Headlining with Far Cry 6 and a surprise reveal, Ubisoft Forward set new heights for the E3 2021 gaming conference as its first major keynote presenter. The global gaming company showed off a new Rainbow Six title, more visuals of Far Cry 6, a reveal for its new game, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and more. It also had a whole bunch of upgrades to showcase for existing titles, which include Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, a new Mario + Rabbids title, Trackmania and more. Here are the highlights.
List of games and announcements by Ubisoft at E3 2021
- Rainbow Six: Extraction
- Far Cry 6
- Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
- Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, upcoming content
- Rainbow Six: Siege, North Star and cross-play
- Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, 20th anniversary
- The Crew 2
- Watch Dogs: Legion, Bloodline expansion
- Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
- Riders Republic
- For Honor Y5S2
- Trackmania: Royal Mode and World Cup
- Brawlhalla x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rainbow Six: Extraction
After being renamed from Quarantine to Extraction, the new Rainbow Six title got an elaborate gameplay unveil at Ubisoft Forward. It showcases a 1-3 player co-op gaming mode, with 18 Rainbow Six operatives fighting against a specialised alien race that looks evil enough for you to take seriously. The third person action gameplay looks familiar, but there’s no reason why it can’t be entertaining enough.
Release date: September 16, 2021
Far Cry 6
Far Cry 6 had not one but two trailers at Ubisoft Forward, with the first one showcasing the ability for you to play the game as one of three older Far Cry villains. The second trailer shows more insight into Anton, the villain of the game, and his son – a narrative that will define the gameplay.
Release date: October 7, 2021
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
The first major surprise at E3 2021, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora has Ubisoft joining hands with Disney for it. As with the movie, Avatar the game is also expected to look incredible, and will clearly feature a survival based storyline of sorts. It is purpose built for new generation consoles, so clearly, Frontiers of Pandora has every potential to be amazing.
Release date: 2022
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, upcoming content
With Valhalla already enjoying considerable success, one of the most iconic game franchises of all time is not getting a new expansion pack. The Siege of Paris will join the first AC DLC, Wrath of the Druids, some time this summer itself. There’s also expected to be a showcase mode call Discovery Tour: Viking Age, which comes later this year, and Ubisoft has also stated that it will launch more expansion to the game next year.
Release date: Summer 2021
Rainbow Six: Siege, North Star and cross-play
The North Star expansion pack of Rainbow Six: Siege brings in a new game operative called Thunderbird for strategic combat operations. The update also brings cross-platform compatibility for all platforms save consoles.
Release date: June 14, 2021
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, 20th anniversary
Ubisoft did not specify what’s coming to Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. However, it has confirmed that later this year, it will launch new material for the game to expand the universe, as celebration of the franchise’s 20th anniversary.
Release date: 2021
The Crew 2
The Crew 2 will get a new United States East Speed Tour mode as part of its Season 3, Episode 1.
Release date: July 7, 2021
Watch Dogs: Legion, Bloodline expansion
The Bloodline expansion of the Cyberpunk-esque open world RPG, Watch Dogs: Legion, looks quite slick and in line with what you’d expect of the series. It’s based in London, and adds a new mission line to the game.
Release date: July 6, 2021
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
The cross-planet crossover game has finally been unveiled, and if you like the Mario franchise, Sparks of Hope is close to as enjoyable as it can get.
Release date: 2022
In a trailer that looks like it’s going to be a medley of adventure sports coupled with the head rush of a good Forza session, Riders Republic is slick and engaging in its visuals. There are bikes, snowboards and even jetpacks in the game. Sounds like fun.
Release date: September 2, 2021
For Honor Y5S2
For Honor’s new season is here, with added emphasis on previous season’s Kyoshin event, new armour variations, and a new hero as well.
Release date: July 22
Trackmania: Royal Mode and World Cup
Trackmania haș new daily maps and a summer special theme, with the game getting an online tournament mode as well.
Release date: Royal mode live, World Cup on July 4
Brawlhalla x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The TMNT crossover in Brawlhalla is available now, and as the name states, brings a crossover of the popular anime characters to the game.