Aiden Pearce, the star of the first Watch Dogs game, will return as a playable character in Watch Dogs: Legion, the third game in the Hacker Open World series, coming October 29th.
Due to popular demand for the character, Ubisoft said that Pearce was added in a game that didn’t have a main character, as in Watch Dogs: Legion you could play as virtually any citizen of London. It is available to everyone who receives the Season Pass.
During today’s Ubisoft Forward event, Ubisoft also announced that British rapper Stormzy will be releasing new music about the Revolution for Legion’s debut. Stormzy will also appear on a mission.
Watch Dogs: Legion debuts on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Stadia. It̵
Legion is an action-adventure game set in a near future London. Your job is to expose crime and corruption in the surveillance state. Ubisoft made the gameplay public during the previous Ubisoft Forward event in July.
The big feature that Ubisoft has already revealed is that you can play as any character in town. All you have to do is recruit them to your cause as a member of DedSec, the hacking group fighting the establishment. But there is a catch: if your recruit dies on a mission, you will permanently lose that character and their abilities. So you shouldn’t treat them as cannon fodder.
As I mentioned earlier, I had my doubts that the story could be interesting without a main character. But the addition of Aiden Pearce gives me the peace of mind that the story can and will have focus while still enjoying the fruits of the open world experience. I worry that Pearce might not have a lot of depth as Ubisoft didn’t actually say he was the main character. Rather, he could just be one of the packs. But he’ll have his own story arc. Pearce has a beard now, but he has his usual hat and leather jacket.
There are some setbacks on social media from fans who wanted Marcus Holloway, the star of Watch Dogs 2, to be in the game instead of Pearce.