A Visually Stunning Development | Review of ‘Assassin’s Creed’

By Cynthia Ayala

Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, & Michael K. Williams
20th Century Fox
Image Credit: IMDB

“When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.”

—IMDB

When you’re adapting a video game into a film there will always be challenges because some have very little stories to them and are just “beat-em-up” games while others have this amazing story lines that the gamers and critics loved. There is always a challenge to allow for some creative license while also adapting a story. Assassin’s Creed follows under the latter.
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Ubisoft Toronto collaborating on next Assassin’s Creed

By:  Martin Gaston Splinter Cell: Blacklist developer Ubisoft Toronto has already begun working with other Ubisoft studios on the next Assassin’s Creed title, which is due after this year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Ubisoft Toronto studio manager Jade Raymond confirmed the news to Polygon and teased that the developer has five projects ready to go after shipping Splinter Cell: Blacklist in August. “We have two big collaborations coming … Continue reading Ubisoft Toronto collaborating on next Assassin’s Creed

Assassin’s Creed IV being built by 1,000 people?

By:  Eddie Makuch Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is being built by eight different Ubisoft studios and according to a new claim, may have a developer headcount of nearly 1,000. Electronic Arts executive producer Giordano Contestabile recently tweeted, “Assassin’s Creed IV is made by 7 studios and (I hear) nearly 1,000 people. Is this new new AAA?” Asked to comment on this figure, a Ubisoft representative told GameSpot, “Ubisoft does … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed IV being built by 1,000 people?

Assassin’s Creed: Rising Phoenix surfaces online

By: Martin Gaston An image showing the logo of something called Assassin’s Creed: Rising Phoenix has appeared online. The background of the leaked image (spotted by All Games Beta) shows an environment with the logos for the Erudito Collective, the shadowy organisation seeking to unravel the other shadowy organisation, Abstergo Industries, in the series’ present-day storyline. Text in the corner on the image mentions Ubisoft Digital Arts, … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: Rising Phoenix surfaces online

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to get exclusive PS4 features

By:  Martin Gaston Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be getting exclusive features for the PlayStation 4, Ubisoft has announced. Speaking to GameSpot at the game’s reveal event in London, creative director Jean Guesdon said that the PlayStation 4 version of the game would be essentially “the same game” as its PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 counterparts, “but we will also use some other features that … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to get exclusive PS4 features

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag screenshots leak

By: Eddie Makuch Five screenshots for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag have leaked ahead of the game’s official reveal. All Games Beta posted the images, which show off new hero Edward Kenway in a range of settings. The screenshots suggest Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will feature naval battles, missions set in lush, tropical settings, and that players will wield pistols and swords. Yesterday, a trailer for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag screenshots leak

New Assassin’s Creed on the way

By:  Eddie Makuch During a post-earnings financial call today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced that the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise will launch in the company’s fiscal 2014 (April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014). The game will feature a new hero and will be set in a new time period. No platforms for the new Assassin’s Creed game were announced, though future consoles from Microsoft … Continue reading New Assassin’s Creed on the way

Assassin’s Creed 4 in 2013?

By: Eddie Makuch The next entry in Ubisoft‘s Assassin’s Creed series could include co-op play and be on store shelves as early as next year. The Gaming Liberty has obtained a survey reportedly stemming from Ubisoft that gauges fan interest in a range of new features and ideas for the series. The survey reportedly asks a series of questions covering players’ thoughts on Assassin’s Creed … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed 4 in 2013?

Assassin’s Creed Anthology includes five console games

By: Eddie Makuch Ubisoft will release an Assassin’s Creed Anthology megapack later this year that includes all five console titles, as well as a heap of downloadable content. The Amazon France listing has been confirmed by a Ubisoft representative to Polygon. A full announcement will be made later this week. The Amazon France listing indicates the Assassin’s Creed Anthology will launch November 29 for €150, or about $192. The … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed Anthology includes five console games

Assassin’s Creed III breaks Ubisoft’s preorder records

By: Eddie Makuch Assassin’s Creed III ships next week with lofty expectations, but it is already breaking records. Ubisoft announced today that the new stealth-action game is the company’s most preordered game in its history, surpassing previous record holder Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. What may have contributed to the uptick in reservations is that Assassin’s Creed III will be available on four platforms (Xbox 360, PlayStation … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed III breaks Ubisoft’s preorder records