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Welcome To Chicago

We've known for a long time Watch Dogs would take players to Chicago, but now thanks to a new trailer we know more about the digital citizens that will inhabit it.

As detailed in the above video, Chicago's populace is an important part of Watch Dogs' formula. Ubisoft promises every NPC in the game can be hacked in some way, and each will have a unique identity that determines how they react to the world around them.

Any one of the game's NPCs could lead to hidden secrets or unexpected events, and any citizen could be a victim, a killer, or another player hiding in plain sight. Cross the wrong citizen, and you may find yourself with a bounty on your head.

Watch Dogs is releasing May 27 for all consoles except the Wii U version, which will be coming at a later date. Be sure to check out our hands-on impressions of the game here

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  • They must have had a lot of fun coming up with those backstories. I wonder how long it took just to give very NPC their own identity.
  • It does look pretty cool........

  • I'm so pumped for this game :) I requested May 27th off work already :)

  • 3:35 in the trailer! What's with the robot spider on the top of the building??
  • Damn, I got a very GTA-esque vibe from this trailer, in a good way. Looking seeexy, Watch Dogs ;)

  • Hm... Another misuse of "begs the question," et tu Ubi? Et tu!?!?

  • man i really hope this game lives up to the hype

  • I'll definitely be pre-ordering Watch_Dogs for my birthday. I can't wait to play it.

  • Well I may end up playing this game for the story Offline. Then, go out afterwards online. As really I don't play games like these for online play. I play it for the story. Yes, I am one of those people. Yet if Watch Dog forces me to always play Online and there is no setting to keep those "Trollers" out. Then, we may have a problem Ubisoft. A very big problem.
  • So looking foward to this game, this is a good example how ubisoft could have made a modern day assassins creed game. Now I don´t know if I buy it for ps3 or pc, would prefer pc but if it requires something else rather than stea then I wont buy it.
  • I was already planning on getting this, but not totally excited. Now I'm super hyped. I love how any citizen could be a killer, cancer survivor, molester, whatever. I also like how they made the protagonist look like a totally normal guy. Not just the face, but the clothing as well. So glad this is on last gen so I can get it.

  • Intriguing. BTW, if you freeze the video right around 2:37, you'll see a Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon arcade machine. One cannot help but wonder what other bits of cross-pollination are there waiting to be discovered.
  • Day One on this. The PS4 needs me to keep feeding it or there will be consequences.

  • Wow it's kind of sad when you don't recognize most of the places displayed in the video and you live just outside of Chicago. It looks great and the fact that real players can throw a wrench into your game is a nice and cool feature.

  • I understand graphics getting progressively better, but progressively worse? I dont really care about graphics but when they're one of the selling points of the game it's hard not to notice the obvious downgrade from the footage they showed last year.
  • I know this is just a teaser thing, but this looks amazing. Can't wait.

  • This looks really awesome, and I'll be picking it up for PS4. I have to say though, I am skeptical that all the features advertised will work on the older generation of consoles. This seems like it would have been a great candidate for a 'next gen only' release. I guess we just trust Ubisoft??
  • And another winner from Ubisoft. They never cease to amaze.

  • And another winner from Ubisoft. They never cease to amaze.

  • I am definitely getting this for PS4.

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