During the Ubisoft Forward stream, Ubisoft dropped a very exciting surprise: Aiden Pearce, who was the original Watch Dogs’ lead character, will be included as a playable character in the upcoming Watch Dogs Legion.
We don’t know just yet how he will fit into the storyline of the game, as live producer Lathieeshe Thillainathan mentions that Aiden will only be available sometime after the game has already been released.
That said, the Watch Dogs Legion season pass will include the following:
- a new story expansion;
- four new heroes;
- bonus Deadsec missions;
- a Deadsec car skin; and
- Watch Dogs Complete Edition, which includes Aiden Pearce.
The Watch Dogs Legion official Twitter account also tweeted an announcement regarding this, but the reactions to Aiden’s addition appear to be mixed. Understandably, some fans are overjoyed and excited, especially those who have been playing the franchise since the beginning.
On the other hand, some fans aren’t as happy, as they don’t really appreciate the character’s murderous impulses and lack of personality. You will find some of these polarizing reactions below:
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— Matias (@MM_CtOs) September 10, 2020
Oh hell yeah, I absolutely love Aiden Pearce in the first game I cannot wait.
— The cursed image man 👑 (@bobberthajeff) September 10, 2020
How about Marcus and Wrench, the better characters as opposed to Aiden the human cardboard?
— Joe 🎃 👻 🏳️🌈 🎮 (@itsthatonenerd) September 10, 2020
if anything the Aiden Pearce character encapsulates a lot of our ills today: people with zero self awareness, going completely unhinged despite the fact that he brought it all on himself, accomplishing little else but stealing money from innocent people https://t.co/JnX5i05SPA
— Gene Park (@GenePark) September 10, 2020
Among other Watch Dogs Legion news, it was also announced during Ubisoft Forward that British rapper Stormzy will be making an appearance in the game, along with his very own mission called “Fall On My Enemies.”
Watch Dogs Legion will be available on October 29 for the PC, PS4, Stadia, and Xbox One.