Showing posts with label Stealth. Show all posts
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Monday, September 17, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Board Game Comes to Kickstarter

A brand-new Assassin’s Creed board game is announced to head for a Kickstarter campaign in November.

After making more than ten games, producing comic-books and a big-budget live-action film, Assassin’s Creed action-adventure video game series from developer/publisher Ubisoft can surely be considered as a high-profile franchise.

The most recent installment of the series, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is about to release within a month on October 5 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, news of a brand-new Assassin’s Creed board game is about to launch a Kickstarter campaign in November.

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Assassin’s Creed Board Game Comes to Kickstarter

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Independent board game publishing studio Triton Noir has just announced that they will be starting Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund on November for their upcoming project, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of Venice.

The company made a reputation for themselves for making V-Commandos, a game loosely based on a fan-favorite stealth strategy title Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines from 1998. Currently, we have nothing more at hand than a single image of an assassin while we wait for November 13 to come quickly.

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The premise for Brotherhood of Venice is set on 1509, during the period of Italian Renaissance and being of cooperative tactical nature, this tabletop game will mainly focus on stealth. Players will create their very own headquarters for assassins and send them to the city to complete their assigned objectives.

There are 20 unique interrelated missions worth more than 20 hours campaign to complete that the game revolves around. The story of the game is set between the timelines of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

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Cassandra from Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of Venice

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This is definitely not the first attempt of making a board game based on Assassin’s Creed and there are a number of Monopoly games based on the series. Among them all, Assassin’s Creed: Arena from Cryptozoic is the most prominent one you can find out there.

Until any official details are released by Triton Noir, we can't even confirm the duration for the campaign after it goes live. Rumor has it that, popular series protagonist Ezio from Assassin's Creed II will have a have cameo role to play.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass Details

Ubisoft wants player to keep playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey long after the credits roll with two post-launch story arcs.

The latest installment of action role-playing game series Assassin’s Creed from Ubisoft being Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which is set to release on October 5, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The game will be set on Greece and allow players to take the role of a legendary Spartan mercenary. Already pretty large in size, details regarding post-launch content and Season Pass on this upcoming title have announced to expand the experience further with two new story arcs.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass Details

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Detailing the nature of the content developer/publisher Ubisoft are offering, a brand-new trailer was released recently.




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When you are finished playing the base game, you or your assassin character isn't done with the mythology of Ancient Greece just yet. The first major story arc that Odyssey will take us into is titled Legacy of the First Blade and it reveal the history of the first person who has ever wailed the iconic Hidden Blade.

The Fate of Atlantis will come out next as the second storyline that takes players to a journey to discover truth of the renowned sunken city and even go up against godly creatures.

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The Fate of Atlantis

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Legacy of the First Blade will debut on December and The Fate of Atlantis arrives by spring of 2019. Those post-launch story arcs will come out in episodic nature; each releasing in six weeks after another and in-between them, free in-game regular quests will follow in Tales of Greece.

Purchasing Gold, Pantheon, Spartan or Ultimate Editions of the game automatically grants you access to Season Pass or you can just get it separately. Also, Discovery Tour returns from Assassin’s Creed Origins.

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Assassin’s Creed III Remastered

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Speaking of history earlier, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered and Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered are both added into Season Pass content. These two games will have all of their original content, plus DLC with visual enhancements of 4K and HDR support for experiencing high-resolution graphics even on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X platform.

Although the former remastered edition title was criticized for having poor plot, it still managed to sell over 3.5 million copies.

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Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered

You can still make a stand-alone purchase for the remastered titles if you are not at all interested to buy the Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Ubisoft made the same approach with Far Cry 3 Classic Edition when it came along with Season Pass of Far Cry 5.

So, after you complete your quest on Greece as Alexios or Kassandra, you can have some more fun-time with Connor or the first female protagonist of the series, Aveline de Grandpré to experience the era of American Revolution.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Metal Gear Solid 5 Update Lets You Play as Quiet

Sniper assassin Quiet from Metal Gear Solid V is now available to play with in newly released update from Konami.

The last update released for action-adventure stealth title Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain by Kojima Productions and Konami was deployed almost a year ago, which let players control Venom Snake's ally Revolver Ocelot. Now, a recent update released for the game today lets you play as Quiet, who is a female sniper assassin and one of the boss characters from Metal Gear series. She was introduced in the series and came across Snake throughout the events of Phantom Pain.

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Metal Gear Solid V Update Lets You Play as Quiet

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Primarily, Quiet is available to take part in Forward Operating Base missions of the game, where players can simply pick her up to break into forward operating bases of other competing players and because of her extremely fast speed, she will come in handy to take down enemies on her path with quick dash attacks. Her cloaking ability activates itself if she remains still for some time at one place. Also, Quiet is better at taking long distance shots with slightest swing, thanks to her steady hands.

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In MGSV: TPP, she was sent to Afghanistan on a mission by Skull Face and upon encountering Venom Snake there; she engaged in a fight with him and is defeated before being taken to Mother Base as a prisoner. Later, she becomes a companion character to provide assist on various missions. Her general weapons of choice are three sniper rifles Guilty Butterfly, Sinful Butterfly and Wicked Butterfly, which she carries around. Only the first one of these rifles is non-lethal.

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Metal Gear Solid V Quiet Playable Form

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Quiet carries two sniper rifles, a pair of dark matter generators to both stun of kill enemies and a protective energy bubble shield. this scantily-clad assassin received a parasite treatment in past to recover severe injury that grants her superhuman abilities like enhanced agility and durability but she had to breathe through skin as side-effect and wearing clothes will only suffocate her, which actually explains her lack of clothing. So, you are not allowed to change her uniform or head options.

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Update 1.17 for Metal Gear Solid V: TPP is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Quiet is considerably better at jumping in high altitudes where Snake would require a ladder in general. The update also brings new features for online competitive multiplayer mode, gadgets and weapons to the game but these are only exclusive to FOB missions. There is a hard difficulty mode to Event FOB to collect more reward points.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Assassin's Creed Series is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Thanks to Xbox One backward compatibility, every Assassin's Creed games are now available to play on Xbox One.

Although Microsoft Studios has been lacking exclusive first-party titles for a while and going through a tough time competing with Sony, they did make some smart moves like teaming up with Nintendo by sharing their platform for cross-play and another is introducing backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games. After including a series of popular Star Wars games lately, Microsoft has made every Assassin's Creed video game released on Xbox 360 backwards compatible now.

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Assassin's Creed is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

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With this new initiative of theirs, Microsoft is being more pro-consumer than their rival company to add an advantage over another. Players can now enjoy games like Crimson Skies and Dragon Age 2 without having jumped back at previous console from 2001. Without swapping to PC or changing platform, you can now have access to a massive library of classic games and players have spent more than 1 billion hours playing those titles on Xbox One already.

RELATED: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Confirmed

Director of Programming for Xbox Live, Larry Hryb has recently announced on Twitter that two more games have been added to Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list. One of them being Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD from 2012 and another is Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter from 2006. Even though many are still trying to complete Assassin’s Creed Origins while eagerly waiting for the next title Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, it is nice to have the ability to play the entire series on Xbox One.



RELATED: Assassin's Creed Origins Includes Loot Boxes

PlayStation Vita was the initial platform for Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, which was later re-released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. As new generation of consoles made their debut, Ubisoft introduced Assassin's Creed Rogue and Assassin’s Creed Unity for old and new platforms. Back then, only newly released titles from the franchise could be played in modern consoles but now, Microsoft has made the whole fan-favorite series accessible by added all of them to backwards compatibility list.

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Generation of Assassin's Creed

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The extended catalog now includes Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed II, AC: Brotherhood, AC: Revelations, Assassin's Creed III, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and AC Rogue. This is a great new move that allows players to move to a newer console and not leaving their favorite games behind but unfortunately, doesn't get enough credit for some unknown reason. New generation of gamers can now easily enjoy these awesome games and become a fan, which is good for business.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hitman 2 Announced

Hitman 2 is confirmed ahead Of E3 2018. New Sniper Assassin co-op game revealed with distinct gameplay experience.

Following WB Games' teasing of soon to be revealed big-game title during E3 2018, a logo of Hitman 2 showed up on their official website. Although it was pretty clear what the logo was for, they still kept on denying for some reason and removed the logo from their site to stop further rumors. By then, the damage has been done and people know about it already. During a special live-stream event, they have revealed the first official trailer for the game, which finally clears out all confusion.

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Hitman 2 Announced

Below is the brand-new trailer for Hitman 2, a sequel to 2016's critically acclaimed Hitman game as Agent 47 returns.




The game is not the actual second title from original series but is a direct sequel to 2016's Hitman, which was an episodic game from developer IO Interactive and publisher Square Enix. Despite having a different play style in previous project, the studio will venture to a new direction this time now that they have teamed up with WB Games. They will release the whole game at once for this one and probably continue the practice as long as they are working together.

However, moving on from fetching story through live content does not mean they are done with DLC releases. With time, post-launch additional downloadable contents will fill in for sure. Also, there are six different locations players get to explore like a racetrack rally or luxurious mansions to take out high value targets. Maps and missions in the sequel will be very detailed in design as the developer stated that, environments and objects plays a crucial part if you can employ them properly.

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Pre-Order to Access Sniper Assassin

Hitman 2 is bringing back co-op mode Sniper Assassin to work along with your friends online or completely go solo in a single player to partake in various missions. If you pre-order Standard, Silver, Gold or Collector's edition of the game right now, you can immediately get access to it. Playing this mode in advance is almost playing a demo of the main game at this point and also to point out that this is the very first time a Hitman game in whole franchise features a multiplayer mode.

Watch this second clip of how Sniper Assassin mode will be and take idea of how to improvise your biggest kills on the job.




November 13 marks the release date for Hitman 2 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but you can start your hunt for Shadow Client early from November 9, if you happen to have placed an order for either Gold or Collector's edition. We are guessing more specified details will be dropped at E3 2018 press conference shortly. Shifting in gameplay and in overall will obviously set it apart and possibly will make it successful as well.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Confirmed

Earlier, news of a new Assassin's Creed game titled Assassin's Creed Odyssey came out from a keychain, which not only revealed the franchise's next setup to be ancient Greece, it also seem to connect with last year's critically acclaimed release Assassin's Creed Origins, where we explored ancient Egypt with protagonist Bayek. Ubisoft eventually confirmed those rumors of an upcoming entry of their open-world action-adventure franchise by revealing a short clip on Twitter.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Confirmed

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Previously, the developer even denied of any possibilities for a sequel this year and instead chose to focus on more DLC expansions for Origins. So, we were led to believe that either the keychain is an early leak or Odyssey might probably be a large expansion because of its connection to game's ending and suggestive setup of ancient Greece. Realizing that their tight-kept secret is out of the bag anyway, Ubisoft decided to officially confirm their involvement in a sequel with a short tease.



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The upcoming title is in fact "Assassin's Creed Odyssey", a direct nod to Homer's The Odyssey and though very short in length, the video was able to generate much hype. We see a Greek warrior throwing his enemy off from a cliff with a Spartan kick as we saw in live-action film 300 and then the game’s title card takes over the screen showing the new official logo for Odyssey. The traditional Assassin's Creed insignia is changed and a Corinthian helmet is placed at the center of their symbol.


RELATED: Assassin's Creed Origins Includes Loot Boxes

This teaser came with a caption “See you at E3”, clearly hinting of more detailed reveal to happen in E3 2018, which will be June 12-14. In past, the series has ventured into many era from history and had some low performing entries but with Assassin's Creed Origins, Ubisoft was finally able to turn the tide to their favor. The sole reason for that success was the extra year they decided to take for development and hopefully, Odyssey will receive the same treatment to be a stand out title.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Leaked

Apparently a direct sequel to Ubisoft's action-adventure game Assassin's Creed Origins has been leaked recently. Titled Assassin's Creed Odyssey, this upcoming game will embody a new age for Assassin's Creed franchise. Although the game is still set on distant past, it most probably will introduce a new combat system as well. Also, our hero Bayek from last game will be replaced with a new protagonist who will be venturing in a brand-new open world setting.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Leaked

RELATED: Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones DLC Out Now

Despite skepticism in the early period before release, Origins turned out to be a commercial and critical success. This is mostly because the developers took an extra whole year to work on this project instead of rushing things and moving from their same old New Year release schedule. Looks like they are back again in their same old track with the brand-new upcoming game Odyssey. Since no official announcement was made, very little details about it is out there.

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Rumor of this possible leak for Odyssey first surfaced on a French site, Jeuxvideo, where they have displayed a stylish keychain that is clearly merchandise related to Assassin's Creed Odyssey. The name of the game is not the only hint we want you to take, because there are more. Alongside game's title, there is a logo right under the Assassin's symbol which has a heavy resemblance with helmet from ancient Greece. Also, Odyssey is a renowned Greek epic, implying that the series is moving from Ancient Egypt to Greece.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Leaked Keychain

RELATED: Assassin's Creed Origins Includes Loot Boxes

Before you start pointing out that everyone else could make up a fake key chain and logo because it does not look official or authentic, there is more than this merchandise leak. In the end of Assassin's Creed Origins and its post-game DLC campaign, Ubisoft did actually indicate of a future Greece location. Also, we see Bayek either helping or taking down Greeks and Romans who came across the sea to Egypt in his later operations. Wouldn't it be natural for him and his Brotherhood to continue following the cause and go to Greece?

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Besides, new rumor of another Assassin's Creed game was already been out for some time now. Plus, the infamous Walmart leak from few weeks back actually spoiled many anticipating announcement before E3 2018 along with a new title from the franchise. A post on 4chan that made its way to Reddit has the same indication for a plot set on Greece in time of Flavian Dynasty of Roman Empire. Bayek may not return as main character as that era begin almost a century after the events of Origins but he can always appear in flashbacks.

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Ending of Assassin's Creed Origins

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On that note, our friendly advice is to take all leaks and rumors should be taken with a grain of salt but the ratio of leaked information turning out to be true is too damn high these days. Ubisoft did a fine job with Origins and it would only be logical for them to maintain that success streak and maybe even produce a trilogy of some sort. Since they stated that a new release in 2018 is not likely to happen and they will focus on DLC's, Odyssey may turn out to be an expansion after all.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Comes to Ghost Recon Wildlands

Earlier, we learnt of a crossover between two of Tom Clancy's most popular game title from developer Ubisoft where Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher comes to Bolivian Wildlands for a mission and teams up with the Ghosts. Thus, video game fans are receiving a company-wide crossover of tactical shooter Ghost Recon Wildlands and stealth game Splinter Cell. Sam Fisher will arrive at Wildlands in the next free update Special Operations 1 for one of his black-ops missions.

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Ghost Recon Wildlands Special Operation 1: Splinter-Cell

Second season for Ghost Recon Wildlands have already kicked in and Ubisoft plans to release four free updates. Special Operation 1: Splinter Cell is the first one of them and from onward April 10, will go live for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There will be new PvE missions, brand-new PvP class and Splinter Cell-themed items. Few details from developers have been dropped about this operation and we are discussing it below.

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We got a trailer highlighting features of Ghost Recon Wildlands Special Operation 1: Splinter Cell that marks the return of Sam Fisher.




Available for single player or four player co-op, this Splinter Cell-themed mission is fully stealth based and you will be accompanying Sam during night time into enemy camps to complete his quest. Be mindful of the fact that this is a limited time exclusive and you have to finish the mission before May 2, 2018 to get your hands on special items like night-vision filter or filter goggles which Sam Fisher uses and a few other cool stuffs.

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New Assault Class Echelon

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A new assault class Echelon is also added in this free update for PvP modes of Ghost War. This one is part of Sam's Fourth Echelon team and has access to fancy gadgets such as Sonar Pulse, which will let you see enemies at close range from behind the walls. Year 2 Season Pass of Ghost Recon Wildlands can get you seven-day early access to Echelon class or you can purchase it with your hard earned Prestige points. This class is also available in new PvP game mode Sabotage that has five exclusive new maps.

RELATED: Splinter Cell Upcoming Reboot?

Special Operation 1 will help improve Ghosts' stealth skill as they follow legendary Sam Fisher in the field at work. These new challenges will make them more tactical, which actually helps because Ghost Recon Wildlands is a tactical shooter. It wasn't quite long ago when 90's renowned movie monster, The Predator came to tangle with the Ghosts in a PvE mission. Although he was a bit hard on the elite squad and gave them a tough time, they sure learned a thing or two going up against him.

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Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Comes to Wildlands

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Months ago, we heard a rumor flying of Splinter Cell franchise getting a reboot and we still got no confirmation on that. However, we are glad that Sam Fisher has found a way to come back in action once again even though if it is for a crossover. Voice actor Michael Ironside also returns to portray this iconic character of the series. We might even see him working with special agents of Tom Clancy's The Division in mid-crisis Manhattan of the future shortly afterwards.