We got a good dose of Ubisoft's stealth action game Watch Dogs during E3 last month, and we're on the edge of our seats waiting anxiously for its release. Now the company has teased us with plans to launch a Limited Edition Pack for $129.99 USD on November 19 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and our beloved PC. The Limited Edition Pack will also be available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 whenever they decide to hit the market.
According to the company, the Limited Edition Pack will include the Watch Dogs game, a 9 inch statue of Aiden Pearce armed with a gun and smartphone, Aiden's iconic vigilante mask, a collectible SteelBook game case featuring DedSec art, and a deluxe hardcore art book with 80 pages of concept art. It will also contain the official soundtrack with an original score composed by Brian Reitzell. Some of his work includes The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation and NBC's hit show Hannibal.
"Players will be immersed in a living, breathing and fully connected recreation of Chicago," reads the game's description. "Players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city. Aiden will be able to tap into the city’s omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control systems such as traffic lights or public transportation to stop a chase and more. The city of Chicago is now the ultimate weapon."
Earlier this month, senior producer Dominic Guay said that the team chose Chicago as the game's setting because of its distinct vibe and intriguing sense of mystery, not because it's one of the most surveilled cities in the nation. Chicago has a unique urban feeling, he said, which fit well within the themes being explored in the game.
"It’s a beautiful city," he said. "There’s a river flowing through downtown. It’s also a city that’s been involved in a lot of crises. There’s a history of crime and corruption. There was the Great Fire and the city was basically rebuilt on top of itself."
Lead story designer Kevin Shortt added that Chicago’s ability to survive and thrive in the face of adversity was key. "We love Chicago because it’s got such great history," he said. "They had the Great Fire. They had the ganglands crimes and troubles of prohibition. It always undergoes these issues and conflicts and it always steps up."
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