The Division Launch Trailer
“We are the wolves”
With only a week to go before the launch of Ubisoft’s eagerly awaited release of Tome Clancy’s The Division, you may have seen a couple of adverts for it. Good news! Now we have the official launch trailer, straight from Ubisoft’s outbox to your stream. Yes! That’s right, seven days before the fall of society and the reign of anarchy. The trailer showcases some lovely visuals of a desolate snow covered streets of New York in winter. The trailer has some excellent voice work that paints a very drab picture of the state of affairs in the big apple, with flag draped coffins being one of the first visuals Ubisoft chose to show us.
The keen observer will notice that some of the abilities tied into the levelling system are on display, we can see the ballistic shield in action, an auto turret as well as a seeker grenade. These are just some of the abilities that will be in the game on launch. It’s a cool trailer but other than humanizing the characters just prior to launch, it doesn’t give much away. The trailer ends with what we can assume is the setup of the game: the city is overrun by criminals and it’s your job to fix it. After a member of The Division is told by a Captain (we can assume police or National Guard) that he feels like he is throwing you to the wolves, the reply is fittingly badass: Captain, we are the wolves.
Anyone who pre-orders the game will get the Hazmat Gear set which includes increased resistance to exotic damage and a custom skinned P416 Assault Rifle.
Mouse N Joypad got our hands on the Beta for The Division and our writer thought that the game showed promise but has a lack of interaction out with the mission gameplay. We praised the skill trees and the ability to remap your skills whenever you need it and loved the minute to minute combat.
The Division is set during an epidemic that has allowed the rise of lawlessness and criminal empires running the streets with no one to stop them. The Division will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on March 8th (that’s next week!).
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