Thanks for the head’s up! And, as a former Walmart employee, I’d be surprised if the workers will be allowed to get organized enough before the corporation will either fire all of them or just lock them out. We had to watch anti-union videos as part of our orientation; scary stuff.
But it’s worth a try, so good luck to anyone trying to pull off a strike!
There isn’t any indication of it being (and I double checked this time!), and with the PC release only being three days before Black Friday, I assume it won’t be. However, I would keep an eye on the UbiStore, for they are probably your best bet on a Black Friday deal.
Will keep an eye out for any PC sales, though, don’t worry!
Thanks for the head’s up! The link to the list of Australian EB Games open for the midnight release is here, and holy crap, the shop at Macarthur Square is GIVING AWAY THE LIFE-SIZE CONNOR STATUE. Good luck to anyone vying for that!
And if your country’s gaming store of choice is holding a release event, by all means, let us know! I will amend the masterpost list when I reblog it in the afternoon.
I know; as the picture becomes clearer, it’s more obvious that Desmond (and it is Desmond because his hoodie/cardigan matches previous screenshots) is scoping out something going on below. It’s definitely at least one person, or maybe two with the other wearing a garish yellow shirt. The cage reminds me more of MMA than WWE, lol, although the whole WWE thing made me laugh.
What I’ve noticed today, though, is that there’s a bearded, Niko-Bellic-esque face in the Jumbo-tron. I don’t recognize him, and I don’t think it’s a badly-rendered Desmond. What if Desmond has to fight this Templar in a cage match? Or if Desmond has stumbled across some sort of Templar training session? I hope that the picture is cleared soon, because I’m just about as excited as you!
I for one completely agree with this theory. Here’s the picture in question, but to see it better (and to be able to zoom in and out), you should check out the ‘Hacked History’ game!
Bless you and your bilingual ninja skills.
Here is the original Ask post that listed all of the special editions, along with their respective websites. However, that list is now out of date, since the US Limited Editions were FINALLY announced, so here’s the links to those:
Assassin’s Creed III Limited Edition
Assassin’s Creed III Deluxe Edition
Hope this helps!
There are two reactions that I have experienced regarding Ubisoft’s subtle changes to the AC formula: the gut reaction, and the thoughtful reaction.
My gut reaction is probably similar to many of you as more and more news of AC3 has been released. A lot of “Wait, what?” and “How can you change that?” and “WHYY?!?” Whether we like it or not, the Assassin’s Creed franchise has become formulaic as of late, and sometimes a diversion from the familiar, from the expected is a shock to the system. Change? I DON’T WANT CHANGE.
However! That was just my initial reaction. As my mind siphoned this info away from my histrionic gut, I slowly digested what I was actually being told, instead of what I was wildly assuming. Connor Kenway is different than any of the assassins with whom we’ve interacted. He isn’t a Master Assassin, he doesn’t oversee a faction like Altair or Ezio, he’s a lone wolf. It’s logical to assume that he taught himself how to fight, how to kill, and that these skills are going to mirror the ones he uses to hunt. A hidden blade, while practical as a weapon for subtle assassinations within the packed city streets of Jerusalem or Rome, won’t kill a bear. So for Connor to favor other weapons over the adopted hidden blade, and to motify the hidden blade to be used more as a knife (perfectly suited for skinning game), makes sense. It adds depth to the character, instead of copying and pasting a previous form over him.
As for the lip scar, it’s the same thing. Aesthetically, seeing Altair, Ezio, and Desmond lined up with the lip scar works beautifully at a visual level. It links the three together without much thought. However! The most important, and most obvious, point to recall here is that SCARS ARE NOT HEREDITARY. For Connor to also have the exact same scar in the exact same place as three guys, one of whom is directly related to everybody, starts pushing the boundaries of coincidence towards the absurd. It seems that the AC3 team has tried its best to bring as much realism to this game as it could; I think this minor character design quirk just hit them as unneeded. And it is. Connor not having a lip scar is not going to make him less of a character. In fact, it makes him more of his own character.
And that, I think, is Ubisoft’s overall intention.
Yes, this issue seems to be confusing at best right now. While Joystiq says it has confirmation from Ubisoft that the US will see the PC release of AC3 on November 20, GameStop does have it listed being released on the 23rd (and the downloadable version being released October 30). And most other retailers (Best Buy, Amazon, etc.) have not even changed their dates from the 30th. So the best thing for you frustrated PC gamers to do is double-check with your store closer to the actual release. It’s way too far into the future for things to be set in stone.
Thanks for the head’s up!
To recap what Ubisoft brought to the table, in case you guys are thinking that we’re being hyperbolic in our frustration:
- They open the conference with the announcement of two F2P games for your browser: Silent Hunter Online and Anno Online. In retrospect, this should be the litmus test for the rest of the show.
- ShootMania showmatch
- Magic and Might Duel of Champions closed beta now open
- Magic and Might Online Announced
- Ghost Recon Online is online, which is redundant at best.
- And that’s it.
Even if you aren’t an AC fan, this was pathetic at best. Where was Watch Dogs? ZombiU? Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth? Hell, somewhere poor Sam Fisher is crying.
Poor show, Ubisoft. Poor show.