|Platform 360, PS3, Win, Wii U||Publisher Ubisoft||Developer Ubisoft Montreal||Release Date 10/30/2012|
By Arthur Gies on Oct 30, 2012 10.30.12
Assassin's Creed 3 is once again split between the present and the past. Series anchor and modern Assassin Desmond Miles dives into the Animus again to find what he and his companions hope is the key to saving the world from a massive solar event. The secret to its location and purpose lay with Desmond's ancestor Ratohnhaké:ton, who finds a new name to accompany his Assassin destiny: Connor. Assassin's Creed 3 follows Connor's quest to unravel a Templar conspiracy against the unfolding American Revolution. 18th-century America lends itself better to the Assassin's Creed universe than I expected. The monumental architecture of Jerusalem or Rome is absent, but the streets of New York and Boston offer enough verticality and large structures to feel familiar to veterans of...
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Can we please talk about why Assassin's Creed 3 was disappointing?
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Which character is your favorite in Assassin's Creed?
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Have you ever cosplay? Or which character you want to cosplay?
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ACIII, My review: We didn't think that far ahead
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[Possible Spoilers] Thoughts so far on the game?
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By Samit Sarkar on Feb 10, 2014 02.10.14
Ubisoft reported a year-over-year decline in earnings for the third quarter of its 2013-14 fiscal year today, and blamed the "console transition" for the drop. The French publisher recorded sales of €520 million ($709.34 million) for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2013, a decrease of 35.2 percent from the same period one year prior. Sales for the first nine months of the 2013-14 fiscal year were also down significantly, by 24.8 percent from revenue of €1.08 billion (April-December 2012) to €813 million (April-December 2013). The third-quarter sales came in right in the middle of Ubisoft's guidance for the quarter of between €500 million and €540 million. "Over the short term, the high quality of our titles — which is unanimously recognized by gamers — has enabled us to...
By Tracey Lien on Nov 12, 2013 11.12.13
Ubisoft maintained solid performance in the first half of the 2013-2014 fiscal year, with the increase in profits being attributed to titles like Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed 3, according to the company's most recent fiscal report ending September 2013. During the first quarter of the 2013-2014 fiscal year, the company earned €293 million ($393 million), up five percent from the same period in the previous year ($374 million). In the second quarter, the company's earnings jumped 46.6 percent from the previous year, totalling €217 million ($291 million) versus €148 million ($198 million) from the previous year. The company also attributed the sustained growth to its digital segment, with sales climbing 29 percent from last year to €71 million ($95 million). This was largely...
By Colin Campbell on Oct 23, 2013 10.23.13
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD, a console remake of the 2012 PlayStation Vita Liberation game, has been given a release date on PlayStation 3 of Jan. 14. Posting on PlayStation Blog today Ubisoft Sofia producer Momchil Valentinov Gindyanov stated that the team had set out to "improve upon what worked on the Vita and adapt the gameplay and missions to be the most fun and enjoyable they could be." Liberation on Vita, featuring female African-French assassin Aveline de Grandpré, launched in 2012 as an accompaniment to Assassin's Creed 3 for consoles. Both games were set against a backdrop of 18th Century revolutionary fervor. Reviewing the game at the time, Polygon described it as a "noble effort" dragged down by "restrictive missions, unexplained systems and an unintelligible story." ...
By Emily Gera on Oct 04, 2013 10.04.13
Ubisoft is bringing all five previous Assassin's Creed titles together in the upcoming Assassin's Creed Heritage Collection available only in Europe on Nov. 8. The collection will be made available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC systems, and includes the original Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed 2, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Assassin's Creed Revelations and Assassin's Creed 3. The publisher has no plans to make this bundle available in North America. We've contacted Ubisoft to find out whether any similar collection will be made available outside of Europe and will update with any details.
By Colin Campbell on Sep 30, 2013 09.30.13
One spring day I stood on Portsmouth Dockyards in England, regarding HMS Victory with undisguised rapture. That ship is one of the most beautiful objects ever crafted by mankind. Even leaving aside the romantic bias inherited by my Englishness, she is a thing of heart-stopping loveliness, just as much as, say, the Taj Mahal or a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. She is also a killing machine, designed explicitly to tear asunder other pretty frigates and ships-of-the-line. Her guns were capable of delivering unimaginable horror to the flesh of men and boys, a service rendered faithfully and efficiently to the Crown during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 Even so, if you had to choose, from all the weapons and military paraphernalia of the past few millennia — the prettiest gear, the...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Sep 24, 2013 09.24.13
The PlayStation Network is currently running a sale on eight Assassin's Creed titles and several downloadable content packs, Ubisoft digital product lifecycle manager Rommel Hernandez announced today. The sale offers 50 percent off seven DLC packs and 30 percent off titles in the franchise, as well as the Assassin's Creed 3 Season Pass. Check out the list below. 30 percent off: Assassin's Creed Assassin's Creed 2 Ultimate Edition Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Assassin's Creed Revelations Assassin's Creed 3 Ultimate Edition Assassin's Creed 3 Assassin's Creed 3 Season Pass Assassin's Creed Liberation Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines 50 percent off: Assassin's Creed 2 Sequence 12 - Battle of Forli Assassin's Creed 2 Sequence 13 - Bonfire of the Vanities Assassin's Creed 2...
By Tracey Lien on Sep 10, 2013 09.10.13
Ubisoft is bringing Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation — originally a PS Vita title — to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC soon with an HD remake. The game, which drops the number three from its title, will feature the same story, character and setting as the PS Vita game but, according to associate producer Momchil Gindyanov, everything else has changed. "Since Assassin's Creed Liberation is already out, we gathered all the reviews and all the comments from the community, we put all the data together and we ended up with a big priority list of things we wanted to do," Gindyanov said. "Just by bringing the game to console, it now has more geometry, more textures, more shaders, more materials, lighting is different and we implemented the dynamic change of time of day so you can...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jul 22, 2013 07.22.13
Best Buy launched its back to school sale yesterday, offering discounts on a handful of video games including BioShock Infinite, Battlefield 3 Premium Edition and Assassin's Creed 3, according to the company's sale page. Customers have until this Saturday to take advantage of the sale, which also includes free shipping. Sale games on the table include: Assassin's Creed 3 on Xbox 360 or PS3 for $19.99 Battlefield 3: Premium Edition on Xbox 360 or PS3 for $29.99 BioShock Infinite on Xbox 360 or PS3 for $39.99 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Wii U for $19.99 The Hip Hop Dance Experience on Xbox 360 for $11.99 Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition on Wii for $7.99 Pokemon Conquest on Nintendo DS for $14.99 SimCity Limited Edition on Windows PC for $39.99 Tomb Raider...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jul 18, 2013 07.18.13
Ubisoft reported €76 million (approximately $99.5 million) in sales for the first fiscal quarter ending June 30, which the company said is slightly higher than its initial targets and was bolstered by sales of its back catalog and digital games. Despite overshooting initial estimates of €70 million ($91.6 million), first-quarter sales were down 42.2 percent compared to the same period last fiscal year, which brought in €131 million ($171.5 million) and included the launch of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. The company also saw a 56 percent increase in back catalog game sales and attributed the increase to the "solid performance" of Assassin's Creed 3, Far Cry 3, Just Dance 4, Rocksmith and Rayman Origins. Ubisoft also reported "continued momentum" in the sales of...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jun 30, 2013 06.30.13
Amazon's Digital Games Summer Sale kicks off today with discounts on more than 900 titles for Windows PC, including The Borderlands Bundle, Assassin's Creed 3 and more. The Borderlands Bundle, which includes the GOTY edition of Borderlands, Borderlands 2 and the Borderlands 2 Season Pass, is currently priced at $21.99. Assassin's Creed 3 is on sale for $13.31, a 67 percent discount off its $39.99 list price. Additionally, those who purchase any indie download will receive free copies of SCHAR: Blue Shield Alliance, Major Mayhem and Cell HD: Emergence through July 2. Free titles will continue to rotate. Amazon's roster of indie games currently includes Don't Starve, FTL: Faster Than Light, Mark of the Ninja, Hotline Miami and more. Other titles can be found at the Amazon Indie Games...