Ubisoft may not release a new Assassin’s Creed this year, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have a full slate of big games for 2016.
Tom Clancy’s The Division, an online shooter from the French publisher, is due out March 8 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and that means you can start to expect a big marketing push from Ubisoft. That has seemingly led to GameStop’s Italian YouTube page jumping the gun and releasing a new trailer for The Division that shows off its world, combat, and characters.
GameStop Italy has since removed the video, but you can watch a mirrored version below:
The video is more than three minutes long, and it shows the cover-based shooting and establishes a postapocalyptic Christmastime New York City filled with desperate survivors and ruthless bandits. Ubisoft’s trailer also reconfirms that a beta is due out soon.
The Division is a something of a militaristic take on Destiny’s online cooperative gameplay. Players can team up with friends to take on missions and can even come across other crews made up of real players. Over the last several years, Ubisoft has implemented shared multiplayer experiences into nearly all of its games including Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Watch Dogs, and The Crew. But The Division seems like the company is taking all that it has learned from building those kinds of online experiences and making a game built around them completely.
We’ll have more about The Division as we get closer to its launch.