Ubisoft unveil E3 line-up
In the first drop of what will become a flood of E3 announcements over the next month, French publishers Ubisoft have released the list of games that they will be showing in LA this May. Without any further ado, here's the rundown:
AND 1 Streetball [PS2]: Experience the jaw-dropping moves of genuine streetball legends or establish your reputation by creating your own unique moves and signature style.
Far Cry Instincts [Xbox]: The PC survival shooter and smash hit of 2004 re-imagined for console gamers.
Heroes of Might & Magic V [PC]: The legendary heroic fantasy game returns, based on features and values of the original saga, but with a more mature fantasy universe and unrivalled innovation.
187 Ride or Die [PS2, Xbox]: Outrageous urban combat racing comes to life as you defend your turf.
Peter Jackson's King Kong [PlayStation 2, Xbox 360]: Experience the must-have game based on Universal Pictures' King Kong film from Academy Award winning director Peter Jackson.
Prince of Persia 3 [PS2, Xbox]: Blending the winning elements from the first two masterpieces to bring a unique and unexpected twist to the award-winning franchise.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (working title) [Xbox]: Experience the most gripping and famous battles of World War II through the eyes of a squadron commander and ace fighter pilot.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3 (working title) [next-generation console]: Next-generation console technology meets the soldier of the future to revolutionize the classic squad-based shooter.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Lockdown [PS2, Xbox]: The critically acclaimed multiplayer experience returns with the all new Rivalry Mode and Persistent Elite Creation Mode.
America's Army: Rise of a Soldier [PS2, Xbox]: The most authentic military game to date incorporating true-to-life character progression with an all-new Career mode.
Two additional Ubisoft titles will be shown behind closed doors:
Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30: New Chapter (working title) [PC, Xbox]: Gearbox Software's stunning follow up to what is already considered the best World War II military action game.
Myst V: End of Ages [PC]: Resolve unanswered questions in the breathtaking finale to the epic journey.
While there are no real surprises in the list, there are a few comforting sequel announcements and one or two less than shocking conversions. Fans of long running series' are certainly well catered for while it's refreshing to see an aerial simulator of some sort making an appearance.