Next Assassin's Creed Has New Hero, Time Period, Developer
The next Assassin’s Creed title will take place in a new time period for the franchise, and stars a new protagonist. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said the “all-new Assassin’s Creed hero, within an all new team and time period” will be “another major leap forward for the franchise” when it releases some time before April 2014.
“It is the benefit of multiple teams working on multiple chapters of the product,” Guillemot said, “each getting several years to make their versions of an Assassin’s Creed game.”
Guillemot did not specify which “new team” is behind the development of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed title, or whether it will release on current or future generation platforms.
The next chapter in Assassin’s Creed III, The Tyranny of King Washington, releases on February 19.
The Tyranny of King Washington starts February 19/20
It’s 1783 and the American Revolution is over, our hero, Ratonhnhaké:ton, awakens from an unsettling dream to find that despite his efforts to deliver justice in the newly-founded United States of America, a new king has been crowned – George Washington. Blinded by a thirst for unlimited power, Ratonhnhaké:ton must dethrone the tyrant and return freedom to the land.
The Infamy is the first episode of a three-part tale in the Tyranny of King Washington which will be available on Microsoft’s Xbox 360® and Windows PCs on February 19 and on Sony’s PlayStation®3 on February 20.
Following The Infamy, The Tyranny of King Washington will continue in two additional content packs that let gamers experience an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution. The three upcoming episodes are available through the Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass, which is available for purchase for 2400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE or £23.99 on the PlayStation® Network and Windows PC. The first episode can also be purchased as a single DLC pack for 800 Microsoft points or £9.99.
Mark your calendars, as you do not want to miss this experience of an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution.
Character Of The Year Acceptance Speech: Connor
Some people really know how to put an award to use at the 2012 SPIKE VGA. Take for example Connor from Assassin’s Creed III this guy takes out bad guys with a few swings of the Character of the Year award.
Assassin's Creed IV in 2013?
The next entry in Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series could include co-op play and be on store shelves as early as next year. The Gaming Liberty has obtained a survey reportedly stemming from Ubisoft that gauges fan interest in a range of new features and ideas for the series.
The survey reportedly asks a series of questions covering players’ thoughts on Assassin’s Creed III, including their enjoyment or dissatisfaction with its gameplay, combat, and story. Additionally, the survey asks what players might enjoy from a future Assassin’s Creed installment, such as whether or not they would like to see a future game feature Desmond or Connor.
Additionally, one question is squarely focused on co-op. It asks if players would enjoy “the possibility for a friend to join the game in order to help” with missions, puzzles, and other endeavors. Though the Assassin’s Creed franchise has introduced multiplayer, no game in the series has yet featured co-op.
Lastly, the questionnaire asks how likely respondents would be to purchase the next Assassin’s Creed game if it was released next year.
Assassin’s Creed III launched in October and sold 3.5 million units during its first week, up 100 percent over comparable sales of last year’s game, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.
Some of you may have seen Assassin’s Creed: Artefact; a short film based on the assassin’s creed series. Some revelations about the artifact of Yonaguni evoked in the first Assassin’s Creed game.
The first episode has an interesting story steeped in Assassin lore, and promising martial arts scenes, but the whole thing definitely has room for improvement. So, due to popular demand Foued D. Abbari has decided to take on the task of creating a sequel. This time he wants to create a more professional film with high quality filming equipment, trained actors, and better costumes [specifically Volante Design-made costumes for the Assassin characters].
The first Artefact film was funded entirely out of pocket, but in order to fulfill the image Foued has for the second film, he is now asking for assistance from the fan community, via indiegogo.
Please take a look at the campaign, and consider donating. They are offering interesting awards according to the donation. Prizes go from being featured in the credits to being featured as a co producer. You can also be rewarded with downloadable contents such as: original concepts and illustrations, a DVD version of the short film. You can also appear in the 10 most wanted assassins list… a list that appears in the movie!
Insieme per la Vittoria!
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Assassin's Creed Movie in 2013?
The Assassin’s Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender could be out as early as next year.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz about the future of the franchise beyond the release of ACIII, Ubisoft’s chief sales and marketing officer Geoffroy Sardin said:
“Another thing that is very important for the lifecycle is the transmedia offer. All the figurines, the books, the publishing, and we have a movie in the next coming year. So it’s not only about games, we are talking about a global brand, and this is the life cycle management we want to set up now.”
Now this could mean a few things. He could, of course, be referring to the production of the film, which has been fast-tracked, not its actual release date. It could also refer to the next financial year 2013/14, with the film coming out in 2014. But either way, it sounds like the production of the movie is on track and we’ll see it very soon.
Assassin’s Creed 3 on PC
AC3 is now available for pre-purchase through Steam.
Assassin’s Creed III and Liberation Soundtracks Now Available on iTunes
Purchase the AC3 album for $9.99 here.
And the Liberation album, also $9.99, here.