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The Assassin’s Creed timeline – Do you know your Assassin’s Creed history?

It’s hard to believe that the “Assassin’s Creed” franchise turns 10 years old this year – and it’s even harder to think that Ubisoft have released at least one game in the series per year all this time. Considering the fact that all of these titles share a world shaped by historical fiction, magical artifacts and a conflict that has… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

E3 2017 – Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference Was the Most Talked About on Social Media

All of the press conferences at E3 undeniably caused a ton of chatter on social media. But among all of them, Microsoft’s was apparently the most talked about. At least according to a report by social analytics firm Brandwatch. According to the report, which tracked 2.7 million English-language mentions of E3 2017 from June 10 to 13, Microsoft’s press conference held 44% of all social media mentions, although the data doesn’t specify whether the chatter was mostly positive or negative. The unveiling of the company’s new console, the Xbox One X, as well as the showcases of both Assassin’s Creed Origins and BioWare’s new IP Anthem definitely helped Microsoft gain a ton of traction on social media. Comparatively, Nintendo’s press conference held the second spot in the rankings with 15% while Sony had 11%. Additionally, Assassin’s Creed Origins was the most mentioned game during the time period, with Nintendo’s announcement of Metroid Prime 4 taking second and Marvel’s Spider-man holding third. Notably, the Metroid Prime 4 announcement consisted of only a 40-second showing of its logo. [Source: Brandwatch via VG247] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

E3 2017 – Assassin’s Creed: Origins Hands-On Preview – Start at the Beginning (PS4)

After the less than warm reception for Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Syndicate in 2014 and 2015 respectively, Ubisoft decided to put the franchise on hold for an extra year, giving Ubisoft Montreal four years to craft a new direction for the series after they concluded their work on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The care shows. Assassin’s Creed: Origins will appear familiar to longtime fans, but enough has been reworked to give the assassin brotherhood a much needed shot in the arm. One of Black Flag’s most interesting aspects was approaching the story from a different angle. Edward Kenway was not an assassin, at least in the proper sense. His story explored the conflict with the Templars from an outside perspective, which provide not only unique narrative opportunities, but also the chance to change up the gameplay. In Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Bayek is not an assassin, at least not to start out. Origins will bring to light the humble beginnings of the brotherhood, steeped in a dark themes that aptly carry the weight of a centuries long contention. Dropping me into the open world, I had the opportunity to do some exploring and take on a story mission that highlights these dark…

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E3 2017 – Assassin’s Creed Origins Will Not Have Online Multiplayer, Will Have Multiple Protagonists

One of the bigger games showcased this year at E3 is the latest installment of the long-running Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Origins. And during YouTube’s E3 Coliseum panel, the game’s director Ashraf Ismail has confirmed that online multiplayer will not be returning to the new installment. Assassin’s Creed Origins is primarily a single-player experience. We do have online features that are there to enhance that experience. Later in the (marketing) campaign, we’ll get into more details about those online features but it’s primarily a single-player experience. It also looks like there will be more than just one playable character in Assassin’s Creed Origins. In response to a question about playable female protagonists, Ismail had this to say: This is primarily Ba-Yek’s story. We do have other playable characters that are played in select quests. There are other playable characters in the story but it is primarily Ba-Yek’s story. Assassin’s Creed Origins is scheduled for release on October 27, 2017, for the PlayStation 4 and other platforms. [Source: Gameslice (YouTube Live at E3) via VG247] The post E3 2017 – Assassin’s Creed Origins Will Not Have Online Multiplayer, Will Have Multiple Protagonists appeared first on PlayStation LifeStyle. READ FULL STORY…

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Assassin’s Creed Origins Preview — An Oasis Begging to be Explored

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E3 2017 – New Assassin’s Creed Origins Gameplay Showcases Boss Fight and Open World

If you didn’t get enough of Assassin’s Creed Origins during the E3 2017 press conferences then here are three new videos showcasing almost an hour of gameplay. Brought to you by IGN, the videos walk us through a boss fight, the game’s open world, and more. Check them out below. [embedded content][embedded content][embedded content] Here’s an official overview of the game: Journey into Ancient Egypt, the most mysterious place in history, during a crucial period that will shape the world. Discover the secrets behind the Great Pyramids, forgotten myths, the last pharaohs, and – engraved in long-lost hieroglyphics – the origin story of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. For the last four years, the team behind the acclaimed Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag has been focused on crafting a new beginning for the franchise. Fight in a completely new way where you transition seamlessly between unique ranged and melee weapons, and take on multiple enemies at once. Choose your Assassin skills while exploring the full country of Ancient Egypt, engaging in multiple quests and gripping stories along a journey that will change civilization. Assassin’s Creed Origins will release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 27. READ FULL STORY…

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Hands On: Assassin’s Creed Origins is Murder Prince of Egypt

Can you open your heart to the idea of a good Assassin’s Creed video game again? By all accounts, 2015’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate was actually not bad. But by then the ten-year-old annualized franchise had clearly worked itself into a rut both narratively and mechanically. Meanwhile, last year’s Assassin’s Creed movie certainly didn’t reignite love for the key Ubisoft #brand. After taking a year off, Assassin’s Creed returns later this year with a new hero, setting, and time period. Assassin’s Creed Origins explores the beginnings of the stupid lore in ancient Egypt, and at E3 I got to play some of the game running on an Xbox One X dev kit. As I rode into town on horseback, the first thing that struck me was the change in scenery. Assassin’s Creed loves to recreate nature-heavy, pre-modern civilizations but the colorful burning yellow Egyptian sands and pyramids and villages by the riverbank popped in a way I couldn’t say about past locales like Revolutionary France or Victorian London.  New protagonist Bayek walks around like a half-wrapped mummy confronting corrupt priests in extravagant cat and crocodile costumes, planting the seeds for the global, endless assassins-templars conflict. It’s a funny contrast to Bayek’s…

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Ubisoft Has the Only Justifiable Third Party E3 Conference

We enjoy ragging on Ubisoft for running a video game company (now with a boring new swirl logo) like a European colonial superpower churning out increasingly similar games. But you know, there’s a reason why those powerful empires lasted as long as they did, and it wasn’t just racism. Ubisoft’ E3 press conference this year, half as long as their tedious show from last year, was the only third party press conference full of enough interesting games to justify its own existence. As I sat down in the theater I couldn’t help but notice some Nintendo employees in the crowd amongst the planted, overly enthusiastic Ubisoft employees. And sure enough, the first game showed was the leaked, ludicrous cartoon crossover strategy game Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, coming this August. Mario mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto himself appeared on stage to give his blessing for the most important character in gaming teaming up with furry minions. And based on the footage showed I think Ubisoft is determined to both meet Mario quality and surpass audience skepticism. Closing the show was another game we all vaguely knew about but were stoked to see confirmed: Beyond Good & Evil 2. The READ FULL STORY…

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Assassin’s Creed Origins Has An $800 Collector’s Edition

Ubisoft just announced the preorder collector’s editions for their upcoming adventure game Assassin’s Creed Origins. One of them kinda sticks out. It’s now commonplace for Ubisoft games to have so many preorder exclusives and tie-ins that you need a spreadsheet to keep them straight. Even within that context, one of Origins’ editions is not like the others. Per Ubisoft: Advertisement For the super fans, the Dawn of the Creed Legendary Collector’s Edition is available now* exclusively on the Ubisoft Store, with only 999 units produced worldwide, for a $799.99. It includes: Available for Shipping Now: Highly detailed 28.7 inch (73cm) resin statue of Bayek, a protector of Egypt whose personal story will lead to the creation of the Assassin’s Brotherhood; and his eagle, Senu – By Ubicollectibles. The Collector’s Certificate of Authenticity, numbered 1 to 999. An exclusive replica of Bayek’s eagle skull amulet in resin. Two exclusive Assassin’s Creed Origins Steelbooks™. Four large lithographs signed by the Ubisoft Montreal studio artists. Available on Day One: The Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition: The base game, the Digital Deluxe Pack and the Season Pass, which will give players access READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Everything Ubisoft Showed At E3 2017

Ubisoft hit the stage Monday afternoon at E3 to show a new trailer for Beyond Good & Evil 2, along with some other stuff that was completely overshadowed by the fact that OH MAN THEY ACTUALLY SHOWED BEYOND GOOD & EVIL 2. It was a brisk show that didn’t waste much time on games we’d already seen or that Ubisoft had already shown at other press conferences. Let’s break it all down. Mario + Rabbids Looks Like… Nintendo XCOM? Legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto came out on stage to talk more about Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, a Ubisoft-developed Switch game that’s been leaking onto the Internet for a while. It’s nice that Ubisoft gave Miyamoto a chance to make one of his trademark dramatic entrances, since Nintendo isn’t doing live shows anymore. As for the game itself, it actually looks… good? Stupid Rabbids stuff aside, I mean. It’s a mix of open world exploration with turn-based tactics fights, almost like XCOM. I wasn’t expecting that either, and… I mean… I love games that are like XCOM. For all the jokes everyone made about the stupid Rabbids, the best joke of all may wind up being that the game is great….

E3 2017 – Assassin’s Creed Origins Gets a Mysteries of Egypt Trailer

[embedded content] Announced during the Xbox E3 2017 press conference yesterday, Assassin’s Creed Origins was at the Ubisoft E3 2017 press conference today. Game Director Ashraf Ismail was on stage, where he offered a new look at the game. Later today, following the press conference, 30 minutes of Origins footage will be shown off live. Assassin’s Creed Origins releases on October 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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E3 2017 – Assassin’s Creed Origins Officially Announced, Gameplay Walkthrough

[embedded content] Update: Here’s what you need to know about the Season Pass and pre-order bonuses: In the Deluxe Edition, gamers will receive the base game, a printed version of the hand-drawn world map, the game’s official soundtrack and the Digital Deluxe Pack, including the Ambush at Sea naval mission, the Desert Cobra Pack and three bonus Ability points. The Gold Edition will include all of the Deluxe Edition Digital content plus the Season Pass. The Season Pass will give players access to all upcoming major expansions and equipment sets. Both Deluxe and Gold Editions will be also available on digital stores. A Gold Edition with a physical Steelbook is also available. Fans who pre-order will receive the Secrets of the First Pyramids mission. In it, players will discover the secrets behind the construction of the first pyramids and what mysteries lie within. Original Story: Ubisoft was at Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference, where they officially announced Assassin’s Creed Origins, which is launching on October 27. Starring Bayek, you can watch a lengthy Assasssin’s Creed Origins gameplay walkthrough above. The announcements trailer is below. Here’s the full description: Journey into Ancient Egypt, the most mysterious place in history, during a crucial READ FULL STORY…

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Report: Assassin’s Creed Origins Release Date & Info Revealed Via Game Informer’s July Issue

Since May 6, we’ve published at least six stories on Ubisoft’s long-rumored Assassin’s Creed Origins – all of which contain leaks from various corners of the internet. None of them mentioned the release date, however, but a leaked copy of Game Informer’s July issue, which features Origins on the cover, has not only revealed the date but also tons of other information about the game itself. Brace yourselves. Apparently, Origins is out on October 27 and the protagonist’s name has been confirmed as Bayek. Reddit and NeoGAF users who’ve compiled the information from the magazine have also added images for your viewing pleasure here but if you want a summary of what the article contains then read the highlights below courtesy of Reddit user gunjoesmithy: More dynamic world NPC’s adapt to day/night cycle No sprint button, running speed is dependent on how far you push the left analog stick No radar, game uses Skyrim-esque compass Almost everything is climable and parkour is even more fluid Smarter AI, multiple guards will charge at you More than one playable character, Ubisoft is keeping this a secret for now Camel riding Underwater swimming, treasures and sunken ruins to explore Animals can attack NPC’s READ FULL…

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Assassin's Creed: Origins Is Leaking Everywhere

Game Informer cover, via Imgur The next Assassin’s Creed is going to Egypt, and although Ubisoft hasn’t yet confirmed it, we can piece it together from roughly 2349892483294832 leaks. Today’s leak comes from someone with an early copy of Game Informer, whose next cover story is Assassin’s Creed: Origins, out this October. Rumors of the next Assassin’s Creed have been circulating since January 2016, when Kotaku broke news that Ubisoft’s tentpole series was skipping a year and that the next game, codenamed Empire, would be set in ancient Egypt. Then there were more leaks. There was that t-shirt. There was the Target pre-order card. And now the entire Game Informer cover story has leaked, because Ubisoft. Advertisement We’ll see more at E3, unless there are more leaks before then. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!