Watch Dogs Launch Date Announced, Preorders Detailed
Along with this announcement, Ubisoft have detailed the preorder bonuses available for Watch Dogs. In celebration of these two announcements, Ubisoft has also released a gameplay trailer:
The first preorder pack is the Dedsec Edition, which is available from select retailers. This bundle seems to be the “Ultimate Edition” of sorts, featuring all three digital content packs. This DLC adds three singleplayer missions to the game:
- Palace Pack is set in the midst of a police raid on an extensive internet database that contains info on the protagonist. Players must wipe the info pertaining to them before the police reach it. Completing the mission nets players a greater payout when hacking ATMs and more investigation missions
- Signature Shot involves a special gun that is programmed to only work for the first person that holds it. Over the course of the mission, players break into a gang strong hold in an attempt to be the first to lay hands on the weapon. By finishing the raid, players are able to unlock the gang’s costume.
- Breakthrough Pack revolves around a secret meeting that is using scramblers to protect the identity of those involved. In the mission, the protagonist aims to drive around the city and deactivate the scramblers before hacking into the meeting and uncovering the CEOs engaged in the deal. Exposing the meeting will give the player discounts on vehicles and the ability to get free cars via a shady dealer.
The Dedsec Edition also comes with its share of physical content, arriving in a steelbook case. In addition, those that preorder the edition will recieve the soundtrack, an artbook, map and collector box. Finally, the edition comes with three badges and four collectible cards detailing the characters of Watch Dogs.
The Vigilante Edition is exclusive to Game and Gamestop and comes with the protagonist’s trademark hat and mask as well as a unique collector’s box. Fans who order this edition will also recieve the soundtrack and Palace Pack.
Preordering the game via Ubisoft’s website will net players the game’s steelbook cover, as well as all three DLC missions.
The final preorder bundle is Special Edition, available from Game. It appears to be the budget edition of sorts, with its sole feature being the Breakthrough pack DLC.
Unfortunately, the company has opted for the all too familar approach of splitting the content across multiple editions, making it impossible to grab all the physical content with just one purchase.