Watch Dogs: Legion is the upcoming third title of the Watch Dogs franchise, the action adventure open world series by Ubisoft. The game is set in London, and the publishers have confirmed that British rapper Stormzy will be making an appearance in the game, Ubisoft revealed on Thursday.
Video games have often taken the approach of bringing a real world personnel or celebrity within the story or a mission to make it a memorable instance for the players, especially in those titles that take place in real world locations.
After Chicago from the first Watch Dogs game, followed by Watch Dogs 2’s San Francisco, Ubisoft shifted to the United Kingdom for Legion, and a visually mouth watering English capital is the setting for the third game.
For a game set in London, who could be better than Stormzy, who hails from the town of Croydon in South London?
Stormzy, the freestyle grime rapper to feature in a Watch Dogs: Legion mission
The ‘Watch Dogs: Legion x Stormzy Reveal’ was announced by Ubisoft yesterday, A music video of the artist’s 2019 single ‘Rainfall’ will be featured in the ‘Fall on My Enemies’ mission, available at the game’s launch.
Below here is a short clip of the video, courtesy of Ubisoft’s official YouTube channel.
Honoured to be a part of it: Stormzy on his Watch Dogs: Legion appearance
Stormzy, who is a revered name in UK’s underground music scene, is a freestyle rapper specialising in the Grime genre. In 2017, he won the Artist of the Year award in BBC Music Awards. The 27 year old is also known for his political activism and pledged to aid £10 Million for racial equality and empowerment of black people.
“You lot are about to have your minds blown,” Stormzy said regarding Legion, “What they have done in terms of recreating London is the most insane, epic, incredible thing I’ve ever seen, so I’m honoured to be a part of it.”
Ubisoft Toronto, the developers of Legion actually looked forward to the people of London about an artist who will be perfect to represent the synopsis of the game, and Stormzy was the name that was the most frequent.
“When we asked Londoners who was an artist who would really reflect and underscore the themes of Watch Dogs: Legion, and speaking up for the oppressed and holding those in power accountable, there was one name that came up over and over again,” said Clint Hocking, the creative director of Ubisoft Toronto.
Check out the cinematic trailer for Watch Dogs: Legion below-
Watch Dogs: Legion will release on 29th October on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Stadia, followed by a 10th November release on the Xbox Series X and S. The PS5 release date is yet to be announced.