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Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021 has begun, with the epic game showcases much-needed after a bizarre 12 months.

Rainbow 6 Extraction

Let's go out of this world

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We also receive a gameplay deep dive for the cross-platform smash arriving on 16 September 2021.

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Watch Dogs Legion: Bloodline

We knew it was coming:

Final Countdown

The livestream has commenced with the preshow - which you can watch right here:

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Leaked Mario + Rabbids Game To Be Shown?

A recent leak has revealed a new Mario + Rabbids game coming in 2022. The leak has come just hours before the Ubisoft Forward event. Given that Kingdom Battle was revealed by Ubisoft back in 2018, could they officially unveil the title later today?

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The title was leaked via it's Nintendo store page online

New Watch Dogs DLC Coming

Earlier in the month, Ubisoft announced a brand new standalone mode for Watch Dogs: Legion. Legion of the Dead is, as you might expect, a zombie-themed standalone mode that throws a near-future London into an undead apocalypse.

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" In a London filled with zombies, Albion soldiers and Clan Kelley enforcers are hoarding valuable supplies that you must get your hands on to ensure the survival of your crew. No matter if you are going in solo, with friends or up to 3 other players via public matchmaking, you will have to be smart with your resources, your tactics and plan ahead to gather supplies, find power-ups and extract from London alive."

At the moment, this mode is in Alpha and available for the PC version of Watch Dogs: Legion. The question is... Will we be seeing more from this at the Ubisoft Forward during E3 2021? We don't know when it's releasing on consoles so this might be the best place to announce it.

Far Cry 6 Release Date and Gameplay

Last week, we were lucky enough to see a gameplay reveal for the latest Far Cry game as well as a release date.

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We'll see the official release on October 7th, this year. You can check out the latest gameplay right here.

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Siege Showcase On June 12th?

We don't know too much about Ubisoft's next UbiForward, but we are inclined to think that we might be hearing a bit more about Rainbow Six Siege's next major update at the E3 2021 UbiForward on June 12th.

Earlier today, Ubisoft announced that Thunderbird would be joining the Siege roster in Operation North Star. This came with an interesting confirmation that the next season is due to begin on June 14th.

This is just two days after their E3 2021 presentation and it could mean that we won't hear anything else about the new Rainbow Six Siege season until then. We don't know for sure, though... But we won't expect to hear much else until then.

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The Division Heartland

Ahead of E3 2021 and the new UbiForward, Ubisoft has just announced a brand new free-to-play title set in The Division's universe: The Division Heartland.

This will be a fresh take on The Division's storyline and show players the universe from a different perspective. We don't know too much else apart from the fact that it's expected to come to PC, consoles, and the cloud, in 2021-22.

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NEW TITLE WHO DIS? - We're getting Days Gone vibes from that water tower...

We know, that's pretty vague, but the fact that 2021 is being talked about has to be a good sign. We're fully expecting to see more about this title in the next couple of weeks and definitely something at whatever Ubisoft decide to do with their UbiForward at E3 2021.

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Will We See Prince Of Persia At E3?

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake was originally due to be released in January 2021 before being pushed back to April and then delayed indefinitely.

This means that it will have been 5 months since its original release date by the time E3 2021 rolls around.

With many fans considering Sands of Time to be the pinnacle Prince of Persia game, many are hoping that we will get a new release date for the game, and hopefully, it will be sooner rather than later.

Ubisoft Is Coming To E3 2021

It has been confirmed that Ubisoft will be making an appearance at E3 2021 with their Ubisoft Forward event.

This will take place on June 12th at 12:00 PST / 15:00 EST / 20:00 BST.

There was also the following statement:

" Get ready for Ubisoft Forward! Our digital conference goes live on Saturday June 12 at 12pm PT as part of E3 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest information about the lineup and announcements from our teams around the world."
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What Games Will Be Announced?

This is, as you might imagine, anyone's guess. Rainbow Six Quarantine/Parasite is the main title that everyone wants to see more of, however, news on another Assassin's Creed feels like it is "due". There have been quite a few leaks about Assassin's Creed 2022 and it would be good to get some clarity on where the series is headed next after the last outing.

With this being said, a sequel to The Division 2 (or at least an announcement of another content expansion) would also be great considering the "never-ending" end-game format the game has.

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WHERE NEXT? - Would you like to see a second expansion pass announced?

We could also see news of another IP, although we think there's enough to do with Immortals Fenyx Rising at the moment so maybe not. Just Dance 2022 seems like a given though, due to its annual nature.

E3 2021 Dates & Start Time

As it stands, E3 2021 will take place between June 12th and June 15th with additional "media and influencer" days from June 7th. This means, in theory, any E3 news could come out from as early as June 7th until June 15th.

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We aren't expecting to see anything like a fully confirmed schedule until at least the end of May.

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How To Watch E3?

As an all-digital presentation, E3 is going to be a little different this year.

Firstly, it's going to be open to everyone. This means that, as long as you have a screen, you can watch E3.

At the moment, there aren't any Virtual Tickets available (or any official information about these Virtual Tickets). So, E3 has set up an announcement email that you can subscribe to through the E3 Expo website. This should keep you in the loop of any announcements between now and the start of the event.

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ANY SCREEN - E3 2021 should be the most-viewed in history

E3 2021 will be available through an exclusive online portal and supporting mobile app, on top of being streamed via other major platforms. There isn't anything solid about this just yet though, but we're expecting to hear more soon.