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Ubisoft at E3 2018: The five best and biggest announcements

Get the latest on Assassin’s Creed, The Division 2 and Trials Rising

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Ubisoft showed up at E3 2018 with some new games in some long-running franchises, from Assassin’s Creed to Trials. The publisher also offered updates on For Honor, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battles and Skull & Bones. If you didn’t catch Ubisoft’s E3 presentation — or you checked out after the big plush panda that revealed Just Dance 2019 — here’s a quick roundup of the five biggest announcements from Ubisoft’s press conference.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey — it’s official

The next Assassin’s Creed has been leakier than an ancient Greek ship — just work with me here, please — and today Ubisoft made it official: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will send the franchise to Greece, 431 BC. Players will be able to assume the role of Spartan warriors Alexios and Kassandra in a massive open-world adventure with a stronger core of role-playing game elements. That means dialogue choices! Romance options! Skill trees and more! And since Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s ancient Greece is just filled with islands to explore and people to kill, naval combat is back.

See what else is new in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in our video preview and watch more than 40 minutes of gameplay.

Trials Rising announced

Red Lynx and Ubisoft’s motorbike stunt platformer series is back. Trials Rising is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. The game’s debut trailer is ... brutally violent. Trials Rising is coming.

Nintendo’s Star Fox is coming to Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Interest in Starlink: Battle for Atlas absolutely skyrocketed when it was revealed that Nintendo’s Fox McCloud was coming to the game as a guest character (and guest ship). Starlink: Battle for Atlas’ Star Fox content — McCloud, the Arwing and bonus Star Wolf missions — will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

The Division 2 will include eight-person raids

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is heading to Washington, DC, for a new story set years after the events of the original game. The sequel will include eight-person raids, which will be released as free downloadable content for the game. Ubisoft offered a deeper dive into The Division 2 during its press conference, which you can watch in the clip above.

Jade’s back in Beyond Good & Evil 2

Ubisoft brought a very, very brief glimpse of Beyond Good & Evil 2 to E3 2018, but it was the game’s cinematic trailer that was more revealing. That video showed the return of Jade from the original Beyond Good & Evil, in addition to some flashy action.