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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.

A promotional image from Ubisoft's much awaited upcoming Far Cry 6 title.   A promotional image from Ubisoft's much awaited upcoming Far Cry 6 title.  
A promotional image from Ubisoft's much awaited upcoming Far Cry 6 title.   (Ubisoft)

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.

Read more: Ubisoft unveils first-person adventure Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, coming to high-end consoles and PC in 2022

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.

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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

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

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

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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