Aiden Pearce, the Fox, is back more.
The Watch Dogs series has always been an interesting one. The game’s overall centre on hacking and the idea that information is not as safe as you think it is; is indeed a real eye-opener. Sure, the game makes it seem that hacking is as simple as pushing a couple of buttons, but the reality that all of your information is accessible by someone who is a professional in the field is a scary thought.
The first Watch Dogs game featured Aiden Pearce, a man seeking revenge for the death of his niece who achieved that through hacking and following the trails. I thoroughly enjoyed myself with the game, and it becomes even more fun to see the character develop into a sort of vigilante over time.
So when Watch Dogs 2 got announced in 2016, I was quite excited to continue Aiden Pearce’s story, but I was disappointed to find out that it was about a new protagonist. Despite that, I gave the game a fair chance, but I never seemed to enjoy it as much as the first one.
Now with Watch Dogs: Legion just around the corner and with the idea that you can play as anyone, I was still a bit sceptical about playing it immediately. Ubisoft is aware of people feeling that way and has decided to lure us in with The Fox himself.
Aiden Pearce is returning with a bang!
That’s right, Ubisoft is bringing Aiden Pearce back into the fold with Watch Dogs: Legion!
As part of the game’s first post-launch, Aiden Pearce will feature as a fully playable character in the game, that means you’ll get to roam around London as The Fox doing as you please. If Ubisoft is willing to bring in characters in this way, I won’t put it past them to introduce Marcus, the protagonist, from Watch Dogs 2 at some time. They could even expand this idea to include characters from other franchises who fit the setting.
Not only that, but Aiden Pearce will also be getting his very own story arc in the game. And honestly, I’m glad that Ubisoft is giving this character the recognition it deserves. The character will only be available as part of the game’s season pass which is not surprising, but that means more money from the wallet has to go.
Watch Dogs Legion releases on October 29 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Ubisoft will also be providing gamers with free upgrades of the game to next-gen consoles, such as the Xbox Series X/S and PS5.