Ubisoft's "Hero" (new IP) storyboard trailers leaked; [Open World Fantasy RPG]

Feb 6, 2011
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Bump. Rumor is that this is some open-world WRPG fantasy thing with like wizards and mages and stuff. Announce and release, if this doesn't get canned, slated for next year supposedly.
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Pointed out by internet super sleuth, Superannuation:



https://twitter.com/supererogatory/status/472247123413450752

Videos:

http://t.co/OFPdXC4KZR

http://t.co/lvjEidmcG0

Videos are three months old. Amateur opinion, but these look like concept trailers to me - animated storyboards.

Seems like it's some sort of super hero drama.

At least one place took pictures: http://www.gamestar.de/news/branche/3056345/hero.html









 
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So the past couple E3s there have been some pleasant surprises that got us gamers really excited. The issue about these trailers being full of possible bullshots notwithstanding, we still got very hyped for Watch Dogs and then the Division when they were first revealed. Do you guys think Ubisoft is going to pull a hat trick and have another game to wow us this year? What kind of game will it be? Will you fall for the hype?

I'm hoping that if there is a big surprise, it's a game that's not set in a modern world with guns... or even a future setting with guns. How about a good old sword and sorcery action RPG along the lines of Witcher 3?[
Hmm.
 
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I wonder if this is an RPG.

So Ubisoft probably wants in on the Skyrim market since that sold 20+ million and they don't have one, but their editorial/executive meddling department hates launching anything that isn't realistic-historical, modern day, or near future as a retail game.

This basically allows them to have a game that fits with present day while also having a swords/axes/etc medieval era RPG.

It looks a bit intricate to be a fighting game or a Kinect thing, and I imagine any of those they were making were long since cancelled. That said, this could have been released due to cancellation.

They already have Far Cry's multiplayer to compete with CoD and The Crew to compete with racing games, and The Division is their future RPG, so a fantasy RPG seems to be a missing category for them.
 
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So will this be their E3 surprise a la watch dogs and the division?

They already have Far Cry's multiplayer to compete with CoDand The Crew to compete with racing games, and The Division is their future RPG, so a fantasy RPG seems to be a missing category for them.
Far Cry's multiplayer competes with CoD?
 
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So will this be their E3 surprise a la watch dogs and the division?



Far Cry's multiplayer competes with CoD?
Conceptually yes, in terms of userbase not at all.

The angle I'm going for is more product slate as opposed to product success.

If you're a games executive and you're going "I need something to compete with each of the major products out there.", which a lot of them do, then looking at Far Cry's multiplayer and how it works you would see something that looks very mechanically similar to CoD.

Similarly, Watch_Dogs conceptually exists within the same universe as GTA in that it's a modern day open world action adventure third person shooter where you can commit crimes with a lot of similar trappings and some unique spins.