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[Update] Leaked Ad Confirms Watch Dogs 2 November 15 Release Date

by Mike Futter on Jun 08, 2016 at 02:53 AM

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Update: In the wee hours of the morning, a 30-second live-action advertisement for Watch Dogs 2 appeared on Twitch. It confirms the release date of November 15, 2016.

The trailer isn't live anymore, as it was posted to YouTube and subsequently taken down by Ubisoft. A full reveal is planned for 12 p.m. Eastern / 9 a.m. Pacific today.

You can see the logo and release date from the ad's end-card above.

Original Story (June 7, 2016 @ 8:46 a.m. Central):

A advertising leak has allegedly outed some of details related to Watch Dogs 2. If accurate, we can look for Ubisoft’s second adventure in hacking to hit in mid-November.

Eurogamer snapped a picture of the IGN advertisement that appears to have gone live early. The image clearly shows the November 15 release date and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

This is the second time in recent months that an IGN advertising leak has outed a release date early. The first was in March, when a full-page advertising wrap listed the Overwatch release and open beta dates before Blizzard’s announcement.

We’ve reached out to Ubisoft and we’ll update should we receive a response. Watch Dogs 2 will be detailed in a livestream tomorrow, June 8.

Update: Ubisoft has responded to our request for comment. "We are excited to reveal what’s next in the Watch Dogs franchise tomorrow at 9:00am PT," a representative told us via email.

[Source: Eurogamer]


Our Take
A release date and setting leak isn’t the worst thing to emerge early, but it still disrupts rollout plans. If you’re interested in Watch Dogs 2, you’re still likely to be watching tomorrow’s reveal.