Posts Tagged ‘Ubisoft’

The Crew: Wild Summit Expansion Adding Monster Trucks

By Cassandra Khaw on June 20th, 2015.

Monster mash-up

High-octane vehicular chases always seem so dangerous to me. Which is why I’m rather grateful for games like The Crew, which allows you to engage in your most absurd speed fantasies without risking being turned into a pancake. And with the The Crew‘s [official site] newly-announced expansion Wild Run [look, we’re catching up on a few E3 things -ed.], you’ll be able to diversify this experience even further.

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s Many E3 Trailers

By Jem Alexander on June 18th, 2015.

I was waiting during E3 for Ubisoft to prove that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate [official site] is a worthy addition to the franchise. True to form, the publisher has released about a million trailers (okay, three) for the game during E3. None of them have quelled my fears.

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Ride A Unicorn In Trials Fusion: Awesome Level Mix

By Jem Alexander on June 17th, 2015.

One of the more colourful highlights of the Ubisoft E3 press conference, amid all the brown and grey Tom Clancy titles, was a curious video that raised and dashed my hopes several times over before the end. It eventually turned out to be the announcement trailer for an upcoming expansion to Trials Fusion [official site], titled Awesome Level Mix. In which you play a gun-toting cat on the back of a fire-breathing unicorn. Obviously.

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Impressions: Anno 2205 Takes City-building To The Moon

By Duncan Geere on June 16th, 2015.

“We choose to go to the Moon” says Dirk Riegert, the creative director of Ubisoft Blue Byte. Except he doesn’t – he actually says something like “we will go to the Moon”, which is nowhere near as good a quote, and the reason he’ll probably never be elected as President of the United States.

Fabricated quotes aside, I’m in a German town called Mainz – home of the printing press and the Gutenberg bible – to see something a little more futuristic. It’s Anno 2205 – the newest entry in the strategic city-building series where the numbers always add up to nine, and Riegert’s explaining how this entry differs from the previous ones. “We are leaving Earth for the first time,” he says. “2205? It’s time for the space elevator to go up through the stratosphere.”

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Vikings Vs Samurai Vs Knights: Ubisoft’s For Honor

By Adam Smith on June 16th, 2015.

A viking, a samurai and a knight walk into a bar. The bartender says, “Is this some kind of videogame?” and the knight replies, “Yes. Yes it is.”

For Honor was announced at the Ubisoft E3 event last night. Under development at Ubisoft Montreal, where 90% of the world’s games will soon be created, it’s a violent blend of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, War of the Vikings and daft-as-a-motorised-frog TV show Deadliest Warrior*. As a viking, samurai or knight, you’ll run around battlefields attempting to gain control of key areas, fighting human opponents as well as hacking your way through AI warriors. Two videos await below – a glossy made-for-E3 trailer and some multiplayer footage with dev commentary.

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TerroHunt Co-op Returns In Rainbow Six: Siege

By Alice O'Connor on June 16th, 2015.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege [official site] might not be a serious, slow affair like Rainbow Six games of yore, but it is at least bringing back some old favourites. The Terrorist Hunt co-op side will return when the supercop FPS launches in October, Ubisoft announced tonight during its E3 show. It’ll have a scenario-based single-player campaign too. What had seemed an interesting but limited competitive multiplayer FPS now sounds a whole lot more enticing. Come, look, Ubisoft made moving pictures about these things.

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Zoom Zoom: Trackmania Turbo Announced For November

By Alice O'Connor on June 16th, 2015.

Yes, thank you.

The twists, ramps, jumps, vertical roads, and loops of Trackmania are a delight to me. The arcade racing series is wholly silly yet still encourages and rewards very careful driving as you try to top the time trial leaderboards. They’re jolly nice games. The last lot in the series sadly split different environment and vehicle types off into separate games, but they’re coming back together in Trackmania Turbo [official site].

Ubisoft tonight announced the latest absurd racer, which will arrive on November 27th. Look at that zany futurecity track and tell me you don’t want to drive upside-down around it.

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Announced

By Alice O'Connor on June 16th, 2015.

Four-player co-op man-shooting action (stop me if you’ve heard this one before) is coming from Ubisoft in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands [official site], a game I called “po-faced Just Cause” in our tree house but Graham more optimistically declared “Co-op Far Cry Outposts: The Game.” It’s an open-world third-person shooter which’ll see US Special Forces roaming around Bolivia to take on a drug cartel. The US Army really does not like cocaine or people who make it.

Here, come have a peep at the announcement trailer:

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Tom Clancy’s The Division Forming Up To Fall Out In March

By Alice O'Connor on June 15th, 2015.

Following recent word of a delay for Tom Clancy’s The Division [official site], Ubisoft used their E3 event to give it a new release date: March 8th, 2016.

Ubi also showed off a bit of the mostly-co-op shooter’s player vs. player action. It goes down in an area called the Dark Zone (imaginative), where you can find fancy loot if you venture in but run the risk of teamies betraying you, shooting your face off, and stealing your hard-stolen shinies. This one is going to ruin friendships, isn’t it?

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole Announced

By Alice O'Connor on June 15th, 2015.

South Park: The Stick of Truth was pretty good (though not without its problems), and South Park is big bucks, so Ubisoft announcing a sequel is no surprise. But who cares about fantasy any more? No, all the kids are into superheroes now. It’s not Stick or Truth 2, then, but South Park: The Fractured but Whole [official site].

Trey Parker and Matt Stone say it should be better this time.

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When To Watch The Big E3 Press Event Streams

By Jem Alexander on June 15th, 2015.

Sleep is for the weak and the uninformed and the sensible. Which is why I’ll be up until the stupid hours of the morning watching the E3 festivities play out like a parade of dreams (or a collection of marketing hoo-hah and 30sec reveal trailers, depending on your outlook). It all kicks off today, and you can see all of the big press conferences streaming over on Twitch or YouTube at the following times:

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He-Man & G.I. Joe Enrol In Toy Soldiers: War Chest DLC

By Alice O'Connor on June 10th, 2015.

Who’d win in a fight between G.I. Joe and He-Man? Bizarrely, Toy Soldiers: War Chest [official site] may help you answer that question. Publishers Ubisoft have announced that the latest in Signal Studios’ fun action-tower defence series will offer armies based on toys from when you were young, y’know: before everything went so wrong. Master of the Universes and G.I. Joe toys are the first two licensed armies announced, with another two still under wraps.

And now that you’re interested, here’s the kicker: if you want the licensed toys, you’ll need to pay extra. I don’t know what else you’d expect from a partnership between Ubisoft and Mattel.

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Rainbow Six Siege Breaching PC On October 13th

By Alice O'Connor on May 14th, 2015.

ANOTHER raid from the Federal Boobie Inspectors? Agents, we assure you, everything is in order here.

Here’s a thing not to do: don’t write “SIEGE TIME!” in your calendar on October 13th. Given the degree of governmental snooping going on, who knows what sort of list your excitement for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege [official site] might get you onto? Concealed in that unfunny joke was a fact: Ubisoft have announced plans to launch their hostage-holding FPS on October 13th.

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