This week at Ubisoft, Just Dance 2023 Edition launched, ushering in a new era for the franchise with new songs, new UI, and an improved recommendation system; Rainbow Six Siege announced Operation Solar Flare, its latest season that brings a new Defender and map to the game; and Ubisoft+ added more indie titles to its library. Plus, Black Friday sales are officially underway - and you won't want to miss these deals. Check it all out and more in this week's roundup of Ubisoft News:
Just Dance 2023 Edition launched on November 22 for Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and Switch with 40 new songs from artists such as BTS, K/DA, Harry Styles, and Dua Lipa, among many others. The game also introduces a slew of new features including online multiplayer (coming to Xbox Series X|S at a later date), new art styles and a redesigned UI, progression and rewards, an improved recommendation system, and free content updates. Just Dance 2023 Edition also offers Just Dance+, a new subscription-based streaming service with a growing catalogue of over 150 songs from prior Just Dance games.
The new season for Rainbow Six Siege, Operation Solar Raid, is launching on December 6, bringing new updates to the game - including a new Operator. Solis is a Defender who brings her SPEC-IO Electro Sensor to the battlefield, which can flag Attackers' electronic gadgets. Additionally, Operation Solar Raid introduces the Nighthaven Labs map, cross-play and cross-progression, new anti-cheat policies, and Ranked 2.0, among many other updates.
New Wave of Indie Titles
On November 24, Ubisoft+ added three exciting new indie titles to its growing library. Wytchwood is a gothic story of fables and fairy tales, tasking players with crafting magical concoctions. Its developer, Alientrap, won Ubiosft Toronto's indie contest in 2018. Legend of Keepers, by Goblinz Studios, is a roguelite management game, in which players take on the role of a Dungeon Manager trying to protect the company's dungeons and treasures from invading heroes. Last but not least, Absolute Drift is a driving game from Funselektor Labs that lets you practice the art of drifting.
Splinter Cell continues its 20-year anniversary celebration with an unmissable Black Friday offer: from November 17-30, players can download and keep the original Splinter Cell game for free. Originally released in 2002, Splinter Cell follows Third Echelon agent Sam Fisher as he travels the globe in a tale of political intrigue and espionage warfare. Ubisoft Toronto is currently for current-gen platforms.
Ubisoft+ is celebrating Black Friday by offering 50% off the first month of your subscription. The service has over 100 Ubisoft games and DLCs available, third-party indie games like Lake, Calico, and more, monthly rewards, and discounts on in-game currency purchases. The Black Friday deal is valid for new and lapsed Ubisoft+ subscribers, and ends November 30.
Ubisoft+ Spotlight - Beyond Good and Evil
(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: The year: 2435. The planet: Hillys. The evil aliens: DomZ. The person who will bring them down: Jade. A photojournalist, Jade lives with her uncle Pey'j in a lighthouse, where they take care of the local orphans. However, the DomZ attack and kidnap several of the children, and while Jade manages to rescue them, the event catapults her on an investigation of DomZ, the supposedly friendly Alpha Sections, the resistance group called the IRIS Network, and a conspiracy deeper than anything she could have imagined.
Beyond Good and Evil's gameplay is largely a combination of stealth combat and puzzles. The game's world is wonderfully realized, and seeing the city change and adapt with Jade's adventure adds a nice texture that enhances the plot. And while Jade's Daï-jo staff is fun to wield in close-combat moments, her Gyrodisk Launcher is a thing of beauty that helps eliminate enemies from a distance, adding to the stealth factor of the game (they're pretty handy in a boss fight, too). Jade also has the ability to take pictures of her environment, uncovering clues and secrets about Hillys that are crucial to uncovering the plot. It's a fun addition that helps players feel like they're actually entrenched in this DomZ-ruled world.
You can play Beyond Good and Evil today with a Ubisoft+ subscription.