Wow! Now here's something we didn't expect… another Rabbid invasion! This time around, as the title implies, the Rabbids travel in time. The comical trailer is just a nice appetizer for what's to come, so we can't wait to learn more about it!
But, from the past we go into the future, and it's time to check out Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Ubisoft Paris' Adrian Lacey and Rafael Morado come into the stage and show us how this franchise has evolved. This game, not only looks awesome in and of itself, but it'll also be available in stereoscopic 3D these holidays!
Next up, another quality title is in store. It's one we had recently heard about, and the project has finally come to life. I'm talking about Driver: San Francisco, a title focused on frenetic car chases and other driving missions that'll push gamers to the limit. Players can pick and choose between many available cars, and they'll be allowed to do so in real-time, without having to even exit to a menu. That and other things will make this game special, so look for our preview in the next week or two!
Right after this, Ubisoft's president Yves Gillemot comes on stage and shows us three new projects they've been working on. First up is a downloadable game currently titled Project Dust. In-game footage shows us a simulation of what could happen if the forces of nature took over. Talk about apocalyptic! The game looks interesting, nonetheless, so we'll have to check it out.
The next project is also downloadable, and Michael Ancel is behind it. What could it be? A Rayman title, of course! It's a 2D platformer with a very special look, mixing up 3D environments with a cool, hand-drawn style. The game is titled Rayman Origins, but there's no word yet about its release date.
Ubisoft has also been working on a new online platform where users get to "create the future of gaming." It's called ManiaPlanet. Players will be able to explore Shootmania (Q1 2011), Trackmania (Q1 2010), and Questmania, where custom content, file sharing, and rewards are in order. I guess we still don't understand exactly how it will work, so we'll have to wait and see.
The game Ubisoft chose to show last is a dancing game called Beat It, featuring… Michael Jackson? I guess it's an opportune release that'll see lots of sales, but where's the game that I anxiously await? Once again, no Beyond Good & Evil 2. Gah!
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