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12:30 PM on 11.25.2013

Assassin's Creed Pirates drops in December

Ubisoft has announced today that Assassin's Creed Pirates -- a mobile spin-off of Assassin's Creed IV -- will head to iOS and Android on December 5, 2013. It'll run you $5, and it features naval combat as well as exploration...

Chris Carter

11:45 AM on 11.25.2013

This Assassin's Creed IV glitch is totally next-gen

Before you watch this video, know that you're more or less obligated to enjoy it. A lot of good men died for this glitch. If you can't squeeze a paltry morsel of pleasure out of it, then they died in vain, and you're a monster. A monster that deserves to be banished to the depths of wherever the hell the Jackdaw just came from.

Brett Makedonski

6:30 PM on 11.19.2013

You can now play Assassin's Creed IV in 1080p on PS4

Ubisoft has given out notice that the promised Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag update for 1080p and better anti-aliasing is now available for download on PlayStation 4. It's still something of a shock to my system that such functionality has to come in the form of a title update, but when RAM requirements are being lowered through patches, anything's possible! Assassin's Creed [Twitter]

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 11.19.2013

Assassin's Creed series could have a shared open-world

Gamereactor interviewed Jean-Sebestien Decant, the lead game designer on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and they talked about the possible future of the Assassin's Creed series. Decant explained that Black Flag wasn't truly...

Joshua Derocher





6:00 PM on 11.18.2013

Ubisoft explains how launch games can be underwhelming

It's always about the games when it comes to the console, and with the release of the new systems, it's easy to take for granted how much effort goes into the making of the titles. For many, the games available at launch can ...

Alessandro Fillari

2:30 PM on 11.15.2013

Assassin's Creed IV PS4 needs a patch for 1080p

Here I was, thinking that Infinity Ward's day-one Call of Duty: Ghosts PlayStation 4 patch for native 1080p output was a fluke. Ubisoft will have a similar update coming "shortly after release" for the PS4 version of Assassin...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 11.12.2013

Fox sets August 2015 date for Assassin's Creed film

20th Century Fox made announcements today for a number of their major film productions, including the adaptation of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed. Fox has scheduled the release of the film for August 7, 2015. It could be awful, ...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:15 AM on 11.11.2013

New PlayStation 4 video is all about a pirate tailor

Sony is releasing some weird videos lately. First there was this cab thing, and now we have a pirate tailor from Assassin's Creed IV. I have no idea why this is a thing. When you see pirate clothing, does that make you want to buy a PlayStation 4? If anything, it makes me want to get a nice ruffled shirt.

Joshua Derocher

6:30 PM on 11.06.2013

Connor's role in Assassin's Creed may not be over yet

Do you guys want to see more of Connor in Assassin's Creed? Yeah, me neither. All kidding aside, fans of the series' third assassin just may have something to look forward to. When asked during a reddit AMA if Connor's story ...

Abel Girmay

12:45 PM on 11.05.2013

UK PlayStation 4 bundle packs in Assassin's Creed IV

Ubisoft has confirmed today the existence of a PlayStation 4 bundle which includes a copy of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, releasing in the UK on November 29 alongside the rest of the console's launch. Just as with the alr...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:30 AM on 11.04.2013

What is Assassin's Creed: Rising Phoenix?

Earlier this year, an image for a project called "Assassin's Creed: Rising Phoenix" was uncovered, which Ubisoft promptly denied involvement in. Many speculated that this was a PlayStation Vita game with a release date of Oct...

Chris Carter



Review: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag photo
Review: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
by Conrad Zimmerman

Another year, another Assassin's Creed.

Ubisoft hasn't shown any signs of slowing down on annual releases for the series, despite handily finishing its main story arc. Correctly identifying the best innovation of Assassin's Creed III as its naval combat, this latest title incorporates it as the defining feature and centers the narrative around pirate adventure in the early 18th century.

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4:31 PM on 10.31.2013

Ubisoft cancels uPlay passport, effectively immediately

Ubisoft's version of the online pass, designed to gate people out of online play unless they purchase a game new, is officially dead. The publisher has confirmed this on their blog, noting that due to customer complaints, you...

Chris Carter

3:00 AM on 10.30.2013

Assassin's Creed IV DLC is exclusive to PlayStation

A PlayStation 4 video from a few days ago suggested Assassin's Creed IV's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4-exclusive DLC would be timed, exclusive for only six months. This is not the case. Ubisoft confirmed to Eurogamer that ...

Steven Hansen



Contest: Win The Art of Assassin's Creed IV! photo
Contest: Win The Art of Assassin's Creed IV!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Blazergamer112, MikeDoesntKnow, and Scield!]

Ahoy! Our mateys at Titan Books have given us three copies of The Art of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag to give out to arrrrr wonderful community! This gorgeous hard-cover features locations and characters from the upcoming high-seas adventure, and you can plunder yourself a copy right now!

To enter, just leave a comment below ya bilge rats! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:59pm Pacific (that's an ocean!) to enter. The contest is open to anyone in North America (even though we have no high seas here).

Good luck, ye scurvy dogs! (Because pirates.)

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Less is more: Assassin's Creed IV and the modern world photo
Less is more: Assassin's Creed IV and the modern world
by Chris Carter

[Editor's Note: Our copy of Assassin's Creed IV came in late and, as a result, the review by Conrad Zimmerman will be tardy as well. We hope this piece by Chris will help tide you over.]

It turns out Ubisoft made good on its promise to not shove the modern day portion of Assassin's Creed IV down your throat. Throughout my time with the game, there are only a scant few portions that require you to venture outside of the exciting, debauchery-filled life of Edward Kenway, and into the present day.

But you know what? I actually spent a lot more time in it that I had initially planned, because the developers made an interesting call -- they made the real world sub-plot ancillary to the core game. And it was the right choice.

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