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Friday, May 15, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Release Date Leaked on Amazon

A recent leak from Amazon Italy listing revealed Assassin's Creed Valhalla release date is set for October 2020.

Through a livestream, developer/publisher Ubisoft has revealed latest installment of Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series, Assassin's Creed Valhalla in April but other than a holiday 2020 window, there is no launch date.

Recently, a release date accidentally added to product listing page of Amazon Italy was spotted by Reddit user AssassinsCrypt and managed to take a screenshot as well where it shows that AC Valhalla is set to arrive on October 15, 2020.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Release Date Leaked on Amazon

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However, Ubisoft were quick to make a move as soon as word got out and change that date to December 31, which is the last day of 2020. AssassinsCrypt has posted it on Facebook to let everyone see aside from posting on Reddit.

Details on gameplay mechanics (without any actual footage) and plot setting of ACV on how Viking leader Eivor to lead his clan of Nordic warriors to find a new home in ninth century England are coming out frequently these days.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Leaked Release Date

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Since Valhalla is slated to come out in holiday 2020, an October release date on Amazon placeholder seems very plausible. Given current global situation with COVID-19 pandemic, Ubisoft can always move that date up if they have to.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is currently set to launch on alleged release date of October 15, 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, supporting Smart Delivery feature for Microsoft consoles.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla First Gameplay Trailer

First-look of Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay is revealed at recent episode of Inside Xbox, showcasing combat, raids and more.

Following a lengthy livestream event, developer/publisher Ubisoft has revealed upcoming installment of Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series, Assassin's Creed Valhalla through a cinematic trailer a week ago.

In previous announcement, Ubisoft promised to release a trailer for AC Valhalla offering first look at gameplay of ninth century epic Viking journey on latest episode of Inside Xbox, which is dropped today during Microsoft reveal event.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla First Gameplay Trailer

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At next-gen gameplay presentation, Ubisoft delves deep into intense combat of ACV in brand-new video.

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Opening shot of newest cinematic trailer opens with Viking warriors are having a feast in longhouse. Then the scene briefly focuses on a statue of Thor and takes a close-up of a Hidden Blade that player character will carry around.

Rather than showing any actual gameplay footage, what Ubisoft has showcased is probably scenes that take place before or after of some action sequences, which seem a lot like a late April fool's joke to fans given their video title.

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Instead of captured in-game footage, Valhalla shows a bunch of scenes featuring Viking raider Eivor. He and his Viking clan are shown to engage in what seems like a raid, charges at enemies with dual-wielding melee weapons and more.

Players can choose a male of female version of protagonist character that can be customized with gears, tattoos and etc. A pet raven will help you with aerial direction while sailing through snowy waterways, as an alternative for eagle.

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Valhalla to support Smart Delivery feature at launch and therefore, let people play on both Microsoft consoles. Open-world gameplay will return once again as well as new mechanics like settlement building and political influence.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is set for holiday 2020 release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Windows PC version will be available to purchase on Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store at launch.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Premiere Trailer

Ubisoft offers first details on Assassin's Creed Valhalla in a world premiere trailer and a release window for holiday 2020.

After being teased in many leaks for past few months, developer/publisher Ubisoft has finally decided to unveil 2020 entry in Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series, Assassin's Creed Valhalla yesterday in a livestream.

As announced in early reveal event, coming Ubisoft has released a brand-new cinematic trailer for AC Valhalla, which is scheduled to arrive on holiday 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Premiere Trailer

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Official world premiere trailer for Assassin's Creed Valhalla explores legends of Viking age in a story teaser.

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Valhalla is set in ninth century, focusing on a fierce Viking warrior named Eivor, who is a leader of his clan. In search of a new home, he leads a valiant army of Norse warriors into a battle in against forces of England during its dark ages.

Armies of England try their best to drive away a Viking clan when they arrive to shores from a war-ravaged Norway and through increasing conflict, players are to cross paths with King Aelfred of Wessex, also known as Alfred the Great.

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Though belonging to a Viking community, Eivor meets Assassin's Creed at some point and will use a hidden blade. Continuing age-old conflict of Assassin Vs. Templar, story of Assassin's Creed Valhalla will follow Layla Hassan in present day.

Amidst battle, Eivor is seen to have shown faith in Odin before killing his enemy with a hidden blade. Tying to Norse god Odin, Valhalla features a raven to serve you with direction from sky as an alternative of having a pet eagle acting as your eye.

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Instead of having to play as male or female version of a protagonist character, Valhalla lets you choose a male or female Eivor, unlike Assassin's Creed Odyssey and allows customization with clothing, gear, tattoos and war paint for his/her.

You can create and share customized mercenary Viking character with friends online for them to employ in raids. Aside from fighting, Eivor will engage in drinking games, go fishing, hunting and recruit clan members as pastime activities.

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Ubisoft promises to bring back classic Assassin's Creed open-world action-adventure gameplay for AC Valhalla. There will be political influence mechanics, raids, settlement builds and such mechanics for a more grounded experience.

Thanks to new combat system, players will be able to dual-wield a number of melee weapons to mow down enemies. You can get in close range to do brutal damage with Eivor's hidden blade or take them down with a bow from distance.

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When braving waterfront raids, sail through enemy territory in a Longship and guide your crews to go after resources to build new settlements. In order to gain large spoils of war, head over to and launch massive attack on Saxon fortresses.

PC version of the game is not debuting through Steam and will be available on Epic Games Store as well as and Ubisoft Store. All members of Uplay Plus subscription service are likely to get their hands on AC Valhalla on launch date.

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Valhalla supports Xbox Smart Delivery and therefore, purchasing the game on Xbox One will get you a copy on Xbox Series X as well. A trailer showcasing Series X gameplay will be shown in upcoming episode of Inside Xbox on May 7, 2020.

Development team that previously worked on acclaimed series titles like Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed Origins for Ubisoft are currently working on Assassin's Creed Valhalla with Ashraf Ismail serving as game director.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Revealed

Ubisoft has revealed an official teaser for Assassin's Creed Valhalla through a prolonged livestream by artist BossLogic.

Known industry analyst Danial Ahmad has pointed out earlier that Chinese social media account for developer/publisher Ubisoft is preparing for a major announcement today at 6 AM PT/9 AM EDT, possibly for next Assassin's Creed game.

Following a livestream on Twitch, YouTube and other social platforms by popular digital artist Kode Abdo AKA BossLogic drawing a concept art, Ubisoft has finally revealed official title for upcoming AC game to be Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Revealed

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Throughout an extensive period of time, BossLogic was busy creating an impressive art piece that teases aspects and theme of newest title of Assassin's Creed franchise, proving many previous rumors of a Viking era settings to be true.

Early leaks that emerged online last year, have suggested new AC title to be called Assassin's Creed Ragnarok. Afterwards, several product listings of Ragnarok were spotted on multiple retailer websites that were taken down quickly.

RELATED: Assassin's Creed 2020 Rumored to Be Revealed Soon

When an alleged achievement list got leaked on Reddit last month, Assassin's Creed 2020 was revealed to be Valhalla and not Ragnarok. Although its rumored name didn't last long, theory of possible Viking settings was almost confirmed.

BossLogic has probably teased a brand-new protagonist for Assassin's Creed Valhalla during his stream, which ended with a name reveal. More of Valhalla will be revealed soon on April 30, 8 AM PT/11 AM EDT through a world premier trailer.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Assassin's Creed 2020 Rumored to Be Revealed Soon

Reputable industry insider hints at a possible reveal window for upcoming Assassin's Creed game, coming very soon.

Last year, it was revealed that next installment of Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series will be revealed in February 2020 by developer/publisher Ubisoft but were postponed due to global crisis of COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a leaked achievements list, upcoming AC game for 2020 is allegedly titled Valhalla, previously known as Assassin's Creed: Ragnarok. An industry insider has pointed out that Assassin's Creed 2020 is likely to be revealed soon.

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Assassin's Creed 2020 Rumored to Be Revealed Soon

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With every other major release is getting pushed back and E3 2020 got cancelled earlier because of ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, newest Assassin's Creed game surely has its scheduled reveal date shifted by developers.

Renowned industry insider Shinobi602 was recently asked on Twitter if he knows when Ubisoft will announce next AC game and he replied saying "yes", only to get a follow-up of "when" that he responded with a .GIF hinting very soon.

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These nods from Shinobi602 nicely align with various rumors of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X events coming in May 2020. One of the biggest dates that were pushed from an earlier calendar is May 5, which fits into very soon category.

Stadia Connect event on April 28, 2020 will also showcase a number of third-party games and since Assassin's Creed Odyssey was a Google Stadia launch title, Assassin's Creed 2020 may end up being revealed for the platform as well.

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AC Odyssey came out almost two years ago and therefore, idea of a new series title is not too far-fetched at this point. Series fans are already excited nevertheless from rumors of a possible Vikings era setting and Norse mythology roots.

Even though Shinobi602 has been a trusted leaker for years, there is no official confirmation of a title or a date from Ubisoft just yet. However, fans can finally hope to get their exclusive first-look at Assassin's Creed 2020 very soon.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Assassin's Creed 2 Free on Uplay Now

PC version of action-adventure title Assassin's Creed II is currently free to claim on Uplay until April 17, 2020.

Ever since people worldwide are forced into self-quarantine amidst Coronavirus outbreak, many video game companies are offering players free games lately to prevent spreading of COVID-19 and spend more time indoors.

In a recent freebie offering, developer/publisher Ubisoft is giving away a free copy of 2009 action-adventure game Assassin's Creed II for PC platform, which you can claim now on Uplay from April 14, 6:00 AM PT to April 17, 6:00 AM PT.

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Assassin's Creed 2 Free on Uplay Now

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Set in 21st century, AC II focuses on protagonist Desmond Miles, who taps into memories of his distant ancestor and legendary assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze in an attempt to thwart an ancient conspiracy of Templars organization.

Playing as Ezio, you will meet prominent historical figures like Leonardo da Vinci and Caterina Sforza in-game. Ubisoft has improved over shortcomings of series debut title by emphasizing on its story premise and less repetitive gameplay.

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Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad has Tweeted news of this giveaway a few days ago before official announcement.

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Since people are forced to stay at home and maintain social distancing anyway, what better thing you can do to spend idle time? Therefore, you can have a good time at your place and appreciate this initiative of free games by Ubisoft.

Assassin's Creed II undoubtedly is one of the top-tier games within entire Assassin's Creed franchise. All you need is a free account and Uplay desktop client downloaded to start your adventure in Renaissance-era Italy right away.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Assassin's Creed Ragnarok Rumored to Reveal in February 2020

According to recent leaks, Ubisoft will reveal "Assassin's Creed Ragnarok" in February next year with a fall 2020 release window.

Following back-to-back release of Assassin's Creed Origins and Assassin's Creed Odyssey, developer/publisher Ubisoft decided to skip 2019 from launching any new Assassin's Creed games in favor of post-launch support.

Some leaked information emerged recently on Reddit suggests that next installment of AC franchise is most likely to take place during Viking era and will be called "Assassin's Creed Ragnarok", similar to a rumor from May 2019.

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Assassin's Creed Ragnarok Rumored to Reveal in February 2020

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According to that same leaked source, Ragnarok is going to be revealed at an upcoming PlayStation event next year in February, which may be a hint to State of Play livestream and will have a release window of fall 2020.

Ubisoft has apparently planned for a multi-platform release for the title across current and next generation of consoles. Its map location will set around big part of England and Scandinavia, including London and Plimouth city.

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Players would be given choice to pick a male or female Assassin named Jora, with a plot revolving on revenge throughout first civilization and Norse mythology for a major part with some ties to both Origins and Odyssey.

Protagonist character may explore realms of Asgard and Jottuneim while meeting legendary beings like Loki and Odin. In terms of gameplay, Ragnarok will follow general mechanics of Odyssey with more improvements and role-playing aspects.

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Developers are intending to bring back and implement beloved NPC recruitment system from Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. You can use a boat for travel but there will be less naval fights than Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag or Odyssey.

A couple of inconsistency in this leak raise question about authenticity of its source with one such example being Ragnarok taking place on circa 800 B.C. but Vikings did not come to England until 793 A.D., almost after 1600 years.

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Whether or not this leak is accurate, it could simply be a typo as 800 A.D. is pretty close to when it happened in real-world. It could also be a mix up from leaked data of upcoming open-world action adventure game Gods & Monsters.

Earlier this year, a rumor claimed for next AC game to be titled "Assassin's Creed Legion" with a set release window of 2020 and set entirely on Rome, instead of feudal Japan or China like many fans have heavily speculated in past.

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Based on early leaks, Legion is more suited to be next Assassin's Creed game in a trilogy that would carry the legacy of Origins and Odyssey. When it is finally out, AC series can easily proceed to a new direction with a new title or a saga.

Assassin's Creed Ragnarok was previously codenamed "Kingdom" and it would presumably kick-start another trilogy in Assassin's Creed annual action-adventure stealth game series delved into mythical stories for coming years after Legion.

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 Rumored to Release 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 AC game will be titled "Assassin's Creed Legion" and released at some point in 2020. It would be set on Rome, contrary to what many predicted about the game being set on feudal Japan or China.

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New Assassin's Creed Game Rumored to Release 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 PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms as well as next gen consoles, which are yet to be confirmed by both Microsoft and Sony in one of their upcoming showcase events.

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

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.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for Xbox One X

Enhanced graphics aside, Xbox One X provides the best experience for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in overall.

Before taking a year off in 2019 from their action role-playing Assassin’s Creed game series, developer/publisher Ubisoft has released the latest installment of the franchise, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on October 5 for all major platforms.

It was also given an enhanced treatment for Xbox One X to offer the best visual experience on the console, which is currently considered as one of the most powerful system there is. The teams involved in development put their best effort to tell the most compelling stories though the game.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for Xbox One X

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When creating Assassin’s Creed Origins, the studio took a technological leap which helps them forge Odyssey. The enhanced feel of 4K on consoles channels a majestic vibe that improves the overall gameplay for players, which is much smoother than base video game consoles.

Using the perks the system offers, they tried providing a higher level of detail in demonstrating a dense crowd. Depth of field is improved during the dialogue deliveries and higher resolution of textures will be generated around player character.

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Obviously, better details in texture of display will make the surrounding in-game world alive and that is what makes an immerse experience of Ancient Greece. What everyone will come across in other platforms, the power of Xbox One X will push further to do better.

The amount of RAM available within the device allows welcoming a lot of augmentation possibilities. The transition of every other surrounding in 4K HDR will make it near impossible for anyone to go back to playing it on any other platforms.

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Capacities provided by Xbox One X have allowed the team to do more and execute their plans more flawlessly for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Your experience will be of next level if you haven't lost yourself into an open world game like this one before.

Even in comparison to the output of PlayStation 4 Pro, X fares a lot better result in terms of graphical clearance and pixel-count. So, with everything we have at hand right now, hopefully it is safe to say that Odyssey is best played on Xbox One X.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Has Leveling and Micro-Transactions Issues

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey maybe slowly pushing players to face real-money economy to be done with grinding.

Over the years, developer/publisher Ubisoft's action role-playing game series Assassin’s Creed has evolved a lot and after Assassin’s Creed Origins from last year, it is taken further in the recently released title Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

One such aspect is the character level, which determines what you can and cannot at times. For instance, you can easily engage an enemy of your level or slightly above than that but trying to butt heads with someone more powerful than your grade can be suicidal.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Has Leveling Issues

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Now you can consider that a pretty clever in-game mechanics to put a hold on where can you move and when. However, that actually feels a less like an open-world game that players would want to explore and it doesn't bother at first until grinding becomes very necessary.

Odyssey is much bigger that Origins, which takes nearly 50 hours to complete and it only means more XP gaining. Though not annoying in the beginning, it becomes quite common and repetitive at later point just for the sake of leveling.

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When you will eventually level up a step, you will realize that the surrounding animals and enemies have also leveled with you. Just when you felt that you are now more capable after leveling up, it practically becomes useless and it really sucks!

While playing the story mission, you will realize the hustle it takes for the slightest leveling your character. The side-missions don't hold you back much in terms of rewarding with XP but a spending a considerable amount of time is nearly inescapable.

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Odyssey is of course a great experience for playing but at later point XP gaining can become a problem and apparently, Ubisoft has something in the in-game store that can level you up quite faster than playing though or completing those side-quests.

There are a few items you can pick up from the store that takes care of the annoying grinding problem permanently. Purchasing of a "Permanent XP Boost" item will grant you a permanent increase in experience you have earned playing by 50%.

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This boost will apply on all of your saved games and everything you will do gets you 50 percent more XP, which costs only 1,000 Helix Credits. The minimum amount to get one of these will cost you only $4.99 for a Base Pack and can spend up to $49.99 for Extra Large Pack.

Ubi Club members have the special chance to buy them using virtual coins to gain 25% more XP. Spending 10 coins earns you a boost and you get plenty of them but they are for a limited time and there will never be enough. You just have to spend some cash at some point.

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Although the system of purchasing Helix Credits was present in Origins, they never tried to force players to face the issue of real-money economy through leveling mechanics but Odyssey almost makes it obvious and almost unavoidable to complete the story.

Right now, we are hoping that Ubisoft will probably release a patch to fix this to a manageable point. Whether it is a small mistake in their part or a secret ploy to get into the wallet of the players by forcing them into a punishing circle of crushing struggle remains to be seen.