Watch Dogs‘ Aiden Pearce Wreaks Havoc in Launch Trailer


Watch Dogs‘ launch trailer stresses that Aiden can be brutal.

Watch Dogs is Ubisoft’s upcoming big game, and all of the trailers have shown that Aiden isn’t a squeaky-clean hero. The game’s launch trailer is live a few days ahead of the game’s release.

Players control Aiden Pearce, a hacker who’s hunting the people who hurt his family, in part due to Aiden’s criminal past. There’s a lot of reckless driving and gun shooting, but a large part of Watch Dogs is the element of hacking. The player can hack the central operating system of Chicago to control traffic lights and public transportation as well as access security cameras and residents’ personal information. That’s a lot of power for one person, and Aiden is more than willing to dirty his hands for his goal.

Aiden’s out for revenge. With the amount of traffic accidents in Chicago, who knows how many residents removed from Aiden’s situation are dragged into chaos? You can manipulate the network to access people’s personal information as well as their finances in order to fund Aiden’s quest to take down his personal enemies. The Chicago of Watch Dogs does not seem like the ideal place to live.

Watch Dogs launches May 27 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. A Wii U version will be available at an unspecified date later this year.

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