Ubisoft Unveils Stormzy & Aiden Pierce In Watch Dogs: Legion

Award-Winning British musician Stormzy and recurring video game character Aiden Pierce will be in Watch Dogs: Legion, the newest Watch Dogs game coming out later this year from Ubisoft.

A look at Stormzy as he appears in the game, courtesy of Ubisoft.
A look at Stormzy as he appears in the game, courtesy of Ubisoft.

At the company's digital press conference, Ubisoft Forward, they announced an exclusive collaboration with award-winning British musician Stormzy, and the return Aiden Pearce, the main character from the first Watch Dogs game, as a playable character as part of post-launch DLC plans.

Looking over a possible new recruit, courtesy of Ubisoft.
Looking over a possible new recruit, courtesy of Ubisoft.

Players will get to play a unique mission to help Stormzy and be his new pal. In the mission Fall on My Enemies, Stormzy will task players to help him secure the broadcast for his Heavy Is The Head album track, "Rainfall" (featuring Tiana Major9) in Central London. Premiered today on Ubisoft Forward and set to release on October 1st, the official music video for Rainfall was fully created using the Watch Dogs: Legion engine. We got more details on all of it below, along with more info on the return of Aiden Pierce.

Stormzy in mocap suit shooting his part in the game, courtesy of Ubisoft.
Stormzy in mocap suit shooting his part in the game, courtesy of Ubisoft.

"We are thrilled for Stormzy to be a part of Watch Dogs: Legion. His music and what he speaks to as an artist is extremely relevant for our London setting, and for the larger themes of our game," said Clint Hocking, Creative Director at Ubisoft Toronto. "It's been almost a year since we had Stormzy in the studio to film his performance. He lit up the room, and captivated us all. He's a great collaborator, and it was a career highlight for us to get to work with him."

The Return of Aiden Pierce to the Watch Dogs Universe

As part of the Watch Dogs: Legion post-launch content, Aiden Pearce will be back as a fully playable character, along with a dedicated story arc. The Season Pass of Watch Dogs: Legion is available for purchase as part of the Gold, Ultimate, and Collector editions, and will offer one new story expansion delivered in two narrative arcs, extra DedSec missions, four unique heroes including Aiden Pearce, the Complete Edition of the original Watch Dogs game from 2014, and more. The full lineup of the Watch Dogs: Legion post-launch content will be detailed in the coming weeks. It will include some exciting free content and will bring playable characters, online content, new modes, missions, and updates.

A look at Aiden Pierce as he returns to the Watch Dogs universe, courtesy of Ubisoft.
A look at Aiden Pierce as he returns to the Watch Dogs universe, courtesy of Ubisoft.

In Watch Dogs: Legion, London is facing its downfall. Amidst the growing unrest, an unknown entity named Zero-Day has framed secret underground resistance DedSec for coordinated bombings across London. In the aftermath, criminal opportunists from every corner of London took hold and filled the void left by a defeated government. As a member of DedSec, players will be going up against those criminal opportunists in Watch Dogs: Legion; sadists, mercenaries, cybercriminals, and more; they'll have to be prepared for a variety of situations. Players must recruit members into their DedSec Resistance to take on these criminal opportunists, liberate London and uncover the identity of Zero-Day.

Watch Dogs: Legion will be out on October 29, 2020 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Stadia and for Windows PC on Epic Games and Uplay. The game will also be available on UPLAY+, Ubisoft's subscription service. Watch Dogs: Legion will also release on Xbox Series X and S, and on PlayStation 5 at the launch of the console on November 10.

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About Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh is a filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist who just likes to writer. He wrote radio plays for the BBC Radio, “JLA: Age of Wonder” for DC Comics, “Blackshirt” for Moonstone Books, and “La Muse” for Big Head Press. Most recently, he wrote “Her Nightly Embrace”, “Her Beautiful Monster” and “Her Fugitive Heart”, a trilogy of novels featuring a British-Indian private eye published by Atria Books, a division Simon & Schuster.
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