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'Watch Dogs 2' to launch by April 2017

By Wade Sheridan   |   Feb. 12, 2016 at 1:18 PM

RENNES, France, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Ubisoft has revealed their release plans for the upcoming sequel to their successful open-world stealth actioner, Watch Dogs 2.

The publisher announced a release window for the game Thursday as part of their third-quarter financial report according to Gamespot.

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The report also outed Ubisoft's release plans for other upcoming titles including a sequel to South Park: The Stick of Truth and a new installment in their long-running Ghost Recon series.

"Ubisoft will launch a very high-quality line-up, including For Honor, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, [and] the next instalment of Watch Dogs," the company said.

All announced titles including an unnamed "new high-potential AAA brand with strong digital live services," were announced as arriving sometime before the end of their next financial year in April 2017.

Originally released in 2014, Watch Dogs went on to sell over 9 million copies guaranteeing that a sequel would be made.

Also announced Thursday, Ubisoft mentioned that their popular historical stealth series, Assassin's Creed, would be sitting out 2016, breaking the franchise's yearly development and release cycle.

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