All The Announcements at Ubisoft Forward 2022
All the big reveals from Ubisoft Forward from Assassin's Creed to Trackmania in one place!
Ubisoft Forward 2022 brought more games than ever before. From new reveals to in-depth looks at upcoming titles, new entertainment ventures, there was something for just about everyone. There were plenty of exciting announcements and I've rounded them up here, let's dive in to all the Ubisoft Forward had to offer.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Ubisoft Forward 2022 Premiere
Davide Soliani, the Creative Director of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope gave the very first look at gameplay from the hotly anticipated title. The next mainline entry in the Mario + Rabbids franchise, looks like it's shaping up incredibly well on Nintendo Switch ahead of it's October 20th.
Along with a look at the tantalizing gameplay, Ubisoft also announced that DLC will extend the life of the game a year after launch. The final surprise was the announcement that an Ubisoft legend in Rayman will also be joining the game:
Skull and Bones Gameplay Surfaces
Skull and Bones was first announced all the way back at E3 2017, and since then, we've seen very little of it. That finally changed during Ubisoft Forward 2022, as we got our first look at actual gameplay.
The game still looks like a seafaring take on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, which is not a bad thing. We got to see ship-to-ship combat in action, as well as some of the game's customisation options. It's looking solid so far, even if development cycle has taken some time.
Rider’s Republic DLC shreds into Ubisoft Forward
The free-to-play Riders Republic extreme sports spectacular is about to receive some new content. A new BMX drop is coming to the Republic offering players full bike customization and more. This will also kickoff Season four which will launch September 14th, 2022.
The Division franchise shows off new games and updates
In the universe of The Division, things are about to get a whole lot bigger. We got our first look at The Division Heartland, a new free-to-play game set in Middle America that's coming to PC and consoles. It looks like a fully fledged expansion of the franchise, which is exciting news for fans. In this developer intro video, Keith Evans (Creative Director) gives a quick overview of what players can expect from Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland:
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We also got an update on The Division 2, which is receiving a major expansion later this winter. There is also a new mobile game, The Division Resurgence, which will offer a beta later this year.
Rainbow Six Mobile at Ubisoft Forward 2022
At the event Ubisoft revealed the Alpha last year had refined the gameplay to the point where it was ready for a closed beta. Gamers won't need to wait long as it will begin this Monday, September 12. Rainbow Six legacy maps Bank and Border, with a brand-new map Clubhouse, will be the first available.
Netflix at Teams Up with Ubisoft to offer exclusive games
In a completely unexpected announcement, Netflix and Ubisoft are teaming up to offer games and other exclusive entertainment content. In January 2023, Netflix will premiere the sequel to the award-winning Valiant Hearts: The Great War, dubbed Valiant Hearts 2. Ubisoft has also announced Mighty Quest 2 will arrive shortly after on the service.
The companies also announced an update to the live-action Assassin Creed series now in production. The series show runner was announced as Jeb Stuart, who is also directing Vikings: Valhalla for Netflix. It's an interesting partnership that could offer some great content for fans of both brands.
Mythic Quest Season arrives this fall
The first trailer for the upcoming season of Mythic Quest was revealed during Ubisoft Forward. The season looks to be just as zany and entertaining as the first, with the added bonus of some new cast members. The season will premiere on Apple TV+ this fall, here's a first look:
Trackmania races to a gaming platform near you
Trackmania is making its way to consoles and the cloud in early 2023. The game will be available as a free-to-play title, with additional content packs available for purchase. Check out the trailer for more info:
Rocksmith+ lets you jam out on guitar… or ukulele
Rocksmith+ is a new subscription service that gives you access to an ever-growing library of songs, instructional content, and community features. For more, you can checkout the trailer directly from Ubisoft:
Just Dance 2023
We also got a look at the next installment in the Just Dance series, which is set to release this winter. The game will feature over 40 songs and universes at launch, with new tracks added regularly. On November 22nd, Just Dance 2023 will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and S as well as the Nintendo Switch. It'll arrive on Google Stadia at a later date. Check out the trailer for a sneak peak at what's new this year:
Assassin's Creed Showcase
Finally, the Assassin's Creed Showcase gave us a look back at 15-years of the storied franchise. It also offered an exciting look at the future, with a plethora of announcements and first looks at brand new AC games. The Assassin's Creed showcase was so big, that I will be covering all the exciting announcements in it's own post.
Ubisoft Forward 2022 Uncut
There you have it, all the announcements from Ubisoft Forward 2022! I have also included the full presentation below:
For more information, be sure to check out ubisoft.com/forward. What did you think of all the announcements? Are you excited for any of the new games or content coming down the pipe? Let us know in the comments!
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