Back in 2014, Ubisoft released Watch Dogs (stylized as WATCH_DOGS, just to emphasize on the whole "hackers-are-too-cool-to-know-what-an-underscore-is-for" theme), an overhyped and lackluster third-person sandbox game that was a cross between Assassin's Creed and Ubisoft's misguided interpretations of what hackers actually look like and do.
And it didn't even involve watching any dogs of any sort. How disappointing.
But now with E3 2016 fast approaching, the company has decided to go for a more subtle approach with the sequel, Watch Dogs 2, by announcing their announcement (try saying that ten times fast) with a trailer that has even less information than the back of a shampoo bottle.
Let's see what details we can divulge from this thirty second trailer that took more than thirty days for people to plan out.
First off, you will see that our new lead character (I assume he is the lead character; this could be a random NPC for all we know) is wearing pants.
Well that's points off for authenticity, because I know for a fact that most hackers do not wear any pants at all. They usually just stay within the confines of their parents' basements in their undergarments, levelling their hundredth World of Warcraft character and getting the keyboard all dirty with Cheetos remains.
The next thing is that, featured prominently on the right hand side of the trailer, our hero is dressed like a 20 year-old yuppie.
This explains how he got the money to buy the ripped pants, crumpled long-sleeved shirt, and the tacky sweater that his grandmother knitted for him last Christmas. At least they got the age group right this time around.Oh, but what's this? A phone!
the phone: the most prominent object in the Watch
Dogs franchise that was and still seems to be used for hacking, which is
the games' main feature. Apparently the daddy's boy here has eyes on the side
of his leg, since he manages to utilize his phone without having to look at it (though
he does take a quick glance just to see if he actually sent his Snapchat photo
to his girlfriend and not his grandmother).
So that's the right side of the trailer explained, but what about the rest of it?
Well apparently, our hero is standing way too close to a widescreen television (which is tuned-in to MTV) and after continuously banging his fist on the damned device, has decided to give into his limited knowledge of electronics and called the repairman- hence the phone.
Cue in the Watch Dogs 2 title that the producers even failed to add at the end of the trailer.
According to Kotaku.com, Watch Dogs 2 will be set in San Francisco and we will get to play as a brand new hacker named Marcus on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC by the end of this year.Watch Dogs 2 is set to be officially announced this Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Stay tuned to GameGulp for when that happens and here's to hoping we can actually watch not one, but two dogs this time around.Â