Today is the 31st birthday of the Konami Code. The memorable cheat first appeared in 1986’s Gradius and has been a fixture of games ever since. Here are ten best uses of this legendary code Advertisement Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A. It’s ingrained in countless gamers’ minds. The Konami Code has unlocked plenty of in game bonuses and extra lives but it’s also been used for silly and devious purposes. The list below has a bit of everything. Secret items, hidden characters, jokes, and trolling. Keep in mind that this list if according to no one but me, a pretty cool person. 10. Rocket League The list starts off with a little bit of fun. Inputting the Konami Code at Rocket League’s title screen will cause the menu to change to the logo for it’s lesser known predecessor Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars. I’m always a fan of Easter Eggs that send us back to the past. This is a cute way for the game to give a shout out to its lineage. Well played. 9. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 It’s always good to unlock new READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
In a recent Reddit AMA, the head of content for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Aymar Azaizia, responded to a question regarding the rumored Assassin’s Creed TV series by confirming that the company is planning on working on one. In his answer, Azaizia explained that, like the movie, the company will be taking its time in producing the TV series so that they can deliver a product they can be proud of. Although he didn’t reveal any further details, this at least confirms that an Assassin’s Creed TV series is indeed in the works. It’s like the movie guys, we will take our time, to get sure we deliver something we can be proud of, but if you wander if it’s on our plan… YES Last year, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that the studio was in talks with Netflix to bring one of its franchises to the streaming service as a new TV series. And with this latest news, we could be seeing an Assassin’s Creed TV series on Netflix in the future. [Source: Reddit via Game Informer] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
An Ubisoft executive has stated that an Assassin’s Creed TV series is in the works. Ubisoft has yet to confirm many of the details regarding the topic. …Read More The post Assassin’s Creed Television Series Revealed to Be in the Works by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.
Rumors of an Assassin’s Creed game with an Egyptian setting, code named Empire, have been floating the web for quite a while now. In January last year, reports surfaced that Ubisoft had pushed the game to 2017 and then we saw some screenshots back in October, which suggested that title was still in development. At least one other screenshot appeared on Reddit as recently as this past February but we didn’t make much of it. However, VG247 has now spotted a new listing for Assassin’s Creed Empire on Swiss retailer WOG’s website, with a release window of fourth quarter, 2017. You can see the listing below in case it disappears. There’s nothing to suggest that this entry is authentic and that’s a stock box image but it’s not unheard of for early retailer listings to leak games prior to their official announcements. At this point, only Ubisoft can put this rumor to rest by either confirming or denying reports that have been making rounds for such a long time. We’ll keep you posted. [Source: WOG via VG247] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
If you missed the Assassin’s Creed movie at theaters this past December, then you’ll be able to watch it at home starting this March. Ubisoft has announced that the Michael Fassbender starrer will be available via Digital HD on March 10, with Blu-ray and DVD releases following on March 21. You can purchase them on Amazon here if you wish. The movie doesn’t follow any particular story line from the video games. Here’s a synopsis: Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. Assassin’s Creed also stars Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, La Vie en Rose). Any of our readers planning to pick this up? READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
The Assassin’s Creed movie seems to have avoided a financial disaster, thanks to foreign sales. The $125 million budget movie, which fell short of sales expectations during its opening week in the United States, has earned nearly $51 million in the country to date (32.8 percent) whereas foreign ticket sales amounted to over $104 million (67.2 percent). It now stands at a worldwide total of $154,897,665, according to Box Office Mojo. This isn’t a stellar performance but that’s hardly surprising considering that critics weren’t exactly impressed. However, audience scores have largely been average or positive so it really isn’t all that bad. As videogamer notes, Assassin’s Creed stands at number nine overall among top video game movies in the US and looks like it’s set to overtake Resident Evil: Apocalypse to claim the eighth spot. Assassin’s Creed movie has yet to open in some markets so these figures will rise. How much they’ll rise by remains to be seen. [Source: Box Office Mojo via Videogamer] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
Today, writer Corey May — best known for his work in the Assassin’s Creed series — has announced via Facebook that he has left Certain Affinity (which he left Ubisoft for back in 2015) to take a …Read More The post Assassin’s Creed, Batman Writer Corey May Leaves Certain Affinity for 2K by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
With 2017 now upon us, players are quietly gearing up for a stacked 12 months of hardware launches (see: Nintendo Switch), new software and of course, a slew of video game anniversaries and milestones. To clue you in on the latter, Game Kana has compiled a handy rundown of all the major video game anniversaries set to take place over the course of 2017 and, unsurprisingly, there’s quite a lot to look forward to. At the tip-top of Game Kana’s overview, Dig Dug is set to ring in its 35th anniversary in mid-April, while Assassin’s Creed is one of the many video game franchises due to celebrate its 5th anniversary later in the year. Following its year-long hiatus, all signs point to AC making a big splash in 2017, though Ubisoft is yet to officially confirm the franchise’s return at the time of writing. One series that is expected to race onto the scene is Gran Turismo, given developer Polyphony Digital has all hands on deck in anticipation of Sport. Other notable milestones include the 30th anniversary of Street Fighter (August 30) and the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII (January 31). 35th Anniversary Dig Dug – First released in READ FULL…
Assassin’s Creed II, III, Brotherhood and Unity Steal the Show …Read More The post Latest Humble Bundle Showcases Assassin’s Creed Titles by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.
The Assassin’s Creed movie might not have been great, but the outfits were nice, which means we’re at least getting some good cosplay out of it. This is Shiva Cosplay as Maria and Leon Chiro (who was Ubisoft’s official cosplayer for movie promo work in Europe) as Aguilar. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Surprise, the Assassin’s Creed movie is trash. But it’s not all bad; some of the movie’s effects are quite nice, in particular the Animus’ interface and other shots of computers doing their thing. Advertisement Work on these visuals was led by Ash Thorpe, who has shared videos and screens of all the stuff he put together for the movie. It’s funny, there’s a consistent look across all of it that reminds me of a different Ubisoft game: Watch Dogs 2, which also goes nuts for black, white and clean lines. Advertisement While Thorpe designed and directed the visuals, he worked as part of a team to actually get them on the screen: Graphics Programmer/Animator – Ryan CashmanProducer – Monica ThorpVFX Cinematographer – Kevin JoelsonReel Edit – Franck DeronMusic – Plaid – Tokyo Drive You can see more images from Ash’s work on the movie at his personal site. To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Advertisement Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
[embedded content] Michael Fassbender plots course for the Spanish Inquisition in today’s thrilling new trailer for Assassin’s Creed, the video game adaptation in the works from Snowtown and Macbeth director Justin Kurzel. Slipping into the shoes of Callum Lynch and his long-forgotten ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, Assassin’s Creed presents Fassbender with a fascinating dual role, as his characters comes to terms with the clandestine operation at the heart of the story. Perhaps more so than any trailer before, this snippet draws attention to the incredible stuntwork on display in Kurzel’s live-action feature. Clocking in at a neat two hours in length, the official synopsis can be found below. Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. Assassin’s Creed, also starring Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Ariane Labed, and Callum Turner, is slated to open on December 21. Those in the UK can expect Justin Kurzel’s historical actioner to grace theaters on January 6. [Source: Twitter] READ…
It looks like Michael Fassbender’s main character in the upcoming video game adaptation is some kind of hardcore criminal locked up in a corporate superjail. You sure training him to kill people with his ancestor’s ancient assassin skills is a good idea, guys? The newest teaser for the Assassin’s Creed movie shows off more of the film’s ensemble and the high-tech Abstergo penitentiary/research lab that apparently holds people against their will. The glimpses at present-day stuff are nice, but the big appeal of Assassin’s Creed is that the games are historical period pieces. Historical period pieces where you run around neck-stabbing people, yes, but historical period pieces nonetheless. Advertisement This new trailer has a bit more footage of Fassbender running around in the Spanish Inquisition, but it also has much more footage of the present, which seems to be where all the story lies; the bits in the past seem to be solely about running, jumping, and killing people. It still makes us worry that the overwhelming majority of the Assassin’s Creed movie is going to take place in the present, which, again, is not what people enjoy the franchise for. Unless Fox is planning on showing that stuff when…
When Justin Kurzel’s long-anticipated Assassin’s Creed movie scurries into theaters this December, it’ll run for a total of 120 minutes, and that’s excluding trailers and advertisements. That’s according to a listing by UK chain Empire Cinemas, which reveals that the upcoming video game movie has been pinned as a 15 by the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification). Largely set during the Spanish Inquisition and heralding a reunion between Macbeth director Kurzel and Michael Fassbender — not to mention Marion Cotillard — moviegoers can anticipate a fair amount of fantasy violence and action in two months’ time. Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. Directed by Justin Kurzel, Assassin’s Creed will dive into theaters on December 21 in the States. Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Khalid Abdalla and Michael K. Williams also star. [Source: Empire Cinemas] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!