Assassin’s Creed

Here’s everything Nintendo announced during this morning’s massive Nintendo Direct

September 4, 2019

Nintendo were not messing around this morning. After announcing yesterday that a 40-minute Nintendo Direct broadcast was scheduled for 8am AEST this morning, the Big N followed through with an E3 level slew of announcements. There’s so much to get through that we’re just going to bulletpoint this and sprinkle some trailers. Ready? Here we […]

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5 video game elements that were weirdly out of place

October 29, 2018

Back in late September, Ken Levine, one of the driving forces behind the Bioshock series posted this to Twitter during Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Attonement. Today is the Jewish day of atonement, it seems. So I’m here to apologize for the naked Atlas boss battle at the end of BioShock. pic.twitter.com/UeaEWV717Q — Ken Levine (@levine) September […]

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Games Review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Xbox One, 2018) is huge, confident and full of big ideas

October 1, 2018

Before we begin, a personal note: Between Nintendo and Ubisoft, I have had to write out the word “Odyssey” so often over the last two years that I’ll never misspell it again. Big thanks to both companies for that little toward self improvement. One year on from Ubisoft’s drastic reconstruction of its most popular franchise, […]

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Ubisoft announce Assassin’s Creed Challenge in Sydney on October 5th and 6th

September 19, 2018

Ubisoft Australia have today announced that Sydney will experience the Assassin’s Creed Challenge this October. Coming to Metcalfe Park on the 5th and 6th of October, the challenge will celebrate the release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Oct 5th), featuring a full size parkour course with obstacles inspired by the moves of a master assassin. Participants […]

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The ten greatest video game soundtracks we’d love to hear live

September 4, 2018

This year at Gamescom, the Video Games Live orchestra performed selected arrangements from the Overwatch original soundtrack. The performance was amazing, its heroic themes accompanied by some of the game’s iconic cinematic shorts. A video game soundtrack played live, particularly by a full orchestra, is something that’s only come into vogue in the last decade […]

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Games Review [PROVISIONAL]: Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4, 2017): Something borrowed, something new

October 26, 2017

Assassin’s Creed Origins is a greatest hits of modern action-adventure game design. In seeking to update the series’ ageing core mechanics and design, Origins looks to its genre stablemates to see what they’re doing and where it can’t subtly imitate them, it copies them brazenly instead. What surprised me the most about this smash-and-grab design philosophy […]

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Hands On: Assassin’s Creed Origins (Xbox One X, 2017) feels like a game ready to try new things

October 5, 2017

As I write this, Assassin’s Creed Origins releases in exactly one month from today. It is, quite rightly, the subject of a bit of scrutiny from fans and detractors of the series alike. The first title to break with the series’ long running annual release pattern in quite a while, Origins has a lot of questions to answer. […]

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E3 2017: Assassin’s Creed: Origins returns at Ubisoft Conference with new trailer

June 12, 2017

Assassin’s Creed: Origins may have already been officially revealed at Microsoft’s press conference earlier, but that didn’t stop developer Ubisoft from expanding on it with a fresh trailer. The trailer above sets the stage as a tone piece for the beautiful location of Egypt where the game will take place. Ubisoft will be developing as […]

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E3 2017: Microsoft reveals gameplay for Assassin’s Creed: Origins

June 11, 2017

Assassin’s Creed: Origins has been all but officially revealed at this point, but during Microsoft’s E3 press conference, we were finally shown some gameplay. The trailer above shows our new main character, Bayek, as he scours a remote Egyptian town to pursue an elusive target. While the game looks familiar to the naked eye, combat […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Assassin’s Creed (USA, 2016) delivers an impressively jam-packed single disc release

May 16, 2017

The majority of videogame films are, for a lack of a better term, complete tosh. From catastrophes like Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros. and most of Uwe Boll‘s filmography to films that are close to viewer satisfaction like Final Fantasy VII – Advent Children and Ace Attorney, the reputation of videogame films is not something […]

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Ubisoft makes FarCry 5 official, says literally nothing else about it

May 16, 2017

Ubisoft have officially announced FarCry 5, the latest entry in the developer/publisher’s long-running survival-adventure series.

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The Rise and Fall of the Video Game Film

April 6, 2017

Recently released photos of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider film have sparked much attention and interest for the newest in a long line of video game films. By their very nature, video game films spark scepticism, and a hefty dose of it already accompanies the release of the film. The […]

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Video Games Review: Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection (Xbox One, 2016) is not the comprehensive retrospective Ezio deserves

December 7, 2016

As is well documented on this website by now, I am an avowed Assassin’s Creed fanboy. Where others have abandoned the series due to a lack of innovation after the revelatory experience of Black Flag or the unmitigated disaster that was Unity, I’ve stuck with it. I made it through Assassin’s Creed 3. I even played those side-scrolling Chronicles titles nobody […]

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Iconic Producer & Director Frank Marshall talks Jason Bourne, Sully, Assassin’s Creed, being married to Star Wars and… DJing? (EXCLUSIVE)

December 1, 2016

I recently had the honour of meeting legendary producer and director Frank Marshall. Across a career which started in the late 1960s, Mr Marshall has produced and directed some of the biggest movies in the history of cinema, from Batteries Not Included to Gremlins, Indiana Jones, Back to The Future, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World and […]

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The second Assassin’s Creed movie trailer gives the historic game a modern twist

October 21, 2016

20th Century Fox has released the second Assassin’s Creed movie trailer, and it is super high-tech. The newest game to film adaption is heading to the big screen, created by Ubisoft the historical fiction game, Assassin’s Creed, got a taste of the modern day in the newest trailer release.

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Good news! The first trailer for the Assassin’s Creed movie is here!

May 12, 2016

It’s been a long time coming but the Michael Fassebender-fronted historical thriller finally has its first full trailer. Based on Ubisoft‘s megapopular videogame franchise, Assassin’s Creed will see Fassbender take on the role of a man kidnapped by a sinister corporation and forced to relive the memories of his Spanish ancestor. Watch the trailer below: Assassin’s Creed […]

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New stills released from the set of Assassin’s Creed

May 10, 2016

Showcasing a naturalistic look and feel, new official stills have been released from the set of the anticipated Assassin’s Creed film. The video game adaptation, which comes out December 21st this year, is directed by Justin Kurzel, who leads the film after his gruesome The Snowtown Murders and recent Macbeth, which also stars the lead, Michael Fassbender. Alongside Fassbender stars Michael Kenneth […]

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Assassins Creed film is already getting a sequel

March 6, 2016

The Michael Fassbender-fronted adaption of Ubisoft’s historical open-world video game series isn’t due till December but 20th Century Fox and New Regency have already working towards releasing a sequel, The Tracking Board reports. It’s hard to know what to expect from Assassins Creed. Though we’ve gotten a few stills here and there from the film, no official trailers have yet […]

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Assassins Creed inspires a new YA book series from Scholastic and Ubisoft

February 22, 2016

Ubisoft® and Scholastic have announced a collaboration on a new young adult book series, Last Descendants, based on the hit video game franchise Assassin’s Creed®. Written for readers ages 12 and up by award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby, the first book in the “Last Descendants” series will launch simultaneously in September 2016 in the United […]

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Official: Assassin’s Creed is taking a year off to “re-examine” the franchise

February 11, 2016

There will be no new major Assassin’s Creed game in 2016, the first break in the series’ annual release schedule since 2009, according to a new blog post from publisher Ubisoft. The dev team will instead use the extra time up their sleeves by “stepping back and re-examining the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

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Video Games Review: Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India (PS4, 2016)

January 13, 2016

It’s been a little while since we’ve seen a game in Ubisoft’s series of 2.5D Assassin’s Creed sidescrollers. At one point they were set to release throughout 2015 but after Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China didn’t quite set the world on fire, they dropped off the radar a little. Now, Ubi plans to release the remaining […]

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New report suggests Assassin’s Creed taking 2016 off, new game set in Egypt

January 5, 2016

It would seem that the next game in the Assassin’s Creed series will head to ancient Egypt. The news comes out of a new report by Kotaku that suggests the new game is currently progressing under the working title “Empire” and may actually release in 2017.

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Video Games Review: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Xbox One, 2015)

November 8, 2015

With many fans of the series still wary after last year’s disastrous Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ubisoft are aware that they need to stick the landing with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The good news is that Syndicate, though it has problems of its own, is never weighed down by them and constitutes a welcome return to form.

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Watch a whole hour of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate in action.

July 20, 2015

Ubisoft have released the hour-long playthrough of their July 15 Assassin’s Creed Syndicate livestream onto YouTube. The video shows off the developer’s E3 demo in full.

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Games Review: Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China (PS4, 2015)

April 26, 2015

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is a 2.5D stealth/action side-scroller downloadable title that introduces a new female assassin and a reshuffling of the familiar Assassin’s Creed sneaky-stabby gameplay mechanics and serves as the first chapter in a new Assassin’s Creed series. But is it worthy of the Assassin’s Creed mantle?

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Games Review: Assassin’s Creed Rogue (PC, 2015)

March 9, 2015

2014 was a pretty rough year to be a fan of Assassin’s Creed. Ubisoft’s attempt at bringing the series into the latest console generation was calamitous at best, but in all the tumult surround Assassin’s Creed Unity, it was easy to forget that it wasn’t the only AC title being released. Assassin’s Creed Rogue, previously […]

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Games Review: Assassin’s Creed Unity (Xbox One, 2014)

November 17, 2014

I am what could be called an Assassin’s Creed apologist. I’ve defended the series against hyper-critical friends and co-workers, I even managed to find things to like about Assassin’s Creed III — and everyone hated that one. Where many have grown weary of the series since it became a yearly franchise, I’ve continued to look […]

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