We dinged Assassin's Creed: Revelations a couple of points when we reviewed the game last year because it felt a little stale
Narratively it was still a worthwhile entry into the series, but for large parts of the game, it felt like we were going through the motions. Regardless, publisher Ubisoft is delighted with the title's performance at retail. "Assassin's Creed is an incredible franchise..
The video game industry may have pulled in a whopping $3
99 billion for the month of December in North America, but it still suffered a 21 percent decline year-over-year. By comparison, the industry raked in a whopping $5.07 billion during the same period in 2010. "Overall industry results are not entirely surprising given that we are on the back end of the current console lifecycle, combined..
Ubisoft must be getting a taste for what it feels like to lose a creative director
Just two years after the departure of series creator Patrice Desilets in 2010, Assassin's Creed: Revelations' creative director Alexandre Amancio has left Ubisoft Montreal in order to pursue a career at Canadian marketing firm, Cossette. Amancio has been an employee at Ubisoft Montreal for seven years, serving as an..
Ubisoft's lifted the lid on a new map pack for Assassin's Creed: Revelations' popular multiplayer component
Entitled the Mediterranean Traveller, the pack will introduce six new maps, spanning Jerusalem, Constantinople and Dyers, in addition to Assassin's Creed: Bortherhood favourites Florence, San Donato and Siena at night. The pack will launch on...
FIFA 12 headed into the festive season at the top of the UK sales charts, according to Chart Track's list of the top selling software for the week leading up to Christmas Eve
EA Sports' footie sim increased its sales by up to 34 percent in order to drive its way to the top of the charts, while Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 also saw a big enough boost to shoot its way into second. Just Dance 3..
If you're looking for an excuse to secretly stab some shady assassins, then Ubisoft's got your back
The publisher's announced that Assassin's Creed: Revelations' "Ancestors" DLC pack is available now from the PlayStation Store for $3.99 / £3.19. The pack includes a bunch of new multiplayer characters (including "the swashbuckling Privateer, the devious siren Corsair, the..
Nintendo's 3DS dominated the hardware and software charts in Japan this week, with Mario Kart 7 getting off to a stormer
But while the system-seller pushed over 400k units, the PlayStation 3 port of popular arcade title Gundam Extreme VS wasn't far behind — selling a very respectable 349k units. Newcomer Assassin's Creed: Revelations managed to climb into fourth spot, while Tekken Hybrid and King..
Assassin's Creed: Revelations is set to get a DLC pack entitled "Mediterranean Traveler" on January 24th, a GameStop listing has revealed
The store's page includes no further details, but does point to a $9.99 price-point for the content expansion. While Ubisoft has yet to officially confirm the DLC, the Assassin's Creed Wiki hints that the pack...
We told you Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 wasn't going anywhere
The Activision published shooter has held its place at the top of the UK sales charts for four weeks now — and we doubt it's planning on relinquishing that spot anytime soon. With few new releases, FIFA 12 climbed into second, while Assassin's Creed: Revelations moved into third. Saints Row: The Third maintained its position in..
You couldn't escape Assassin's Creed protagonist Ezio Auditore if you tried
Not content with making a cameo appearance in Namco Bandai's upcoming Soul Calibur V, the Italian assassin is set to show up in, erm, Final Fantasy XIII-2 too. Well, his costume is anyway. The Assassin's Creed: Revelations clobber will be available as an alternative outfit for Final Fantasy XIII-2's Noel Kreiss. Details..
Ubisoft has sent out a survey quizzing Assassin's Creed fans on which location they'd like to see a future instalment of the historical series take place in
"Among the following propositions, in which of the following historical periods and locations would you like one of the next Assassin's Creed games to take place? the survey asks, listing eight hypothetical destinations. Among the..
Unsurprisingly, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has maintained its position aloft the UK sales charts
Despite seeing a sales dip of 41%, the Activision published shooter maintained its position at the top of the charts. Assassin's Creed: Revelations finished up in second, while the excellent Saints Row: The Third climbed up into third. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped down into..
You shouldn't be surprised to see Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at the top of the UK charts for a second week
The record breaking Activision shooter beat off strong new competition from Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Revelations and THQ's Saints Row: The Third — both of which debuted in second and fourth respectively. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped to third, while FIFA 12 finished up in fifth..
Nolan North voices many high-profile video game characters -- the most notable of which being Uncharted's Nathan Drake and Assassin's Creed's Desmond
Being involved in multiple high-profile projects gives North the rare opportunity to compare development styles, and in an interview with CVG the voice actor has suggested that Ubisoft should adopt the motion capture techniques leveraged by Naughty..
In order to celebrate the release of Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Ubisoft has released a new trailer going behind the scenes of the game's setting Constantinople
In the video a group of developers talk about scouting the location, capturing sounds and recording the game's orchestral score. It's an interesting watch. Catch it after the jump.
Do you glaze over when anybody starts talking about Assassin's Creed? Confused by the whole Templar-Brotherhood-Desmond lark? Not a problem -- Ubisoft's released a brand new catch-up trailer spanning the events of the Assassin's Creed series so far
Watch it and feel informed. Then dash outside and pick-up your copy of Assassin's Creed: Revelations, which is out today. It would be properly..
With Assassin's Creed: Revelations set to appear on store shelves this week, Ubisoft's started to talk in a little more detail about the game's multiplayer and single-player convergence
In a PlayStation Blog post, community developer Gabe Graziani explains that each of the title's playable multiplayer characters will feature in the single-player campaign. One of those characters is the Sentinel,..
You can't beat a good launch trailer can you? Take this final slice of footage from Assassin's Creed: Revelations
It's packed with cinematic music, massive spectacles and well-timed one-shots from protagonist Ezio. After spending just 2 minutes watching the trailer, we're now chomping at the bit for Ubisoft's latest. It's all rather clever when you stop to think about it. Get yourself in an..
In a new trailer, Ubisoft has revealed a little more about the setting of Assassin's Creed: Revelations: Constantinople
That's Istanbul to the modern world. The trailer depicts the culture of the historical setting, in addition to providing some gorgeous vista shots of the location. The game's out next week. Catch the trailer after the jump.
Despite being on an annual cycle, Assassin's Creed: Revelations is still keen to try something new
Ubisoft Montreal has revealed that its latest entry in the acrobatic stealth series will feature first-person sequences inspired by Inception. Its definitely a departure, and very cool I think. You get a lot of information about Desmond and his backstory by completing these [first-person..
During Ubisoft's Q2 earnings report today, executive Yves Guillemot confirmed that another Assassin's Creed title would launch next year
It will be the fourth year in a row that Ubisoft has had an entry in its acrobatic series, and while Guillemot refused to comment further on the game, it's prompted heavy speculation that the release will be called Assassin's Creed III and feature Desmond as the..
Ubisoft's announced that sales for its excellent arcade racer, Driver: San Francisco, were higher than expected
The publisher also praised the performance of its Eric Chahi developed god game, From Dust, during its Q2 sales report. Total sales came in at 249 million, down just 4.6% from 261 million the previous year. "First-half sales have come in around 30 per cent higher than our initial..
Keen to get a glimpse of Assassin's Creed: Revelations' multiplayer component? Yeah, us too
Multiplayer was the surprise addition to Brotherhood that had us hooked for hours longer than we anticipated. And while we're not expecting Revelations to reinvent the wheel, we are looking forward to a spot of refinement and a good lavishing of new maps. There's two new trailers after the jump. Don't we..
Hollywood insiders have slammed Sony and Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed movie deal, labelling it "ridiculous"
Sources claim that Ubisoft's demanded a ridiculous level of creative input, leaving the project unlikely to ever get its feet off the ground. "As a director, even Steven Spielberg cannot get this kind of deal," an unnamed source revealed. According to Vulture, the deal grants Ubisoft..
Ubisoft and Media Molecule's teamed up to announce this ridiculously cute Ezio Auditore costume for LittleBigPlanet 2
The costume — which will be available from November 15th — has been produced in order to celebrate the release of the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Revelations. N'awwww.
Y'know, back in 2007 when the original Assassin's Creed got criticised for having no variety, Ubisoft must have taken it really hard
Every subsequent Assassin's Creed game has been packed with objectives, markers and things to do. Why stop when you're winning? No matter how much this latest Assassin's Creed trailer attempts to dress things up, it's pretty clear that the latest iteration of the game..
Sony Pictures is on the verge of signing a deal with Ubisoft in order to bring the Assassin's Creed franchise to the big screen, so reports claim
The stealth series has been coveted by a number of big industry players, including Universal, but it seems Sony is closest to signing up the historical blockbuster. Variety reports that both Ubisoft and Sony are in the final stages of negotiation..
While fans worry that Assassin's Creed's yearly development cycle could water down the series, mission design director Falco Poiker believes the high-pressure environment is actually beneficial to the franchise's production
A lot of people complain about [the short development cycle], I mean Im talking internally people say theres not enough time, Poiker said in an interview with EDGE..
Stealthily confirmed in a post over on the PlayStation Blog, Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin's Creed: Revelations will ship with full stereoscopic 3D support on PS3 for those with compatible televisions
It's just one of a number of tweaks heading to Ezio's final outing. Perhaps most excitingly is the option to send assassin recruits to capture towers, a feature that became something of a chore..
In order to build anticipation for the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Ubisoft has announced UnlockTheAnimus
com</a> — a competition website packed with puzzles, boasting a four-night stay in Istanbul as the grand prize. Players registered to the website will be required to overcome a series of challenges, culminating with a final brain teaser on November 8th. For more information,..
Sony's announced that it will be holding the first round of the FIFA Interactive World Cup at a PlayStation Access event in Manchester this week
Players will get the opportunity to compete from Thursday through Saturday in addition to getting their hands on a bunch of other unreleased PS3 games. Games outside of FIFA 12 include Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Battlefield 3, Assassin's Creed:..
It's going to be sad to see Ezio go
Even though he's somewhat overlooked, we actually think he's one of the best characters in games right now. Rounded, tough and well written. It's great to see the character get his dues in the build-up to his concluding story, Assassin's Creed: Revelations. Listen to him narrate the game's latest trailer after the jump.
Assassin's Creed: Revelations isn't out yet
But while that game promises to wrap up the story of Ezio and Altair, Ubisoft's already turned its attention to modern-day protagonist Desmond and his story. Which according to Revelations producer Alexandre Amacio will conclude before December 2012. In Assassins Creed we set up a timeline with this whole end of the world plot of December 2012,..
Strike one to Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Nielsen's published its "top twenty" Chistmas video games wishlist, with Modern Warfare 3 the most coveted by 5,000 active North American gamers. Modern Warfare 3 was on the list of 27% of participants, while Battlefield 3 was on the list of just 12%. PlayStation 3 exclusives Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Resistance 3 both charted, but the..
Ubisoft's thanked players for participating in the Assassin's Creed: Revelations multiplayer beta with a brand new trailer embedded after the jump
You guys played nearly six million matches, so give yourselves a pat on the back.<
Ubisoft's released an extended version of its E3 Assassin's Creed: Revelations trailer
The updated trailer includes 20 seconds (!!) of additional footage and an updated Ezio voice-over. It's a cool trailer so probably worth watching again. Catch it after the jump. [Thanks Ve3tro]
There's a lot of murdering in Ubisoft's latest trailer for Assassin's Creed: Revelations
And that's probably an understatement. There's a lot of murdering. Don't tell the Daily Mail. Or GiantBomb.
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..
Enjoying the Assassin's Creed: Revelations beta on PlayStation 3? Continue doing so, as Ubisoft has announced its extending the multiplayer test through to next Sunday
That means you'll have more time to ruthlessly stab your buddies in the back. Win-win, huh?
Ubisoft's released a fancy 'unboxing' video of Assassin's Creed: Revelations' spiffing collector's edition
Dubbed the Animus Edition, the premium package includes: a copy of the game; a 256-page encyclopedia about the Assassin's Creed universe; a short animated film called Assassin's Creed: Embers; a 'Best Of' Assassin's Creed CD soundtrack, and; a heap of in-game content including new multiplayer..
Gamestop has officially announced a new special edition set for Ubisoft's forthcoming period piece Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Though only so far confirmed for the US, the Assassin's Creed: Revelations Ultimate Bundle will retail at $99.99 and come loaded with a Gamestop-exclusive model of da Vinci's flying machine (as featured in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood) and a 7" model of the game's..
The pressure on Ubisoft's marketing team with each new Assassin's Creed title must be immense
The publisher has developed a reputation for producing breath-taking trailers. Thankfully it has excelled itself with Assassin's Creed: Revelations' GamesCom trailer. Set to euphoric synth pads and thumping wobble bass, the latest trailer focuses on the split-roles of Altair and Ezio, showing each of the..
PlayStation Plus subscribers are in luck again: from September 3rd you'll all get access to the multiplayer beta for Ubisoft's upcoming Assassin's Creed: Revelations
UPlay members will also get access to the test on PS3. The beta's set to run from September 3rd right through until September 11th, and will offer access to nine characters: Sentinel, Vanguard, Guardian, Vizier, Thespian, Deacon,..
We hope you're not done with Ezio yet, as Ubisoft has announced Assassin's Creed: Embers this afternoon -- a short movie which will expand on the final moments of Ezio's story
The animated movie will release alongside Assassin's Creed: Revelations on November 15th. The UbiWorkshop developed movie will ship with the Animus Editions of Assassin's...
We think there was a bit of a collective groan throughout the gaming community when Ubisoft announced it was bringing Assassin's Creed back for a third consecutive year
But its hard to argue with the quality of the games Ubisoft puts out. The narrative stays consistently compelling, and the gameplay gets more and more ambitious with each iteration. This walkthrough of Ubisoft's E3 demo details the..
GameStop has announced that those who pre-order Assassin's Creed: Revelations through the American mega-chain will get their pre-order upgraded to the Signature Edition of the game automatically
The Signature Edition includes a bonus single-player mission, an animated short-film based on the game's universe, an official soundtrack, an exclusive multiplayer skin, and an upgrade to in-game weapon..
Ubisoft's released the E3 trailer for Assassin's Creed: Revelations
As is customary for the series, it's a pretty amazing slice of CGI. We've embedded it above because we're lovely like that. The game's out November 15th.
More Ezio Auditore you say? At first we were sceptical, but in one teensy teaser trailer Ubisoft's got us totally hyped
Assassin's Creed: Revelations sees Ezio follow in the foot-steps of Altair on a journey to recover five ancient seals that hold the keys to the future of the Assassins brotherhood". The path will take Ezio to Constantinople, where he'll face an army of Templars threatening..
GameInformer's lifted the lid on some of the characters in the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Revelations
According to the publication, Ubisoft intends to make the multiplayer in Revelations a bit more meaningful than in Brotherhood, meaning that the full roster of characters will all have grounding in the single-player campaign. Characters announced thus far include the Guardian, Sentinel and..
Ezio was old by the end of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
But in Assassin's Creed: Revelations — the next title in the Ubisoft developed franchise — he's proper old. According to details published in the latest issue of GameInformer, the Italian stallion will be knocking on 50 at the start of Revelations. Obviously considering the time-period the game's set in, he's old. There's no real word on..
Let's get straight to the bit you want to know: Ezio is back
Ubisoft has officially confirmed the existence of Assassin's Creed: Revelations, due for release on PlayStation 3 this November. The game will mark the conclusion of Ezio's story, which is now being dubbed as a "trilogy" by Ubisoft like it was intended all along. (Hint: it probably wasn't.) Apparently Ezio will follow the..
The best thing about the months prior to E3 is when publishers and developers alike accidentally leak their own information
We'll never forget when Sony uploaded an episode of Qore a few days early, giving everyone the scoop on the PSPgo before it was even announced. While not quite as excessive, it does seem like Ubisoft has just accidentally leaked the name of its next Assassin's Creed game. It's..
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