Announced at Ubisoft's E3 2012 Press Conference, Watch Dogs is an open-world urban survival game with a measure of tactical stealth action thrown into the mix.
Watch Dogs will be coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC. When asked whether Watch Dogs will also be released on Wii U, Ubisoft's Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing Tony Key said, Not at this time. We have so many titles in development for Wii U right now that we need to keep that team focused and this is a very very ambitious game. But its not out of the question.
An Interesting Premise
Watch Dogs is set in Chicago, where players take control of a hacker named Aiden Pearce. Aiden uses (and hacks into) the interconnected information networks to make the modern world's electronic and computerized devices work to his advantage -- a "technomancer."
Using his abilities, he goes about locating and eradicating his enemies by lethal means, including use of jamming technology that can disable cell phones and even cause traffic accidents.  Some may even go as far as describing Watch Dogs as "Assassin's Creed" with hacking.
At the start of the game, Aiden's abilites will be very limited, with a small control over the city. As the game progresses, however, the amount of abilities available to the character will increase dramatically with options to choose how to extend his control over the city depending on a specific play-style.
In a press release, Creative Director at Ubisoft Jonathan Morin says, "Watch Dogs goes beyond the limits of today's open-world games by giving players the ability to control an entire city. In Watch Dogs, anything connected to the city's Central Operating System becomes a weapon. By pushing the boundaries, we can provide players with action and access to information on a scale that's never been seen in a video game before."
Early Viral Marketing
Scanning an image of a QR code that appeared in the demo at Ubisoft's E3 2012 Press Conference brings the user to the site http://dotconnexion.ubi.com/,
which appears to be a viral marketing site related to the game.