Nintendo or not?

The release date for one of Ubisoft's tentpole releases for 2016 has been leaked. Open world sequel Watch Dogs 2 arrives on November 15th, 2016 - but aside from that, little else is known about the title.

IGN is the guilty party, as a banner was spotted on the site yesterday (shown below) which carried the release date.

A teaser site promises more details tomorrow, and Ubisoft will no doubt reveal more at E3, but if you're keen for more info then a teaser trailer has also been published and can be viewed at the bottom of this page. From what we've seen so far, it would appear that the game's protagonist isn't Aiden Pearce this time around, although the original anti-hero may be a supporting character.

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The original Watch Dogs was unveiled at E3 2012, and would eventually release in 2014 following a much-publicised delay. The Wii U edition would come later in 2014, and remains Ubisoft's last major release on Nintendo's home console. While the publisher has come under fire from Nintendo fans in recent years, it's worth remembering that it was one of the few major players to at least attempt to service the needs of Wii U owners.

With Watch Dogs 2 almost certain to be a PS4 and Xbox One title, the chances of it coming to the Wii U are slim to none, but we could potentially see an NX version in 2017 - a situation which feels awfully familiar, for some reason.

[via purexbox.com]