Ubisoft E3 2018: Star Fox in Starlink, Beyond Good and Evil 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and more

CNET | 6/11/2018 | Ian Sherr,
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There's a new game for fans of Nintendo's Star Fox space shooter games.

French game maker Ubisoft is teaming up with Nintendo to use the characters from the decades-old franchise in its upcoming game Starlink: Battle for Atlas that marries real-world toys with games. The Star Fox addition, which had fans screaming at Ubisoft's press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles Monday, will be available for players using Nintendo's Switch console when the game comes out in October.

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"This is only possible because of our partnership with Nintendo," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said after announcing the new addition to the game.

The announcement was one of several high-profile moves from Ubisoft. The company also said it's partnering with the actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who, among other things, was featured on the cover of CNET magazine for his movie Snowden) and his startup HitRecord to encourage gamers to submit music and art that could find its way into Ubisoft's upcoming space exploration epic game, Beyond Good and Evil 2.

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Gordon-Levitt, speaking before the press conference, said the initiative matches up well with his company's goal of helping people "make things together." Now, he said, "This is the first time we're going to make assets that can go into a video game."

The music and art people create could end up in the game as a mural in a city, or a piece of music playing on the radio, Ubisoft said. The game doesn't have a release date yet.

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"If you're someone who loves Beyond Good and Evil 2, you can have a part in it," Gordon-Levitt...
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