By Emily Gera on Dec 04, 2013 12.04.13
Ubisoft will launch the upcoming Assassin's Creed 4 singleplayer DLC, Freedom Cry, on Dec. 17, it was announced in an advertisement on the latest digital issue of Game Informer (via VideoGamer.com). The new DLC will feature a four-hour campaign featuring the shipmate assassin Adewale. It's believed the new content will launch simultaneously on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. We've contacted Ubisoft for further information, including a release date for its Windows PC version and whether the DLC will be available for Wii U.
By Tracey Lien on Nov 22, 2013 11.22.13
Amazon's latest lightning deals include 18 percent off the PlayStation 4 versions of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Battlefield 4 and Knack, with upcoming deals on a range of Xbox One games. Later today, the lightning deals will include discounts on both the PS4 and Xbox One versions of NBA Live 14, Need for Speed: Rivals, the PS4 version of Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition and the Xbox One version of Lego Marvel. The deals for today can be viewed here.
By Tracey Lien on Nov 14, 2013 11.14.13
The Ubisoft blog released a diagram today showing how the PlayStation 4's Remote Play feature in Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag will affect the game's controls on the PS Vita. When players access Remote Play, the control scheme will be different to the home console version because the PS Vita doesn't have the same number of buttons as the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller. On the DualShock 4, L2 and R2 control free-running, aiming and firing your gun. On the PS Vita, these triggers are mapped to the shoulder buttons. The back panel of the PS Vita has also been divided into two parts, with one part representing the DualShock 4's R1 button and the other being L1. The PS Vita's touchscreen functions similarly to the touchpad on the DualShock 4. Players will be able to pull up the...
By Colin Campbell on Nov 12, 2013 11.12.13
Details of Best Buy's Black Friday deals have emerged via Gottadeal.com, including price cuts on new Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games as well as a PS3 bundle. In its post-Thanksgiving sale, Best Buy is selling a PlayStation 3 bundle along with The Last of Us and Batman: Arkham Origins for $199.99, which the retailer said is a $170 saving on the full package price of $369.97. Selected games are being sold for $34.99, down from $59.99, including Beyond: Two Souls, FIFA 14, Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, Madden NFL 25, The Last of Us and Battlefield 4. Best Buy is also offering iPad 2 for $299.99 (down $100) as well as 65-inch 1080p TVs for $999.99. The deals begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 28.
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 Emily Gera on Nov 07, 2013 11.07.13
Publishers Ubisoft and Square Enix announced today a new crossover in merchandise available on Ubisoft's Uplay Shop and the official Square Enix Store in EMEA territories. As a result, merchandise from the Ubicollectibles series, including Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag figurines and Rabbids vinyl toys are available from the Square Enix Store. Four new Assassin's Creed wall scroll from Square Enix Products will be available in November, with figurines of the series' Connor and Edward releasin in early 2014. Selected Square Enix merchandise will be available from the Uplay Shop, including action figures from Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy 13-2 and Hitman.
By Colin Campbell on Nov 05, 2013 11.05.13
Ubisoft has announced a U.K. PlayStation 4 bundle featuring a pack-in copy of its Caribbean pirates adventure Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, available at the launch of the console on Nov. 29. The same bundle is already available for pre-order in the U.S, through GameStop. An AC4 bundle for PlayStation 3 was launched in the U.K. at the end of last month. Customers who purchase Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 can download 60 minutes of additional gameplay via the PlayStation Network after the game's launch. Ubisoft had been planning to launch a Watch Dogs PlayStation 4 bundle, until that game's delay into 2014.
By Dave Tach on Oct 31, 2013 10.31.13
Ubisoft plans to phase out its Uplay Passport and will offer one as a free download for Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, according to a post today on the Ubisoft blog. Those who purchase Black Flag but don't have a Uplay Passport will be able to download one free through PlayStation Network and Xbox Live to play the Edward’s Fleet and other multiplayer modes. A report earlier this week said that Ubisoft would require a Uplay Passport in Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag even for some single-player missions. Ubisoft communications manager Gary Steinman explained the decision as based in part on player feedback. "The Uplay Passport program was initiated as a means of giving customers full access and support for online multiplayer and features, along with exclusive content, bonuses and...
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 Tracey Lien on Oct 22, 2013 10.22.13
Sony Computer Entertainment rolled out more digital PlayStation 4 games for pre-order via the PlayStation Network and the PlayStation Store, it was announced today on the company's blog. The PS4 titles, which can be pre-ordered as of today and will be ready for download when they launch on the new console, will also come with pre-order bonuses. The titles and their bonuses are listed below: Killzone Shadow Fall — The Shadow PackCall of Duty: Ghosts — Free Fall MapCall of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition — Free Fall MapAssassin's Creed IV Black Flag — Exclusive Aveline FigureheadAssassin's Creed IV Black Flag Gold Edition — Exclusive Aveline FigureheadBattlefield 4 — China Rising Expansion For those who have already pre-ordered Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin's Creed...