You may need an abacus to keep count of the various special editions that have been announced for Assassin's Creed Syndicate following its reveal yesterday. Ubisoft may have proved that it's learned from Unity's disastrous launch by debuting the title with tons of gameplay, but it's certainly not packing in its convoluted collector's...
Victorian England is very much back in video game vogue. Following in the period footwear of The Order: 1886 and Bloodborne, publisher Ubisoft has revealed Assassin's Creed Syndicate – the first London-based outing in its uber-popular alternate history franchise. Perhaps in response to the fiasco that greeted flawed French foray...
Britannia will rule in Assassin's Creed Syndicate, the next entry in Ubisoft's stealth series. As part of a livestream earlier today, the French firm confirmed that its oft rumoured London-based romp will release on the PlayStation 4 from 23rd October. The game will be set in 1868 – not to be confused with 1886, of course...
Watch Ubisoft's announcement as it happens
Here we are, then: the future of Assassin's Creed is about to begin. Kicking off at 17:00PM BST (12:00PM EDT, 09:00AM PDT), Ubisoft will be livestreaming the reveal, which you can watch in here. We already know that the game's going to be set in London, and will likely feature a brother and sister...
We would have advised against putting down the cash for Assassin's Creed Unity when it launched, given its myriad technical issues, but Ubisoft's sandbox romp is currently going for a much more agreeable price on Amazon.co.uk, especially since a slew of patches have largely fixed a lot of the aforementioned problems.
Rest in pieces
Arno's adventure will continue next week, as Ubisoft is readying the release of Assassin's Creed Unity's first expansion pack, Dead Kings. The post-launch content was originally intended to be a premium offering, but following the title's buggy launch, everyone
Assassin’s Creed Unity probably should have been taken to the gallows rather than store shelves. There’s a reasonable game at the centre of the Parisian escapade, but performance hiccups have thus far prevented it from breaking free. However, following the addition of a gigantic 6.5GB patch, has Ubisoft managed to salvage...
Ubisoft promised that those of you unfortunate enough to stump up extra for Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Season Pass would be compensated with a free title of your choice, and it looks like the French publisher is rolling out those goodies now. One user on NeoGAF posted an email that he received from the firm outlining how to claim his...
Patch four impending
While it may not seem like it sometimes, we genuinely don’t enjoy reporting on broken games. It’s part of the reason why we’re so pleased to see DriveClub overcome its troubles and blossom into a really decent racing game – and also why we’ve got our fingers crossed tightly that Assassin’s Creed Unity will finally be...
Update: Ubisoft confirms development of Victory for PS4
You wait years for a game set in Victorian London, and then two come along at once. Sony’s ambitious The Order: 1886 may not be the only top hat sporting title to hit town next year, as Kotaku has dug up some very believable dirt on Ubisoft’s next big blockbuster: Assassin'
Get an Eiffel
We quite liked Assassin’s Creed Unity, but felt that it was let down by poor performance. Ubisoft, to its credit, has been working around the clock to make amends for these issues – even going as far as to offer a free, full game download for anyone that purchased the Parisian escapade’s Season Pass. Has its latest patch, which
Everyone to get apologetic DLC
Ubisoft has more or less admitted that Assassin’s Creed Unity launched in an unacceptable state, and is attempting to make up for that with free downloadable content. Everyone that's purchased the game will be able to grab the title’s Dead Kings add-on at no extra charge, while Season Pass owners will be offered...
Well done for beta testing the game everyone; Assassin’s Creed Unity may resemble a finished product later this week. Ubisoft has announced that it will be launching a brand new PlayStation 4 patch for its plagued Parisian escapade tomorrow, which will improve the title’s frame rate – and fix a frightening number of bugs that somehow...
Animus for infants
Two new Assassin’s Creed games may not be enough for Ubisoft, as the French publisher is toying with the idea of an entry marketed at exclusively at kids. While the violent subject matter doesn’t lend itself immediately to children, the firm has recently introduced a Mega Bloks line, which is intended to expand the...
A touch of frost
You’d be forgiven for branding Assassin’s Creed Rogue an afterthought, as its next-gen brother, Assassin’s Creed Unity, overshadowed its release. Although appearing as a cash-in for those still waiting to upgrade their PlayStation 3s, though, this is actually a solid instalment in Ubisoft’s historical franchise, bringing...
If you haven't been paying attention, Assassin's Creed Unity was a bit of a technical mess at launch, with bugs ranging from annoying to genuinely horrifying. Ubisoft has been hot on the case, though, setting up a blog detailing exactly what
No improvements to performance, though
It occurred to us earlier this evening that Ubisoft could, in theory, blame Assassin’s Creed Unity’s various bugs and glitches on a fault in the Animus – providing it with the perfect plot device to explain away the title’s terrible launch. Fortunately, the French firm isn’t doing that, and is instead...
Heads will roll
French publisher Ubisoft is on its home turf with Assassin's Creed Unity. With a sprawling recreation of 18th Century Paris to explore, the game does away with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's naval angle, and returns to a setting that evokes memories of Assassin's Creed II and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. With the French revolu
Assassin’s Creed Unity is busted. You can play the game, for sure – but it’s not a particularly pleasant experience a lot of the time. If our ghastly glitches roundup didn’t already get that point across, then know that during a co-op session with associate editor Robert Ramsey last night, this author’s game slipped into a...
No one deserves to be singled out for their appearance, and Ubisoft clearly believes passionately in that sentiment. Recognising that the Hunchback of Notre Dame has been persecuted for centuries based on his unusual exterior, the French firm has decided that the ugly individual deserves some company – and so these Assassin’s Creed...
Not quite a revolution
We're still working on our full review of Assassin's Creed Unity, but with all of this speculation as to how the game actually looks and runs on the PlayStation 4, we thought that it'd be a good idea to put forward a report on the matter. We're a reasonable way into the sandbox adventure, and by this point, we reckon that...
Well, it wouldn’t be a new Ubisoft title without a bit of controversy, would it? Assassin’s Creed Unity has ruffled feathers for all of the wrong reasons over the past six months, with pundits complaining about everything from the game’s lack of female characters all the way through to those infamous parity comments. Along the...
To be Arno to be
We all knew this was coming eventually, and with Assassin's Creed Unity not far off, publisher Ubisoft must have decided that today was the day to drop a seven minute trailer which encompasses just about all of the title's features. From the city of Paris to co-op play, it's essentially all you need to know about the current-gen...
Edge of shaving cream
With the ongoing Movember charity event raising awareness for men’s health, shaving is in the headlines a little more than usual right now. It’s a perfect time for Ubisoft to partner with gel manufacturer Edge, then – but did it really need to attach exclusive in-game Assassin’s Creed Unity content to the partnership?...
It was inevitable
Just when you thought that Assassin's Creed's overarching narrative couldn't possibly get any more convoluted, it looks like Assassin's Creed Unity is going to dabble in a bit of time travel. Sigh. We'll admit that the concept does seem quite cool — at least in trailer form — but it just seems like something that the...
A code of honour
For quite a while now, fans of Assassin's Creed have been pondering a title set in the East. An oriental excursion always sounded like a neat idea to us, but Ubisoft thinks it may be something that wouldn't hold much appeal. Speaking to Total Xbox, Assassin's Creed III creative director Alex Hutchinson remarked that a feudal...
Yesterday we got our first proper look at last-gen only title Assassin's Creed Rogue courtesy of an eight minute gameplay trailer, but after seeing this 11 minute walkthrough for Assassin's Creed Unity, we're starting to really appreciate why publisher Ubisoft is keeping this one a current-gen exclusive. Simply put, the city of
Glitch in the animus
With Assassin's Creed Unity stalking Paris later this year only on next-gen consoles, it's up to Assassin's Creed Rogue to fill in on the PlayStation 3. Other than some sparse gameplay details, we haven't had a good look at the last-gen stab-'em-up yet, but all that's changed thanks to an eight minute walkthrough from publisher...
New information coming soon
As it currently stands, the monumentally successful Assassin's Creed franchise has only been confirmed for the PlayStation 4, with the co-op outing Unity set to launch later this year. Indeed, Ubisoft marketing executive Tony Key has assured us that the title has been built from the ground up with t
We're sure you've already seen the footage of Assassin's Creed: Unity's multiplayer by now, demonstrated during Monday's press conferences. Since then, it's spawned queries around the internet as to whether our online appearance will be as varied as in previous titles. In a statement made by Ubisoft to Kotaku, there will be no running a
Please think of the children
You’ll see more ridiculous hats in this three minute Assassin’s Creed: Unity trailer than at a royal wedding. The uber-expensive mood piece demonstrates the upcoming PlayStation 4 title’s co-operative dynamic, while also showing a Roy Hodgson look-a-like get mauled by a horde of angry French folk with pitchforks...
7 minutes of gameplay up for stabbing
Following on from its earlier showing at Microsoft's press conference, Assassin's Creed: Unity has taken to the streets of Paris once again in a gameplay demo that spans over seven minutes. Taking up a sizeable portion of publisher Ubisoft's presser, the next-gen sequel shows off everything from incredibly...
Heads will roll
There has been plenty of speculation about co-op since Assassin's Creed Unity's banners were spotted decorating Los Angeles for E3. During Microsoft's press conference, it was confirmed that players will be able to form their own Brotherhood with three friends online. That means that no longer will you have to hang your head in shame...
You're not alone
PlayStation 4 sequel Assassin’s Creed: Unity may finally put an end to solitary eavesdropping sessions, as a banner for the forthcoming next-gen exclusive hints at some form of co-op in the French revolution-based escapade. While far from a confirmation, the artwork – attached to the side of the L.A. Convention Center – shows...
Who cares about the main game?
Assassin’s Creed: Unity has been privy to the vaguest of unveilings thus far, but already publisher Ubisoft is plotting the PlayStation 4 title’s first expansion pack. In fairness to the French firm, it probably didn’t intend for this information to leak. Moreover, this appears to be a simple pre-order bonus...
Loose lips sink ships
For a stealth game, Assassin’s Creed: Unity is pretty lousy at keeping itself concealed. Ubisoft’s upcoming next-gen exclusive romp through the French revolution first leaked on NeoGAF, after a user supposedly shared a plane trip with an employee who revealed some details about the game. Kotaku then got its hands on some...
Returning to the U.S.?
In a recent leak acquired by Kotaku, the publication unsheathed an assortment of details about Assassin's Creed: Unity – a next-gen exclusive title set in the French Revolution. A couple of days later, Ubisoft confirmed that the rumours were indeed true, and uploaded a short cinematic trailer of the game. In anoth
Oui, s'il vous plaît
Rather than offer a casual no comment, Ubisoft has responded to rumours regarding Assassin’s Creed: Unity by confirming the release for the PlayStation 4. Clearly not intending to announce the title quite so early, the publisher has deployed some alpha footage of the next-gen exclusive sequel. Given the firm’s track...
It's a Seine
Ubisoft’s globetrotting historical franchise Assassin’s Creed is set to come inland for its next instalment, as Kotaku has got its gloved mitts on some leaked screenshots from the series’ supposed next entry. Currently codenamed Unity, the images – which you can point your powdered eyes at throughout this article – prove...
Retelling the rather erratic adventures of Aveline de Grandpré, Assassin's Creed Liberation HD leaps onto the PlayStation 3 after its moderate success on Sony's handheld console – and visually, it's just about what you'd expect. The game's events are now witnessed through a much clearer lens, with some drastically improved...
Aveline de Grandpré looks better than ever
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation for the PlayStation Vita was by no means an unimpressive attempt at transferring the gorgeous graphics of the franchise to the handheld market. However, three new photos comparing its visuals to the upcoming Assassin's Creed Liberation HD make you second-guess the...
Robert Ramsey's sick of stepping out of the Animus
After testing my sailing skills in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag at the Eurogamer Expo all the way back in September, I knew that Ubisoft had a great game in production. From the rolling waves of the sea to the swashbuckling adrenaline rush of combat, it all immediately felt like a solid step...
For money conscious gamers, double packs represent outrageous value for money
Sure you might have to wait a while to snatch the bargain bundles, but it's worth it in the end. Sony's already released a bunch of Dual Packs for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, but now Ubisoft has decided to follow suit. The company's revealed two PS3 double packs as part of its updated release schedule,..
Finally someone's decided to take advantage of the additional space the Blu-ray disc provides
Ubisoft has announced that all those people purchasing Assassin's Creed: Revelations on PS3 will get a free copy of Assassin's Creed included on the game's disc. Only first-run copies of the game will include the bonus, so you'll need to make sure you're picking up the game at launch to get the additional..
From tomorrow, you'll be able to purchase a copy of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood from the PlayStation Store for a reasonable £23
99. In addition to the game, Ubisoft's releasing a set of ten Brotherhood themed avatars for £0.40 each. Two of the avatars — the harlequin and Ezio images — will be exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers and will come free with purchases of Assassin's Creed:..
Updates Worms 2: Armageddon Battle Pack Sale (PS3) (now $3
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Assassin's Creed was a pretty early Playstation 3 game
Some of you might remember the hype around Ubisoft's pseudo-historical parkour debut. But did you know that alongside the PS3 version, Ubisoft were working on a PS2 version of the game? Nope, us neither. But that's what Ubisoft's Jonathan Jacques-Belletete has told 1Up. He told the publication that the PS2 version of the game was in no way..
Ubisoft have confirmed they will bring their hit franchise Assassin's Creed to the PSP this year
The game will also receive a "piano black" themed PSP bundle when it releases. Among the other big franchises to get a PSP announcement is Rock Band. According to developers Primotech the game will play much like Harmonix's classic, Frequency.