It’s becoming like clockwork. Every year, we see a new Call of Duty, and every year we see a new Assassin’s Creed. Call of Duty – despite middling reviews for the latest one – is still a behemoth entertainment franchise, making Activision piles of money with each release. It’s easy to see why the keep churning them out. The same goes for Assassin’s Creed really.
Hello gamers. Look at your location, now back to me, now back at your location, now back to me. Sadly, you’re not in San Diego, but if you stopped living in South Africa and got some plane tickets, you could be at San Diego Comic-Con. Look down, back up, you’re on a boat! Alright fine you’re not on a boat, I just wanted you to pretend you had a shot at visiting the San Diego Comic-Con. Ubisoft are putting together a pretty rad PR event. The expo will be getting its own Assassins Creed styled parkour course.
Seven years. In video game terms, that’s a lifespan that is equivalent to a sneaky fart in an elevator. And yet in such a short amount of time, Ubisoft has managed to create one of the biggest franchises on the planet. Games, books, comics, action figures and more have been born out of Assassin’s Creed. And over the years, it has evolved into something magnificent.
It’s been seven years since Assassin’s Creed first debuted, and since then, the animus has become rather crowded. What was initially a pretty nifty tech demo has now blossomed into one of the biggest gaming franchises around, and it ain’t slowing down any time soon. But with all those games, comes a ton of back story and exposition that is needed. That can clutter a game narrative. Expect Assassin’s Creed: Unity however, to be a fresh start for the series.
I haven't been going to the gym much anymore. I could blame it on being busy, but it's probably just laziness. Sandy often leaves us to go klap some gym, but I'm thinking of taking up home exercise, and apparently I can do a routine to make me like The Witcher's Geralt or Assassin's Creed's Altair.
When it comes to Assassin’s Creed games, Ubisoft has normally thrown every single able body possible at their franchise, with numerous teams helping to develop an annual backstab ‘em up release. Throughout all that development however, Ubisoft Montreal has remained in charge of the organised chaos ever since the first game popped up for a sneaky kill. This year however, the next Assassin’s Creed game is in the hands of someone else.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity may be many months away, but in the meantime, you can create your assassin on a website that Ubisoft has set up. And it’s pretty neat.
One of the most requested features for Assassin's Creed over the years has been co-op play. It seems that it's not enough for players to don the murder-hood and stalk and kill all the things, they want to be stabby with friends. The newest Assassin's Creed does just that, but it wasn't a simple process.
There are some toys that shouldn't exist because kids will use them to kill each other. And then sometimes I don't even worry about the practicalities of it because they are just so awesome. This time, the latter example holds true.
With Ubisoft, you know what you’re getting from one of their press conferences every year. Rabbids, assassins, exercise, dancing and a surprise at the end of the show. This year was no different, but man oh man, not even the lovely Aisha Tyler could have prepared us for the final game that was shown off to a screaming throng of fans in the audience.
Assassins Creed Unity already had some gameplay shown over in the Microsoft conference, revealing that it will have 4 player co-op. Ubisoft flesh out the game a little more though with a beautiful new trailer.
We got our first look at Assassin’s Creed Unity in action at Microsoft’s conference, and not only is it incredible to look at, but it also includes a fully-featured 4 player co-op mode.
Love it or hate it, DLC is here to stay. With pre-orders being a vital measure for the industry you can expect more and more DLC being offered as pre-order incentives.
Assassin's Creed IV restored my faith in the AC franchise after that horrible installment featuring Conner, the worst AC character in history. I can actually get excited for the French Revolution-based Assassin's Creed with a relatively easy heart. But it seems like Ubisoft has quite a few assassin's going for our hearts.