We can see the game’s Team menu screen in the leaks, which shows a series of operatives that the player can swap between as part of their legion of NPCs, with each one having different abilities. One character shown, Phil Ahuja, is a Football Hooligan who can use a Rally Cry ability to call his friends to fight and boasts a Tough Drunk ability that mitigates damage.
A Spy character, Brian Casey, is shown in another screenshot, who offers a Spy Watch that can jam enemy weapons, a silenced pistol and a car with cloaking capabilities.
One of the images from the game lacks the UI and features a user-drawn ring around a background asset which features the date “16 SEPT.” It’s unclear why it has been circled, but some think it could be a potential release date for the game.
The final image sees the player distracting an Albion police officer while in disguise – par for the course as far as Watch Dogs gameplay is concerned. Little of this is new information – we know that Legion will see players recruiting characters from among the AI population of a future London – but it’s a nice reminder of how wildly different the game could be fore different players, given we’re seeing football hooligans and old-school spies sharing screen space.
We’ll be seeing and hearing more about Watch Dogs: Legion during the Ubisoft Forward conference, which arrives this Sunday, July 12. For more details on the event, check out our article covering the event’s lineup.
It’s Ubisoft’s second leak this week, after Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla saw 30 minutes of gameplay hit the internet.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.