Stormzy music video for Watch Dogs: Legion is not just a quick cash-in

After giving fans a sneak peek last month, Stormzy’s new Rainfall music video is up and will play a part in Watch Dogs: Legion itself.

With rapper Stormzy making a special guest appearance in Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs: Legion, it only makes sense for him to release a new song to advertise it.

Fans got a sneak peek of both the track, Rainfall, and the accompanying music video last month, but the whole thing is now available to watch online.

Rather than just be live action footage of Stormzy intercut with clips of gameplay and cut scenes, as you’d expect, it’s set in the game’s dystopian version of London.

Since Stormzy’s an actual character in this game’s world, there’s even some brief context that suggests the music video is being filmed as an act of rebellion against the oppressive private military company Albion.

As the video comes to an end, Stormzy says to cut the feed, before he and his accomplices make their escape.

Ubisoft and Stormzy did confirm that the Stormzy mission is all about making sure his song is broadcast, so the music video could very well be an unlockable in the game and what we’re seeing is the result of clearing the mission.

It’s a bit of a shame that Stormzy doesn’t appear to be actually playable, especially since Watch Dogs: Legion’s biggest selling point is its massive list of playable characters.

It would’ve been fun to have the rapper fighting military goons and the like, but since playable characters can be arrested or even killed, maybe it would’ve appeared to be in poor taste if that happened to an in-game version of a real person.

At least fans can look forward to playing as Aidan Pierce, the protagonist from the first Watch Dogs game, when he’s added as post-launch DLC.

Watch Dogs: Legion releases for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Stadia on October 29.

It will then release for Xbox Series X/S on November 10 and PlayStation 5 on November 12.

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