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2:45 PM on 08.06.2014

Ubisoft's already offering the first hands-on with Assassin's Creed Rogue

Assassin's Creed Rogue may have only been officially announced for an entire day now, but Ubisoft already has plans to let fans try it out in the very near future. If you happen to be at gamescom in Cologne, Germany next...

Brett Makedonski



Assassin's Creed Rogue officially announced, complete with details and first trailer photo
Assassin's Creed Rogue officially announced, complete with details and first trailer
by Brett Makedonski

Rumors have been floating around since March about Ubisoft's plans to release two Assassin's Creed titles this year -- one for current consoles and one for legacy consoles. Originally codenamed Comet, Ubisoft formally revealed and detailed Assassin's Creed Rogue today, and gave us our first trailer.

Assassin's Creed Rogue is in development by Ubisoft Sofia (with the usual collaboration across many other Ubisoft studios), and takes place during the Seven Years War in the mid-18th century. Rogue makes a return to the northeastern area of North America, particularly the North Atlantic, Appalachian River Valley, and New York.

The twist this time around is that the protagonist fights for the other side. Following the story of Shay Patrick Cormac, Rogue tells the tale of how he was betrayed by the Assassin brotherhood and turned against them. It appears as if Rogue will put significant emphasis on the naval aspect that defined Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, as Ubisoft detailed Cormac's ship -- the Morrigan -- which will be used for Assassin hunting.

While Assassin's Creed Unity is the installment for current consoles, Rogue is exclusive to legacy consoles -- specifically the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It's currently slated for a November 11 release in North America. That's when you get to find out how the other half lives.

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11:00 PM on 07.29.2014

You won't be decapitating anybody in Assassin's Creed Unity

Early marketing materials for Assassin's Creed Unity have largely included guillotines, headless bodies, and severed heads on pikes. It makes sense; the clash of classes that was the French Revolution was an awfully bloo...

Brett Makedonski



What's Up: Unreal Tournament, AC Unity, X-Men trading cards, DOOM II RPG photo
What's Up: Unreal Tournament, AC Unity, X-Men trading cards, DOOM II RPG
by Max Scoville


Today there are a bunch of new trailers for games like Assassin's Creed Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and The Last of Us Remastered (which is on sale) but Bill and I would rather talk about superhero cartoons from twenty years ago, and guns we can't remember the names of in Unreal Tournament. 

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4:45 PM on 07.29.2014

Assassin's Creed Unity trailer kills with the blade to save from the blade

Ubisoft released a new and highly dramatic CG trailer for Assassin's Creed Unity, and it introduces a new character to the game's cast. Arno Dorian, Unity's protagonist, sprints across Paris rooftops in order to save a young...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 07.18.2014

This probably isn't what you'll look like doing the Assassin's Creed parkour course

Let's face it -- you're not a trained parkour expert. (Apologies if you are!) But, if you're attending San Diego Comic-Con next week, Ubisoft's giving you the opportunity to pretend like you know what you're doing when it co...

Brett Makedonski





1:00 AM on 07.18.2014

Assassin's Creed's cashing in on the card battle craze

With Hearthstone taking the world by storm, why wouldn't the biggest videogame publishers want in on that action? Ubisoft's smart enough to recognize a good thing when it sees it, and agile enough to act quickly. As a re...

Brett Makedonski

5:30 PM on 07.15.2014

Take an Assassin's Creed Leap of Faith at San Diego Comic-Con

Are you going to San Diego Comic-Con? If so, Ubisoft has some activities planned for you. These aren't your run-of-the-mill "let's go to a few panels" either (although you can totally do that if you want). As promotion for As...

Brett Makedonski

12:15 PM on 07.14.2014

Expect severed heads and stabbed necks in this Assassin's Creed Unity trailer

Just in time for Bastille Day, Assassin's Creed Unity comes dropping down from the shadows to provide a new glimpse at its take on the French Revolution. Apparently, these aren't exactly civil affairs, so a suitable amount of inspired violence is on display. As the trailer points out, there's no justice unless someone fights for it.

Brett Makedonski



Video: Ubisoft is now luring consumers into pre-orders with gambling photo
Video: Ubisoft is now luring consumers into pre-orders with gambling
by Bill Zoeker

Ubisoft has launched a new tactic for netting pre-orders for Assassin's Creed: Unity in the form of a digital slot machine. Pre-order customers gain 5 free spins every Friday, and prizes include everything from in-game content to a trip to Paris. While participants pay no actual money to play, using gambling as a way to attract customers still feels a bit sleazy. 

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2:30 PM on 06.24.2014

Assassin's Creed Unity has a pre-order digital slot machine where you can win real prizes

Pre-order DLC has just crossed over into the realm of the bizarre. Starting today, you can pre-order Assassin's Creed Unity to gain access to a digital slot machine that allows you to win a host of prizes from Ubisoft. Every...

Chris Carter

1:57 AM on 06.11.2014

Assassin's Creed: Unity won't have female co-op avatars, and here's why

If you're wondering why Ubisoft made the decision to omit female assassins from the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Unity's four-player cooperative mode, it's simple. And I'll admit, a little predictable. According to an interview...

Brittany Vincent



Assassin's Creed Unity captures the liveliness of revolutionary Paris photo
Assassin's Creed Unity captures the liveliness of revolutionary Paris
by Brett Makedonski

Ubisoft took a bold step in opting to release Assassin's Creed Unity exclusively on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. With a fragmented userbase on consoles, publishers are mostly taking the predictable approach of launching games on last- and this-gen systems, obviously to maximize sales. Maybe the business-savvy (or at least conventional) logic backs this decision, but that's not what Ubisoft's doing with Assassin's Creed Unity.

By dedicating itself to developing solely on the most powerful platforms available, Ubisoft has opened the door to make the most involved and detailed Assassin's Creed title yet. That's a good thing because if our hands-off demo is any indication, Paris during the French Revolution has many stories to tell.

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Assassin's Creed Unity set to release October 28 photo
Assassin's Creed Unity set to release October 28
by Darren Nakamura

Earlier today, Microsoft showed off Assassin's Creed Unity's four-player cooperative play, but Ubisoft still had more footage to display of its stealth/action/parkour juggernaut set during the French Revolution. Most importantly, we now have a release date: October 28, 2014. Second-most important? A cover of Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World."

Otherwise, it looks like Ubisoft has improved on the acrobatics, introduced new mission types (murder mysteries!), and increased the number of non-playable characters in the environments. The demo was fairly long, and it should please those who want to jump off buildings and secretly stab bad guys.

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5:45 PM on 06.02.2014

Hey, you got your Assassin's Creed in my Watch Dogs!

Wait, you mean Watch Dogs isn't simply an extension of Assassin's Creed? I kid, I kid. It appears that Olivier Garneau, CEO of Abstergo Entertainment (as seen in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag) is actually in Watch Dogs in t...

Brittany Vincent

6:30 PM on 05.28.2014

Watch Dogs sets day-one sales record for Ubisoft

There was certainly hype surrounding Watch Dogs. From its surprising reveal back in 2012, there were a lot of eyes locked on this particular title. Even after delays and some controversy surrounding the graphics, it still man...

Alessandro Fillari