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Friday4th Oct 2013

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Wednesday13th Mar 2013

  • News Feast Your Eagle Eyes on This Assassin's Creed III DLC Trailer

    Second episode available next week

    The next instalment in Assassin’s Creed III’s alternate history ‘Tyranny of King Washington’ DLC will allow you to transform into an eagle. Much like the previous add-on's invisibility cloak, the next chapter will give you the option you to select surfaces and fly towards them without being spotted. Someone...

Wednesday6th Feb 2013

  • News Assassin's Creed III Ends King Washington's Reign in April

    Maniacal monarch

    King Washington’s tyrannically reign will come to a climatic conclusion in time for summer, publisher Ubisoft has confirmed. The final episode in the tantalising trilogy of Assassin’s Creed III add-on packs will arrive on 23rd April, with the second entry launching on 19th March. As previously confirmed, the debut pack will...

Thursday24th Jan 2013

  • News Assassin's Creed III Crowns King Washington Next Month

    Behold the Lord High Executioner

    Assassin’s Creed III’s intriguing alternate history add-on pack The Tyranny of King Washington will receive its first instalment on 19th February in North America and 20th February in Europe, publisher Ubisoft has announced. The debut episode – dubbed ‘The Infamy’ – will depict the events directly after...

Monday7th Jan 2013

  • News Assassin's Creed III Bulks Up with New Multiplayer DLC

    Working out

    If you haven’t got tired of stabbing unsuspecting players in the back yet, then you might be excited to learn about Assassin’s Creed III’s latest batch of multiplayer DLC. The content – which will be available for free to Season Pass subscribers – will reward you with three extra maps and a handful of playable characters. It...

Saturday8th Dec 2012

Thursday29th Nov 2012

  • News Ubisoft Would Like to Know What You Think of Uncharted 3

    Drake out of ten

    A survey for Assassin’s Creed III – captured by the industrious folks over at The Gaming Liberty – wants to know how much you like Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. The game is explicitly referenced in the questionnaire, suggesting that publisher Ubisoft may be considering taking its historical franchise in a more set-

Saturday17th Nov 2012

  • News Assassin's Creed III Patch Stabs Bothersome Bugs

    In the back

    Assassin’s Creed III will take a step closer to completion “by the end of next week”, when a planned patch for the title eliminates any lingering game-breaking bugs. Multiplayer updates will prevent players from getting stuck on the warm-up screen for the Fort Wolcott map, while other tweaks will stop cunning participants from...

Wednesday7th Nov 2012

  • News Assassin's Creed III Sells 3.5 Million Units in a Week

    Viva la revolution

    Assassin's Creed III has sold an estimated 3.5 million units since its release roughly a week ago, publisher Ubisoft has announced. According to CEO Yves Guillemot, the sales – which represent sell-through to consumers – represent a "year-on-year increase of more than 100 per cent". We're guessing that's a comparison to...

Monday5th Nov 2012

  • News UK Sales Charts: Assassin's Creed III Starts a Revolution

    Leap of faith

    Assassin's Creed III has unsurprisingly infiltrated the top of the UK sales charts, securing the second biggest release of the year so far. The slick stealth title doubled the sales of Assassin's Creed II, and outsold last year's Revelations by a whopping 117,000 units. PlayStation Vita exclusive spin-off Assassin's Creed III: Liberati

Wednesday31st Oct 2012

  • Store Update 31st October 2012 (Europe)

    Talkin' 'bout a revolution

    You’re going to need a spate of good fortune in order to afford everything on this week’s European PlayStation Store update. Newcomers include Assassin’s Creed III, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Okami HD, Sports Champions 2, and, well, a whole lot more. Let’s get started, shall we? PS3 Games: Assassin’s Cr

  • Store Update 30th October 2012 (North America)

    Hot drop

    We hope you’ve got plenty of spare pennies, because this week’s North American PlayStation Store update is absolutely bursting with content. Over on the PS3 there’s a little game called Assassin’s Creed III, and it's joined by Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Sports Champions 2. The Vita section is no less stacked, with Assassin’s...

Tuesday30th Oct 2012

  • News Assassin's Creed III's Day One Patch Is Essential Too

    Layer of polish

    It seems like more and more incomplete games are slipping through quality assurance these days. Ubisoft has issued an enormous day one patch for Assassin’s Creed III, which fixes a number of remnant bugs and glitches in the game. "This day one update is designed to optimise your player experience," the developer explained, adding...

  • News Ubisoft Explains Assassin's Creed III's Microtransactions


    You’ll be able to pay to unlock new multiplayer gear in Assassin’s Creed III, publisher Ubisoft has confirmed. Eagle eyed gamers spotted the inclusion of Erudito Credits in the most recent PlayStation Store update, prompting some speculation over what the mysterious currency entailed. “The Erudito Credits are a new way of...

Monday29th Oct 2012

  • News You'll Be Able to Pay as You Play Assassin's Creed III

    Spend a penny

    Assassin’s Creed III is already shaping up to be quite the investment. In addition to the cost of the console adventure itself, there’s also the price of the title’s DLC Season Pass and handheld spin-off Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation to consider. Apparently, that’s still not enough for publisher Ubisoft. While playing the...

Saturday27th Oct 2012

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Tuesday23rd Oct 2012

  • News Assassin's Creed III Launch Trailer Rises Ahead of Release

    Viva la revolution

    Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? It only seems like yesterday that Assassin’s Creed III was very first announced, and now it’s on the cusp of release. This brand new launch trailer won’t really tell you much about the game – but it will certainly get you in the mood for next week’s hotly anticipated launch.

  • News PS3 Exclusive Assassin's Creed III Missions Expose Benedict Arnold


    If you purchase Assassin’s Creed III on the PlayStation 3 next week, you’ll be invited to foil the plot of legendary traitor Benedict Arnold. The four-mission story-arc involving one of the most treacherous double agents in history will be exclusive to Sony’s platform – and will be included for free with vanilla versions of the...

Monday22nd Oct 2012

  • News Assassin's Creed III Will Conclude Desmond's Story

    Pieces of Eden

    Following on from last week’s Assassin’s Creed III recap trailer, publisher Ubisoft has revealed that the hotly anticipated sequel will “wrap up” modern day protagonist Desmond Miles’ tale. Chatting with – whisper it – Official Xbox Magazine, lead designer Steve Masters revealed: “What we’re trying

Friday19th Oct 2012

  • News New Assassin's Creed III Trailer Tells Desmond's Tale

    This is your life

    If you’re not fully up to date with the Assassin’s Creed series, you might appreciate this brand new trailer. Narrated by William Miles – modern-day protagonist Desmond Miles’ father – the three-minute video recaps the events leading up to Assassin’s Creed III. It summarises the stories of Altair and Ezio, before...

Wednesday3rd Oct 2012

  • News King Washington Takes Centre Stage in Assassin's Creed III DLC

    Alternate history

    Like most other big budget releases, Assassin’s Creed III will boast a season pass. The $30 expansion will grant access to various multiplayer expansions, in addition to three single-player episodes named "The Tyranny of King Washington". As the title suggests, the content will depict an alternate history set after the events of...

Sunday30th Sep 2012

  • News Ubisoft's Going to Spend £4m Marketing Assassin's Creed III

    Money, money, money

    If Ubisoft didn't spend a penny on advertisements for Assassin’s Creed III, it would still be one of the biggest games of the year. But the publisher has ambitions far beyond that – and so it’s set aside a whopping £4 million (approximately $6.5 million) to market the sequel in the UK alone. Chatting with MCV, senior...

Tuesday11th Sep 2012

Wednesday5th Sep 2012

  • News Assassin's Creed 3 Development Was a "Rare Opportunity"

    Last of the triple-A "dinosaurs"

    Assassin's Creed III on PS3 is one of the triple-A titles heading to the system this Holiday season, alongside a certain Activision behemoth, of course. It's undoubtedly a big budget title, with a lengthy development period and a big team from across Ubisoft's various studios. Yet, as new hardware emerges in the next...

Tuesday4th Sep 2012

Tuesday28th Aug 2012

  • News Assassin's Creed III Trailer Takes to the Seas


    It’s a testament to the sheer scale of Assassin’s Creed III that its naval combat system is considered a side-mission. This brand new trailer – narrated by creative director Alex Hutchinson – outlines some of the features of the mode, including the dynamic weather system, which is able to transform calm waters into deadly...

Tuesday7th Aug 2012

  • News Assassin's Creed III Boasts an Extra Hour of Gameplay on PS3

    On the other foot

    Honestly, we’d rather Sony spent its money on first-party content rather than multiplatform games – but we’re so used to delayed DLC and missing content on PS3 titles, that we’re actually pretty pleased with this Assassin’s Creed III announcement. Following on from the promise of exclusive content at E3, Ubisoft has...

Monday6th Aug 2012

  • News Ubisoft Skipping Assassin's Creed III Beta

    Time sink

    Assassin’s Creed III might be one of the biggest games of the year, but Ubisoft has decided against launching a multiplayer beta for it. Speaking with – whisper it –, Ubisoft Annecy’s Damien Kieken explained that preparing betas can take a lot of time and resources away from the main game. He said: A...