All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’

‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ DLC Coming as Stand-Alone Title

Back in December Ubisoft released the first campaign-focused DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV. Titled Freedom Cry, the content put players in the shoes of Adéwale, the first mate in the main story of Assassin’s Creed IV. Today Ubisoft announced that Freedom Cry will be released as a stand-alone title for PC and PlayStation consoles. The content will be released for …

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Here’s How You Get A Job In Writing Video Games

Not everybody is cut out to be a programmer, game designer, artist or audio engineer. It’s the unfortunate truth that keeps a lot of people out of the games industry despite wanting to be involved in some way or the other. While it’s certainly not as glamorous as being a game designer, one avenue available to aspiring game makers is …

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‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ Retailer Exclusives Are Coming as DLC

Many gamers consider retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses to be a blight on the gaming landscape. The system forces those most loyal to game franchises to pick which of several digital goodies they want or else buy three or more copies of the game to get it all. Luckily for gamers, retailer-exclusive content has, so far, remained largely pointless for most games. …

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‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ Freedom Cry DLC Out Today

As promised, Ubisoft today released the first story DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Titled Freedom Cry!, the content features a new character with his own story set during the “golden age” of piracy in the West Indies. Players will step into the shoes of Adéwale, the first mate of the Jackdaw seen in the Black Flag campaign. As …

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‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ Story DLC Coming Next Week

Its been over two months now since the first story DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was announced. The Freedom Cry! DLC was announced before the main game was even released. Today, Ubisoft finally revealed that Freedom Cry! will be released next week, on December 17. The content will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox …

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Gets Dissected By Historians

One of the biggest selling points of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series is how it recreates historical events and locations and lets you live them in the game. You may be wondering, however, just how accurate these recreations are. Well, that’s a job for historians Bob Whitaker and Dr. Bryan Glass. Whitaker has started a new video series on YouTube called …

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‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ Mobile App Released

The trend for major game releases over the past two years has been to pre-sell gamers on DLC with season pass bundles. Those bundles are now expected and publishers have moved on ton the next trend: the so-called second screen experience. Mobile apps that tie-in with big games are nothing new, but publishers this year have begun releasing more of …

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What If The Pirates Of Assassin’s Creed IV Were Tailors Instead?

Last week, Sony UK teased something Street Fighter related for the PS4 as part of its #4ThePlayers campaign. While we still don’t know what’s up with that, Sony has released another video with intentions that are far easier to discern. The latest #4ThePlayers promo features E. Kenway & Sons Bespoke Tailors – a clothing store based heavily on Assassin’s Creed …

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‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ PlayStation 4 Bundle Announced (For Europe)

With less than two weeks until the launch of the PlayStation 4 in North America, Ubisoft today announced that an Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag PlayStation 4 bundle will be offered in Europe. The bundle will be available on November 29, the day the PlayStation 4 launches in the UK. The new bundle could be seen as a semi-apology by …

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Here’s The Final Episode Of That Assassin’s Creed IV History Series

Earlier this month, Ubisoft teamed up with VICE to produce a three episode series that explored the real pirate legends that inspired the world of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Needless to say, the series has been as entertaining as it has been educational. Now the final episode is finally here. In the final episode of Rum, Guns and Gallows, …

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‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ Launch Trailer Released

The lull in gaming previews felt during October is finally coming to an end. Earlier this week Activision released the launch trailer for its biggest game of the year (Call of Duty: Ghosts), and now Ubisoft has done the same. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is set to launch next week and Ubisoft has just released its definitive preview for …

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Assassin’s Creed IV Documentary Takes On Blackbeard

Last week, Ubisoft and VICE teamed up to produce a history documentary series based on the real historical pirates that populate Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The first episode explored the life of Charles Vane – the most dangerous pirate to have ever lived. Now the second episode is out, and it tackles history’s most infamous pirate. In episode two …

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