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Video: New Watch Dogs trailer defies the downgrade

Trailer teases robotic spider enemies

A new trailer for Watch Dogs welcomes players to the near-future city of Chicago, showcasing its visual and cinematic qualities following claims that the game's visuals were not meeting expectations.

It also briefly flashes an image of a robot spider at about 3 minutes and 36 seconds in.

Fans made negative comparisons between a trailer released earlier in March and footage of the game from its announcement at E3 2012.

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Aside from cybernetic arachnids, the trailer introduces the citizens of Chicago. Destructive players may find themselves tracked by bounty hunters, and those who opt-in to the ad-hoc multiplayer experience will find fellow hackers hiding in plain clothes - a subject we discussed in further detail with Watch Dogs lead writer Kevin Shortt.

Ubisoft has confirmed a Watch Dogs release date of May 27, 2014 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. A Wii U version is set to "release at a later date".

The title was originally set to release alongside PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 2013, but Ubisoft says it would have needed to nix "several" systems to make that date.