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Ubisoft Forward 2024 Live Blog - Come Join Us For All The Reveals

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Ubisoft Forward is the next big event on the Not-E3 calendar, and we're giving it the live blog treatment yet again. Come follow along with us as we see reveals for Assassins Creed Shadows and more.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 8:01 PM

And Yves Guillmont takes his spot on center stage to thank the teams who have worked on the games on display (and those still under wraps).

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 8:00 PM

And that's AC Shadows, coming November 15th. Despite some clunky animations in the gameplay (which it's still very much a work in progress), it's definitely an exciting looking entry in the franchise, especially since this is the setting many of us have wanted ever since the first entry.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:59 PM

Naoe using the pond to get the Daimyo is pretty awesome, but seeing Naoe holding her own in regular combat is also pretty good. I was a bit worried that Naoe wouldn't have a broader tool set, instead leaving the hand to hand combat to Yasuke.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:56 PM

And now we see Naoe in action, showing off some traditional AC stealth gameplay. She is using every tool in a Shinobi's arsenal, from throwing stars, kunai with chain and more. Looks pretty great, hopefully it feels more refined than stealth in the recent entries.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:53 PM

Way to make an entrance, Naoe.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:53 PM

Combat reminds me of older AC games, with a full parry system, skills like what we saw in Valhalla and more. I do hope you can use a different weapon with Yasuke because I'm not sure I can do this slower style. (edit: the moment I typed this, dude pulled out his Katana).

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:50 PM

If you want to watch the whole 12-minute gameplay session, Ubisoft has just posted it on their YouTube channel.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:49 PM

Yasuke gameplay is up first, with the historical Samurai exploring a village. And yes, you can pet the dog.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:47 PM

A tweet showing the change in seasons:

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:46 PM

AC Shadows will be seen through the eyes of two different characters, as we already knew. Players can bounce freely between both characters once they have been allied.

A new yearly system is being introduced as well, with seasonal weather changing the environment, with ice freezing rivers you could otherwise use to hide and stalk enemies from the deep.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:42 PM

And now what I, and I'm sure many of you, have been waiting for: Assassin's Creed Shadows.

Complete with live Taiko Drums.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:41 PM

A multiplayer montage of sorts is now on display, showing off content coming to Monopoly, For Honor, Brawlhala and much more.

And today I was reminded that For Honor exists.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:39 PM

A Roman Empire-inspired Anno game, Anno 117: Pax Romana was announced. Releasing in 2025 on both PC and console. Set within the Pax Romana, a century after the formation of the Roman Empire, where you can choose your starting province for the first time in the series' history.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:36 PM

The Crew Motorfest is getting some new content coming to the multiplayer car game. The Chase Squad is coming to all platforms in November, with a more comprehensive look coming in September.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:35 PM

Avatar: Frontiers is getting a story DLC this July, bringing more content to the  incredible-looking first-person open world game. The Sky Breaker is coming on July 16th.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:30 PM

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is getting a remake, coming in 2026.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:29 PM

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crownis getting a new DLC coming this September called The Mask of Darkness.

Additionally, a new Prince of Persia game, The Rogue: Prince of Persia is in early access on Steam.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:24 PM

Skull and Bones is on stage, and I really forgot this game launched earlier this year. Talking about Season 2, which just recently launched.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:21 PM

XDefiant is next, with a new game mode, Capture the Flag, on display. Additionally, new ranked progression is coming in a future update to the shooter in July.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:15 PM

Ubisoft put out a nearly four-minute gameplay overview, and now the developers are setting the stage for Outlaws on stage. 

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:10 PM

Tatooine looks pretty incredible in Outlaws. Getting to your destination, it looks like Outlaws is taking a page out of Assassin's Creed's handbook with stealth takedowns, scouting a location, and more. 

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:07 PM

Unlike No Man's Sky And Elite Dangerous, Star Wars Outlaws seems to be taking the same route as Starfield where you don't actually land your vessel yourself, but rather choose a landing spot and the ship takes you in. At least it's not simply a loading screen like Starfield.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:06 PM

Each planet has it own system to explore with missions and more popping up all around you, such as hunting down pirates in ship-to-ship combat.

Joseph Bradford @ Jun 10, 2024 7:03 PM

Kicking things off with Star Wars Outlaws, highlighting the Experts that will teach our main character new tricks. 


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore