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8:45 AM on 10.15.2014

Microsoft takes a stab at moving more Xbox Ones with Assassin's Creed bundle

Microsoft's current strategy for selling as many Xbox Ones as it possibly can is largely to offer a bundle for almost every major release. Sunset Overdrive, Madden, Call of Duty -- the list goes on and on. Now, Assassin'...

Brett Makedonski


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1:30 PM on 10.13.2014

This Assassin's Creed Rogue story trailer is actually important

Every major videogame these days is accompanied by a seemingly endless barrage of trailers prior to release. That's just how things work now. A lot of it is little more than filler to keep the audience constantly reminded th...

Brett Makedonski



Four things I loved about playing Assassin's Creed: Rogue photo
Four things I loved about playing Assassin's Creed: Rogue
by Alessandro Fillari

It's been four years since Assassin's Creed became an annual fixture. Every year, like clockwork, Ubisoft releases a brand new, fully developed title in the AC series. But things have changed slightly this year. In a surprising move, Ubisoft decided to ditch the cross-gen development for this year's release of Assassin's Creed, and focus on making two different titles that focused on different directions. With Assassin's Creed: Unity coming to current gen and PC only, many fans will likely miss out. But it seems like people have forgotten that another title in the series is releasing on the same day.

The ever elusive Assassin's Creed: Rogue, which was just announced two months ago, is Ubisoft's attempt to try to offer something for fans who haven't made the jump to current gen, but also aims to improve upon the design and structure set by fan-favorite Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Speaking with Rogue's producer, Karl Luhe, and after spending a good four hours with the tittle at a recent preview event, I see that there's a lot to like with this recent entry in the series.

But I still do have some misgivings.

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1:00 PM on 10.06.2014

One dev spent two years making the Notre Dame in Assassin's Creed Unity

The Paris depicted in Assassin's Creed Unity is shaping up to be a juggernaut among videogame cities. Larger than all other Assassin's Creed locales to date and significantly more detailed, the development team is t...

Brett Makedonski



Paris will be the true star of Assassin's Creed Unity photo
Paris will be the true star of Assassin's Creed Unity
by Brett Makedonski

Modern-day Paris is vastly different than the city that served as the backdrop to one of the most famous uprisings in history: the French Revolution. Some of the greatest locales of the revolution are now gone -- either on the cusp of being forgotten by society, or repurposed altogether. The exact spot where the guillotine was used to behead Louis XVI can be pinpointed by going to Concorde Square and counting one, two, three lampposts in. The Bastille, the prison that was infamously stormed and destroyed is, well, destroyed. It’s been reduced to a scant few blocks next to a metro platform where commuters mostly ignore it. What was the residence of royalty now houses other treasures such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo.

Therein lies the challenge for developers of Assassin’s Creed games. How do they capture the mood and atmosphere of a city that’s so far historically removed from present time? The setting is always the star of Assassin’s Creed titles, no matter which installment in the franchise you’re playing. But, they have to tread carefully because a dull city makes for a dull game.

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5:30 PM on 09.30.2014

Assassin's Creed Rogue looks like a frigid Black Flag

Ubisoft demoed more than 20 minutes of Assassin's Creed Rogue gameplay at EGX this past weekend, and that's enough to notice the obvious likenesses to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The naval fights look largely simil...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 AM on 09.27.2014

Even I can stand Assassin's Creed when kittens are involved

This is pretty much just kittens. But they're so cute! 

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Assassin's Creed Unity lets you pick the skills for your kills

Ubisoft's trying something new with its approach to Assassin's Creed Unity -- customization. For the first time ever, there's a progression system that lets you upgrade Arno in whatever way best fits your style. The fou...

Brett Makedonski



Assassin's Creed Unity's DLC will take you to China with a female protagonist photo
Assassin's Creed Unity's DLC will take you to China with a female protagonist
by Chris Carter

Ubisoft has unveiled the current DLC plans for Assassin's Creed Unity by way of their Season Pass, and it's a doozy.

Firstly, you'll be getting a new story campaign that takes place after Unity. It deals with a set of underground crypts. You'll also get more missions in Paris, as well as 30 pieces of equipment.

But the biggest part is arguably the last bit of content -- Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China. It's a stand-alone story that lets you deal with a completely new setting with 2.5D gameplay. You'll climb and tumble on the Great Wall of China as you complete missions for the Assassins of the Chinese Brotherhood. It will also feature a female protagonist named Shao Jun, from Assassin's Creed: Embers.

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12:30 AM on 09.12.2014

This Assassin's Creed toy is sort of nice, also awful

Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants hosted the organization's first-ever "Video Gamer Night" Wednesday ahead of a game with the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. Admission to the special event at AT&T Park came with...

Kyle MacGregor

2:30 PM on 09.08.2014

Assassin's Creed bundle goes America all over everybody's ass

As if Ubisoft weren't unleashing enough Assassin's Creed on the world this fall with Unity and Rogue slated for November, it has one more trick up its sleeve to rope in some players with less familiarity of the...

Brett Makedonski





9:30 AM on 09.05.2014

Eye stabbing and whale watching in this new Assassin's Creed Rogue video

Just three days ago we got some new screens for the upcoming Assassin's Creed Rogue, but it seems like Ubisoft is intent on releasing a slow trickle of media leading up to its November 11 release. Today, we have a video deta...

Darren Nakamura

12:30 PM on 09.02.2014

New Assassin's Creed Rogue screenshots have come into port

If you have ever wanted to aim an old timey rifle, stand on a ship and talk to a guy in a funny hat, or stare longingly at a vessel not far off shore, then you are in luck, because all three of those exciting endeavors are de...

Darren Nakamura

1:00 PM on 08.28.2014

Ubisoft pushes Assassin's Creed Unity to November

Ubisoft's upcoming current-generation Assassin's Creed game, Unity, has been delayed a couple of weeks to November 11 in the US and November 13 in Europe. "Now that the team has a near-finished game, those extra two weeks wil...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 08.22.2014

Assassin’s Creed Memories is a free-to-play iOS game, is out now

Ubisoft actually has a decent history when it comes to putting Assassin's Creed games on iOS. Pirates wasn't bad, and neither was Rearmed. But this week's iOS release doesn't sound all that enticing, as it combines ...

Chris Carter

1:45 PM on 08.21.2014

Watch Assassin's Creed and play other Ubisoft games at PAX Prime

Ubisoft seemingly takes the same approach to all of its PAX showings -- theater presentations of Assassin's Creed, and playable demos of its other upcoming games. PAX Prime 2014 in Seattle next week is no different, except fo...

Brett Makedonski