Ubisoft has just released a short live-action trailer for the The Division 2, and it’s rather depressing. Said trailer depicts the ruins of D.C. in a new and even more desperate light. As the Agents cling to the last vestiges of the old world, they too must protect the remains of civilization from those that would exploit the power vacuum. The trailer humanizes much of the internal struggles and motivations of the Agents in-universe, a storytelling aspect which many players often ignore, so it’s nice to see in some medium. Hopefully there’s more of this practice in the final game, we’ll just have to wait a few weeks to see.
Interesting bit of trivia for you, this trailer was directed by Nicholas Winding Refn, the director behind films such as The Neon Demon, Drive, Valhalla Rising, and several other films of the past few years.
Though we don’t see much gameplay in this new trailer, we still know plenty about how this particular shooter will play, and how it will engage players. There’s the brutal end-game, built out with a new factions system featuring much tougher enemies. The Division 2 will also put tons of effort into creating rewarding and challenging gameplay experiences, like the hybrid of PvE and PvP that is the Dark Zones. In addition to that, there’s a ton of new content coming with the campaign as well, such as new gadgets and weapons that offer new abilities and gameplay mechanics compared to the first game.
If you want to learn more about this game, Ubisoft is already pumping the hype machine into overdrive to get you some of that content you desperately crave. The developers recently released a bunch of details showcasing the various special editions of The Division 2, and their included rewards, in a recent trailer. There’s a ton of different versions of the shooter, and there’s some pre-order bits too. The publisher/developer also teased the various multiplayer modes, called Dark Zones, in another trailer.
The Division 2 will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 15, 2019. You can find the aforementioned live-action trailer down below: