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Watchdogs still on track for 2013 release date according to retail listing

by William Schwartz

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Leaked marketing materials for Ubisoft’s WatchDogs indicates that the game is still on track to release in 2013.   This game which was revealed back at E3 2012 was shown as an open-world title with a future-tech theme.  Since then, WatchDogs has not been heard from.  We’ve seen absolutely nothing from Ubisoft about the game, which led many to think that it could have seen a delay.

The leaked marketing materials say that WatchDogs will be available on “All Home Consoles”, whichever these may be.  There’s no indication that WatchDogs will be a next-gen title, but then again, Ubisoft might not be able to come right out and say that the game will be available on consoles that have yet to be announced.

Also from the advertisement, a description of WatchDogs which sounds identical to what we saw at E3. “Chicago currently has the country’s most advanced computer system – one which controls almost every piece of the city’s technology.  Enter Aiden Pierce, a master hacker but also a former thug, whose criminal past caused a violent family tragedy.  Now on the hunt for those who hurt his family, Aiden is able to manipulate the city’s operating system to stop traffic lights, detonate gas lines, turn off the electrical grid, derail subway trains, and more.  The city of Chicago has become the ultimate weapon for a man bent on revenge.

Ubisoft has yet to officially confirm the release date for WatchDogs or which consoles the game will arrive on, but last year Ubisoft’s CEO did confirm a 2013 release date.  If it turns out that WatchDogs does in fact release in 2013, we should get a glimpse at how development is coming along in the coming months.

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