Posts Tagged ‘Assassin’s Creed: Revelations’

Not Ass Creed: Revelations’ Launch Trailer

By John Walker on November 10th, 2011.

Here's what you can't play for another month!

The Assassin’s Creed: Revelations launch trailer has gone live today, to mark the game’s launch on Tuesday next week. Except of course it’s only launching on Xbox and PS3 next week, because as usual Ubisoft, after pretending it was going to come out at the same time, announced a delay. This time they were kind enough to make that announcement at the end of September, instead of at the very eleventh hour, but it remained just as depressingly predictable. But hey, we’re getting it on 2nd December, “only” two and a half weeks late. Compared to the five months for the first game, four months for the second, and four months for Brotherhood, it’s quite the fancy treatment! So, instead of a launch trailer, what with its not launching, below is a time-lapse film of thunderstorms.

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Assassin’s Creed Reveals Constantinople

By Craig Pearson on November 9th, 2011.

It's a me, Ezio!
There’s a bit, 1m40s in, into this new Assassin’s Creed Revelations trailer that I feel is a microcosm for how Ubisoft views the PC. A guard stands over a collapsed and bloodied man, who represents the PC gamers excited by the game but who have to wait for them to kick the console beta version out first. The guard then punches the downed man. The fist is Ubisoft’s DRM.
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Which AssCreed Revelations Is Which?

By Alec Meer on November 2nd, 2011.

It is now par for the course for most big-name videogames to release a special edition designed to enrapture the more passionate/nerdly fans, ensure more pre-orders and make a few bonus groats on each copy sold. It is also now par for the course for many big-name videogames to include bonus DLC, skins and that sort of thing when pre-ordered at certain retailers – designed to ensure the promotional support of those hollow-eyed high-street rotters who so regularly place their hands around the neck of the games industry. For Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, both of these steps have been taken. And then some.

There are no less than seven different editions of Ubisoft’s latest man-stabber due, each with its own bonus content and tchotchkes, plus assorted pre-order DLC shenanigans on top of that. And that’s before you throw in whatever they end up doing with the download version(s) of the game. What fresh madness is this?
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Den Defence: Assassin’s Creed Revelations

By Adam Smith on October 28th, 2011.

That's not a glowing scif- plot device, it's barrier placement

Assassins love their dens almost as much as foxes love theirs. It’s where they hang out, sharpening their knives and polishing their coins, so it’s hardly surprising that when gangs of angry Templars start storming those dens, trying to dull the knives and mar the coins, the assassins are having none of it. Admittedly, it’s a little surprising that there appears to be a tower defence minigame simulating those myriad historical moments in Assassin’s Creed Revelations. We can now add magically barricading streets and commanding troops to the list of things parkour-killers are capable of. What next? I say fishing and basketball.

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Ubi Delay Assassin’s Creed: Revelations PC

By Jim Rossignol on September 29th, 2011.


Eurogamer are reporting that the PC version of the game will now appear 2nd December 2011, a couple of weeks behind the console versions. This comes as no surprise to anyone who has been following Ubisoft’s multiplatform releases over the past couple of years, many of which have been delayed on PC. But let’s not lose perspective over this: that’s actually an improvement over the many months it usually takes for the AC games to arrive on our humming machines.

There will probably some other new games to play that fortnight, I suppose…

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A Stab At It: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

By Jim Rossignol on September 22nd, 2011.

See how the assassins blend unnoticeably into the crowd.
The next Assassin’s Creed, Revelations, is once again going to have a fulsome multiplayer game for us to sink our concealed weapons into. It’s beautiful, too. And stabby. For a taste of quite how stabby it’s worth taking a look at the trailer below. Goodness, that’s some stylish violence, yes sir. The game is apparently due for release on all formats on November 15th.
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Nine Minutes Of Assassin’s Creed Revelations

By Jim Rossignol on August 19th, 2011.


If you want to see the demonstration that was shown to journalists at Gamescom over the past couple of days then you need look no further than the crypt in the foundations beneath this post. Nine (count ‘em!) minutes of the next Assassin’s Creed game in action. There is snow, sneaking, and some stabbing. It looks lovely, but then I always think that about the AC games, and then I play them and oh.
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AssRev Contains Stabbing, Falling & Duality

By Lewie Procter on August 17th, 2011.


These Assassin’s Creed games are pretty popular huh? I’ve never got on with them particularly well to be honest, and as (to my knowledge) the only games journo out there who actually was an assassin in a past life, I think my opinion counts double. Still, who knows, perhaps Assassin’s Creed 4 (if they want me to stop coming up with silly abbreviations they should revert to numbers) could be the one that wins my affections. Certainly this latest trailer has got oodles of nicely choreographed man-stabbing, and what look like a few new ways to get from A to B. Here’s Ezio & Altair doing what they do: Read the rest of this entry »

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A Killing: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

By Jim Rossignol on June 16th, 2011.

A beautiful fiction about to be ruined by bad sci-fi, yesterday.
It bothers me that I am so uptight about the Assassin’s Creed games. They look utterly fabulous, they’re all lovely and open and alive, and then that ridiculous memory-world techno-gibberish claptrap drags me right back out of them. Why did they do it? Why not use that amazing tech to make a perfectly good historical action game? I should grit my teeth and get past it, but I just can’t. Every time I encounter that nonsense I just want to slap someone.

See if you can spot the point at which I did a big sigh in this (otherwise spectacular) Assassin’s Creed: Revelations footage.
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Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Trailer Is Cool

By Quintin Smith on June 7th, 2011.

Maybe the revelation will be that Ezio has to murder... himself!

There were so many RPS news posts yesterday! What was going on in my absence? This is like coming into work as a mechanic and finding repaired cars not just in the car park, but on the roof, in the basement, balanced on top of lamp posts.

To business. I have lots of great headlines that might benefit this ICE-cool new trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (“Some More Mr. Knife Guy”, “Cool Runnings”), but I can’t use any of them because the game’s title is too long. That’s going to be a theme today, isn’t it? Ah well.
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Assassin’s Creed Revelations Teaser & Pics

By John Walker on May 26th, 2011.

I wish more games were about standing still and staring.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations has information to spill. As we rejoin Ezio Auditore, running around Constantinople, this November it’ll be time to kick some Templar arse. And so far, Ubisoft are saying that includes the PC, although history suggests there’s the possibility that could change. What we know so far, some brand new screenshots, and a the first teaser trailer, are below.

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What Is Ubisoft’s ‘Ambitious PC Project’?

By Alec Meer on May 12th, 2011.

I love this picture. I wish I could think of a better justification for using it than that.
Poor old Ubisoft has taken a few money-knocks, admit its latest financial results, which involved a $74.1m / £45.5m loss for the last fiscal year. This has, sadly, led to the cancellation of several unnamed games. Everyone’s praying it’s not Beyond Good & Evil 2, of course, but it’ll probably be a while until we find out what definitely faced the axe. However, a piece of good news for RPS-types is that the reorganisation (which is a word that sounds like it’s positive but actually means lay-offs, closures and cancellations) resulting from these bad times has lead to Ubi looking more confidently at the PC as a gaming platform…
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Even More Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

By John Walker on May 5th, 2011.

This is the position climbers call - about to fall and die.

Assassin’s Creed‘s trilogy comes to an end this November. The fourth (huh?) installment in the series is to be called Revelations, and completes the three games about Ezio (ah), seeing Ezio heading to Constantinople “at the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilise the region.” And that’s about it, for now. There’s promises of improved multiplayer, and “revolutionary gameplay” (a meaningless phrase for which I’d like to see a £10,000 fine issued each time it appears). It’s due in November, and as usual Ubi are implying it’ll be on all formats. So we can look forward to the PC version some time in June 2012 then. More information will apparently be appearing at E3. (You can click on that screenshot for a big version.)

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