'Watch Dogs 2' release date news: New villain to be introduced when game drops on Nov. 15
Ubisoft unveiled a new trailer for "Watch Dogs 2" at the 2016 Tokyo Game Show. The clip introduced Dušan Nemic, who will be the new villain in the game, which is set to be released on Nov. 15.
According to PC Gamer, Dušan is the brain behind Blume and ctOS 2.0, which is an operating system that controls the city of San Francisco. He is a man with a controversial mission of making the world a better place through whatever means. His physical appearance includes a man bun and his style seems to be channeling that of Steve Jobs'.
The upcoming title will focus on the protagonist, Marcus Holloway, and his group of hackers/friends. Marcus only uses his phone to hack other technology such as stoplights, cameras, and security robots.
Interestingly enough, as part of its marketing campaign and general mission to educate the public on cyber security, Ubisoft has teamed up with Major League Hacking, a hackers organization that sets up recurring events and hacking competitions.
Ubisoft will be giving away free copies of "Watch Dogs 2" to the winners of the competition series that Major League Hacking is organizing. A "hackathon" challenge has been set up and a "Capture the Flag" contest will be held among students at participating colleges and universities. The sequence of contests started on Sept. 16 at Cornell University and will continue until Nov. 5, ending at Northern Illinois University. Other participating schools are Dartmouth College, Kent State University, York College of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, and University of Houston.
"The type of hacking that takes place at Major League Hacking events is all about hacking in the sense of finding creative solutions, we believe that learning cybersecurity skills is the first step to understanding how to secure your own applications and data as a developer," Jon Gottfried, Major League Hacking co-founder, said of the challenge.
Those who are interested in taking part in the hackathon challenge can sign up here.