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

‘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 …

Read More

‘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. …

Read More

‘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 …

Read More

‘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 …

Read More

‘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 …

Read More

‘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 …

Read More

‘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 …

Read More

Here’s A New Assassin’s Creed IV Trailer To Take Your Mind Off The Watch Dogs Delay

Did you hear? Ubisoft’s ambitious open-world title, Watch Dogs, has been delayed until Spring 2014. The delay has definitely put a damper on many gamers’ next-gen plans, but hey, at least Ubisoft has another next-gen open-world game ready for the holidays. Ubisoft released another Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag trailer that explores the story behind the game’s central protagonist – …

Read More

‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ DLC Announced, Previewed

There are still weeks to go before the release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, but Ubisoft today began detailing its DLC plans for the title. The first DLC for the game will be titled Freedom Cry! and tells the backstory of a key Black Flag character. Players will take on the role of Adewale, the crew quartermaster in Black …

Read More

Historical Pirates Previewed in New Assassin’s Creed IV Trailer

Though seemingly every aspect of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has been previewed, Ubisoft is still coming up with new topics for weekly (or more) trailers for the upcoming game. This week, a handful of the game’s characters take the spotlight – especially the pirates. Though players will take on the role of fictional Welsh pirate Edward Kenway, there will …

Read More

Assassin’s Creed 4 Next-Gen Features Previewed

Both Microsoft and Sony have announced several first-party games for their Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. Though games such as Ryse and Infamous: Second Son look visually appealing, no next-gen launch titles appear to be revolutionary in the way a Super Mario 64 may have been. With console graphics already looking acceptably nice to many casual gamers, the real …

Read More

‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ Live Action Trailer Making-Of Video Released

Live action trailers for big game releases have become something of the norm, popularized by classic Halo and Call of Duty trailers. This year’s Assassin’s Creed title is no exception. Back in August Ubisoft released an Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag trailer showcasing a sinking ship, pirating, and flaming sails. Today, Ubisoft is revisiting the “Defy” live action trailer with …

Read More

New Assassin’s Creed 4 Video Shows Off Havana, Kingston

Every aspect of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has been previewed over the past few months. The game’s open world has been touted, along with the seemingly never-ending waves of ship-to-ship sea combat. Publisher Ubisoft even found time to work up a trailer for the place traditional Assassin’s Creed stealth kills will have in the game. Side-mission activities such as …

Read More

New Assassin’s Creed 4 Video Shows Underwater Exploration, Tavern Brawl

It might seem like Ubisoft has already revealed every detail there is to know about Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. The pirate simulation game’s sea battles, Caribbean exploration, assassin gameplay, and “fort assualts” have all been detailed in the past few months. Today yet another gameplay video for Black Flag was released. This one shows a few of the side-missions …

Read More

‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ Fort Assaults Detailed in New Video

The release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is only two months away. Though nearly every aspect of the piracy simulation game has been revealed, Ubisoft is continuing to promote every detail of the game’s plundering and naval combat. Today the publisher released a new video walkthrough of Black Flag. Narrated by Black Flag Game Director Ashraf Ismail, the video …

Read More

‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ Gamescom Trailer Released

Though both Sony and Microsoft have paid millions for console-exclusive release titles for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it appears that third-party publishers will have the most-anticipated next-gen launch titles come November. Activision will clean up with its yearly Call of Duty shooter, and EA will dominate sports gaming with Madden and FIFA. Ubisoft, on the other hand, will …

Read More

Assassin’s Creed IV Director Shows Off The Title’s Stealth Gameplay

The Assassin’s Creed series is beautiful in that it allows players to tackle assassinations in any way they see fit. That being said, a lot of players opt to just go in with guns blazing instead of taking the stealthier approach. Ubisoft has played up the more bombastic elements of the series at recent press events, but stealth fans will …

Read More

This Is What You Get With The Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Buccaneer Edition

Like past entries in the series, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be getting a premium collector’s edition. We’ll be getting our own Limited Edition, but our friends in the UK get the much cooler sounding Buccaneer Edition. So, what comes with the Buccaneer Edition? Ubisoft recently did an unboxing to reveal the contents of its latest Collector’s Edition, and …

Read More

Assassin’s Creed IV’s Exclusive PlayStation Missions Detailed

Last year, Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed III with an extra hour of missions for PlayStation 3 owners. The content ended up being four missions to stop Major General Benedict Arnold from overthrowing West Point. This year, Ubisoft is once again giving Sony fans exclusive content. A series of missions, again totaling around an hour of gameplay, will be exclusive to …

Read More

New ‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ Shows Off Open-World Caribbean Exploration

Recent videos for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag have focused on the game’s pirating gameplay, particularly sea battles between ships. However, one core aspect of pirating has been missing: the freedom of the wide-open sea. Today Ubisoft released a video designed to demonstrate just how large Black Flag‘s West Indies setting is. Players will get to explore Cuba; segments of …

Read More

New Assassin’s Creed 4 Trailer Shows Off More Pirating Action

Assassin’s Creed III was a leap forward for the series in terms of setting, but many fans felt the game was a step backward in many ways. The upcoming Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is taking a small step backwards in time from it’s predecessor’s revolutionary Americas setting and, based on previews, appears to be offering more dynamic gameplay as …

Read More

Assassin’s Creed IV Fans to Appear in French Painting

Ubisoft today announced an unusual offer for fans of the Assassin’s Creed series. The game publisher has commissioned an oil painting from the Beaux-Arts school in Paris, France to commemorate the release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and some fans’ faces will be put into the painting. 137 Assassin’s Creed fans in the U.K and Europe will have their …

Read More

Check Out Some Gameplay From Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Earlier this month, Ubisoft revealed that the next Assassin’s Creed game would be titled Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The announcement came with a CG trailer that didn’t show any gameplay, but it did make PETA look more foolish than usual. Now Ubisoft is ready to show some gameplay from the latest Assassin’s Creed title, and I can confirm, based …

Read More