Watch Dogs: Legion continues tying Assassin’s Creed into its lore

Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs: Legion will cross-over with a new character named Darcy, a modern day assassin, but is this merely coincidence, or does Assassin’s Creed actually exist in the Watch Dogs universe?

Update – 10/9/2020 – 4:39pm: In a statement to IGN, Watch Dogs: Legion producer, Lethiesshe Thillainathan stated that Darcy’s, “not canon, it’s purely a fan service from our side and also the [Assassin’s Creed] side,” and they are “not trying to build a joint universe between [Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed].”

While fans would hope this would be another major link, it seems that the two entities are staying mostly seperate from one another despite the occurances in Assassin’s Creed Origins.

Original: We’re no strangers to the fact that Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs are one in the same. The prior takes place in the past with the use of the Animus while the latter takes place in our modern day world through the eyes of characters such as Aiden Pearce, Marcus Halloway, and now many others in the upcoming Watch Dogs: Legion.

This time around, we learn that the latest DLC character will include Darcy, a new heroine to the Assassin’s Creed series. Darcy is a trans-human female who wil cross-over the two franchises once again. While they are both set in the same universe, it’s not often to see them work together the way they are, which brings us one-step closer to a modern-day Assassin’s Creed title.

This is the first time since players met Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag character, Oliver Garneau, who happened to work with Aiden Pearce in Watch Dogs during a side-mission that led to major events, and even helped wrap the game up in the Assassin’s Creed Origins experience.

The new characters will arrive as part of the games optional Season Pass, which can be purchased as part of the games Gold or Ultimate Editions. The game, will, feature upgrades to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. With Assassin’s Creed Valhalla nearing its launch, we can only hope to see it go even further, and ultimately set us up for the ultimate Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs battle against the Templar forces.

Recent announcements for Watch Dogs: Legion also brings forth new free post-launch content, with the addition of four-player free-roam co-op activities, challenging Tactical Op missions for co-op play, and the first-ever dedicated PvP mode called Spiderbot Arena, which will see eight players face off against one another.

Ubisoft has revealed additional free single-player content will arrive in 2021 including all-new characters, missions, and a free-to-access New Game Plus mode. Watch Dogs: Legion is set to launch on Oct. 29th, 2020, for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and next-gen consoles.

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