It’s a new year, which means a new slate of games to release from Ubisoft’s Canadian studios. 2020 saw the likes of Watch Dogs: Legion from Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Quebec’s Immortals Fenyx Rising, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla from Ubisoft Montreal.
Ubisoft’s many Canadian development houses are hard at work, developing new titles to release throughout 2021. The publisher is working on finalizing a new IP, an awaited sequel and spinoff to established franchises, and the return of a beloved game.
Here is everything new coming from Ubisoft Canada in 2021.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition
The widely requested re-release of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game has finally launched. Released on Jan. 14, Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition gives fans a chance to rediscover the game on contemporary consoles and PC.
The game was first developed by Ubisoft Montreal in 2010. It is based on the 2010 film and subsequent graphic novel series, which began its run in 2004. Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game was beloved for its chiptune soundtrack and beat-em-up gameplay. Loosely following the original story, players could take on the role of Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Kim Pine, and Stephen Stills, and fight through seven levels, defeating Romana’s ex-boyfriends. Like the film and comics, Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game features many nods to the city of Toronto.
However, in 2014, the game was delisted off Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network due to expired licensing. In 2020, as the 10th anniversary of the game approached, Ubisoft announced that Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition is in production and would be released shortly.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition launches with the Knives Chau and Wallace Wells DLC. The game is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, Stadia, and through UPlay+.
Roller Champions, the free-to-play competitive roller derby game from Ubisoft Montreal, is expected in early 2021. Last year, Ubisoft held a two-week closed alpha on PC early in 2020 for players to get a taste of the gameplay.
The game places two teams of three against each other as they attempt to score points by throwing a ball into a goal. As the game is based on roller derby, players must take possession of the ball and then complete a circuit around the track uninterrupted in order to score points. Opposing players can hit and tackle the other team in order to steal the ball.
Following the alpha, Ubisoft went silent on the development and release of Roller Champions. It wasn’t until an investor call was held in late 2020 that Ubisoft announced the game would be releasing in “early 2021”. Presumably, this could mean that the game will release in Q1 2021.
Upon release, Roller Champions is due to be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Nintendo Switch, and UPlay+.
Far Cry 6
Ubisoft Toronto is working on the next core entry in the Far Cry franchise. Announced during the July Ubisoft Forward, Far Cry 6 will take place on a Caribbean island known as Yara. Under the rule of fascist dictator Antón Castillo – played by acclaimed actor Giancarlo Esposito – players will confront Castillo’s forces and free the land.
Far Cry 6 will likely incorporate many of the core gameplay elements Far Cry is known for. Vicious guerrilla warfare will likely be part of the gameplay, as well as crafting and progression systems. The game will also have a Fangs for Hire system, which enables players to recruit animal companions along the way. A pre-order bonus includes a gruff wiener dog named Chorizo.
Initially, Far Cry 6 was intended to release on Feb 18. However, due to the impact of COVID-19, the game has since been delayed to an unknown time. During the delay announcement, Ubisoft did state that the game would release within the “next fiscal year”. When the game does release, it’s expected to be available via PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Stadia, and UPlay+.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine
Coming from Ubisoft Montreal is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine. This co-op title is a spin-off of Ubisoft’s popular Rainbow Six Siege tactical shooter. The game was first announced during Ubisoft’s E3 2019 showcase.
The trailer depicts a team of three infiltrating a location before coming into contact with a terrifying unknown force. Despite being announced two years ago, Ubisoft has been quiet on what will encompass the moment-to-moment gameplay of Rainbow Six Quarantine.
At the time of the reveal, the game was first slated to release in 2020; it has since been delayed. Despite its somewhat ironic parallels to current events, Rainbow Six Quarantine is still in development and will release within Ubisoft’s “next fiscal year”. This places the release sometime after April 2021. However, Ubisoft’s fiscal year does end in March 2022 so there is a chance it could slip out of this calendar year.
The extent of which platforms Rainbow Six Quarantine will be available on will likely be determined by when it releases. PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC are almost guaranteed. However, a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release is somewhat uncertain.