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Watch Dogs E3 trailer is jolly nice CGI

by Alice O'Connor,, Jun 10, 2013 6:45AM PDT

No, CGI trailers don't represent gameplay. Yes, they are fluffy marketing to get you unduly excited. But by gum, the cinematic E3 trailer for Ubisoft's open-world cyber-vigilante 'em up Watch Dogs is awfully pretty, if a bit eerie. We can still enjoy it as an attractive and well-made video for our enjoyment which by pure chance is somehow connected to a video game. Call it tone-setting and world-building, if you must.

As for the actual game, well, our Andrew watched a 30-minute gameplay demo of Watch Dogs in May. While he said it "doesn't appear as if it will be as revolutionary as I had hoped," its near-future Chicago "looks like a fun playground to play in."

Watch Dogs is slated for release on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U on November 19. As the Xbox One and PS4 still don't have launch dates--though that may change at E3--their editions are yet undated. It's another huge Ubisoft multi-studio development, lead by the Montreal gang with help from Paris, Quebec, Bucharest, and Reflections.

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