With Assassin's Creed Syndicate coming out later this year, the series will have another chance to prove that it can shake its current malaise. Will grappling hooks, vehicles, and a (pretty cool-looking, though unfortuna...
Turns out the books work on launch day
Long-time reader, first-time tipper and professional stand-up comedian Sarah Maywalt sent me the picture above that she took in the Powell's Books, an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon.
Powell's reminds us that ...
There's no place like London
It's not often we get to see a series recognize that things may have gotten off track. As many no doubt remember, Assassin's Creed Unity got hit hard with criticisms about its technical performance and odd design decisio...
Rome-ing about Europe
Tumblr user Haricotkenway recently went on a trip around Europe, and has managed to line up screenshots from Assassin’s Creed with the real-life equivalent of the famous landmarks.
While the idea may not be new, I still...
Come grab the 18th or whatever # title
Where GMG's Summer Sale ends, Games Planet picks up the baton to take a stab at your wallet. The retailer's sale has been going fairly well in terms of the variety of titles at historic low prices. Fri/Sat batch inc...
Now with more "being a jerk"
As some of us weren't overly impressed with the first-hour playthrough of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate we saw yesterday, here - take a look at another video released by Ubisoft.
This teaser may be less than five minutes long, ...
Horse battles, though
Ordinarily, Brett would be the one to tell you about this nearly hour-long Assassin's Creed: Syndicate video, but he's out of town for a wedding. He doesn't typically keep up with the site day to day. That means we could say ...
They're both in Toy Soldiers: War Chest
After showing He-Man and G.I. Joe in Toy Soldiers: War Chest, Ubisoft noted that it would announce two more licensed armies for Signal Studio's latest tower defense/action game.
We dreamed big, as you do. That was a mistake.
Compose to be chose
Are your writing skills as sharp as your hidden blade? They'll need to be if you want to play Assassin's Creed Syndicate at San Diego Comic-Con. It's a jam-packed show, and only the most qualified of assassins get a chan...
If you want, of course
For the second straight year, Ubisoft's giving people an opportunity to showcase their assassin prowess. Equipped with a Ninja Warrior-like course, the French publisher is promoting Assassin's Creed Syndicate with a ser...
And a whole lot quicker
Ubisoft finally had all the perils that come with annual franchise installments come crashing down on it last year with Assassin's Creed Unity. It was the most ambitious Assassin's Creed title to date -- with its insanel...
DON'T MESS WITH EVIE
The PS4 is getting some exclusive Assassin's Creed Syndicate missions based on the works of some of Victorian England’s most famous authors (although curiously, they didn't name which ones).
The Dreadful Crimes exclusi...
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate made an appearance at Ubisoft's E3 press conference (Shocker, I know!). And one of the big additions to this year's game involves vehicle combat, some of which involves horses getting caught in the crossfire. Which makes me real sad.
Go crash some trains or something, you monsters. Leave the poor ponies alone.
Disappearing face epidemic under control
With just a few days until the start of E3, sources within Ubisoft say the company is doing everything possible to make the E3 demo of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate the ultimate gaming experience -- unlike the broken, bug...
Getting further and further from Unity
Plenty of publishers are high on the second screen experience, but Ubisoft's coming down from that -- well, at least a little. The next installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise won't come paired with a companion app...
Only likely to bother train enthusiasts
Eagle eyed Reddit users have been pouring over last week's Assassin's Creed: Syndicate trailer with a fine tooth comb and have started spotting some of the game's first historical inaccuracies over the weekend.
Perhaps the mo...
Bloody well looks like it
An eagle-eyed Kotaku reader has spotted a familiar - if unexpected - figure in the recent Assassin's Creed Syndicate stream: wrestler and all-round I-kick-asses-for-a-living-dude, Brock Lesnar.
To check it out for yours...
It's officially official
After months of leaks and speculation, Ubisoft has finally unveiled the next entry in its annualized cash cow. As expected, it's called Assassin's Creed: Syndicate and takes place in Victorian London.
It seems Ubisoft has tak...
Said to be splitting screen time
Assassin's Creed Unity encountered its fair share of controversy last year. It mired in post-release difficulties for a significant amount of time. However, months before that, it was the source of public outcry over the...
We'll find out for sure on May 12
Six months ago, a rumor surfaced that the next Assassin's Creed would be set in Victorian London. Although the report looked extremely credible, we hadn't ever received anything in the way of confirmation from Ubisoft th...
It's still happening?
If there's one thing that would get me interested in an Assassin's Creed movie, it's the attachment of Michael Fassbender to the project. While I have very little hope for the film, Fassbender (and his penis)&n...
In 2010, Patrice Desilets decided to leave Ubisoft, and thus, his creation, Assassin's Creed. He returned in 2011 with THQ, then in 2013 his studio was sold back to Ubisoft. Then he was fired.
He had quite a ride, but he...
Shao Jun gettin' it done
Just last week I asked readers if they were into the idea of 2D Assassin's Creed games. Roughly 41% were on board, 33% preferred the 3D iterations, and 26% have checked out of the series entirely.
Ubisoft doesn't really care what you think, though. As long as they sell, those assassins will keep on stabbin'.
We go to China first
A cursory glance at the launch trailer for Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, and you might think that the franchise is moving in an entirely different direction. A stylized aesthetic, wonderful ploofs of color, and a focus...
Or do you wish these settings had proper 3D games?
Assassin's Creed Chronicles will take the series to China, India, and Russia over the coming months. All three (in addition to Japan and Egypt) were among the highest requested settings for the series, leading to a certain de...
Fan-favorite Assasins finally have their time to shine
Recently, I got to go hands-on with Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China. For this downloadable title, Ubisoft redesigned the AC experience to fit within a 2.5D perspective. With China releasing next month, players will finally...
Stabbin' necks through history in 2.5D
It's not often we see a major player in the big leagues of yearly releases reinvent itself in a more modest and distinct way. With Assassin's Creed titles expected every year, it's been a bit of a challenge for Ubisoft to kee...
Say 'trick the eye-tracking tech' five times fast
Whenever I get my hands on new technology, my first inclination is to try to break it. Well, not the way Fred Durst likes to break stuff, but to see if I can expose any hiccups in the design. Going into a demo for the SteelSe...
Twenty more years of Assassin's Creed
The amusing glitch-fest that was Assassin's Creed Unity didn't intentionally eschew the series' whacked out modern day narrative. In fact, more dalliances into now-time were planned for Unity, Assassin's Creed lead writer Dar...
'If the jumper is willing to suffer severe injuries...'
Everybody knows that people who play videogames are impressionable. After playing Pac-Man, we invariably binge eat. After a session with Call of Duty, we all joined the military. But science says that maybe we shouldn't do ev...