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Watch Dogs confirmed for release on May 27

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Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs, the open world, near-future adventure in which you hack (computers) and shoot (people) all over Chicago, is set to arrive on May 27, 2014. The news is confirmed by a newly released story trailer that, at long last, offers a sense of exactly why protagonist Aiden Pearce is messing with the Windy City. Take note before you watch the trailer (below) that it’s also really violent. The May 27 release refers to the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One versions of the game; no word yet on when the Wii U release will be arriving.

News of the May 27 release first surfaced as a rumor triggered by a now-deleted tweet from U.K. retailer GAME (spotted by VideoGamer.com). The errant tweet was later reinforced by an allegedly leaked story trailer at Xbox.com. Ubisoft refused to comment on the apparent leak, but there’s no dispute about when Watch Dogs is coming, now that the same trailer is posted on Ubi’s official YouTube channel. The game was originally supposed to be released in late-2013 alongside the PlayStation 4/Xbox One launches, but the launch of the new franchise was delayed due to a stated need for more development time.

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