Ubisoft's Gamescom event will feature demos of Assassin’s Creed Origins, Far Cry 5 and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle among others. Fans will be able to enter giveaways and buy Ubicollectible items as well as visit stage performances.
Ubisoft just revealed their plans as well as the full lineup for this year's Gamescom. The event itself will take place from 22 until 26 August in Cologne, Germany. Everyone will be able to play demos of Assassin’s Creed Origins, Far Cry 5, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, South Park: The Fractured But Whole and The Crew 2.
Those with a strong competitive spirit will be given a chance to face off against one another while playing For Honor and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. All of this will go down at the Ubisoft booth (Hall 6.1, booth B020).
Just Dance fans will have the opportunity to attend stage performances for Just Dance 2018. There will also be some exclusive presentations, news, demos, trailers and giveaways.
Ubicollectible items, including the new Six Collection Chibi figurines, will be available in exchange for your real-life cash at the dedicated Ubisoft store (located in hall 5.2 booth c-011).
Ubisoft will make the most of the event by holding the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League Season 2 Finals right there at the Alpha Stage ESL Arena in Hall 9. "The semi-finals will take place on Friday, 25 August, and the Season 2 finals will take place on Saturday, 26 August. There will be broadcasts from 8:45am BST to 7pm BST, including matches, live showcases of new content, as well as developer and community panels".
Some free stuff will find its way to some of the more dedicated Ubisoft fans: 15 Star Players, chosen from Ubisoft Club members, will be invited to "enjoy a VIP experience and the chance to meet and greet Ubisoft developers. In addition, anyone who plays games on the Ubisoft booth at Gamescom will receive exclusive in-game rewards for some Ubisoft titles, and have the opportunity to spend time in the Lounge, which is located within the booth, for meet and greets, demos and discussions about the games".
Alain Corre, EMEA executive director said this in a press release: "We are very excited to be able to put our diverse lineup in players’ hands in Europe, following the great reception it received at E3 in June".
Corre added: "More than 300 pods, the most we’ve ever had at Gamescom, will be set up for players to enjoy our new games and share their feedback with us. And by showcasing new content and competitive play in For Honor and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, as well as the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League Season 2 finals for the latter, we’re happy to reassure fans that these titles are here to stay!"