six universe, Ubisoft's latest instalment was supposed to called Rainbow Six Quarantine and will be released in September. Players will form a team with other “operators” who will with under the Rainbow Exogenous Analysis and Containment Team (REACT) to conduct rescue missions while they fight off the Archean, an alien enemy. The game also features advanced PvE (player versus environment) combat with up to three players who can wield weapons and tech, based on which character is selected.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Ubisoft may not have any plans to release the next instalment of its successful Assassin's Creed series until next year, but the company is certainly pushing out content non-stop to its Valhalla customers. Ubisoft has now announced that it will give users a new DLC that will arrive in the coming months, called the Seige of Paris. Gamers can also gain the Discovery Tour: Viking Age expansion where they can learn about the Viking character's past and their legends.
Far Cry 6 and Far Cry 6: Season Pass
Known for its sometimes eccentric and highly functional villains, the Far Cry franchise has become one of Ubisoft's most popular game series, and the recently revealed trailer for Far Cry 6 appears to be equally promising. Giancarlo Espositi plays the villain in Far Cry 6, ruling over the island of Yara, where a freedom fighter (the protagonist played by gamers) joins the resistance against his despotic rule.
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However, the real highlight of this year's Far Cry 6 game reveal was the arrival of new DLC story packs that will let you play as previous villains in the game's series history – remember Pagan Min, Vaas Montenegro and Joseph Seed? Players will be able to experience these villains lives as the protagonist of those mini-games. Far Cry 6 is scheduled for an October release and is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S and Series X, plus Amazon Luna.
Watch Dogs: Legion - Bloodline
One of the most popular games of last year, Watch Dogs: Legion is now getting a new expansion called Watch Dogs: Legion - Bloodline. Players will be able to reprise the role of Aiden Pearce or Wrench to take part in advanced missions that involve an estranged relative and enemies all around. However, while Watch Dogs: Legion - Bloodline is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S and Series X, plus Amazon Luna, you will still need the original Watch Dogs: Legion game, plus the season pass for Watch Dogs: Legion, if you want to play the new expansion pack.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
The sequel to Ubisoft and Nintendo's popular Mario + Rabbids game that was released over five years ago, the new Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope sequel will send players on a rescue mission over the galaxy. The popular franchise crossover between both series will feature the same exciting characters that made the first game so popular -- it was even called one of the best early games for the Nintendo Switch when it launched years ago. This game is coming next year and will only be available on the Nintendo Switch console.
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