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

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon in the works?

By: Eddie Makuch There may be more Far Cry 3 in the works. The Brazilian classification ratings group (via Joystiq) has posted a listing for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, describing the project as a first-person shooter for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. No further information is available and a Ubisoft representative was not immediately available to comment. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in February that “fans certainly won’t have to … Continue reading Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon in the works?

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

Third-party games come to uPlay

By:  Eddie Makuch Ubisoft’s uPlay virtual marketplace today added third-party titles. The publisher has signed agreements with more than 15 companies to make their games available through the platform, including Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Telltale Games, and Bohemia Interactive. To mark the arrival of third-party titles on uPlay, Ubisoft is offering a free digital copy of Driver: San Francisco Deluxe Edition, From Dust, Might … Continue reading Third-party games come to uPlay

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

Tyranny of George Washington DLC hits Assassin’s Creed III in February

By:  Eddie Makuch Assassin’s Creed III‘s three-part Tyranny of George Washington expansion will begin February 19. That’s when the first episode–The Infamy–launches for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, Ubisoft announced today. The content will be available as a free download for those who hold a $30 Season Pass and will be $10 otherwise. The content can also be purchased at GameStop and Best Buy, Ubisoft said. … Continue reading Tyranny of George Washington DLC hits Assassin’s Creed III in February