Showing posts with label Assassin's Creed. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Assassin's Creed. Show all posts

Friday, April 19, 2019

Assassin's Creed Unity Positively Review-Bombed on Steam

Steam community review-bombed Assassin's Creed Unity to praise its giveaway by Ubisoft last week.

Although action-adventure game Assassin's Creed Unity from developer/publisher Ubisoft came out in 2014 and not has been a trending title for a while, it suddenly became a topic for discussion for gamers worldwide lately.

After iconic cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris caught fire on April 15, the French video game studio donated €500,000 for its restoration and offered free copies of AC Unity, which led to fans positively review bombing it on Steam.

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Assassin's Creed Unity Positively Review-Bombed on Steam

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Last week, Ubisoft offered PC version of the game for free so that people can virtually explore and admire this 856 year-old historic Cathedral. Gamers become nostalgic going back to a French Revolution-era Paris and to re-discover this prominent sight.

It generated a surge of complimentary reviews all of a sudden by Steam community on its Store page and for a game that previously had a "mixed" status, has now garnered a "very positive" reputation after recent wave of reviews came in.

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AC Unity players are expressing gratitude for allowing them an opportunity to revisit and appreciate what Notre-Dame was and one even joked that they will need to burn down a pyramid to get Assassin's Creed Origins for free.

Ubisoft took a break from the franchise after a rocky launch of Assassin's Creed Unity back in 2015 but as it seems, players have forgiven them for that now and surprisingly, Steam has not even flagged it for off-topic review activities either.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Assassin's Creed Unity Free on Uplay Now

To stand in solidarity for the fire ravaged iconic Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, Ubisoft is giving away Assassins Creed Unity for free on Uplay.

Even if you don't keep up much with international news, you may have heard about the devastating fire at iconic Notre-Dame cathedral of Paris on this Monday, April 15 that has moved everyone around the world in shock.

To stand in solidarity with everyone affected by it, French video game developer/publisher Ubisoft has announced to donate €500,000 for its restoration work and offering free copies of Assassin's Creed Unity on PC via Uplay, available until April 25.

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Assassin's Creed Unity Free on Uplay Now

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Set during French Revolution era of a fictional Paris, AC Unity focuses efforts of protagonist Arno Victor Dorian in exposing forces behind wheels of Revolution and its gameplay follows a stealth based combat system in an open-world.

Entire set pieces of this installment are from a time when cathedral of Notre-Dame was vandalized and players are to enter the central church chasing Templar Sivert at one point, which remains a very notable part of the game.

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While designing the in-game version of this renowned monumental piece, senior level artist Caroline Miousse said in a 2014 interview that they went through a lot of blueprints and Assassin's Creed historian Maxime Durand helped of course.

Although she never visited it before working on the project back then, she looked at a lot of references and talked to people to know how it's like to be there. However, the one you will see in AC Unity is not the one from French Revolution.

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Notre-Dame de Paris

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Much like Eiffel tower, Notre-Dame de Paris is an iconic part of the city skyline that is quite hard to miss because of a massive spire aside from its two towers and has gone through an extraordinary recreation process during development of Unity.

Rebuilt after 18th century with wood, it suffered the most during recent fire and Miousse actually changed it a bit to make it look cool. Whenever players get to climb on it, they have a chance to see Paris from very top and it is an amazing view.

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Entire world has already pledged over $900 million collectively for reconstruction of the 800 years old historic Cathedral with more coming in every day and French government has planned on rebuilding it within next few years.

Already donating an amount to the cause, Ubisoft is doing their part as well by inviting players to appreciate its glory with a free giveaway of Assassin's Creed Unity, which obviously is the possible best way of paying homage to Notre-Dame in video games.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

New Assassin's Creed Game Coming in 2020?

Apparently titled "Assassin's Creed Legion", rumor has it that Ubisoft is planning next game of the series to set in Rome and to release on 2020.

After wrapping up Assassin's Creed Origins and Assassin's Creed Odyssey in two back-to-back years, developer/publisher Ubisoft announced back in 2018 that they are skipping 2019 for releasing any new titles from the popular action-adventure stealth game series.

Recently, a new rumor suggests that the next Assassin's Creed game will be released at some point in 2020 and would be set on Rome, contrary to what many have predicted earlier about the game being set on feudal Japan or China.

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Assassin's Creed Legion Game Coming in 2020?

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In an attempt to discover its roots, AC franchise went back to Ancient Egypt in Origins and then moved to classical Greece of 431 BC for the next installment, Odyssey. Currently code named Legion, a new AC game is coming in 2020 according to a latest buzz.

On the message board discussion about upcoming Watch Dogs 3 rumors of the website Fireden, it is suggested that the premise for forthcoming Assassin's Creed title may take place somewhere around 169 AD, when the reign of Marcus Aurelius was ending.

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Assassin's Creed Legion Leaked Image

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The same source also suggests that players will be given the choice to pick between a male and female assassin character named Cassius or Lucia like Alexios and Kassandra from like the previous Assassin's Creed release.

These lead characters would likely be descendants of characters from either Origins or Odyssey. Focused mostly on Assassins and politics from the First Civilization history of Rome, both newcomers and series veterans will find things they enjoy.

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Emperor Marcus Aurelius

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Ubisoft is targeting "Assassin's Creed Legion" to release on platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as next gen consoles, which are yet to be announced from both Microsoft and Sony. Until any new information arises, these are all we know for now.

Although the series has already visited Rome in 2010 through Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, it would still be nice to revisit once more long after. However, it would be wise to take the news with a grain of salt since there is no more concrete evidence other than the leaked image.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Assassin's Creed III Remastered Release Date

Ubisoft unveils an official release date for Assassin's Creed III Remastered and a comparison trailer to showcase the upgrades.

Back in September 2018, the inception of Assassin's Creed III Remastered was announced by developer/publisher Ubisoft when revealed Season Pass details of Assassin's Creed Odyssey; the latest release from action-adventure franchise Assassin's Creed.

The news got many veteran series fans excited with nostalgia aside from new generation of fans who joined from Odyssey. The remastered version of the game is currently all set to launch in March 29, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Assassin's Creed III Remastered Release Date

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For everyone curious out there, Ubisoft released a brand-new comparison trailer to nitpick details of the updated visuals.




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Not only have they updated the title with 4K resolution and HDR support, higher-resolution textures were added as they included gameplay improvements. All of the original single-player DLC from AC3 has been made available as well.

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered receives similar graphical updates and is also added to the premium content. Anyone other than Season Pass holders of Odyssey willing to get these games can purchase them separately.

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ACIII Remastered is about to explore the chronicles of half-English Assassin Connor on 18th-century Boston during American Revolution. He dedicates himself to keep up the legacy of their centuries-old Brotherhood alive and to stop Templars from taking control over colonies.

ACIII: Liberation follows the struggles of a French-African descendant protagonist Aveline de Grandpre around the same time on New Orleans. She fought against the oppression of authority during Spanish occupation in Louisiana to secure freedom.

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Frontier of American Revolution

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Although many fans accuses ACIII for moving aside from the footsteps of its predecessor, the game introduced the mechanics of naval combat that latter titles has adapted to full potential while receiving popularity among crowd.

Whether you acquire Assassin's Creed III Remastered as a downloadable add-on for Odyssey or buy it individually, this is your ticket to go back to the roots of franchise and enjoy the thrilling experience at fullest in modern day gaming platforms.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Monster Hunter: World X Assassin's Creed Collaboration Event

The latest collaboration of Monster Hunter: World with Assassin's Creed featuring new event quest is live now!

As a part of their continual support with Monster Hunter: World, latest release from action role-playing game series Monster Hunter, developer/publisher Capcom arranged a number of collaboration event throughout the year 2018 and fans have enjoyed those crossovers.

This year, we saw MHW collide with MMORPG title Final Fantasy XIV and announced for an upcoming event with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2019. What no one ever saw coming out of nowhere is a surprise mix-up with Assassin's Creed franchise.

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Monster Hunter: World X Assassin's Creed Collaboration Event

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Before we go ahead with spewing details on the event, be sure to check out the official trailer released for the occasion.




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Needless to say that, this is an update that no one could have possibly expected but still, it is here sneaking up on us like members of the secret society of assassins. The first thing we get to celebrate is armor and gear themed on Assassin's Creed.

You can get your hands on "Bayek Layered Armor" or "Assassin’s Hood" tool based on Bayek and Ezio Auditore from Assassin's Creed Origins and Assassin's Creed II respectively by taking part into the limited-time quest called "SDF: Silent, Deadly and Fierce".

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SDF quest will pit you against three of the most aggressive creatures of the game; Odogaron, Deviljho and an elder dragon Lunastra for a face off. When you will enter the arena, the first two will appear right there and the third one only comes up once they are beat.

Despite the gameplay require everyone to be strategic; SDF can be considered as simple beat down at best. Anyone alone can play fool with the two if they want but since others will be playing online, no one is stopping you from trying your luck on multiplayer.

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New SDF Event Quest Live Now!

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Players will only be rewarded with a unique quest item called Senu's Feather after they manage to defeat all three of them. This item will help you unlock "Bayek Layered Armor" gear from AC Origins and requires another one to forge it.

When the Armory attendant Smithy of MHW, he will also offer players "Assassin’s Hood" before sending them to collect another Senu's Feather. Apparently, both of these themed armor and gear requires two of the items and you need more than one SDF quest to complete.

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The event is already started and will run until January 10, 2019 for players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. No official date for PC version of the experience is given out by Capcom yet except for the mention that it will come at a later date.

Previously, Monster Hunter: World has arranged a cross-promotional event for PS4 players where they could play as Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn. Then there were few other instances where the game introduced elements from Devil May Cry, Mega Man and Street Fighter.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

For Honor X Assassin's Creed Collaboration Event

The three-week long crossover event between For Honor and Assassin's Creed is starting today and will end on January 10.

Two of the biggest titles of developer/publisher Ubisoft will collide as nothing is true, everything is permitted. If you understood that reference then you know we are talking about a certain stealth action-adventure franchise and they are in a quest For Honor.

If that sounds like a bad pun as well, then we will cut to chase where the medieval action fighting game calls in for a three-week long event called "For the Creed", which will bring in Assassin's Creed-themed content for the fierce warriors of the history.

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For Honor X Assassin's Creed Collaboration Event

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Check out the brand-new official trailer for the ongoing crossover event that promises to bring in all sorts of historical hype in one place with the power of Animus.




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There will be a 4v4 Dominion mode titled Assassini e Templari, which involves capturing zones to decoy commanders Ezio Auditore and Cesare Borgia out of a fight. Each team will receive 300 points to defeat them and the first one to collect 1000 points wins.

The limited time event for the melee action title will run from December 20 to January 10 over all available platforms. Plus, there will be cosmetic items and weapons like the wrist-blades or the axe from Assassin's Creed III to enjoy the spirit of this event.

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To create a unique new gaming experience, Abstergo has attempted to generate a themed atmosphere with music and special environmental effects through the Animus and even director Warren Vidic would be there to narrate in certain game modes.

When the fighters will perform any drop attack it will come with a Leap of Faith animation and the in-game menus will be displayed through the Animus. There come a few weekly arcade quests and community orders for players to take part in as well.

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In past, Ubisoft has teased the connection between their expanded universes and loves to do that. Earlier this year, Sam Fisher of Splinter Cell visited Ghost Recon: Wildlands and then Easter egg of that game were found in Assassin's Creed Odyssey as a pair of goggles.

In January, players of Assassin's Creed Origins will wield weaponry from the action fighting game in a crossover DLC and maybe that is why, For Honor is packing this event. Also, emotes, outfits or settings from Assassin's Creed may just pop in for the fighters.

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The title originally started their journey with three unique class of fighters; Knight, Samurai and Vikings. Fans of AC series believe the next game of the franchise will be set in Feudal Japan and even though it is not coming anytime soon, the event may be setting the stage for that in advance.

For Honor year 3 content will come on January 31, 2019 and the game is already available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although players have accused the game being a micro-transaction ridden system, Ubisoft somewhat redeemed that with regular updates.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for November 2018

November 2018 brings free games like Assassin’s Creed and Battlefield 1 to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

The month of October was hopefully a blast for all the Xbox Live Gold for the subscribers because of the unique lineup of free games. Now that we are headed towards November, a brand-new catalog of games has been presented.

Players on Xbox One will have two titles and two comes from Xbox 360 using Microsoft's backward compatibility. By the time you are reading this, you probably do not have much time left to catch the free Games With Gold for October but if you do, do not miss them.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for November 2018

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Before diving deep for more details, we want you to take a look at Games with Gold lineup on November 2018 for Xbox One.




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Battlefield 1
We are merely weeks away from witnessing the glory of World War II in upcoming first-person shooter Battlefield V from EA DICE and Electronic Arts. So, going back to the first war before that would only make sense now as well as anytime before.

Witness the thrill of World War I in single-player campaign or take part into a 64 person multiplayer experience with this highly acclaimed FPS title. Begin to write history of epic battles on Xbox One from November 1 to 31.

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Battlefield 1 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Race the Sun
Care to play some indie games? Because, Games with Gold has one on their lot for you this month. An endless running game from comes this way from Developer/publisher studio Flippfly, which will put your coordination skills and reflexes to test.

Arcade games era of the past has a heavy influence on this particular title to pour in some serious tension when you are piloting the aircraft. You can take the flight anytime from November 16 to December 15 on your Xbox One to fly as long as you want.

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Race the Sun on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Assassin’s Creed
While everyone else is busy playing the newly released Assassin's Creed Odyssey, wouldn't it be nice to go back to the root of the stealth action-adventure franchise and try out the first Assassin's Creed game of the series once again? Yes, we thought so.

The game explores the journey of fan-favorite master assassin of the brotherhood Altaïr in a battle against the Templars. So, plug yourself to Animus to walk the path of your assassin ancestor from November 1 to 15 on your Xbox One or Xbox 360.

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Assassin’s Creed on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Dante’s Inferno
When Visceral Games was shut down earlier, many fans have mourned but the studio left enough noteworthy titles behind they can still take pride for. One such name would be Dante’s Inferno, a game that is still praised for its art style and level design.

A product released by publisher Electronic Arts, the game follows the story of a Templar knight in his pursuit of vengeance to retrieve the soul of his love. Seek redemption for Dante from November 16 to the end of the month on Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles.

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Dante’s Inferno on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Apparently, you are getting $84.96 worth of free games for this month with your Xbox Live Gold membership. Become an Xbox Live Gold member today to enjoy these exciting titles each month exclusively on your Xbox consoles as well as great deal of games on discount in Microsoft Store.

Xbox Game Pass on the other hand offers some exciting games like Dead Island: Riptide, Outlast and Sniper Elite 4 alongside 100 other great games from Microsoft Store. If you are in doubt, then trying up that 14-Day Free Trial would be a good idea.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Lets You Unlock Bayek

As a tribute to Assassin's Creed Origins, you can unlock Bayek as a Legendary-level lieutenant in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

With Assassin's Creed Origins, developer/publisher Ubisoft has set a new framework for their popular action role-playing franchise and Assassin's Creed Odyssey is simply following that groundwork from its predecessor as the latest title from the series.

The reinvention worked fine for Origins and the sequel is doing even better following the same formula for most part. In order to connect to the larger Assassin's Creed world and as a nice callback to the previous game, they have added Bayek in Odyssey.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Lets You Unlock Bayek

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Though Bayek can be unlocked within the game, he is still not a playable character in the game. Instead, he will assist your selected character, Alexios or Kassandra as a Legendary level lieutenant during the Peloponnesian War onboard the ship Adrestia.

Just because he is not a playable character doesn't mean that Bayek could come in handy naval battles and offer buffs to the vessel. He will talk to Adrestia's crew and when boarding on enemy vessels, he can assist you as well.

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According to the rarity, lieutenant's perks can vary and so does their amount of damage inflicting ability. Since Legendary is the strongest among Epic, Rare and Common level, having him on your side is like having an ace on the deck.

Lieutenants can also aid in combat when player summon them using their ability "Call to Arms" under the Stealth branch of skill tree. Depending on their weakest to strongest level, they will either distract enemies to provide cover or even kill them.

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This is not the first time where Odyssey brought a protagonist from a previous Assassin's Creed game to feature as a lieutenant. Earlier, the game drafted Victorian era assassin, Evie Frye from Assassin's Creed Syndicate as a Legendary lieutenant.

Aside from aiding Alexios or Kassandra on board, she wielded a spear on fight and buffs javelin damage by 9%. Available as Ubisoft Club reward, both Evie and Bayek can be assigned as lieutenants at the same time when you upgrade the Adrestia.



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Evie can be unlocked by completing the Master Assassin challenge whereas Bayek would be up for 40 Units at Ubisoft Club. Though it is not absolutely necessary but as you can see, having them watching your back is a great relief when you are fighting.

Currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Assassin's Creed Odyssey added these characters as additional content, which is a fun piece of nod to their expanded in-game universe and fans who haven't been following the past games for so long can sure appreciate the effort.