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Rumor: Watch Dogs 2 Protagonist Leaked

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We’ve learned (via Nerd Leaks) that the protagonist of Watch Dogs 2 has been potentially leaked.

Featured above, the new concept art was posted by an actor who goes by Instagram username TheKingCort, alongside the following tease:

Had a blast doing motion capture work as the lead character in a new video game series! (= #actor #motioncapture #artist #videogames #ps4 #xbox #art #work #comingsoon #WatchDogs2

Ubisoft is officially readying the next Watch Dogs game for a release sometime before March of next year.

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73 comments
  1. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    May 3, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Looks very progressive, love the hipster glasses.

  2. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    May 3, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Well if one thing’s for certain, this protagonist can’t be any less unlikable and stupid than Aiden Pearce.

  3. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    May 3, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Watch Dogs is Dog Shit….thank you I’ll be hear all week, tip your waitress!

  4. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 3, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    He is wearing official SJW cuck hipster glasses, this is going to be SO good…

  5. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    May 3, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Loving that he’s also being displayed on a mac machine.

  6. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 3, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    COPY THAT

  7. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    May 3, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    looks like your typical bernie supporter.

  8. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    May 3, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    it’s ubisoft, you have no hope. the last and only good character ubisoft’s made has been ezio.

  9. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 3, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Ezio Auditore was the shit, the only who was the second best IMO was Edward Kenway.

  10. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 3, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    As a Bernie supporter myself, I fucking lol’d.

  11. Cy
    Cy
    May 3, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Asian looking eyes, dumbass hipster glasses; it’s almost like Ubisoft wants us to know that they’re not even gonna try to do anything but pander to millennial SJWs.

  12. John Smith.
    John Smith.
    May 3, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    The first one didn’t interest me so I’ll most likely be skipping this one as well.

  13. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    May 3, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Perhaps the character has asian looking eyes because he’s either an asian or is recently descended from asians?

    Just a thought.

  14. JohnnyCageFan2
    JohnnyCageFan2
    May 3, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    +1 for Ezio, I haven’t played since Conner killed me.

  15. Cy
    Cy
    May 3, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    He’s a fictional character, he’s not descended from anyone. Someone made a conscious decision for this character to look asian, and sadly these days non-white protagonists usually mean “Look how progressive we are! Please praise us for our diversity”

  16. JohnnyCageFan2
    JohnnyCageFan2
    May 3, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Does he really look Asian? Looks a bit dark to me. If he is, Ubisoft could be stereotyping saying that all Asian people can hack computers and know kung fu.

  17. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    May 3, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    If you look at the guy who did the motion capture work for the character on instagram, it seems the character is actually black, not asian.

  18. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    May 3, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I like Bernie, but I can’t deny that a chunk of his supporters dress like that.

  19. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 3, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Same.

  20. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 3, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Connor was the lamest Assassin’s Creed protagonist to date. I only liked him in the Tyranny of King Washington DLC where he was more unhinged, yet I still found him lacking. He was too whiny and stale in the main game.

  21. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 3, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    You didn’t miss much.

  22. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    May 3, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I liked Ezio best in ShitFest Calibur 5.

  23. David Burton
    David Burton
    May 3, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    “SJW pandering”
    They’re just GLASSES, people. It’s not like his hair is dyed pink with a feminism tattoo on his arm with ‘smash the patriarchy’ on the back of his stupid jacket.


    Don’t even think about it, Ubisoft

  24. JohnnyCageFan2
    JohnnyCageFan2
    May 3, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    …you actually finished the game and bought DLC? I was left lying in the snow somewhere or stuck in a in roof.

  25. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    May 3, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    He’s wearing skinny jeans and a LiveStrong bracelet. Think about it.

  26. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    May 3, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    The fictional asian guy could have fictional asian parents, thus making him of fictional asian ancestry. Is it really necessary to dither about him not being an actual, flesh-and-blood person?

    Also, what’s up with the knee-jerk reaction to non-white protagonists? Complaining about a character being non-white is just as obnoxious as when people complain about characters who are white. Unless this is some established character with a specific racial identity, his or her race really shouldn’t matter one way or another.

    I could understand complaints if they suddenly made the guy from the first game look asian, but complaining about the presence of non-white characters in general is just ridiculous.

  27. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    May 3, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Because Social Justice Warriors poisoned the diversity well. Now we can’t have minorities and LGBTs without questioning if it wasn’t a forced token character.

  28. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    May 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    His eyes look S. E. Asian-ish but his ear and his hand look black-ish. Maybe he’s a Blasian and his name is Shu Horn Nao.

  29. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    May 3, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    >pic shows guy with a gun with a scarf over his mouth
    >1/4th dindu, 1/4 asian
    >guy has a gun looking like he’s about to shoot some shit
    >hipster glasses
    >guy who mocapped the pic was black

    oh shit, you’re playing as a black lives matter protester!

  30. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    May 3, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Let me ask a question: even if the character was asian because the writers wanted “more diverse” characters (whatever that means) in the game, does it really matter so long as the “diversity” doesn’t conflict with the character’s position in the game?

    For instance, I understand why some of the things in the recent Baldur’s Gate expansion annoyed people: they seemed to push contemporary gender and racial politics onto a setting that doesn’t really mesh well with commentary like that. The same would not be true for something like Watch Dogs, though, where it wouldn’t be surprising at all to encounter some asian hacker guy.

  31. Rumble Red
    Rumble Red
    May 3, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    You’d think a company with a reputation for dull, samey games would be trying their hardest to inject a little life into their character designs, especially in the sequel to their notoriously dullest, samiest game. There’s more you can do with modern street clothes than… nothing.

    I’m a little impressed that they’re sticking to their guns on the “iconic hat” line, I guess. It’s still silly, but points for trying.

  32. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    May 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Does this mean the final boss will be Donald Trump? :v

  33. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    May 3, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Skinny ultra hipster with problem glasses. Great…

  34. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    May 3, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    yes but bullets won’t stump him so you’ll just get a game over again and again while the sounds of anthony burch getting cucked by masculine black gentlemen play in the backround. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  35. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    May 3, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    That’s IF you could even make it that far without the game breaking, thanks to Ubisoft’s QUALITY in games.

  36. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    May 3, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I hope xir is a gender fluid transblack that smashes capitalism.

  37. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    May 3, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    the very moment you put real life politics, ideologies, social issues, etc. in your game is the moment your game flops. especially, ESPECIALLY if the ideologies and politics you bring from real life are stupid as fuck.

  38. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    May 3, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Like you said, context is important. You need to take into account the current political climate surrounding games because straight white men are demonized and I don’t blame people for the knee-jerk reaction.

  39. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    May 3, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Diversity has nothing to do with someone’s appearance. This is why the “Diversity” quotas progressives want to force on everyone are total bullshit.

  40. catazxy
    catazxy
    May 3, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Oh, man, no hope here!

  41. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    May 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Yeah, there’s a lot of paranoia on here about thick-framed glasses. Hell, I have thick-framed glasses, as I have big hands and like a solid bit of plastic to grab onto.

  42. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    May 3, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I can see it now…..he’s going to be a activist for social justice taking out white people that refuse to prep the bull and vote for Bernie.

  43. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 3, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I’m a Bernie supporter and that made me laugh wholeheartedly. I’m ashamed to admit most of these cucks support him…

  44. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 3, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Watch as they put a GamerGate-like event as part of the story where the “hero” tries to stop the “misogynistic” evil-doers and tells them to check their privilege before killing them.

  45. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 3, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Excuse me, I am Capitalismkin and this has triggered me, you shitlord!

  46. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 3, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Actually, I didn’t. AC III was given to me during a Steam sale with the DLC included by a friend who likes the AC series, I was busy being too poor at the time due to student loans.

  47. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    May 3, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Looks like your generic hipster,awful design.

  48. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    May 3, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I’m a child of the 1980s, so I’m used to seeing racially diverse characters in what I like. But these days racially diverse characters have become the video game equivalent of Hollywood’s adding Hip Hop to everything in the early 2000s. It’s just cheap pandering and you can tell that a mile away.

  49. Truck
    Truck
    May 3, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Is he wearing a fanny pack across his shoulder?

  50. GrimFate
    GrimFate
    May 3, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Doesn’t look like there’s any glass in his glasses…

  51. GrimFate
    GrimFate
    May 3, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    haha you can go to opposition rallies and use the newest phone hacking option: Hack the people’s phones to find their place of employment, which you can use to hack their place of work to terminate their employment.

  52. JohnnyCageFan2
    JohnnyCageFan2
    May 3, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Tch… so you got to play a bad game for free…

  53. JohnnyCageFan2
    JohnnyCageFan2
    May 3, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Man, I wish I had a pair of Drew Carey glasses… glasses are fucking expensive.

  54. JohnnyCageFan2
    JohnnyCageFan2
    May 3, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Would’ve bought it for that and the apparently incestuous overtones in the storyline.

  55. sanic
    sanic
    May 3, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    If it ends with him deleting his tumblr and using that gun on himself I’ll preorder.

  56. SnugDarkly
    SnugDarkly
    May 3, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    He looks like he couldn’t fight his way out of a cardboard box.

  57. anonemouse
    anonemouse
    May 3, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    It’s like they hit the Randomize button on the Sims to make their characters.

  58. Nocturnic
    Nocturnic
    May 3, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    This design just looks generic. Aiden Pearce may have been a blank character according to some but at least he had more detail to his design.

  59. Pillbugable
    Pillbugable
    May 3, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Wow! The game isn’t even announced yet, and they’re already hitting us with this iconic design!

  60. Random Dude
    Random Dude
    May 3, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    This. I felt like something odd with his glasses….

  61. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    May 4, 2016 at 3:17 am

    My privilege feels so checked with this guy, I’m practically triggered.

  62. Grey
    Grey
    May 4, 2016 at 4:08 am

    More soupy gray adventures of Captain Hatman, omega hacker. In today’s exciting episode, Hatman has just suffered a lethal injection of San Fransisco Hipster. As thoughts about safe spaces and cultural appropriation and gender wage gaps fill his skull, he knows the end is near. Can Hatman use his super hacker skills and Iconic Hat(tm) to take out as many of the evil doers as possible, before he dyes his hair and opens a tumblr account?

    Just in case, he’ll be saving that last bullet for himself.

  63. Jade Blake
    Jade Blake
    May 4, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Stahp. Making. Games…….

  64. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 4, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I didn’t find it THAT bad, but it is the worst game in the Assassin’s Creed series after Unity.

  65. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 4, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Duuuuuuude…

  66. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    May 4, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Oh god they’re making another one.

  67. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    May 4, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    I can see it now. As you go around and explore the open world, you climb to the top of buildings to create and expand “safe spaces” for your character.

  68. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    May 4, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    “the very moment you put real life politics, ideologies, social issues, etc. in your game”

    That seems extremely limiting. Why SHOULDN’T you be able to portray those issues if you put some effort into it? Movies do it. Books do it. Hell, music does it. All art does it.

    Please don’t use “because they’re games!” as your rationale. To say that they should NEVER be able to try and include these things is laughable.

  69. TeLin特林
    TeLin特林
    May 5, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Did I misread him? It didn’t seem like he said, “it shouldn’t be allowed” …just that they flop. Not sure if that’s actually factual, but whatever.

    Anything should be allowed in your game…short of actual child pornography or snuff or some $h^t.

  70. TeLin特林
    TeLin特林
    May 5, 2016 at 12:25 am

    They can do what they like….if the story is seen as crap by many, then so be it.

  71. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    May 6, 2016 at 10:24 am

    That shit game did not require a sequel!

  72. chloe
    chloe
    June 11, 2016 at 12:04 am

    cool