Ubisoft has revealed a CGI setup trailer and a long gameplay walk-through for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 during Microsoft’s Xbox E3 Briefing today. Unlike The Division, which was set in New York with a pretty obvious enemy, The Division 2 is set in a fallen Washington, DC. And your enemies might not be so obvious.
The official game description reads:
Seven months have passed since a deadly virus hit New York City and the rest of the world, crippling the population. When the virus hit, The Division, a unit of civilian sleeper agents, was activated as the last line of defense. Since then, Division agents have been fighting relentlessly to save what remains. For The Division, the stakes are higher than ever. Washington, D.C. – the most heavily protected city on earth – is at risk, leaving the entire nation on the brink of collapse. If Washington, D.C., is lost, then the nation falls. As a Division agent who has been in the field for seven months, you and your team are the last hope to stop the fall of society after the pandemic collapse. Developed by Ubisoft Massive and the same teams that brought you Tom Clancy’s The Division®, Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2 is an online open world, action shooter RPG experience set in a collapsing and fractured Washington, D.C.
You can check out the CGI trailer below.
The gameplay walk-through showed the a squad mission from the game, and was a world premiere. It gives us a nice in-engine look at the decaying version of Washington DC that serves as the game’s backdrop and serves as a pretty good reminder of the game’s central theme – that “enemies come from within.” Which just might be the most Ubisoft premise I’ve ever heard of for a Tom Clancy game.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will be available March 15, 2019. You can check out the walk-through below.