Watch Dogs will release in 2013, Ubisoft has confirmed.

The publisher tweeted the news via the game's official Twitter channel earlier this week.

Up until now, Ubisoft had been fairly vague on the subject of a release date, saying that the the game will "not [be] shipping this year for sure".

Watch Dogs was announced during Ubisoft's E3 press conference earlier this week.

According to our spies on the ground, the game has already been nominated for multiple 'Best Game of E3' awards.