This week at Ubisoft, the team behind Just Dance 2023 Edition shared the game's approach to accessibility, the cast of Mythic Quest discussed what fans can expect from Season 3, and Brawlhalla announced its next Epic Crossover will be Avatar: The Last Airbender. Check it all out and more in this week's roundup of Ubisoft news:
Just Dance 2023 launches on November 22, bringing new songs, personalized experiences, and a redesigned user interface, among other exciting updates. The development team kept accessibility at the forefront of these new features, and Ubisoft News spoke with Senior UX Designer Chloé Grémine and Lead UX Designer Adrien Morisse about their approach to accessibility, some of the challenges they overcame, and how players can provide feedback to help shape upcoming content.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is coming to Brawlhalla on November 16, bringing three new fighters to the free-to-play fighting game. Aang will be an Epic Crossover for Wu Shang, Toph an Epic Crossover for Kor, and Zuko an Epic Crossover for Hattori. Additionally, the new Weapon Battle Boots will be available later in December.
Mythic Quest Season 3 premieres on November 11, and Ubisoft News spoke with the cast about what viewers can expect. From Ian and Poppy's new startup to Mythic Quest HQ under David's reign, the cast talks about some unexpected character collaborations. Additionally, David Hornsby, Ashly Burch, Danny Pudi, and Naomi Ekperigin talk about their respective directorial and writing debuts on the show.
Ubisoft+ Classics, a curated selection of games available to PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members, will get a little bit bigger next week, adding three games to its library. Starting November 15, members can dive into the tactical worlds of Tom Clancy and tackle the PvP firefights of Rainbow Six Siege, take on post-Collapse Washington, DC in The Division 2, or squad up in co-op in Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
Trackmania Green Weekend
Trackmania is hosting a Green Weekend from November 11-14, born out of the 2022 Green Game Jam. From July to September, the Trackmania community was invited to compete to create the best environmentally-themed tracks, and during the competition, Ubisoft Nadeo donated to Ecologi for every tree planted in-game. The three winning tracks - Backwards Progression, Cut Down, and Hyperion's Retreat - will be featured during the Green Weekend.
Ubisoft+ Spotlight - I Am Alive
(Editorial note: This is a series of quick weekly highlights written by Ubisoft 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: If you're looking to play a game set in a realistic, post-apocalyptic world, look no further than I Am Alive. The 2012 game takes place in the fictional town of Haventon, approximately one year after a mysterious catastrophe known only as "The Event," which has left resources scarce, a dangerous and toxic environment, and, of course, a broken society full of different groups of survivors. You take the role of an unnamed protagonist, a man searching for his wife and daughter, who records his journey while helping others in the city. Between that and stories from various NPCs you rescue throughout the game, I Am Alive tells a heart-wrenching tale about The Event and its immediate aftermath. A game centered on the concept of survival, you are forced to make hard, at times emotionally moving, choices from start to finish.
I Am Alive's gameplay is nothing less than exquisite, in my opinion. It has a unique parkour system that is entirely dependent on stamina, shown in a bar at the top of the screen. A considerable portion of the game consists of climbing the half-destroyed city, but every action, even just hanging on a ledge, takes up stamina. Run out in a precarious situation, and you'll fall to your death. This makes planning your climbing route crucial to survival, so you can make sure to take the path of least resistance. Of course, it is possible to refill your stamina, but that means choosing to use one of your precious resources to do so - something you may regret later in the game when you really need it.
Resource management is key to surviving to the end of I Am Alive, and it's closely tied with the decisions you'll have to make throughout gameplay. Do you want to use that bullet now, or save it to defend yourself from a vicious gang attack later? Do you want to use your invaluable healing kit on this wounded NPC, or wait until you really need it? To make matters more complicated, the game will reward players with a Retry for helping NPCs, which can be used to respawn where they last died instead of at their last checkpoint. You can also choose how you want to interact with confrontational groups of survivors. Pointing an unloaded gun at them can intimidate a group out of attacking you - but if you hold it up too long without taking a shot, they just may call your bluff and attack anyway. Likewise, you can try and negotiate out of situations, or kill the leader first, hoping the underlings will scurry away.
You can play I Am Alive today with a Ubisoft+ subscription.
Rainbow Six Siege deployed a new security update, which implemented additional anti-cheating measures to the game.
- Reputation penalty will be triggered if a player is abusive in chat after two warnings
- Removed the ability to pause during the planning phase
- Removed the infinite ammo hack
Roller Champions launched its mid-season patch on November 8, introducing a new feature and several bug fixes.
- Stay as a Group option added, so you don't need to find new teammates between matches
- Crash fixes
- Friends no longer appear twice after being invited to a game