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Ubisoft announces 'Watch Dogs' release date

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Ubisoft's oft-delayed open world techno thriller "Watch Dogs" finally has a release date, the French publisher announced Thursday via a new trailer on the game's official Facebook page.

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Officially releasing worldwide May 27, the game will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. A Wii U version has been confirmed, but has been delayed until some time after June, the publisher said.

The date was revealed at the end of a three minute trailer that finally introduces players to the game's main protagonist, Aiden Pearce, who is caught up in a web of intrigue after breaking into a high tech office and stealing a bunch of data. He discovers a cabal of corrupt cops, politicians and shady Illuminati figures running the near-future Chicago. His only way of combating the conspiracy is through the use of a phone that can "turn the city into a weapon," as one of the characters says.

"Watch Dogs" was revealed at E3 2012 and originally scheduled as a launch title for the next-generation consoles before being delayed less than a month before launch for quality reasons.

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