Watch Dogs will release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Wii U on November 22, and be available at the launch of PlayStation 4, Ubisoft has announced.

The game will also release on "other next generation consoles", Ubisoft confirmed, including - of course - Microsoft's next-gen Xbox.

In addition to announcing a release date, Ubisoft released a brand new trailer (available above) and detailed four special editions due to launch alongside the game this November, containing bonus physical items and in-game DLC tallying up to an additional 60 minutes worth of gameplay.

Dedsec Edition - Available at select UK retailers

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  • A 23cm Aiden Pearce Figurine
  • Steelbook
  • DedSec Collector box
  • Watch_Dogs Artbook: artworks and illustrations that inspired the game
  • Original soundtrack of the game
  • Watch_Dogs map of Chicago
  • Set of 4 collectible cards: discover Watch_Dogs iconic characters through augmented reality
  • Set of 3 exclusive badges
  • Palace Pack DLC: A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an Internet mogul. His impressive databanks have intimate details on thousands of people…including Aiden Pearce. Break inside, wipe those hard drives and escape before the raid begins. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: investigation bonus allows gamers to unlock more investigative opportunities inside the network databanks, and ATM hack boost which boost the cash rewards when hacking bank accounts.
  • Signature Shot DLC: A biometrics weapon has been smuggled into Chicago for a captain of the Black Viceroys gang. The weapon only works for the first person who holds the gun. Breach a stronghold, steal the package and be the first to hold the weapon. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ulc mission: black viceroys gang colours outfit and biometric assault rifle.
  • Breakthrough Pack DLC: A secret gathering is underway. The Chicago Club is negotiating power with Corporate CEOs. The Club has hired scramblers to block surveillance devices. Drive around the city to find the scramblers and take them out. Retrieve all names from the meeting and upload their images to the world. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: vehicle expert perk allowing players to get free vehicles from underground car contact and earn discounts on select cars.

Vigilante Edition - Available exclusively at GAME

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  • Vigilante Collector box
  • Aiden Pearce's cap
  • Aiden Pearce's mask
  • Soundtrack
  • Palace Pack DLC: A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an Internet mogul. His impressive databanks have intimate details on thousands of people…including Aiden Pearce. Break inside, wipe those hard drives and escape before the raid begins. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: investigation bonus allows gamers to unlock more investigative opportunities inside the network databanks, and ATM hack boost which boost the cash rewards when hacking bank accounts.


Uplay Exclusive Edition - Available exclusively via the Uplay website

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  • Exclusive Steelbook
  • Palace Pack DLC: A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an Internet mogul. His impressive databanks have intimate details on thousands of people…including Aiden Pearce. Break inside, wipe those hard drives and escape before the raid begins. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: investigation bonus allows gamers to unlock more investigative opportunities inside the network databanks, and ATM hack boost which boost the cash rewards when hacking bank accounts.
  • Signature Shot DLC: A biometrics weapon has been smuggled into Chicago for a captain of the Black Viceroys gang. The weapon only works for the first person who holds the gun. Breach a stronghold, steal the package and be the first to hold the weapon. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ulc mission: black viceroys gang colours outfit and biometric assault rifle.
  • Breakthrough Pack DLC: A secret gathering is underway. The Chicago Club is negotiating power with Corporate CEOs. The Club has hired scramblers to block surveillance devices. Drive around the city to find the scramblers and take them out. Retrieve all names from the meeting and upload their images to the world. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: vehicle expert perk allowing players to get free vehicles from underground car contact and earn discounts on select cars.

Special Edition - Available exclusively at GAME

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  • Breakthrough Pack: A secret gathering is underway. The Chicago Club is negotiating power with Corporate CEOs. The Club has hired scramblers to block surveillance devices. Drive around the city to find the scramblers and take them out. Retrieve all names from the meeting and upload their images to the world. Rewards unlocked upon completion of the ULC mission: vehicle expert perk allowing players to get free vehicles from underground car contact and earn discounts on select cars.

Each is expected to be available on all formats, including PlayStation 4, but prices are yet to be announced.

Details on Watch Dogs' special editions and release date leaked over the weekend, after European retailers jumped the gun on Ubisoft's announcement.

The date pins Ubisoft's cyber-thriller for release three weeks after Ubisoft's other Christmas title, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, goes on sale on November 1.

Source: Ubisoft Press Release

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MJTH@ Woodfella

I think you're onto something about not knowing much about this game. When Watch Dogs was first announced at E3 last year, it was essentially the only good Triple A surprise of the entire event. And it gained so much hype because of it.

Now it's nearly one year later, I've got a bunch of other stuff I'm looking out for. Yet I still don't know much about this game. It's fifteen minutes of major fame are up, but Ubisoft don't seem prepared to keep the hype train going... Then again I doubt they expected it to be the most interesting game of E3 2012 by such a landslide.
Posted 20:36 on 29 April 2013
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Woodfella@ MJTH

Yeah I now what you mean about doubt. I dont know what is is, maybe its because we dont know all that much. Dont think its going to be as open and free form as it appears. I hope its really mint, but I am refraining from getting giddy at the mo
Posted 20:18 on 29 April 2013
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endallchaos

The only things I'm interested in in all these Collectors editions are the 'Iconic Cap', 'Vigilante Mask', 'White Steelbook' and of course the game. I wish all those things we're in one.
Posted 20:10 on 29 April 2013
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MJTH

Well this tell's us one thing at the very least. That the PS4 must launch in December/ late November, for this game to be a launch title.

I'm not sure whether I will get this or not, at this point. These ( this and Rayman Legends, also by Ubisoft) are the only multi-platform games I'm looking to this year. All the other games I'm interested in are either exclusives, or indie stuff on PC. But I just have this tinge of doubt when it comes to this game and I don't know where it's coming from.
Posted 17:50 on 29 April 2013

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Release Date: 27/05/2014
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Action
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