Ubisoft E3 2011 Press Conference Highlights

Ubisoft did not disappoint this year at E3 during their press conference. From expected comings to nice surprises, Ubisoft gave fans something to look forward to. Here are the highlights from the conference updated with video.

  • Yves Guillemot starts off with a gameplay demonstration from Rayman: Origins
    • It shows classic Rayman gameplay

  • Aaron Priceman discusses the 25 years of Ubisoft and takes a look into the past
  • Trailer for Driver: San Francisco is shown

    • Showcases heavy stunt driving

  • Far Cry 3 revealed and gameplay shown
    • Shows lush environments, use of stealth, and gunfights, all in a tropical environment
    • very mature setting and tone

  • President of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford discusses there new game, Brothers in Arms: Furious Four
    • Says this is a different kind of WWII shooter
    • Trailer shows a violent encounter in a bar between the brothers in arms and Nazis

  • A video is shown of Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg discussing an upcoming game, The Adventures of Tintin

    • Much concept art is shown, along with a cinematic trailer that showcases it’s Assassin’s Creed inspired exploration, but on a much more family-friendly scale of gaming.
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier‘s gameplay is showcased
    • A stealth sequence begins the game as your character and his team activating a cloaking device and eliminates enemies unseen, showing communicative, simultaneous kills with your teammates
    • Voice controls are shown to be used to communicate strikes and movements with other players
    • A split screen also appears to better work with your teammates in formations and infiltrations
    • One player is shown controlling an air drown, relaying info to the other players
    • A multiplayer gameplay trailer for Future Soldier is shown

  • Track Mania 2 is introduced
    • Trailer is shown, showcasing one of the game’s unique tracks known as Canyon
    • The track is built around the sides of a canyon and jumps over the crevasses are plenty
  • Aaron Priceman discusses motion controls, especially Kinect
    • A game featuring the Raving Rabbits on Kinect is demonstrated
    • Shows interaction with the rabbits, such as kicking them off screen, using Kinect
    • Feel the Shapes is demonstrated
      • Players must move their bodies to fit in the shape on screen
      • Supports up to 4 players
  • Just Dance 3 is announced
    • Gameplay is shown for the Wii, Kinect, and Playstation Move
    • Announced for all platforms on October 11 of this year
  • Rocksmith is introduced
    • Teaches you to play guitar with a familiar Rock Band/Guitar Hero style
    • Several musicians approve of Rocksmith
    • Can plug in a real guitar to use
    • Announced for Fall 2011
  • The next Your Shape: Fitness Evolved is shown
    • Trailer showcases a few different forms of exercise supported
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelationsis introduced
    • A cinematic trailer shows Ezio traveling to many different places and battling dozens soldiers, being captured, and on the verge of execution
    • A demo of the game shows the typical Assassin’s Creed gameplay
    • Explosives and smoke bombs are now available to help you in battle, and a new refined combat system is shown
    • Interaction with the environment seems to have been increased and polished

Quite a year for Ubisoft fans and the company alike. From Assassin’s Creed to some new surprises, Ubisoft is certainly going to make the rest of this year, and more, interesting for gamers.

About Tyler Lee

Freelance video game journalist, published author, nerd.

2 Responses to “Ubisoft E3 2011 Press Conference Highlights”

  1. I’m going to have to give it to Ubisoft for presenting such a wide variety of games, but I really think they could’ve left games like Just Dance 3 and The Adventures of Tintin out. Also, wished that they had shown a little bit more of Assassin’s Creed Revelations to showcase its differences from its predecessors. The CG trailer was absolutely fantastic. I doubted for a moment whether or not I was watching a live video or not.


  1. E3: Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Details | The Great Gaming Crusade - June 7, 2011

    […] Ezio is still the most integral character to the game though.  The set up for the trailer is this; while on a pilgrimage of sorts to Maysaf, home of Altair and the Assassin Order. Instead of finding an end to his journey, Ezio runs into a pack of Templar soldiers. The demo highlights the new gamplay additions such as the hook-blade and bombs. If you missed the E3 trailer or demo you can find them in our Ubisoft press conference highlights:  http://greatgamingcrusade.com/2011/06/06/ubisoft-e3-2011-press-conference-highlights/. […]

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