US video game retailer GameStop have teased on Facebook that they have a big announcement to share with everyone tomorrow. They showed the image which is posted above which looks like a protagonist from the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Most people assume it will be Assassin’s Creed Comet which is rumoured to be in development for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. While PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will get the gorgeous Assassin’s Creed Unity. When the news was originally reported there was no confirmation of a Wii U version. We shall have to wait and see tomorrow.
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Update: Turns out the rumours and guesses were wrong. The big news is that GameStop will have an exclusive Red Hood story pack for Batman Arkham Knight which is on PS4, Xbox One, and PC
There will be two Assassin’s Creed games coming this Christmas to consoles. The first is Assassin’s Creed Unity which is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The second is currently known as Assassin’s Creed Comet, which Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says will be coming to the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 this fall. Ubisoft also announced Far Cry 4 yesterday which is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Ubisoft today announced that Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag shipped an impressive 11 million copies while Just Dance shifted six million. There’s been a wealth of Ubisoft news today including the announcement of Far Cry 4 and that the long-awaited Watch Dogs has broken records for the most pre-orders of a new IP.
The success of Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag (more than 11 million sell-in and digital units). Every year, this flagship franchise for the video game industry offers players a highly innovative gaming experience, and generates a steady and very profitable revenue stream. A solid performance by Just Dance 2014, with more than 6 million sell-in units.
Patrice Désilets, the acclaimed creator behind the original Assassin’s Creed franchise at Ubisoft, has revealed that he may show off his next game soon. Since he was let go from Ubisoft, Désilets has been unable to say what he has been working on, but it looks as though this is all about to change. Désilets was asked by internet sleuth Superannuation if he has any interesting news to share in the coming weeks, Désilets said, “Probably yes…at least I’m working on it.”
Ubisoft’s vice president of creative Lionel Raynaud has told Edge that the company would be stupid not to capitalise on the Assassin’s Creed franchise every year. Raynaud simply said that they will continue to offer consumers a new Assassin’s Creed every year as it would be stupid not to satisfy the need.
Raynaud was able to discuss the pressures of releasing a major new game in Ubisoft’s flagship series every year. “We are able to offer people a new Assassin’s Creed every year because they want Assassin’s Creed every year,” he added. “As long as this is true we would be very stupid to not satisfy this need, but it puts a lot of pressure on us to create something that will never disappoint.
French publication Gamesblog is reporting that there’s a second Assassin’s Creed game coming this year and it’s for “last-gen” consoles, which means Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The publication and Kotaku hasn’t heard whether this game will be coming to the Wii U. Ubisoft have already announced a new Assassin’s Creed game called Assassin’s Creed Unity which is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
“Comet will take place in and around 1758; that it will star a sailor named Shay who betrays the captain of his ship; and that it’s set on the Atlantic Ocean.Comet, GameBlog says, will continue the nautical theme established in last year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.”
“This fall’s last-gen Assassin’s Creed will indeed be set in North America and star a protagonist named Shay, who is a member of the Templars, the assassin-hating order that has traditionally served as primary antagonist in the Assassin’s Creed games.”
“We also hear that Comet will let you go to New York and do a great deal of sailing along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. One source describes the game as a cross between Assassin’s Creed III and the Freedom Cry DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV. Sources also say that Haytham Kenway and Adewalé will make appearances, among other returning AC characters.”
Ubisoft has revealed the first footage of their next Assassin’s Creed game which is titled Assassin’s Creed Unity. The game has been in development for three years and is coming to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and presumably PC, this Christmas. The latest Assassin’s Creed game appears to be set in Paris, France.
“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche [Let them eat cake]! We have been working on the new Assassin’s Creed for more than three years and although we weren’t quite ready to show you our full vision for a next-gen only AC, it seems Abstergo are trying to force our hand! So here’s a true first look at in-game footage from Assassin’s Creed Unity. Stay tuned – we’ll have many more exciting details for you in the months ahead!”
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Ubisoft has teased on Facebook that it has a big announcement to share with gamers at 6pm CET today. Clearly speculation is rife regarding what the announcement will be about. A release date and trailer for the highly anticipated Watch Dogs appears to be the best bet. However, it could be the reveal of the next Assassin’s Creed.
Big news tonight – be ready at 18:00 CET!
Update: It looks as though the news has broke early and it’s the release date for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC version of Watch Dogs on May 27th. We already know that the Wii U version of the game is delayed.
The official channel for Assassin’s Creed: Initiates Twitter account has recently been posting hexadecimal points that point to the next game in the popular franchise possibly being set in Russia. The first entry tweeted points to “north” and the second entry points to “east”. 4e6f727468 means North and 45617374 points towards a location near Moscow, Russia. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to find out where the next Assassin’s Creed game will be set.
Jade Raymond, the Managing Director of Ubisoft Toronto, has told Adweek that Assassin’s Creed V won’t be set in feudal Japan, but will instead be set in her favourite historical era. Unfortunately Raymond wouldn’t divulge any further details on the historical setting.
Assassin’s Creed has explored the Crusades, the Renaissance, American Revolution and most recently pirates. The fifth installment will feature her favorite historical era, Raymond says, but she can’t even give a hint of what that is because it would ruin the surprise. She did dispel the rumor that it is set at the end of the samurai age in Japan. That said, she thinks that would be a cool idea.