Beat the summer heat with Ubisoft games, whether it's wacky fun in Rabbids: Party of Legends, intense drifting in The Crew 2, or bold missions in Growtopia's Star Trek: Prodigy crossover event. Learn about all this and more in this week's roundup of Ubisoft News.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is coming later this fall, bringing old heroes and new allies together in a fight against the mysterious Cursa. The game will have tactical gameplay with real-time action and free movement, letting you squad up with your favorite Heroes and explore the galaxy. Additionally, composers Yoko Shimomura and Gareth Coker have joined Grant Kirkhope to create a score for the game.
You can have some Rabbid fun today with Rabbids: Party of Legends, a new multiplayer party game for Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and Stadia. In this wacky game, the Rabbids accidentally take a spin in their washing machine that lands them in a strange, mythological world inspired by the classic Chinese novel "Journey to the West." It's up to you to join the Rabbids and help them on their journey home in a game filled with zany characters, four campaign chapters, and 50 minigames.
The Crew 2 turns 4 this week, and to celebrate, it's getting a new season on July 6, bringing 60 FPS on PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles, as well as handling improvements, color grading, weather modifications, and a partnership with Chris Forsberg. Ubisoft News spoke with Producer Olivier Gueydon to talk about the anniversary and what players can expect from Season 6.
Following the Supreme Court ruling, we want to reiterate our unwavering support to our US team members and our belief in reproductive rights as human rights. At Ubisoft, the health, safety, and wellbeing of our teams will always be our number-one priority, and we remain committed to providing equitable access to healthcare for all employees and their families, regardless of where they live in the US.
Trackmania is celebrating its second season with a new summer campaign, which will include new content to explore and achievements to unlock. The Trackmania Grand League World Cup also kicked off today, pitting the top 16 players from around the world against each other. Later this year, the Trackmania community will be encouraged to create their own tracks as part of the One Million Trees Green Game Jam initiative.
Starting June 27, Growtopia launched a crossover with the Paramount+ show Star Trek: Prodigy. Running until July 3, the event allows players to hop on board the U.S.S. Protostar to explore deep space, complete missions, face alien threats - and earn themed rewards, like outfit set pieces inspired by characters, the Protostar Captain's Seat, and the Vehicle Replicator.
Ubisoft+ Spotlight - Assassin's Creed Odyssey
(Editorial note: This is a series of quick weekly highlights written by our News team writers that feature games available with a Ubisoft+ subscription. We hope you'll enjoy reminiscing with us, or perhaps discover something new.)
Brittany Spurlin, Writer/Editor: I told myself and the Ubisoft News team that this wouldn't be a love letter to Kassandra... but this is definitely a love letter to Kassandra. The hero of Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a Spartan mercenary who's mastered physical combat as well as stealth, not to mention her parkour skills. Traversing and climbing famous sites in Ancient Greece in her sandals is a thrilling experience, and her unique history with Sparta make her choices throughout the game more meaningful. And that's the thing about Kassandra - her childhood warrior training and family drama might have broken others, but not her. She pulls through and comes out on top, a strong fighter who always finishes what she starts. Unraveling the mystery behind the Cult of the Kosmos is a fascinating journey, and having an enemy that's not the Templar Order is a nice change of pace, even if the Cult and the Order share ideologies. Kassandra also has unique ties to the Isu, lending quite a bit of lore about the mysterious race of humans to the Assassin's Creed universe. You can relive the glory of Kassandra's story today with a Ubisoft+ subscription.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla dropped Title Update 1.5.3, bringing new game content, bug fixes, and gameplay improvements to the game.
Bifrost Bundle added, including Shimmering Shield and Iridescent Axe
Crew no longer asks for help on already completed raids
The lynx no longer attacks players during Shapeshifters of Legend in the Valkyrie Arena
Rainbow Six Siege launched Y7S2.1 on June 27, deploying bug fixes and gameplay improvements across all platforms.
Drones now spawn in the chosen spawn location
R.O.U Projectors no longer reappear after self-destructing
Killcam infobox displays nickname suffix
For Honor launched patch notes 2.36.3, bringing impactful balance changes to Heathmoor's Conqueror, including developer comments on the improvements.
Branching to infinite Chained Heavy and Shield Bash in Chains are now 200ms on Hit and Bad Block
Full Block Stance now forces to stay 200ms before being able to exit
Flail Uppercut recovery on Hit and Miss now 800ms