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The Watch Dogs 2 launch trailer explains why Marcus Holloway is so mad

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Watch Dogs 2 is still a few weeks away from its debut on the PC, but it's coming to consoles early next week and that means it's time for the launch trailer. In it, a group of young, scrappy non-conformists use their unparalleled hacking skills to bring down a corrupt technocracy led by a bearded Ben Affleck caricature with a man-bun. 

I won't break down the action in any great detail because I don't want to spoil the surprise, and also because we've seen plenty of Watch Dogs 2 trailers already, and we should by now have a pretty good idea of what's going on. I do wonder if anyone else finds the opening segment as familiar as I do, though—or am I just imagining the Blues Brothers riff in that flight of the El Camino? 

Maybe it's just me.

Watch Dogs 2 comes to the PC on November 29. The season pass will cost you $40, on top of the $60 for the game, and includes three DLC packs and a pair of character customization bundles. 

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.