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Watch Dogs E3 CG trailer weaves a world and promptly sets about unpicking it


Watch Dogs is now out; here’s our Watch Dogs review.

The brief star of this Watch Dogs trailer intended for E3 may looks like a Montreal game designer – just like those working on Ubisoft’s free-roaming commentary on contemporary connectedness – but turns out to be nothing of the sort. The doubt sets in when he tells his partner he’s stuck in the office (spoiler: he’s not in the office), and the lies gets exponentially more dramatic from there.

Don’t worry: he gets his just desserts, under that hyper-violent definition of justice subscribed to by Hollywood, video games and, apparently, the future.

It’s okay though! He lets the cops go. With a beating. Watch Dogs anti-hero Aiden Pearce clearly exists as a fast-moving point along that difficult line between Batman and Rorschach.

What do you think of the bits inbetween? The armoured trucks parked on the boulevard? The statistic-driven government billboards?

Thanks, PC Gamer.