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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New Assassin’s Creed game confirmed for Xbox One, PS4, and PC – GameSpot

By Eddie Makuch A new video posted today on Ubisoft’s French YouTube account reveals Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the next game in the action series. According to the video, it is in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. There’s no mention of a Wii U version[….] Full article here: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-assassin-s-creed-game-confirmed-for-xbox-one-ps4-and-pc/1100-6418460/ Continue reading New Assassin’s Creed game confirmed for Xbox One, PS4, and PC – GameSpot

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, … Continue reading Assassin’s Creed movie coming May 2015, says report

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

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

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

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