Badass Watch Dogs trailer will make you want to spend $60 on a game again

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If you’re like me, spending $60 on a game these days is rare. I may have too many game consoles connected to my television, and I may have way too many games on my Steam account, not to mention my iOS devices, but every once in a while, a game shows up for the big screen that just makes me stop and start counting out the twenties.

Watch Dogs, coming out next Tuesday across the US for PlayStation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, is one of those games, and if the trailer below is any indication of how it’s going to feel playing it, I would spend twice as much to do so.

“I saw something no one was meant to see so they came after me,” says vengeance-minded protagonist, Aiden Pearce. “But someone fucked up and the wrong person died. Now, I’m coming for them.”

The open-world sandbox game Watch Dogs, by Ubisoft, has been getting a lot of hype lately, having been teased since last year’s debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. It places you in the role of Aiden Pearce, a mobile-centric hacker in a near-future world who must find vengeance on the people that killed someone else for Pearce’s discovery.

If you weren’t totally excited for this game already, this trailer should put you over the top. There’s action in cars, shooting action, chasing action, and running action. There’s hacking the lights out in nearby buildings, or raising anti-tire blockades to keep the cops off your trail and evade pursuit. Seriously, this thing looks amazing.

PlayStation owners aren’t the only ones able to get in on the action, as there’ll be a free mobile app that will unlock some pretty fantastic, innovative modes of gameplay, too. While we could hope Pearce uses an iPhone in a Sony-exclusive video game, at least the mobile app will be available on iOS as well as Android.

We’ll see you next week with our copy of Watch Dogs folded neatly into our trembling hands as soon as we can buy it in town. How about you? Excited?

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