All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Assassin’s Creed 3’

Assassin’s Creed III ‘King Washington’ Episode III DLC Out Today

If you’re not sure whether the new Star Trek video game released today will be right for you, there’s still the Assassin’s Creed franchise to fall back on. While waiting for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, fans of Assassin’s Creed III have been enjoying the alternate-history version of American history told in the three-part DLC tale The Tyranny of King …

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Assassin’s Creed III “King Washington” DLC Gets a Proper Gameplay Trailer

Assassin’s Creed fans have been waiting nearly four months for some solid campaign DLC for Assassin’s Creed III. Today, as Ubisoft is working desperately to appease Wii U Rayman fans, the wait is over. The first in a three-part DLC campaign story called “The Tyranny of King Washington” has been released. The first DLC, titled “The Infamy” drops players into …

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Assassin’s Creed III Action Figures Will Come With DLC Codes

McFarlane Toys this week announced that it is partnering with Ubisoft to release Assassin’s Creed III-branded figurines. The first set of the collectibles will include seven different figures, including Connor, Haytham Kenway. Two different Connor figures are being made, one with the character in the traditional assassin cloaks and one with the character in his Ratonhnhaké:ton outfit from the upcoming …

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More Assassin’s Creed III “King Washington” DLC Coming in March, April

Last month Ubisoft confirmed that the first episode of Assassin’s Creed III‘s “The Tyranny of King Washington” DLC (titled “The Infamy”) will be released on February 19. Today the publisher finally filled in the details for the final two episodes of the series. The second episode, “The Betrayal,” will be released one month after the first episode, on March 19. …

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Assassin’s Creed III “King Washington” DLC Coming February 19

Since the launch of Assassin’s Creed III, all fans have been waiting for is the provocative DLC that depicts George Washington as a power-hungry tyrant. Today, Ubisoft finally announced that “The Tyranny of King Washington” will be released on February 19 for Xbox 360 and PC. PlayStation 3 owners will be able to download the update starting February 20. The …

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Assassin’s Creed 3 Sells 7 Million Copies, Breaks Ubisoft Record

Ubisoft today announced that Assassin’s Creed 3 has broken Ubisoft records to become the publisher’s fastest-selling title ever. The game sold 7 million copies in the month after its October 30 release date. “The reception for Assassin’s Creed 3 has been exceptional, and this success has positioned the game among the best sellers of the 2012 holiday season” said Geoffroy …

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Assassin’s Creed III “The Tyranny of King Washington” Teaser Trailer Released

Last week, Ubisoft released the first downloadable content (DLC) pack for Assassin’s Creed III. While the new content contained plenty of new side missions, weapons, and multiplayer extras, it wasn’t what gamers are really waiting for. Every since the teaser image of George Washington sitting on a throne with scepter in-hand and an eagle-themed crown adorning his head, gamers have …

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New Assassin’s Creed III “Hidden Secrets” DLC Announced

Ubisoft today announced the first downloadable content (DLC) that will be available for Assassin’s Creed III. Unfortunately, it’s not the provocative alternate history tale of “The Tyranny of King Washington.” It will however, give players a little more to do with the title if they blew all their holiday cash and can’t get hold of Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3. The …

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Assassin’s Creed Anthology on Sale in the U.K., Europe [Trailer]

Ubisoft‘s holiday bundle of Assassin’s Creed games is now available in the U.K. and Europe. Assassin’s Creed Anthology includes every Assassin’s Creed game (even III), all of the previously released downloadable content (DLC) for those games, and a season pass for all upcoming DLC, such as the twisted-history story of “The Tyranny of King Washington.” The bundle costs £120 or …

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Ubisoft Releases a Combat Tutorial For Assassin’s Creed III

Assassin’s Creed III may have been overshadowed in recent weeks by other blockbuster game releases such as Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, but Ubisoft hasn’t given up on releasing trailers for the title. While everyone is waiting for the provocative “The Tyranny of King Washington” alternate history downloadable content, the publisher has decided to release a …

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Assassin’s Creed III Launch Trailer Released

Ubisoft has bombarded the gaming world with so many trailers and behind-the-scenes looks at Assassin’s Creed III that it sometimes feels as if the game has been out for months. It hasn’t, though, and tomorrow’s launch will reveal whether the game lives up to all its hype. Today, Ubisoft released what should be the final trailer for Assassin’s Creed III. …

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Ubisoft Bribes Gamers With Assassin’s Creed III Extras

Ubisoft today announced that Assassin’s Creed III has now broken the company’s record for most pre-ordered game. It stated that global pre-orders of Assassin’s Creed III are more than double those of last year’s Assassin’s Creed Revelations. And Ubisoft has decided there is no better way to celebrate than to leverage its new success as a way to promote its …

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Assassin’s Creed III PS3 Exclusive Takes Down Benedict Arnold

Earlier this year it was revealed that PlayStation 3 owners would get extra content for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed III. Today, Ubisoft and Sony have revealed just what sort of extra content they will be getting. Over on the PlayStation blog, a short interview with Matt Turner, the game’s scriptwriter at Ubisoft Montreal, revealed that the content will consist of …

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New Assassin’s Creed III Trailer Shows Desmond, Mayan Calendar Conspiracy

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has always been friendly to conspiracy theories, so it’s not surprising that Assassin’s Creed III will deal with the modern-day Mayan Calendar theories. The theme also ties-in well with the GameStop-exclusive Mayan Ruins DLC, in which players will do some (boring-looking) platforming to retrieve a serrated sword. Today’s Assassin’s Creed III trailer, amazingly, does not show …

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Assassin’s Creed III Multiplayer Trailer Revealed

Early this morning I had a terrible thought. It had been four days since Ubisoft posted the last trailer for Assassin’s Creed III, and I was beginning to get worried. Had something happened to the Ubisoft marketing team? Worse yet, had they run out of new footage to show us? Have we seen the entire game already? My mind can …

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New Assassin’s Creed III Trailer Highlights Weapons and Combat

There have been so many Assassin’s Creed III trailers and behind-the scenes developer documentaries released that nearly every detail of the game has been revealed. That’s certainly the case with regards to the weapons, setting, and gameplay. Ubisoft even had the temerity to tease the future downloadable content for the game (which does, admittedly, look cool) almost one month before …

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Assassin’s Creed III Alternate History DLC Previewed

Ubisoft today announced its Season Pass offer for Assassin’s Creed III, which will offer the game’s upcoming DLC at a discount. The announcement is unsurprising, as most big-budget titles have similar offers. The deals sell a game’s future content up-front while gamers are still playing the game, before they get bored and move onto others. The interesting part of Ubisoft’s …

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New Assassin’s Creed III Trailer Tells of the Boston Tea Party

The amount of gameplay and behind-the-scenes footage being released for Assassin’s Creed III is almost staggering. Already, we’ve been treated to every aspect of the game’s setting, weapons, and main characters. Hopefully, Ubisoft simply understands the incredible competition coming its way from games such as Halo 4, Dishonored, and Borderlands 2 this fall, and isn’t just trying to hype its …

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Last Assassin’s Creed III Vid Doc Shows Off Setting

Though it has been hard to keep up with, the fourth and last Inside Assassin’s Creed episode has finally been released. Where previous episodes have focused on the characters or weapons in the game, today’s addition shows the care that Assassin’s Creed III‘s developers have taken to create a historically accurate setting. The most impressive feat mentioned in the video …

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New Assassin’s Creed III Vid Doc Reveals Assassin

It’s clear that the marketing budget for AAA gaming titles is now huge. In addition to Microsoft releasing a flood of Halo 4 documentaries, a web series, and trailers, Ubisoft has been keeping pace by releasing a ton of preview content for Assassin’s Creed III. Some of the content, such as the preview for the underwhelming Mayan Ruins pre-order mission, …

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New Assassin’s Creed III Trailer Shows Mayan Ruins Pre-Order Mission

Ubisoft may have ditched its game-breaking always-on DRM requirements, but the company is still driving the pre-order exclusives into the ground. For Assassin’s Creed III, players who pre-order the game from GameStop will receive an exclusive, day-one DLC mission called Lost Mayan Ruins. Today Ubisoft released a trailer for the bonus level, and it looks way more boring than its …

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Ubisoft Ditches Aggressive, Always-On DRM

With two of the most anticipated titles of 2012, Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 3, just over the horizon, Ubisoft has no reason to question the way it conducts business. For years now, gamers have complained loudly about Ubisoft’s agressive digital rights management (DRM) strategies. The most aggressive of these methods was always-on DRM, which required a constant internet …

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New Assassin’s Creed III Trailer Discusses Weapons of the 18th Century

The release of Assassin’s Creed III is now only two months away (unless you want it on PC), and the marketing team for the game has revealed nearly all the secrets to the game’s background and that of it’s PlayStation Vita tie-in game, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. Now the team behind Ubisoft’s new game is revealing some of the behind-the-scenes …

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New Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Info and Trailer From Gamescom

Gamescom 2012 is shaping up to be the best gaming conference of the year. While developers and publishers teased gamers at E3 with hints of what is to come, Gamescom is becoming a show-and-tell-all event. Of course, part of the reason for this is that the holiday buying season, and therefore the release dates of major titles, are just on …

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Assassin’s Creed III PC Release is One Month After the Console Version

Ubisoft confirmed today that the PC version of Assassin’s Creed III will be coming late. Specifically, the PC version of the title will be released nearly one month after the console versions. The game’s publisher, Ubisoft, announced the PC release date in the UK as November 23, implying that the North American release date will be the previous Tuesday, November …

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Assassin’s Creed III for PS3 Comes With an Extra Hour of Gameplay

If Nintendo jumping onto the trend is any indication, retailer-specific pre-order exclusives are here to stay. Luckily, most of the pre-order bonuses offered for games haven’t yet been completely game-breaking, and consist mostly of early access to extra content, different character skins, or posters and other schwag. Before retailer-specific pre-orders became the norm, though, players were first frustrated by content …

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The Live Action Trailer for Assassin’s Creed Is Slightly Polarizing

Do live action trailers for video games work? I mean, sure the one Bethesda commissioned for Skyrim worked, but the anticipation for that game was at least as much as Assassin’s Creed, if not more. Of course, seeing such a trailer gives people ideas of seeing of a full blown movie for the title being advertised, and while that’s certainly …

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Assassin’s Creed 3 Gameplay Walkthrough Released

The gameplay footage of naval battles shown during Sony’s E3 press conference demonstrated that Assassin’s Creed 3 would be more than a gimmicky romp through the American Revolutionary War. Today, the guys at Ubisoft have released a seven minute walkthrough of all of the mechanics players will encounter in Assassin’s Creed 3. The footage is, quite obviously, part of the …

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Assassin’s Creed III Ubiworkship Edition On Sale

Ubisoft has announced a special edition of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed III that it is calling the “Ubiworkshop Edition.” From the product description on Ubisoft’s order page: Knowledge is power. Content is king. You have enough gadgets on your shelf already. These 3 wise sayings guided our hands while we conceived Assassin’s Creed III Ubiworkshop Edition. The Ubiworkshop version of …

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Halo 4, Assassin’s Creed, and Max Payne 3 Top Nielsen’s Gamer Anticipation List

Nielsen yesterday released a list of what it says are the most anticipated console video game titles for the remainder of 2012. According to a Nielsen blog post, the list was “derived from combining eight key consumer metrics, including Awareness and Purchase Interest, into one overall score.” Topping the list of anticipated Xbox 360 games is Halo 4. Even with …

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