Rumor: Play as anyone in Watch Dogs Legion

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Just in time to build hype around E3, details on the third game in the Watch Dogs series leaked this week, giving us a name and news on new features.

The news of the latest entry into Ubisoft’s IP comes courtesy of Kotaku and The Nerd Mag, and both are confirming that a rogue Amazon UK listing is the culprit for the leak.

Jason Schreier, news editor at Kotaku, reported Monday that he can confirm via sources close to the company that the latest entry will be titled Watch Dogs Legion.

The Nerd Mag also reported Monday they were able to confirm that the listing does, indeed, belong to Ubisoft.

According to the product description, you will have the chance to play as anybody in the game.

“Play as anyone, Every individual you meet in the open world, has a full set of animations, voice over, character traits and visuals that are generated & guided by gameplay systems”

Shreier stated that he ” … has heard the same,” regarding the ability to play as NPCs, adding that ” … you’ll see different things at different points in the game depending which NPC you’re playing as. In fact, from what I’ve heard, this system is so ambitious that it’s been causing the developers a lot of headaches (and may have led to at least one delay).”

Shreier also confirmed that the game will be set in London.

Watch Dogs has been generating buzz since the first game dropped as a launch title on the PlayStation 4 in 2014, but its reception was mild at best. Watch Dogs 2  didn’t fare much better in 2016, especially if you compare the IP to Ubisoft’s other iconic franchises, such as Assassin’s Creed.

Legion could really use a boost in interest surrounding the title and a leak to build hype exactly one week prior to the E3 press conference seems as good a time as any.