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Watch Dogs & Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag PSN pre-orders open

Ubisoft blockbusters up for digital pre-order on via US PS Store

Two of Ubisoft's biggest late-2013 releases, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag and Watch Dogs, are now available for pre-order for PS3 via the US PlayStation Store.

Pre-order options for both games were added today as part of this week's US PlayStation Store update.


PS Store pre-orders allow players to pre-instal a large but typically unusable portion of the the game ahead of launch, with an eye to being able play the game sooner once it's released in full.

Ubisoft has confirmed a Watch Dogs release date of November 19 in North America and November 22 in Europe for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC. The PS4 version will arrive alongside the console in US on November 15 and in EU on November 29. The Xbox One version is also set for 'launch', but the console's arrival is still pinned for a vague 'November'.

The PlayStation versions of Watch Dogs are set to feature over an hour of exclusive content.

Ubisoft has also set a current-gen and Wii U Assassin's Creed 4 release date of October 29 in the US and November 1 in UK. The PC, Xbox One and PS4 versions are expected to be released alongside their respective platforms.