The biggest announcement during the second Ubisoft Forward event was probably the reveal of the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake, but the longest part of the event was dedicated to news about Watch Dogs: Legion.
Stormzy joins Watch Dogs: Legion
Probably the most interesting news about the game is that Stormzy, a British rapper, singer and songwriter, will be featured in the game.
Clint Hocking, Watch Dogs: Legion Creative Director, says that music is "a huge cultural touchstone" and that they want to "get it right" because the game is set in a real place.
He explains that they've asked Londoners who will be the best artist to reflect the themes of the game (speak on behalf of the oppressed and defy those in power), and that Stormzy's name stood out the most.
Stormzy debuted part of a new music video created within Watch Dogs Legion during tonight's Ubisoft Forward broadcast (Picture: Ubisoft)
Stormzy is known for his political and social activism. In the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, Stormzy issued a statement that he plans to donate £1 million a year for 10 years to charities, organisations and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment in the United Kingdom.
The mission featuring him is called "Fall on my Enemies", which is also the name of his song.
The return of Aiden Pearce
Another big reveal is the return of Aiden Pearce.
"You asked, and he's back! Older but not necessarily wiser," says Lathieeshe Thillainathan, Live Producer of Watch Dogs: Legion.
Aiden Pearce will be a fully-playable character as part of Watch Dogs: Legion post-launch plans.
A whole new chapter dedicated to the main character of Watch Dogs will be available in the Season Pass.
There is no other information currently about the Season Pass and its structure, price, and release schedule, but we can expect more info to be revealed as we get closer to the launch of the game.
Watch Dogs: Legion - Recruitment Explained
Finally, we had a segment explaining the core part of the game's gameplay - recruitment.
As you might know, one of the key ideas behind Watch Dogs: Legion is that you can play "anyone", literally any character from the streets of London, from professional hackers to grannies.
They all have their pros and cons and reasons why they are good (or bad) for some specific missions.
The game's recruitment system has RPG-lite elements, with traits, perks, abilities, and equipment. Characters have their strengths and weaknesses, and some of them are quite funny, like a hitman with a hiccup problem.
To recruit these potential members of the resistance, you'll need to talk to them and see if they have some problems that need to be solved. When you help them, they will join you.
Besides "regular" citizens there are some "legendary" characters that have special abilities and unique equipment, like the robotic beekeeper lady shown in the video below.
Watch Dogs: Legion is set to release on 29th October for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows, and 10th November for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.