Out with Patriots, in with Siege
Back in 2011, Gameinformer had the pleasure of unveiling the next Rainbow Six unto the world, which was called Patriots. With a trailer released during the Spike VGA 2011 show and a full cover story from the aforementioned magazine, Ubisoft Montreal seemed to have its sights set on continuing with this darker,...
Developing for the system is a dream come true
Sony’s first-party studios have been eager to laud the platform holder’s strategy with the PlayStation 4 over the past couple of days, but we haven’t heard much from third-parties just yet. Fortunately, Canadian outfit Ubisoft Montreal has jumped aboard the praise train, describing the next...
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..
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...
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..
With Rainbow Six: Patriots not set to hit store shelves until 2013, it was no surprise to see the game's coming out party restricted to CG
But there's still a promising vision here. Like its last trailer, the new footage focuses on terrorists, bombs and, well, more bombs. Watch the concept trailer after the jump.
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...
Suspecting a leak, Ubisoft has released an internal target trailer for its upcoming modern military shooter Rainbow Six: Patriots -- and there's more than a hint of inspiration from Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain on display
The moody target trailer — designed to provide the game's development team with a visual guideline during development — shows a civilian watching television on his Birthday,..
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..
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..
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..
Seems like previous reports were bang on the money: GameInformer has lifted the lid on its December issue, revealing with it Rainbow 6: Patriots
The latest in the long-running Rainbow Six series is scheduled to release in 2013 on PlayStation 3, and will take the series in a "bold new narrative direction". The "controversial" new entry will see players pitched against a terrorist..
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..
How much "French-ness" can you tolerate this morning? If your threshold is low, then we recommend returning to this trailer when it's more tolerable
Because this Rayman Origins trailer is ultimately very exciting, you just have to fight through all the "French-ness" to get to the exciting part. Seriously though, the game looks ace.
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,..
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...
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..
We wished Michael Jackson: The Experience on PlayStation Vita was a spiritual successor to Moonwalker on Mega Drive
Alas, we'll have to make do with another rhythm action game. There's a trailer after the jump.</em>
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..
Look video game developers: it can be done
Far Cry 3 might not be the tranquil experience its environments hint at, but at least the game's packed with colour and vibrancy. Proof that first-person shooters can consist of more than the colour brown. And grey.</em> Joystiq's got the full set of screens.
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,..
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...
There'll be multiple ways to tackle objectives in Far Cry 3, as evidenced by the "Alternate" gameplay demonstration Ubisoft's released today
This mixes up the shooting and stabbing of the original E3 demonstration, with zip-lines and sniper rifles. The game still looks glorious, with bright colours bringing the tropical setting to life. While we're intrigued by the various gameplay options afforded..
"We know you've been asking about the beta," Ubisoft wrote on its Twitter regarding Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Have we? "We're excited to announce that the MP beta will be launching in January 2012." Glad that's cleared up then, eh? Update @ 14:28BST: Ubisoft has told VG247 that the Ghost Recon: Future Soldier multiplayer beta will be an XBOX 360 exclusive. We can all continue not caring..
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..
It was a pretty bold move by Ubisoft to spend the first few minutes of its Far Cry 3 demo focusing on a monologue by a man completely off his rocker
But it worked really well, setting the tone for the upcoming first-person shooter brilliantly. You can check out the full Far Cry 3 demo above.</em>
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..
Punctuating a frankly bizarre E3 press conference, Ubisoft just announced Far Cry 3 for release on PlayStation 3 in 2012
The tropical shooter is in development at Ubisoft Montreal, with input from Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Massive. Far Cry 3 brings something new and unexpected, while still building upon the foundations of excellence that are inherent to the Far Cry brand, said producer Dan..
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..