Maybe there couldn't be a better time for Dedsec to return.
It would have been unthinkable to say that Watch Dogs 2 could have flown under the radar. It's been a busy year, and in less than a week we'll get to see whether Watch Dogs 2 might start to live up to the aspirations Ubisoft has for the IP.
The launch trailer went out earlier this morning. Subtitles are hardcoded into the video, which is weird, but otherwise it's on the longer side as far as launch trailers go. It's not particularly cringey, and it's mostly about the protagonist's mission statement: revenge on CTOS, after the surveillance system profiled him as a probable criminal.
Bit of a relevant theme, all things considered.
I'm not sure that there's anything in here that will convince people who didn't buy into Watch Dogs the first time around. You'll probably be able to get a good discount on that over Christmas, essentially.
But it'll be interesting to see what Ubi wants to do with the series. The original was already a good game mechanically. Now we're just waiting to see whether Watch Dogs 2 fixes some of the characterisation and tonal issues from the original.
Watch Dogs 2 is out in Australia from November 15 for PS4 and Xbox One, with a PC release due later this month.