Watch_Dogs release date, new trailer and four CEs


Ubisoft South Africa fired off press releases unveiling the release date for upcoming hack-centric open world game Watch_Dogs. (Really? We have to underscore that title now Ubisoft?) The game stunned everyone with its E3 unveiling last year, and since then it has been one of the most anticipated titles for 2013. According to the press release, Watch_Dogs will be available on 21 November 2013 on PlayStation 3, PC, Wii U and Xbox 360. The press release also states that it’ll be available “at the launch of” PlayStation 4. Additionally, the game is coming to “other next generation consoles”.

On top of the announcement of the release date, Ubisoft has unveiled four different collector’s editions. In order of the most content to least, those editions are: the Dedsec Edition, the Vigilante Edition, the Uplay Exclusive Edition and the Special Edition. We’re assuming that somewhere among that lot there’ll be a good old boring vanilla edition.

Hit the jump for a breakdown of what each edition contains as well as a brand new trailer for the game. No pricing has been announced as yet and judging by a quick Internet search, our local online retailers have yet to put up these editions for pre-order.

The Dedsec Edition

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  • A 23cm Aiden Pearce Figurine
  • Steelbook™
  • DedSec Collector box
  • Watch_Dogs Artbook: artworks and illustrations that inspired the game
  • Original soundtrack of the game
  • Watch_Dogs map of Chicago
  • Set of 4 collectible cards: discover Watch_Dogs iconic characters through augmented reality
  • Set of 3 exclusive badges

Digital content

  • Palace Pack: A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an Internet mogul. His impressive databanks have intimate details on thousands of people…including Aiden Pearce. Break inside, wipe those hard drives and escape before the raid begins.
  • Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: investigation bonus allows gamers to unlock more investigative opportunities inside the network databanks, and ATM hack boost which boost the cash rewards when hacking bank accounts.
  • Signature Shot: A biometrics weapon has been smuggled into Chicago for a captain of the Black Viceroys gang. The weapon only works for the first person who holds the gun. Breach a stronghold, steal the package and be the first to hold the weapon.
  • Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ulc mission: black viceroys gang colours outfit and biometric assault rifle.
  • Breakthrough Pack: A secret gathering is underway. The Chicago Club is negotiating power with Corporate CEOs. The Club has hired scramblers to block surveillance devices. Drive around the city to find the scramblers and take them out. Retrieve all names from the meeting and upload their images to the world.
  • Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: vehicle expert perk allowing players to get free vehicles from underground car contact and earn discounts on select cars.


The Vigilante Edition

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  • Vigilante Collector box
  • Aiden Pearce’s iconic cap
  • Aiden Pearce’s mask
  • Original soundtrack of the game

Digital content

  • Palace Pack: see description above.


The Uplay Exclusive Edition

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  • Steelbook™

Digital content

  • Palace Pack: see description above.
  • Signature Shot: see description above.
  • Breakthrough Pack: see description above.


The Special Edition

A copy of the game as well as one of the DLC missions: The Breakthrough Pack.WD_SPECIAL_EDITION_mockup_UK







New trailer below: