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Multiplayer game leaks online ahead of this week’s Ubisoft Forward event…
Twitter user Zer0Bytes published a series of images showing the title on Sunday, via what appears to be an internal marketing document. VGC understands the images are authentic and that ‘BattleCat’ is a first-person shooter targeting consoles and PC.
We were told the project is currently in the early stages of development and will not feature at the Ubisoft Forward event set to take place later this week. We’ve asked Ubisoft for comment on this story.
‘BattleCat’ combines the Splinter Cell, Ghost Reckon: Breakpoint and Division games into a single Tom Clancy multiplayer title. The leaked images show Splinter Cell’s Echelon as playable characters, as well Breakpoint’s Wolves and The Division’s Cleaners and Outcasts.
Each character class has its own unique ability, the images claim, such as Echelon’s radar stealth and Wolves’ additional armour, as well as an ultimate ability such Outcasts’ Divine Intervention, which stops nearby allies dying for a limited time.
The leak describes two game modes; Escort, which requires attackers to escort a package to a delivery zone, with defenders out to stop it, and Ringleader, a mode which has players fighting to collect rings from fallen opponents.
Ubisoft previously combined its Tom Clancy properties with mobile game Elite Squad, a free-to-play RPG shooter released last year, in which players assemble and upgrade heroes and villains from Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and more.