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2:30 AM on 01.13.2015

A new trailer commemorates the release of Assassin's Creed Unity's free DLC

Do you believe in ghosts? I'm not sure Arno does, but who wouldn't temporarily suspend their disbelief for "ancient artifacts and lost fortunes?" "Sure, the spirits of dead kings are everywhere. Whatever. Big money, big mone...

Brett Makedonski

4:30 PM on 01.08.2015

These Assassin's Creed Mega Bloks were 'designed with adult collectors in mind'

Brett told us about the Assassin's Creed Mega Bloks only to totally leave us hanging now that the toys are viewable online. Never did trust that guy. Makedonski? Obviously a phony last name. Anyway, yes, Ubisoft has posted im...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 01.06.2015

The Assassin's Creed movie is probably totally, definitely, absolutely releasing in 2016

Just like the legendary Morrissey, stop me if you think you've heard this one before: a silver screen adaption of a popular videogame has a definite (albeit far off) release date. This time, it's Assassin's Creed, and it's to...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 01.06.2015

Assassin's Creed Unity's free DLC is a week away, and it looks too spooky

Assassin's Creed Unity was mostly an adventure that took place on the crowded Parisian streets, all jam-packed with people. The game's first add-on looks to be similarly populated -- not by lively dissenters, but by the...

Brett Makedonski

9:30 PM on 01.05.2015

A really cheap bundle of Assassin's Creed games highlights some decent Amazon deals

Amazon must've had a bunch of download cards left over following Microsoft's holiday promotion featuring a reduced Xbox One bundle. Apart from several unsold Assassin's Creed packaged consoles, how else could you ex...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 PM on 12.19.2014

Assassin's Creed creative director has a new game

Patrice Désilets is a man whose name you may not know, but whose work you probably do. Patrice used to be the creative director on the Assassin's Creed series, before Ubisoft kicked him to the curb and held on to the r...

Laura Kate Dale

2:45 PM on 12.18.2014

Come get your free game, Assassin's Creed Unity season pass owners

Ubisoft's offer for a free game for Assassin's Creed Unity season pass owners is now live, and it's extremely simple. In fact, it only took a few clicks before I was the proud new owner of Far Cry 4. Here's how to do it....

Brett Makedonski

9:00 PM on 12.17.2014

Contest: Win an Xbox One Assassin's Creed Unity bundle!

[Update: Contest over! Winner is Sam Butler1!] Our friends at Microsoft have bestowed upon us an Xbox One Assassin's Creed Unity bundle to give away to one lucky Dtoider! Included in the bundle is a standard Xbox One console ...

mrandydixon

3:30 PM on 12.17.2014

The latest Assassin's Creed Unity patch is a meager, tiny 40GB on Xbox One

The fourth Assassin's Creed Unity patch released yesterday, and Xbox One users found that it was substantially larger than advertised. The update, which was meant to be 6.7GB, clocks in at 40GB on the Microsoft console. ...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 12.15.2014

Assassin's Creed Unity season pass owners' free game is coming this week

As an attempt to make amends for the flubbed Assassin's Creed Unity launch, Ubisoft announced last month that it'd grant the Dead Kings story add-on for free to all Unity players. This put out the season p...

Brett Makedonski

4:00 PM on 12.02.2014

The next Assassin's Creed reportedly takes place in Victorian London

The Assassin's Creed franchise goes through a little routine each spring where someone leaks information about the next installment in the series before Ubisoft can properly make the announcement. Tradition's true to for...

Brett Makedonski

12:45 PM on 11.26.2014

Ubisoft removes Assassin's Creed Unity Season Pass from the marketplace

Earlier this morning, several users on NeoGAF noticed that Steam, PlayStation Network, and other online stores had removed all pages for the Assassin's Creed Unity Season Pass, with German games site GamersGlobal claiming tha...

Alessandro Fillari

4:30 PM on 11.21.2014

Ubisoft aims to draw kids into the Assassin's Creed brand

Ubisoft owns one of the most popular videogame properties in Assassin's Creed, but that's not stopping it from trying to extend the series' appeal to an audience that some might frown upon -- children. That's the publisher's ...

Brett Makedonski

4:45 PM on 11.19.2014

We're starting to lose our patience with Ass Creed: Unity

Max and I are still working our way through the first hour of Assassin's Creed: Unity. I really like re-watching this part of our playthrough because every time I do, I see a new NPC twitching or jostling around. Also, we made jokes about reality television and stuff. 

Bill Zoeker

3:30 PM on 11.17.2014

Ubisoft outlines the bugs it's killing with third Assassin's Creed Unity patch

Less than a week after release, Ubisoft's already planning and detailing the third of Assassin's Creed Unity's patches. This update is said to be "larger in scope" than the previous patches, and will focus on several problema...

Brett Makedonski

11:54 PM on 11.16.2014

Get an Xbox One online, cheaper than Black Friday prices

Save for gift cards on top, there is parity among Xbox One options on "Black Friday," which actually starts Thursday. Toys 'R' Us, Walmart, Best Buy, Target. It's $330 for an Xbox One with the two new Assassin's Creed ga...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 11.14.2014

We started pondering metaverse theory because AssCreed Unity is boring

Max and I were fighting to stay awake through the beginning of Assassin's Creed Unity, and Max posited a theory that many Ubisoft published games exist in the same universe. Then we saw a fancy boy and a pig and at least had something to joke about for a while.

Bill Zoeker

7:30 PM on 11.13.2014

We played Assassin's Creed Unity, and it was doomed from the start

Oh boy... Max and I jumped into Assassin's Creed Unity. Max started out cautiously excited at what this new iteration might bring, while I have never been at all interested in the series. It's not long before both of our sentiments landed at the same astonished disappointment. Trust me, it only gets uglier from here.

Bill Zoeker

3:00 PM on 11.13.2014

Review: Assassin's Creed Rogue

Ever since its 2007 debut, the Assassin's Creed franchise has been presented as a one-sided affair. Chronicling the persistent struggle between the Assassins and the Templars, Ubisoft has always framed the story casting ...

Brett Makedonski

10:15 AM on 11.13.2014

Ubisoft is well aware of Assassin's Creed Unity issues

Assassin's Creed Unity is a bit of a train wreck at the moment. The Parisian playground is plagued with a myriad of glitches, most of which aren't as fun or hilarious as the nightmare fuel pictured above. Understandably, many...

Kyle MacGregor

5:30 PM on 11.12.2014

Let's watch Assassin's Creed Unity glitch out to the tune of 'Barbie Girl'

Kyle sent me this compilation of Assassin's Creed Unity glitches and, six minutes later, I'm calling it: I've spent more time watching these games mess up than I have playing them. When they screw up, they tend to do so spectacularly. Best glitch happens at 4:26.

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 11.11.2014

Assassin's Creed Unity really nails those next-gen glitches

Or, maybe this guy's not a glitch. Maybe he's an assassin sent with a darker purpose. Maybe he's supposed to infiltrate your nightmares and make sure you never sleep soundly again. Kudos to you, Assassin Brotherhood; you've found a way to inflict a punishment more terrifying than death.

Brett Makedonski



Review: Assassin's Creed Unity photo
Review: Assassin's Creed Unity
by Chris Carter

Assassin's Creed IV was a turning point for the series. While a lot of fans were disappointed by the pointless Revelations and the polarizing Assassin's Creed III, Black Flag delivered everything you could possibly want from Ubisoft, and then some. Fans embarked on quite the adventure with Edward Kenway, and many newcomers even described it as "a pirate game that happens to be Assassin's Creed."

Assassin's Creed Unity doesn't live up to the new standard set by Black Flag, but it's a journey worth taking if you're already into the series, and proves that the franchise is still sustainable.

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8:00 AM on 11.11.2014

Conan O'Brien wants to send AC Unity's assassin right to the orphanage

It sure seems like Conan O'Brien's pumping out a fair number of Clueless Gamer segments lately. I suppose that's what happens in the midst of the madness of the holiday release season and publishers trip over themselves to h...

Brett Makedonski

2:15 PM on 11.10.2014

Ubisoft's upcoming releases back on Steam (except in the UK)

Last week, Ubisoft pulled its upcoming games--F4r Cry, Assassin's Creed Unity, and The Crew--from Steam. This allowed me to roll with a headline, "Going hard in the Uplaynt," a play on "going hard in the paint" and ...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 11.10.2014

Where's our Assassin's Creed Rogue review?

[Update: It's right here!] At Destructoid, we believe that transparency in consumer advocacy is of the utmost importance. When a review isn't going to be timely, we like to keep everyone apprised of the situation. We ma...

Brett Makedonski

8:00 PM on 11.07.2014

Assassin's Creed Unity pre-order deals from PC to console

Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Those in the UK are probably keenly aware of the fact, but Assassin's Creed Unity is no longer available fo...

Dealzon

4:00 PM on 11.06.2014

Hard in the Uplay-nt: Ubisoft pulls upcoming PC games from Steam

Ubisoft's biggest three upcoming releases, F4r Cry, Assassin's Creed Unity, and The Crew have been pulled from Steam, the place where a lot of people buy and play their PC games.  PCGamesN got this statement from Ub...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 11.05.2014

Assassin's Creed: Unity gets a shaving cream promotion

Limited edition shaving gels. That's where we've progressed as a society. For a "limited time" you can get a can of Edge shaving gel at your local retailer and unlock special items for Assassin's Creed: Unity. All in all, you...

Chris Carter

11:45 AM on 10.30.2014

What the hell, Assassin's Creed? Time-travel isn't part of the deal

Well, this changes things up. Assassin's Creed Unity is going where no ancestral assassin has gone before -- the future. This trailer shows the Animus simulation collapsing, forcing the protagonist -- still acting and d...

Brett Makedonski





2:00 PM on 10.28.2014

You'll probably end up putting an eye out with this Assassin's Creed blade

Do you have delusions of grandeur, the likes of which lead you to fancy yourself a great assassin among the likes of Ezio Auditore da Firenze or Arno Dorian? A mere $60 will put you significantly closer to assassin authentic...

Brett Makedonski

4:30 PM on 10.24.2014

There are just too many assassins in the new AC Unity TV ad

The new Assassin's Creed Unity television spot sheds a few tears, but it sheds way more blood. That's what happens when it figuratively rains assassins in the streets, from the roofs, and through the windows. Sometimes it takes a flood to spark a revolution.

Brett Makedonski

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

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