'Watch Dogs 2' Trailer and Release Date: Check the San Francisco open-world street cred

Open-world games set in real-life cities or based closely on them have to successfully blend fact and fiction to get the mix just right. The new trailer released today for Watch Dogs 2 takes the game's hero, Marcus, through a travelogue of authentic locations and shows off a San Francisco we ought to recognize.

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Watch Dogs 2 gets the big stuff right 

The major San Francisco landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Transamerica Pyramid, or at least their fictional lookalikes in Watch Dogs 2, are the easy things for developer Ubisoft to get right. It'll take gamers who are local to San Francisco to see whether Ubisoft delivered on all the details.

Watch Dogs 2 release date

Watch Dogs 2 will be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Nov. 15 and for PC Nov. 29.

Correction: Nov. 22, 2016
A previous version of this story misidentified the release date of the PC version of Watch Dogs 2. It will be released Nov. 29.

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