Watch Dogs hitting consoles May 27th

After teasing that they had big news to share related to highly-anticipated upcoming cyber crime-themed game, Watch Dogs this week, Ubisoft has revealed a new trailer that sheds more light on the game’s story and characters.

Even more exciting however is that Watch Dogs is now officially set for release on May 27th, more than six months after the initial launch plan of November 2013! The only port of Watch Dogs not making this date is the recently-delayed Wii U version, which will release some time later.

Watch Dogs’ new trailer reveals that protagonist, Aiden Pearce is seeking revenge for the death of his apparent wife, Lena Pearce, who was killed in a botched hit after Aiden discovered secrets related to a massive human trafficking operation. Aiden is now out to seek revenge with the help of some fellow hacktivists, who provide him with the multi-purpose cellphone device that allows him to hack various personal accounts and computer-controlled machinery throughout the open-world rendition of near-future, alternate-reality Chicago.

Despite being an all-new IP that has not yet seen release, Watch Dogs has seen a massive hype push since its surprise unveiling at E3 2012, where it was originally only announced for last-gen consoles and PC. A feature film related to the game is already in development, with Ubisoft polling fans as to which Hollywood actor they would like to see in the lead role of Aiden Pearce. A hacking scare (which could have very well been a publicity stunt) also occurred recently, where the Watch Dogs trademark was apparently falsely signed away by Ubisoft.

Watch Dogs is set to release for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions will come with around an hour of exclusive bonus content.

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