Watch_Dogs: Out in November, pick your edition

Watch_Dogs is keeping us all on our toes – what we thought would be a simple trailer reveal has emerged as a major announcement: Release dates, collector’s editions, and the inevitable mention of “other next generation consoles”.

…plus, of course, there’s still that video for you to watch.

Important things you need to know: Watch_Dogs is hitting PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC from November 21st, 2013. It will also be a launch title for the upcoming PlayStation 4, and versions are also in the works for other next generation consoles.

But your choice won’t be limited to which platform you want to buy: Ubisoft has plotted out a number of different editions, each one with a variety of digital and physical content to provide you with a “deeper immersion” into the world of Watch_Dogs.

Depending on where you are in the world, different editions will be available. In Europe, Middle East and Australia/New Zealand, here’s your choices:


The Dedsec Edition

This premium edition is ideal for Watch_Dogs fans wishing to immerse themselves in the hacker fantasy.

Ø Physical content:

  • A 23cm Aiden Pearce Figurine
  • Steelbook
  • DedSec Collector box
  • Watch_Dogs Artbook: artworks and illustrations that inspired the game
  • Original soundtrack of the game
  • Watch_Dogs map of Chicago
  • Set of 4 collectible cards: discover Watch_Dogs iconic characters through augmented reality
  • Set of 3 exclusive badges

Ø Digital content: 3 single player missions with up to almost 60 minutes of additional gameplay:

  • Palace Pack: A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an Internet mogul. His impressive databanks have intimate details on thousands of people…including Aiden Pearce. Break inside, wipe those hard drives and escape before the raid begins.
    Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: investigation bonus allows gamers to unlock more investigative opportunities inside the network databanks, and ATM hack boost which boost the cash rewards when hacking bank accounts.
     
  • Signature Shot: A biometrics weapon has been smuggled into Chicago for a captain of the Black Viceroys gang. The weapon only works for the first person who holds the gun. Breach a stronghold, steal the package and be the first to hold the weapon.
    Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: black viceroys gang colours outfit and biometric assault rifle.
     
  • Breakthrough Pack: A secret gathering is underway. The Chicago Club is negotiating power with Corporate CEOs. The Club has hired scramblers to block surveillance devices. Drive around the city to find the scramblers and take them out. Retrieve all names from the meeting and upload their images to the world.
    Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: vehicle expert perk allowing players to get free vehicles from underground car contact and earn discounts on select cars.

The Vigilante Edition

This edition is for gamers who want to embody a real life hacker vigilante with the iconic mask and cap of Aiden Pierce. It includes all they need to become a modern day hero:

Ø Physical content:

  • Vigilante Collector box
  • Aiden Pearce’s iconic cap
  • Aiden Pearce’s mask
  • Original soundtrack of the game

Ø Digital content: 1 single player mission:

  • Palace Pack: A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an Internet mogul. His impressive databanks have intimate details on thousands of people…including Aiden Pearce. Break inside, wipe those hard drives and escape before the raid begins.
    Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: investigation bonus allows gamers to unlock more investigative opportunities inside the network databanks, and ATM hack boost which boost the cash rewards when hacking bank accounts.

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The Uplay Exclusive Edition

This exclusive edition available only on Uplay website addresses to gamers who wish to improve their hacking skills through 3 single player missions. It includes:

Ø Physical content:

  • Exclusive Steelbook

Ø Digital content: 3 single player missions with up to almost 60 minutes of additional game play:

  • Palace Pack: A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an Internet mogul. His impressive databanks have intimate details on thousands of people…including Aiden Pearce. Break inside, wipe those hard drives and escape before the raid begins.
    Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: investigation bonus allows gamers to unlock more investigative opportunities inside the network databanks, and ATM hack boost which boost the cash rewards when hacking bank accounts.
     
  • Signature Shot: A biometrics weapon has been smuggled into Chicago for a captain of the Black Viceroys gang. The weapon only works for the first person who holds the gun. Breach a stronghold, steal the package and be the first to hold the weapon.
    Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: black viceroys gang colours outfit and biometric assault rifle.
     
  • Breakthrough Pack: A secret gathering is underway. The Chicago Club is negotiating power with Corporate CEOs. The Club has hired scramblers to block surveillance devices. Drive around the city to find the scramblers and take them out. Retrieve all names from the meeting and upload their images to the world.
    Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: vehicle expert perk allowing players to get free vehicles from underground car contact and earn discounts on select cars.

The ANZ Special Edition

The ANZ Special Edition will be included as part of the DedSec, Vigilante and Uplay Editions.

This Special edition features the retail copy of the game and a single player mission for gamers who want to step into the action right away. In addition to this, ANZ customers will get 2 unlockable bonus packs:

Ø Digital content: 1 single player mission:

  • Breakthrough Pack: A secret gathering is underway. The Chicago Club is negotiating power with Corporate CEOs. The Club has hired scramblers to block surveillance devices. Drive around the city to find the scramblers and take them out. Retrieve all names from the meeting and upload their images to the world.
    Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: vehicle expert perk allowing players to get free vehicles from underground car contact and earn discounts on select cars.

Ø Single Player unlockable bonus pack:

  • Untouchables Single Player Pack: A nod to Chicago’s infamous 1920s criminal world.
    Rewards: Tommy Gun + 1920s Chicago Outfit.

Ø Multiplayer unlockable bonus pack:

  • Multiplayer Pack: The visual incarnation of 2 multiplayer factions.
    Rewards: Skins of these 2 multiplayer factions + Double $$$ rewards for the contracts of these 2 multiplayer factions + 2 faction tags.

…so, after all that: If you want to pick up your very own copy of Watch_Dogs, pop into your local gaming emporium and slap down a pre-order – or you might prefer to visit the UBIshop and do it all digitally.

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