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

An adaptation of a critically acclaimed video game series of the same name that offers stunning visuals and a strong leading actor.

Assassin’s Creed movie coming May 2015, says report

By:  Martin Gaston A new report suggests that upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie could reach cinemas on May 22, 2015. An update on Box Office Mojo pegs the May 2015 release date. The in-production movie stars Michael Fassbender in a lead role, and a screenplay penned by Michael Lesslie. Lesslie previously penned the Hamlet prequel Prince of Denmark for the theatre. The play features a teenage Hamlet, Ophelia and Laertes and their exploits around Elsinore castle. Details about the film’s director and supporting cast []

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 that we’re not talking about, on two of the biggest franchises at Ubisoft,” said Raymond. “We also []

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag preorder bonuses and special editions detailed

By:  Martin Gaston Ubisoft has detailed the various preorder bonuses and special editions ofAssassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. In North America, customers who preorder Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag at GameStop will gain access to The Black Island Pack. This gives players an additional treasure-hunting quest at Black Island, access to the Black Ship, special silver flintlock pistols used by Captain Morgan for single-player, and additional Captain Morgan items for use in multiplayer. Customers will also get a poster designed by comic artist []

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 not traditionally comment on developer headcount.” Ubisoft employs more than 7,450 people across the world, including 6,250 dedicated to []

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, which previously worked on live-action Assassin’s Creed II tie-in Assassin’s Creed: Lineage. The recently announced Assassin’s Creed IV: []

Female Assassin’s Creed lead ‘wouldn’t be surprising’ says Ubisoft

By:  Eddie Makuch All mainline entries in the Assassin’s Creed franchise have starred male protagonists, including the just-announced Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. But could a future installment feature a leading lady? “It’s a bit of a tough question,” Black Flag game director Ashraf Ismail told IGN. Ismail explained that Ubisoft had planned out a story arc revolving around the Kenway family for a long time. This arc was always going to focus on Edward, Haytham, and Connor, he said. “This was actually years ago, []

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 we will talk more about later during the year.” A Ubisoft representative confirmed that the studio is []

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 Flag leaked. The video has since been pulled, though it suggested the game will launch October 29 []